Speakers of 1TC 2019

Michael Bach | Marion Barré | Martin Bellin | Anita Bubna | Royston Da Costa | Prof. Dr. Christian Debus | Marjan Delatinne | Matthias Deschner | Nikolai Diekert | Adrien Dumont | Thomas Endres | Martin Engelhardt | Christian Enz-Pohling | Elena Fedorov | Katja Franz | Philipp Friedrich | Martin Geppert | Fabian Gerschwiler | Patrick Heeren | Rainer Hehr | Michael Juen | Wolfgang Kalthoff | Verena Kern | Karsten Kiefer | Ralf Klein | Florian Kolb | Martin Kreidenweis | Prof. Dr. Steffen Kuhn | Volker Linde | Maxim May | Christian Million | Pedro Palma | Jesus Pons | Wim Raymaekers | Philip Reck | Uwe Reumuth | Jens Rühter | Andrea Ruiz de Castilla | Alexander Schächtele | André Scheffknecht | Rüdiger Schlecht | Thomas Schlesing | Phöbe Schmalz-Ziekow | Kerstin Schönwitz | Thomas Schräder | Miroslav Sokolovic | Frank Song | Helmut Taurer | Joachim Timmermann | Dr. Adam Traczyk | Oliver Villwock | Arnold Voet | Anton Wahl
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Michael Bach
Consulting Director | BELLIN

Michael Bach is consulting director at BELLIN with 20 years of treasury experience, managing more than 35 globally-focused implementation and consulting projects. Prior to joining BELLIN, Michael was with Deutsche Bank focusing on corporate clients as Manager Trade Finance, Interest and Currency Management, Senior Manager in Corporate Treasury and Risk Management and Senior Manager eFX and Cash Management Solutions. Michael holds a Bachelor of Finance and Management from the Frankfurt School.

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Tipps und Tricks für tm5 – neue Auflage 2019

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Marion Barré
Senior Treasury Officer | IOM | International Organization for Migration

Marion Barré is Senior Treasury Officer at IOM with the mission to work on the Treasury technical landscape, risk mitigation strategies and policies. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Bank and Finance, she worked at Sanofi as Treasury Back-Office and at L’Occitane International as International Treasurer

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Martin Bellin
Founder & CEO | BELLIN

Martin Bellin is founder and CEO of the BELLIN Group, which he founded in 1998. As head of the group, Martin has had the privilege of helping treasurers face challenges in treasury for 20 years. Today, the group stands for leading and innovative FinTech and treasury solutions as a reliable partner for businesses, banks and other financial players. Martin has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” on several occasions.

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Panel discussion | Reinforce established structures or disrupt and replace them? | EN
BELLIN’s steps towards a greener future | EN

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Anita Bubna
Senior Director Treasury | Flex Ltd

Anita Bubna is the Senior Director of Treasury at Flex Ltd, an American multinational technological manufacturer and a leader in hi-tech manufacturing supply chains. She has led the implementation of the treasury management system at Flex. In addition, she has conceptualized the development of several in-house solutions that have transformed the treasury function. Anita plays a key role in developing the digital strategy for treasury and finance. She is currently leading efforts at Flex to launch various pilot programs using new technologies like DLT . In her current role, she manages global cash and strategic cross-functional team projects. A large part of her experience in treasury has been focused on developing innovative global working capital solutions. In addition to her experience as a treasury professional, she has also held roles in software project management, FP&A, credit and operations finance.

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Keynote | Future thoughts: how technological innovation is reshaping treasury | EN
Panel discussion | Beyond the staples: the more unusual treasury challenges | EN

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Royston Da Costa
Assistant Group Treasurer | Ferguson Group

Royston Da Costa has over 29 years’ experience working in treasury. He joined Wolseley, now Ferguson Group, in April 2002, and was responsible for managing the large, international group’s daily debt and cash requirements. He also implemented a global multi-currency notional cash pooling structure with BMG in 2010. After being put in charge of treasury systems and development at Ferguson in 2010, Royston helped improve the visibility of Ferguson’s cash around the group using SWIFT MT940s. In 2015 he managed the project to implement a cloud-based treasury management solution called tm5 by BELLIN, and in 2017 he implemented SWIFT. He was promoted to assistant group treasurer in November 2016, and is now responsible for the middle office. Internally, he acts as the focal point for Ferguson Group’s business units on operational treasury issues such as payment connectivity, working capital and transactional banking. Externally, he is the main contact for the group’s relationship banks on matters related to payments, regulation and technology. He continues to be responsible for driving forward the group’s strategy on treasury systems. Royston has been interviewed by a number of mainstream Treasury journals like the Treasurer and Treasury Today. He has also had a guide on “Cyber Fraud and the impact on Treasury” published by BELLIN. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences (ACT Annual conference) and international conferences (EuroFinance, The Economist, Treasury Leaders’ Summit, and the Treasurers Exchange in Germany). Royston previously worked at Sky, Gillette, Seagram’s and Vivendi Universal.

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Future-proofing treasury | EN

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Prof. Dr. Christian Debus
Partner - Financial Risk Management Advisory | KPMG

Christian Debus is the responsible partner for Finance and Treasury Management Advisory in Germany. This team of over 60 professionals covers the entire range of financial risk management and treasury related issued for large corporate clients. Main areas are the setup, evaluation and reorganisation of strategies and organisations for corporate treasuries as well as energy- and commodity trading units, development of methods and processes for financial risk management, cashmanagement and payment processing, the selection and implementation of IT-solutions and the valuation and accounting of financial instruments Prior to his position at KPMG in 2002 he held positions as head of international controlling, group accounting and treasury in an international consumer goods group. He also worked as project manager and expert for billing systems for an IT-consultancy. In addition to this he was professor for accounting and tax at a university of applied science.

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Treasury 2025 - a treasury, banking and technology vision | DE

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Marjan Delatinne
Global Head of Banking | Ripple

Marjan is an entrepreneurial business developer with over two decades of experience in commercial positions, mainly leading complex, large-scale commercialization projects. Since joining Ripple in 2017, she has been responsible for the company’s go-to-market strategy and sales of Ripple products and services. Previous roles with SWIFT, Euroclear and BNY Mellon included customer engagement and sales management responsibilities. She holds a research master’s in Experimental & Clinical Psychology and is fluent in English, French and Norwegian.

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Panel discussion | Reinforce established structures or disrupt and replace them? | EN

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Matthias Deschner
Consulting Director | BELLIN

Matthias Deschner is Consulting Director and oversees implementation and process consulting projects in multinational groups with a focus on centralized cash management, netting and risk management. Matthias has over 15 years’ experience in treasury. Having trained as a banker/business administration specialist, he worked as Head of Accounting for an internationally active family business before joining BELLIN in 2009.

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Nikolai Diekert
Director Product Management | BELLIN

Nikolai Diekert is Director of the BELLIN Product Management Team and his focus is on ensuring BELLIN products meet current and future treasury management requirements. With his excellent problem-solving skills and extensive knowledge of financial markets, Nikolai has been a real asset ever since he joined the Product Management Team in the spring of 2017, coming from the BELLIN Advisory Team. He studied mathematics in Freiburg and Bordeaux and is a Certified Corporate Treasurer.

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Artificial Intelligence in treasury. How BELLIN is using it today and how you will profit moving forward | EN
tm5 - the course of the flagship | EN
BELLIN presentation | Rolling up our sleeves: discover new product developments and extended functionality in tm5 | EN

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Adrien Dumont
Product Manager | BELLIN

Adrien Dumont is a Product Manager at BELLIN and his focus is on ensuring BELLIN products meet current and future treasury management requirements. He joined the company in 2013 and has been contributing to tm5 software development as well as special developments. Having overseen various implementation projects in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and England, he has been concentrating his efforts on software development since 2015. Adrien is a Certified Corporate Treasurer and holds a degree in economics from Freiburg University.

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tm5 - the course of the flagship | EN
Cash-Management-Funktionalitäten in tm5 – ein Über- und Ausblick

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Thomas Endres
Associate Partner | TNG Technology Consulting

In his role as an Associate Partner for TNG Technology Consulting in Munich, Thomas Endres works as an IT consultant. He is working on various applications in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) as well as gesture control, putting them to use e.g. in fraud detection or machine learning based on source code. But he is also involved in other open source projects.

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Artificial Intelligence in treasury. How BELLIN is using it today and how you will profit moving forward | EN

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Martin Engelhardt
Head of Cash Management / Risk Control | Bilfinger

Martin Engelhardt has been working for the treasury department at Bilfinger in various roles for more than ten years. Since 2011, he has been Head of Cash Management and Risk Control and is responsible for the development of cash pooling structures, e-banking and the harmonization and further development of the system landscape.

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Quick wins with SWIFT: digital matching and data validation at Bilfinger | DE

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Christian Enz-Pohling
Senior Treasury Consultant | BELLIN

Christian Enz-Pohling is a Senior Treasury Consultant at BELLIN and in charge of various implementation and process consulting projects. His main focus is on liquidity and cash management as well as process automation and system integration. He also has great experience implementing payments solutions, in particular EBICS, MBS and FTX connections. Christian has an MSc in Economics and has been with BELLIN since 2014.

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Trends in der Liquiditätsplanung

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Elena Fedorov
Treasury Consultant / Payments Specialist | BELLIN

Elena Fedorov joined BELLIN in April 2017 and is a Treasury Consultant and Payments Specialist. In charge of several client projects, her focus is on global payments with SWIFT, H2H and EBICS implementations. She holds a degree from the Freiburg Academy for Administration and Business and is a certified SWIFT Specialist for Corporates.

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Weltweiter Zahlungsverkehr – Zielsetzungen, Herausforderungen und Erkenntnisse aus aktuellen Projekten

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Katja Franz
Senior Treasury Consultant | BELLIN

As one of BELLIN’s Senior Treasury Consultants, Katja Franz provides consulting for customer projects around the world. Her main focus is on project management and process consulting. Before joining BELLIN in 2014, Katja served as the in-house expert for payment system implementation in a private bank and was able to gain valuable experience in cash and risk management at a custodian bank. She studied International Business in Trier and Dublin.

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Tips and tricks for tm5 – 2019 edition

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Philipp Friedrich
Senior Treasury Consultant | BELLIN

Philipp Friedrich has been a Treasury Consultant for BELLIN since 2016. He oversees implementation and TMS migration projects and provides guidance on restructuring treasury departments and in-house bank setups. In addition, Philipp conducts treasury research, particularly on financial regulations (EMIR & FMIA) and the valuation of derivatives. He studied Business Administration at Hochschule Heilbronn (Germany), International Business Management at Staffordshire University (UK) and Economics at the University of Basel (CH).

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Tipps und Tricks für tm5 – neue Auflage 2019

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Martin Geppert
Senior Treasury Consultant | BELLIN

Martin is a member of BELLIN’s London consulting team, working primarily on implementations for UK-based clients. Before BELLIN, he worked for other global treasury vendors implementing new TMS and advising clients on effective ways to restructure their business processes. He studied Business Management and accountancy (ACCA) at the University of Hertfordshire.

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Fabian Gerschwiler
Group Financial Director | Bamed MAM Group

Fabian Gerschwiler has been Group Financial Director of the internationally active and growing Bamed MAM Group since 2017 and has been leading the restructuring of the finance department. Previously, he worked for one of the Big Four auditing companies for over ten years and has extensive know-how and experience in accounting, audit and M&A consulting for multinational groups.

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Patrick Heeren
Corporate Treasury Solutions | Helaba

Corporate client account manager / risk advisory for interest and FX management. Development of product solutions, avid interest in digitization, new topics and trends.

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Rainer Hehr
Treasury Consultant / Payments Specialist | BELLIN

Rainer Hehr joined BELLIN in April 2018 and is a Treasury Consultant/Payments Specialist. He oversees consulting and implementation projects and specializes in payments and SWIFT, H2H and EBICS implementations with extensive global payments experience. Rainer is SWIFT-certified for 360T L2BA implementations (Alliance Lite2 for Business Applications) and his background is in business administration.

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Global payments – objectives, challenges and insights from current projects

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Michael Juen
Managing Director | BELLIN

Michael Juen is part of the BELLIN Managing Director Team and responsible for business operations in the areas of Consulting and Sales, as well as the interdepartmental cooperation between Consulting & Implementation, Coordination, Advisory and Sales. Prior to joining BELLIN, Michael was a partner and shareholder in a consulting company specializing in treasury for 12 years. His main focus was on selecting and implementing TMS as well as consulting for cash management, liquidity planning and risk management. Michael has a degree in business informatics from Vienna University.

Slots with this speaker:
Panel discussion | Beyond the staples: the more unusual treasury challenges | EN
Treasury 2025 - a treasury, banking and technology vision | DE
BELLIN’s steps towards a greener future | EN

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Wolfgang Kalthoff
CTO | BELLIN

Wolfgang is responsible for BELLIN’s software products covering everything from product management to development and service & support. Wolfgang has been building and leading international teams in his past positions at Sophos, TIS and SAP. He has focused on product architecture, agile methodologies, information security, SaaS operations and support. Wolfgang has a Ph.D. in Physics and holds an executive MBA from the Mannheim Business School.

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Cash management integration (SAP) | DE
BELLIN presentation | Rolling up our sleeves: discover new product developments and extended functionality in tm5 | EN
BELLIN’s steps towards a greener future | EN

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Verena Kern
Treasury Advisor | BELLIN

Verena Kern is Treasury Advisor at BELLIN. In addition to looking after client projects with platform implementations and scoping workshops, she dedicates much of her time to compiling and sharing her treasury expertise both internally and externally. This includes creating training materials and conducting certification workshops as well as maintaining the internal knowledge database. Verena Kern studied International Business at the Cooperative State University Karlsruhe and completed her practical training at BELLIN.

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Tips and tricks for tm5 – 2019 edition

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Karsten Kiefer
Product Manager / Payments Specialist | BELLIN

As a Product Manager and Payments Specialist, Karsten Kiefer is responsible for any payments topics at BELLIN and also the mobile solution BELLIN Connect. The main focus of his work is on enhancing software functionality, supported payment formats and communications channels. Karsten has a background in IT and has over 20 years’ experience in the payments sector.

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Central Vendor management and payment validation for the whole group | EN
SWIFT gpi for Corporates – complete transparency for cross-border payments | EN
Panel discussion | Reinforce established structures or disrupt and replace them? | EN

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Ralf Klein
Senior Account Director Corporates | SWIFT

At SWIFT, Ralf Klein is responsible for the German and Austrian markets as well as first port of call for all corporate clients. He has dedicated most of his career to the cash management business of banks. After several years with Deutsche Bank and WestLB, he spent the last 8 years looking after the international cash management projects of corporations listed on the German Dax stock exchange. His hobbies are motorcycling and spending time with his son.

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Quick wins with SWIFT: digital matching and data validation at Bilfinger | DE

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Florian Kolb
Senior Treasury Consultant / Payments Specialist | BELLIN

As a Senior Treasury Consultant and Payments Specialist, Florian Kolb is in charge of a number of implementation and process consulting projects focusing on worldwide bank connectivity. He has great experience with SWIFT/H2H connections and complex global payments projects. Before joining BELLIN in June 2016, Florian worked as a consultant in accounting for an IT systems solutions provider. He studied at Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie (Administration and Business Academy) in Freiburg, Germany, and is a Certified SWIFT Specialist.

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Weltweiter Zahlungsverkehr – Zielsetzungen, Herausforderungen und Erkenntnisse aus aktuellen Projekten

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Martin Kreidenweis
Senior Consultant | TNG Technology Consulting

Martin Kreidenweis is a Senior Consultant at TNG Technology Consulting and looks after the technical implementation of BELLIN’s Blockchain integration project. He can look back on 10 years of experience in software development, with projects in the telecommunications, e-commerce, logistics, travel and finance sectors, including at Amazon in Vancouver. Since 2013, Martin has been looking into Blockchain application, both professionally and outside of work. He is an alumnus of the “Elite Network of Bavaria,” which provides support to outstanding talents at universities in the German state of Bavaria, and holds a master’s degree in software engineering.

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Prof. Dr. Steffen Kuhn
Partner | EY

Prof. Dr. Steffen Kuhn is a partner at EY with a focus on audit-related consulting. He has been responsible for the corporate treasury departments in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2010. He studied business administration at Mannheim University and later obtained a PhD. After working in the industrial sector, Steffen Kuhn joined EY in 2001. He was awarded the title of Honorary Professor at Stuttgart/Hohenheim University in 2014.

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Treasury 2025 - a treasury, banking and technology vision | DE

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Volker Linde
Partner | Deloitte

Volker Linde is a partner at Deloitte and responsible for corporate treasury consulting in Germany. He is head of the Global Treasury Advisory Services unit and has more than 20 years of consulting experience. Volker and his team of experts support corporates of all sizes in treasury matters like treasury transformation, treasury M&A, treasury operations & strategy, treasury IT & digitization, regulatory requirements as well as balance sheet accounting and valuation of financial instruments.

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Treasury 2025 - a treasury, banking and technology vision | DE

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Maxim May
Finance & Controlling / Head of Finance | GAZPROM Germania GmbH

Maxim May has been working for GAZPROM Germania GmbH since 2010. Initially in charge of the Corporate Finance department, he went on to manage the Corporate Finance, Treasury and Insurance Management department of the Group. He joined GAZPROM Germania GmbH in 2010 from Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank, Moscow, where he headed the Corporate Banking department. Maxim May holds a diploma in economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin/Wildau. He lives in Berlin. When not at work, he likes to spend time with his two children, plays sports and does DIY.

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Panel discussion | Beyond the staples: the more unusual treasury challenges | EN
Treasury and corporate finance dealing with sanctions | DE

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Christian Million
| JAS Consulting GmbH

Christian Million has been a renowned corporate finance and treasury consultant for more than 20 years. He has worked for a number of companies, including large consulting firms such as KPMG, IBM and Horváth & Partners, and has advised customers on both business and technical issues. He specializes in the integration of different systems and the application of new technologies such as blockchain. His major implementations include global treasury platforms.

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Cash management integration (SAP) | DE

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Pedro Palma
Vice president – Solutions | Vallstein

Pedro is responsible for designing and implementing WalletSizing® BankFee Management. Pedro had nearly 25 years of experience in banking before joining Vallstein (2014). He started at ABNAMRO Bank in Lisbon, Portugal where he gained experience in IT, Treasury and Capital Markets, Operations as well as Client Services. He continued his career at ABNAMRO Bank Head Office in The Netherlands and then became Head of the Centre of Expertise EMEA Region at RBS, advising and handling complex Global Transaction Banking implementations.

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Jesus Pons
CFO | Logitravel

Jesus Pons is the CFO of the Logitravel Group, a full-service travel provider that covers B2C and B2B online distribution selling in 14 different markets and buying product globally. He is in charge of all the corporate services based on Palma de Mallorca serving different branches and legal entities all over de world. Jesus leads a team of 60 people with the goal of automating the processes in seek of efficiency, with the latest technology and giving their customers, internal and external, the most up to date tools. He has been working for the Logitravel Group more than 8 years now and is part of the board of directors. He was previously working in EY financial services.

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Wim Raymaekers
Global Head of Banking Market | SWIFT

Wim leads SWIFT’s banking initiatives worldwide and is responsible for developing value propositions. Since joining SWIFT in 1991, he has helped banks achieve efficiency, reduce costs and improve liquidity management. Wim provides thought leadership in various areas and heads up SWIFT’s global payments innovation initiative. He has held senior management roles in corporate cash management, connectivity channels and e-commerce at SWIFT and previously worked at Fortis. He holds a master’s in IT and is fluent in English, Dutch, French and German.

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Panel discussion | Reinforce established structures or disrupt and replace them? | EN

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Philip Reck
Treasury Consultant | BELLIN

As a Treasury Consultant, Philip Reck leads and supports BELLIN's implementation and consulting projects, including setting up of group-wide structures and processes. Notably, his projects are typically related to liquidity planning and FX management. Philip studied business administration and has been a part of the BELLIN Consulting Team since 2017.

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Uwe Reumuth
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) | BELLIN

Uwe Reumuth is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Managing Director at BELLIN and is responsible for the Finance and Human Resources departments. Uwe’s responsibilities include preparing year-end statements, updating the five-year business plan on a regular basis and tracking KPIs across the entire legal structure as well as finding the right people with the right skill sets and a positive attitude for BELLIN. Prior to BELLIN, Uwe sat in several executive positions including CFO / Member of the Executive Board of Open-Xchange AG. Before Open-Xchange, Uwe served as CFO for update Software AG and as CFO of FJA AG (now msg life AG) before it was acquired by COR Technologies. Uwe holds a degree in Industrial Engineering / Business Administration from Technical University of Darmstadt.

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BELLIN’s steps towards a greener future | EN

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Jens Rühter
Head of Accounting | Deichmann SE

Jens Rühter currently heads the accounting department at Deichmann. With over 30 years at the company, Rühter has amassed extensive cash management and accounting experience. Amongst other things, he oversees Deichmann SE’s European Payments division and facilitates the implementation of company-wide accounting processes. In 2009, Jens Rühter introduced a group-wide treasury management system. As of 2018, he has been driving the introduction of the BELLIN GTB Hub app’s Verify-Your-Supplier feature.

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GTB Hub Verify-Your-Supplier in use at Deichmann: Fighting payment fraud together | DE

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Andrea Ruiz de Castilla
Treasury Consultant | BELLIN

Andrea Ruiz de Castilla is a Treasury Consultant for BELLIN in North America. She has been involved in many implementations and has focused on delivering a robust solution for client’s cash management and reporting requirements. Fueled by her interest in financial reporting, she hopes to further study business intelligence, and help develop the reporting workflows that are possible in tm5. Andrea graduated from Simon Fraser University, concentrating in Finance during her studies, and is working towards obtaining her certified financial and treasury designations.

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Trends in liquidity planning

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Alexander Schächtele
Consulting Director | BELLIN

As Consulting Director Alexander Schächtele is responsible for the implementation and consulting projects of multiple multinational corporates of different sizes. He holds a degree in Economics from Freiburg University and is a Certified Corporate Treasurer (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management). Before joining BELLIN in 2011, Alexander worked as a corporate tax and accounting specialist.

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Trends in der Liquiditätsplanung

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André Scheffknecht
Chief Sales Officer (CSO) | BELLIN

André Scheffknecht is the Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and Managing Director at BELLIN. He is responsible for increasing sales performance, implementing innovating sales tools, designing product packages and pricing structure for existing and future products. n addition, André is in charge of GTB Services, partner management and the global marketing efforts. Prior to BELLIN, André sat in vital executive roles in helping deliver impressive sales results at companies such as APLIGO GmbH (former timeNET GmbH), Astaro AG, SOPHOS, OCEDO and STP. André studied Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe and International Economics from the University of Innsbruck.

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BELLIN’s steps towards a greener future | EN

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Rüdiger Schlecht
Head of Customer Advisory | BELLIN

Rüdiger Schlecht joined BELLIN in 2004. In charge of system consulting, user training and process consulting for over ten years, he is now Head of the newly formed “Customer Advisory” section. He worked for the Deutsche Bank AG corporate finance division and as Head of Treasury of a publicly traded software company for many years and brings immense treasury know-how to the job.

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Tips and tricks for tm5 – 2019 edition

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Thomas Schlesing
Leiter Group Treasury | Schüco

Thomas Schlesing joined Schüco in 2013 and is responsible for treasury and insurance. His main focus is on group financing, asset and liquidity management as well as risk management. Previously, he gained extensive treasury experience at Deutsche Bank, von Holtzbrinck Publishing and Miele. Currently, the Schüco treasury team is working on the integration of acquisitions and on optimizing liquidity reserves.

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Schüco International KG: Efficiency, transparency and security for international payments | DE

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Phöbe Schmalz-Ziekow
Product Manager | BELLIN

Phöbe Schmalz-Ziekow has been a product manager at BELLIN since October 2016. Before joining BELLIN, she worked as a product and project manager for 360T in Frankfurt and as a Germany-based consultant for Calypso Technologies, for whom she was also able to gain product management experience in the United States. Phöbe Schmalz-Ziekow holds a degree in Business Mathematics from the Technical University of Berlin.

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Manage signing authorities digitally | DE

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Kerstin Schönwitz
Director, Senior Product Manager in Digital Client Connectivity Products, Cash Management | Deutsche Bank

With more than 15 years of experience in Corporate Cash Management at Deutsche Bank, Kerstin Schönwitz has been managing from the product side the ISO 20022 adoption by corporates globally and works with integration partners to ensure the seamless end-to-end format integration between corporate ERP / TM systems and Deutsche Bank access channels. As a pro-active member of the CGI-MP (Common Global Implementation – Market Practice) industry group, she drives and promotes ISO 20022 standardization, and runs the CGI-MP payment and status report working group. As a global format subject matter expert, she has contributed to the ISO 20022 usage guideline for SEPA Instant Creditor Push Notifications and the message types under the SWIFT gpi for Corporates services. Another area of her product responsibility are electronic account information services.

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SWIFT gpi for Corporates – complete transparency for cross-border payments | EN

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Thomas Schräder
Partner | PwC

Thomas Schräder is responsible for the Corporate Treasury Solutions Division at PwC in Germany. Thomas and his team support corporates in all matters concerning the representation and control of finances and financial risks. He has been actively involved in treasury management development for a number of years, forming part of several task forces and committees. Thomas Schräder is also involved in a cooperation with BELLIN: “Treasury Analytics” pursues the goal of creating and providing new, value-added reporting approaches for tm5 users.

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Treasury 2025 - a treasury, banking and technology vision | DE

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Miroslav Sokolovic
Senior Manager GTB Services | BELLIN

As the Senior Manager GTB Services at BELLIN, Miroslav Sokolovic is responsible for BELLIN’s brand-new Global Transaction Banking offering, including the GTB Hub app. Having joined BELLIN in January 2017, Miroslav previously supported the team as a Senior Treasury Consultant / Payments Specialist and was involved in a range of different types of payment projects. He has a strong background in banking and payments, having acted as the main contact person for payments questions, including cash management, corporate cards and payment systems, in a financial institution. Miroslav has over 20 years’ of payments experience.

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GTB Hub Verify-Your-Supplier in use at Deichmann: Fighting payment fraud together | DE

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Frank Song
Senior Treasury Consultant | BELLIN

Slots with this speaker:
Cash management in tm5 – Current and upcoming cash management functionality

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Helmut Taurer
Head of Group Treasury | OC Oerlikon

Helmut Taurer joined Oerlikon in 2004 as a Finance Trainee and became a Treasury associate in late 2005. He remained part of the Treasury team until 2010. From 2010 until 2014, he was head of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum’s Accounting & Finance department as well as the segment ’s Controlling department for one year. He returned to Oerlikon HQ as Head of Group Treasury in early 2014. Helmut holds a university degree in International Business Administration and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Panel discussion | Beyond the staples: the more unusual treasury challenges | EN

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Joachim Timmermann
Referent Treasury | Schüco

Joachim Timmermann is a treasury advisor at Schüco International KG. He studied business mathematics and joined Schüco in 2009 as a finance trainee. He is currently in charge of the implementation of the tm5 treasury software and for continuously optimizing the company’s use of it. He also looks after Schüco Group’s FX management and advises subsidiaries on technical and other treasury-related issues.

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Dr. Adam Traczyk
Portfolio Manager Renten & FX | Helaba Invest

Fixed income portfolio manager focused on international bond markets and FX management, conceptual design of currency overlay approaches.

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Oliver Villwock
Director of FX Solutions | Kantox

Oliver Villwock is Director of FX Solutions at Kantox, a leading European fintech company. In his role, he helps businesses to leverage currencies for growth and automate their FX risk management processes. Oliver leads a team of people covering the DACH & international regions, working closely with CxOs and Treasurers across a range of industries, including Travel, AdTech, Seafood and Chemical. Prior to Kantox, Oliver held positions in ING and BASF’s Treasury and Risk Management departments. He speaks German, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Arnold Voet
Director Treasury | Aalberts Industries N.V.

Personal profile With a background as a Controller at IOI Loders Croklaan, Treasury positions at AkzoNobel and VanGansewinkel , Arnold Voet joined Aalberts Industries in 2015. Aalberts is a global company with a clear focus on free cash flow and a lean head office counting only 25 people. With a ‘go for excellence’ attitude they’re building a Treasury of the future, combining high efficiency with full integration, whilst improving the day-to-day Treasury experience of the group companies.

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Anton Wahl
Senior Treasury Consultant / Payments Specialist | BELLIN

Anton Wahl is Senior Treasury Consultant and Payments Specialist at BELLIN and in charge of various projects. He has extensive experience with international SWIFT, H2H and EBICS payment implementation projects. Anton joined the BELLIN team in 2008 and first worked for the Service & Support Team before changing to Consulting & Implementation in 2015. He is a certified SWIFT Specialist for Corporates and obtained the designation Certified Payment Professional from Frankfurt School of Finance.

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