Speakers of 1TC 2020
Here you can find the amazing speakers from 2020. If you would like to register as a speaker and tell your treasury story on the big stage at 1TC21, please contact us.
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- Michael Bach
- Natalie Baumann
- Eva Bednarz
- Martin Bellin
- Rob Bernshteyn
- Markus Brock
- Elisa Caputo
- Matthias Deschner
- Nikolai Diekert
- Adrien Dumont
- Sarah Eckstein
- Shantoba Carew Eicke
- Christian Enz-Pohling
- Katja Franz
- Sascha Goetsch
- Ulrika Haug
- Eleanor Hill
- Matthias Hund
- Michael Juen
- Wolfgang Kalthoff
- Karsten Kiefer
- Florian Kolb
- Sabine Lechner
- François Masquelier
- Sebastian Niemeyer
- Rajiv Ramachandran
- Javier Recasens Sanchez
- Alexander Schächtele
- Phöbe Schmalz-Ziekow
- Ravi Thakur
- Arnold Voet
- Charlene Wang
- Donna Wilczek
Michael Bach is Senior Director Treasury Management, Solution Delivery, at Coupa. He joined Coupa (then BELLIN) in 2013 and was Head of Consulting & Implementation from January 2019 until December 2020. Michael can look back on over 20 years of experience in treasury and more than 50 globally focused implementation and consulting projects. Before joining BELLIN, Michael was with Deutsche Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Finance and Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Eva Bednarz has been working at Siegfried AG since March 2020. In this role, she is involved not only in global operational treasury management but also in treasury and automation projects. She also supports the tool tm5. From 2015 to 2020, she worked in various treasury functions for Wilh. Werhahn KG (Neuss) and United Grinding Group (Bern). Eva Bednarz holds degrees as M.Sc. in Economics (Accounting and Finance) and as Certified Corporate Treasurer (VDT).
Siegfried Group operates worldwide in life sciences with production facilities in Switzerland, USA, Malta, China, Germany and France. The Group produces active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), intermediates and finished products and also offers services related to these products. In 2019, the company achieved net sales of CHF 833.5 million and currently employs approximately 2500 people. Siegfried Holding AG is publicly listed on the Stock Exchange in Zurich.
Martin Bellin is Senior Vice President of Operations EMEA at Coupa following their acquisition of the BELLIN Group, which Martin founded in 1998 and led as CEO until 2020. He has had the privilege of helping treasurers face challenges in treasury for over 20 years, delivering innovative FinTech and treasury solutions. Martin has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” on several occasions.
Nikolai Diekert is Director Product Management Coupa Treasury and his focus is on ensuring Coupa Treasury 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 (now Coupa) Advisory Team. He studied mathematics in Freiburg and Bordeaux and is a Certified Corporate Treasurer.
Adrien Dumont is Senior Product Manager at Coupa and his focus is on ensuring products meet current and future treasury management requirements. He joined Coupa (then BELLIN) in 2013 and has been contributing to tm5 software development focusing on payment fraud prevention, cash management, in-house banking and netting. Having overseen various implementation projects as Treasury Consultant in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and England, he has been concentrating his efforts on development since 2015. Adrien is a Certified Corporate Treasurer and holds a degree in economics from Freiburg University.
Shantoba Eicke is a Technical Support Agent and has been with Coupa (previously BELLIN) since 2019, before which she ran the business of the largest private Fine Art School in Singapore for 6 years. Fintech is a major contributor to the arts, which prompted her to make the shift to technology. Shantoba enjoys solving puzzling financial issues every day. Born in Chicago, she was educated in the USA, China, and Sweden and holds a BA and two Master’s Degrees.
As a Solution Architect Christian Enz-Pohling is in charge of various implementation process and consulting projects. His main focus is on liquidity and cash management, reporting/report designer as well as intercompany reconciliation and netting. He also has great experience implementing payment solutions. Christian holds an MSc in Economics and has been with Coupa (previously BELLIN) since 2014.
Ulrika is a B2B enterprise executive and has held international roles in marketing, product and sales at Silicon Valley tech companies for over 10 years. She was part of a team that built Lithium Technologies (now Khoros), a recognized Forrester and Gartner leader, to $100MM revenue before it was acquired by Vista Equity Partners. As a multilingual dual national (EU / US) she had to build cultural bridges from an early age. These skills were essential during her 15+ years of international experience working across 20+ countries.
Eleanor started writing about corporate treasury in the days before the iPhone was invented. Having since edited several financial publications, she took up the editorial reins at TMI in January 2018. In her spare time, Eleanor can be found walking her dog in the Kent countryside.
Treasury Management International (TMI) is a well-respected and independent voice in the treasury world, renowned globally for its sharp editorial focus and breadth of opinion. With real-life experiences from practitioners, TMI showcases topical, pragmatic solutions and strategic insights providing valuable material for all practitioners, from experienced treasurers and CFOs to those new to the profession.
Matthias Hund is a Senior Solution Architect at Coupa and mainly responsible for system implementations and process consulting projects. He joined Coupa (then BELLIN) in 2012, coming from PwC’s Financial Services unit. He studied Business Administration in Ingolstadt and Mannheim and specialized in Finance and Accounting. He’s also a Certified Corporate Treasurer from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Michael Juen is Vice President Treasury Management, Value Services. His focus is on customer success, solution delivery, system implementation and value creation. Michael can look back on over 25 years’ treasury experience, including 20 years dedicated to cash management, liquidity planning and risk management as a partner and shareholder in a renowned consulting company, and 6 years as CCO at BELLIN (now Coupa).
Wolfgang Kalthoff is VP of Product Management & Engineering for Coupa Treasury. Before joining BELLIN (now Coupa), Wolfgang built and led international teams at Sophos, TIS and SAP. He has been focused on product design & architecture, agile methodologies, and operations of SaaS solutions. Wolfgang has a Ph.D. in physics and holds an executive MBA from the Mannheim Business School. In his free time, Wolfgang enjoys sailing, traveling and the outdoors with his family.
As a Senior Product Manager and Payments Specialist, Karsten Kiefer is responsible for Coupa Treasury payments, including the mobile Coupa Treasury App and integration with SAP and other external systems. The main focus of his work is on enhancing software functionality, payment formats and communications channels. Karsten has a background in IT and has over 20 years’ experience in the payments sector.
As a Solution Architect Treasury Management, 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 Coupa (formerly BELLIN) in June 2016, Florian worked as a consultant in accounting for an IT systems solutions provider. He studied Business Management at Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie (Administration and Business Academy) in Freiburg, Germany, and is a Certified SWIFT Specialist.
François has founded “SimplyTREASURY”, a company that delivers advisory in treasury, corporate finance and ERM. Before and until December 2019, he was Head of Corporate Finance, Treasury and Enterprise Risk Management at RTL Group, leading European media company. He joined RTL in 1997. Before, he worked for Eridania Béghin- Say and ABN.AMRO. He is Doctor in Tax Law, has degree in Economy and Administration from the University of Liège and is graduated from the Solvay Business School as Executive master’s in management. He is certified ICIS and ICIP (Internal Controls Institute Professional) and ISO 31000 certified. He is also certified from Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Private Equity Funds. He is Chairman of Association of Corporate Treasurers of Luxembourg (ATEL), Vice-Chairman of European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT), member of the Financial Instrument Working Group created by the IAS Board in 2004. He has also been appointed as Specialist at The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) since November 2009. He is a regular contributor to different corporate finance and treasury magazines and newspapers. He is Editorial Director of the “Treasury Magazine”. He gives trainings and courses for House of Training Luxembourg and FEBELFIN Brussels. He is an active thought treasury leader.
Simply Treasury is a financial and treasury service provider. It delivers advisory services on Corporate Finance, Treasury and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for Corporates. However, it also support and help financial institutions and Fintech’s to develop their solutions and align them to treasurers’ needs. Simply Treasury also serves the alternative fund industry (i.e. Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds as well as Fund Managed services companies). It covers the whole scope of treasury activities, whatever the industry and help implementing IT tools and best treasury practices.
As Senior Director at Coupa Pay, Sebastian is responsible shaping the Go-To-Market Strategy and for growing the partner landscape in EMEA . Before joining Coupa he did work 14 years for SWIFT where he has held various positions from product management and sales roles to global account management responsibilities. Based on his wide experience in global banking services and the financial industry, he did lead the global community efforts with regards to The KYC Registry for Corporates solution and has been in charge of partner management for the integration of SWIFT Alliance Lite2 into various ERP and TMS applications.
Javier started at Coupa in 2020 and leads the engineering team in charge of building proprietary predictive capabilities. Our engines generate forecasts at scale, for hundreds of clients in multiple industries and applications. He has led teams of data scientists and engineers through cross-industry consulting engagements including strategic planning, project scoping, custom algorithm design (Optimization/OR, Econometric and Statistical Machine Learning), implementation, development, and deployment. He has also experience in finance and has held roles in financial planning and analysis.
As Senior Solution Architect 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 Coupa (then BELLIN) in 2011, Alexander worked as a corporate tax and accounting specialist.
With a background as a Controller at IOI Loders Croklaan, Treasury positions at AkzoNobel and VanGansewinkel , Arnold Voet joined Aalberts 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.
Charlene leads Coupa‘s Product Marketing for Community Intelligence and other key areas. In her role, she examines the market for AI and big data applications and translates market insights into strategic positioning and capabilities in Coupa’s products. Charlene has previously held strategy roles at Dell EMC and at management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Charlene has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB from Harvard College.
Donna started at Coupa in 2011 and leads product strategy and innovation; identifying innovative solutions that solve global business spend management challenges elegantly. Her leadership has helped propel Coupa from early startup days to a public company. In her time at Coupa, she has worked with cross-functional teams from product to sales, led customer success teams to success in hundreds of customer projects, and was a member of the Coupa pre-IPO team, culminating in the successful Coupa IPO. She is passionate about making customers successful and is an inventor with multiple software patents.