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    Sarah Jones, Hewlett-Packard

    Managing the financial supply chain is rapidly becoming a major topic in the treasury world. At EuroFinance’s International Cash and Treasury Management conference in Florence last September, Hewlett-Packard received the annual Award for Excellence for the company’s thought leadership in this area. We spoke to Sarah Jones, Director – EMEA Treasury of Hewlett- Packard, to find out why the financial supply chain matters and what can be done to manage it.

  • Young-Dall Lee, CAS

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    Young-Dall Lee, CAS

    This month we talk to Young-Dall Lee, CFO and Director of Marketing and Business Administration at CAS, about setting up a global treasury management system in Korea.

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    Chris Zwolinski, QBE Insurance Group Limited

    Based in Sydney, QBE Insurance Group is the largest listed general and reinsurance company in Australia. This month we talk to Chris Zwolinski, Group Treasurer, about the development of QBE’s treasury operations, from a small, and mainly paper-based treasury into a large and efficient decentralised operation.

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    Andrew Foulkes & John Rundle, LINPAC

    LINPAC is Britain’s 26th largest private company. It is a £1.2 billion turnover manufacturer of packaging and provider of materials handling solutions, present in the UK, North and South America, Australasia and throughout the EU. LINPAC was the subject of an £860 million leveraged buyout led by Montagu Private Equity in August 2003.

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    Jochen Stich, Porsche Corporate Finance GmbH

    Porsche Holding is the largest automotive distributing company in Europe. The company – based in Salzburg Austria – employs approximately 17,500 people across the group and had a turnover of close to €9 billion in the fiscal year 2005/2006, which ended on the 31st of March. This month we speak to Jochen Stich, Managing Director of Porsche Corporate Finance GmbH – the finance company of Porsche Holding.

  • Kimberly Ross, Senior Vice President, Chief Treasury & Tax Officer, Ahold

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    Kimberly Ross, Ahold

    Ahold is an international group of quality supermarkets and foodservice operators based in the United States and Europe. Following a much publicised €1 billion accounting scandal in 2003, Ahold completed its Road to Recovery strategy, including a €3.1 billion divestment program of a number of its non-core and underperforming international assets. We talk to Kimberly Ross about acquisitions and divestments, centralisation, and how the control environment at Ahold has evolved from a treasury perspective.

  • Andrés Huerta Arena, Treasury Manager, Tenaris

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    Andrés Huerta Arena, Tenaris

    Tenaris is a global manufacturer of seamless steel pipes and supplier of oil services with annual net sales of over $6 billion and 17,500 employees worldwide. This month we speak to Andrés Huerta Arena, Treasury Manager of Tenaris, who is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In particular, we discuss the large-scale centralisation project which Tenaris embarked on in 2002.

  • Damian Glendinning, Vice President and Treasurer, Lenovo

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    Damian Glendinning, Lenovo

    Lenovo has been the number one manufacturer of PCs in China for seven consecutive years. With the company’s acquisition of IBM’s PC division in 2005, Lenovo has now reached a key position in the global computing industry. We talk to Lenovo’s Vice President and Treasurer, Damian Glendinning, about the process of setting up a new treasury for a major multinational manufacturer in the space of a few months.

  • Alex Harris, Group Treasurer, Virgin Atlantic

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    Alex Harris, Virgin Atlantic

    This month we speak to Alex Harris, Virgin Atlantic’s Group Treasurer, about the effects that fuel price increases had on the airline industry in 2005, and discuss the strategies employed by Virgin Atlantic to manage FX and commodity risks.

  • Markus Sablatnig & Magnus Svensson, Flextronics

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    Markus Sablatnig & Magnus Svensson, Flextronics

    Flextronics has headquarters in Singapore and facilities in over 30 countries throughout the world. As a leading electronic manufacturing services provider, Flextronics employs over 70,000 people throughout Asia, with over half of these based in China. This quarter we speak to Flextronics’ treasury team to find out how Flextronics approaches treasury in Asia and specifically in China.