• George Zinn, Microsoft

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    George Zinn, Microsoft

    George Zinn started his working life on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. A few well-timed professional moves later he found himself at the doors of the mighty Microsoft Corporation where he was initially taken on as Financial Analyst. Having ascended the ranks and taken on the mantle of Corporate Vice President and Treasurer, Zinn entered the history books in 2009 by leading Microsoft’s AAA-rated $3.75 billion inaugural debt issuance. He talks to Treasury Today about keeping the world’s biggest software business in rude financial health – and reveals how one early career dream was an aspiration too far.

  • Russell Phillips, British American Tobacco

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    Russell Phillips, British American Tobacco

    Dynamism, adaptability and staying ahead of the curve are traits which Russell Phillips, Head of Treasury, Asia Pacific at British American Tobacco, has had to demonstrate during his tenure at the company. These qualities have been crucial as both organisational and technological changes have dramatically impacted the working methods and the responsibilities of the treasury department.

  • Kate Smedley, 2 Sisters Food Group

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    Kate Smedley, 2 Sisters Food Group

    Kate Smedley’s journey in treasury has seen her work for a broadcaster, an airports operator, a construction group, and most recently, a food manufacturer. She talks to Treasury Today about the benefits of working in a flexible way and how some corporates are adapting the way they employ and develop treasury staff.

  • Ingmar Bergmann, NSI N.V.

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    Ingmar Bergmann, NSI N.V.

    As former chairman of the Dutch ACT and a voluntary treasurer of a Premier League volleyball team, urban agriculture scheme and a local Judo club, NSI Corporate Treasurer and Head of Corporate Finance, Ingmar Bergmann is a certainly more than just a day-to-day treasurer. Bergmann reveals how his unique skill set and delight in working with people have shaped his impressive career.

  • Alex Koh, WPP

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    Alex Koh, WPP

    With a career that began in computer auditing before shifting to banking, Alex Koh, Regional Treasurer Asia Pacific at WPP, has finally found his home in corporate treasury. Having sampled work in a number of different countries for a variety of businesses Koh is now focusing on supporting WPP’s growth in Asia Pacific.

  • Matt Cooper, Affinity Sutton

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    Matt Cooper, Affinity Sutton

    He moved deftly between accountancy and banking before heading off in the direction of the oil and gas sector. But now, in a rapidly changing commercial environment, Matt Cooper, Director of Treasury and Corporate Finance, Affinity Sutton, is calling upon his well-rounded financial skills to ensure one of the UK’s oldest and largest non-profit distributing housing associations is fit for another 100 years of service to the community.

  • Federico Falciai, Enel

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    Federico Falciai, Enel

    From oil to gas to electricity, Federico Falciai’s working life has been based on energy and power from the start. Having moved roles from analyst to trader to auditor he is now heading up the cash management strategy unit of one of the world’s largest integrated power distributors, Enel. With revenues of over €80 billion in 2013, it is his role to bring unity to a complex cash operation.

  • Komson Kajorncheeppunngam, True Corporation

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    Komson Kajorncheeppunngam, True Corporation

    Since he joined the company 17 years ago, Komson Kajorncheeppunngam has seen a raft of changes at True Corporation. But despite this transformation and meteoric growth – to the point where the group reported revenues of $2.95 billion in 2013 – True remains focused on its domestic market, and plans to grow its business into the AEC region in the near future.

  • Christine McCarthy, The Walt Disney Company

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    Christine McCarthy, The Walt Disney Company

    Since 1923 the Walt Disney Company has been growing its entertainment and media empire with a little help from some of the most recognisable and loved fictional characters anywhere. Today the NYSE-listed company employs 175,000 people across its five major business segments: Media Networks; Parks and Resorts; Consumer Products; Studio Entertainment; and Interactive. In 2013 it reported revenues of $45 billion, up almost $3 billion year-on-year.

  • Bert Heirbaut, InterContinental Hotels Group

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    Bert Heirbaut, InterContinental Hotels Group

    Starting with a fascination for numbers, building on an aptitude for languages, rising up through the ranks and asking the right questions as he goes, has put Bert Heirbaut at the head of treasury operations for the world’s largest hotels group. Seeing things from many different angles has distinct benefits.