• Mikko Sopanen, Director of Treasury, Lite-On Mobile

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    Mikko Sopanen, Lite-On Mobile

    Based in Singapore, Mikko Sopanen is leading a project in order to consolidate and centralise the cash flows, for importing and exporting, from all companies to the Asian headquarters. He refers to having had three “cash planets” within China, as each cross-border transaction and cash transfer is so restricted.

  • Michael McGovern, Irish Dairy Board

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    Michael McGovern, Irish Dairy Board

    The Irish Dairy Board (An Bord Bainne in Irish) is the country’s largest exporter of premium dairy products and a leading international food company with a global footprint extending to over 90 countries. Group Treasurer, Michael McGovern, tells Treasury Today about the changing face of the dairy industry and the pleasures and responsibilities of working within a co-operative.

  • Honnus Cheung, Travelzoo Asia Pacific

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    Honnus Cheung, Travelzoo

    When Travelzoo expanded to Asia in 2007, CFO Honnus Cheung had set up seven offices in cities across the Asia Pacific region within a 12-month period. In addition, heading an e-commerce company meant having the support of a good and robust e-banking platform to support not just the collections side but also to give visibility to the company’s treasury activities in the region.

  • Paul Pomroy, Chief Financial Officer, McDonald’s UK and Northern Europe

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    Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s

    As CFO of McDonald’s UK and Northern Europe operations, Paul Pomroy has a broad suite of responsibilities, with around £1 billion total annual spend at his disposal for company-owned and franchisee operations. Treasury needs to not only ensure the corporate function has the necessary funding, but also that all its franchisees can afford to get on board immediately with new initiatives.

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    Neil King, Carphone Warehouse

    Carphone Warehouse Group (CPW) is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in Europe. The UK-based firm owns and operates about 2,400 retail outlets across the region. Outside the UK and Ireland, it trades as the Phone House. CPW’s current treasury operation consists of two teams, each with a treasury manager: one carrying out projects and development and the other covering operations. In total, the whole function is staffed by seven “jacks of all trades”, where previously it had accounted for up to 14 staff (immediately pre-demerger from TalkTalk).

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    Gary Williams, Mitsubishi

    London-based Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) Plc (MCIE) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), a global integrated business enterprise headquartered in Tokyo that develops and operates businesses across virtually every industry including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, foods, and environmental business.

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    Chaoqun Gao, Heraeus

    Heraeus is a German-based, family owned company and has been so for over 160 years. With more than 13,300 employees across over 130 subsidiaries, the global firm’s business groups cover precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, medical, dental, and pharmaceutical products, quartz glass and speciality light sources. In 2011, Heraeus recorded their most successful year in the company’s history with product revenues of €4.8 billion and precious metals trading revenue of €21.3 billion.

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    Manish Kapoor, Bharti Airtel Limited

    With more than $1 billion of payments flowing in and out of the world’s fourth largest mobile telecoms provider, keeping the business running smoothly and providing a host of other operational treasury services falls to Manish Kapoor as Head of Airtel Centre of Excellence Cash and Bank at Bharti Airtel. With day-to-day operations covering Asian and African markets, can technology alone provide respite?

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    Henry Tan, AMD

    Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, AMD is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that help power a wide range of computing devices. AMD is a worldwide enterprise with more than a dozen research and development (R&D) facilities, nearly two dozen international sales offices and back-end manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, China and Singapore. AMD currently operates in 50 locations worldwide with 11,705 employees as of February 2012. Corporate revenue in 2011 was $6.57 billion.

  • Malcolm Cooper, National Grid

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    Malcolm Cooper, National Grid

    National Grid’s Global Tax and Treasury Director, Malcolm Cooper, on bank deposits, corporate debt and why he feels he has the best treasury job in the UK.