• Cédric Suchet, SWISS

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    Cédric Suchet, SWISS

    Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) fosters Switzerland’s classical national values such as quality, punctuality and hospitality. SWISS offers a three-class product on all intercontinental routes, with first, business and economy class. Well established in the private travel sector as the airline of Switzerland, SWISS recently embarked on a new advertising campaign that embodies its emphasis on Swiss quality and proximity to the customer. Their new logo is now a tail fin and the Swiss cross, accompanied by the slogan “Our sign is a promise”.

  • Jimmy Dempsey, Treasurer, Ryanair

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    Jimmy Dempsey, Ryanair

    Europe’s low cost airline reported a 25% increase in full year profits to €503m last month and a passenger traffic growth of 5% to 76m. Given the ongoing financial crisis across the region in which Ryanair operates and the number of EU airlines that have closed this year alone – including Malev (Hungary), Spanair (Catalonia), and Cimber Sterling (Denmark) – this progress is rather commendable. Yet Ryanair is not a company to rest on its laurels, according to Jimmy Dempsey, Treasurer.

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    Alain Bridoux, Sandvik

    Although he has very recently returned to France for a consultancy position, Alain gives us an insight into Sandvik’s treasury since we last spoke to him in 2009. We also learn what the treasury and recruitment arena is like in China today.

  • Lorraine Harper, TalkTalk

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    Lorraine Harper, TalkTalk

    TalkTalk has positioned itself as a value-for-money provider in the über-competitive telecommunications market. It was founded in 2003 as a subsidiary of The Carphone Warehouse, Europe’s largest independent mobile phone retailer. In March 2011, it became an independent company when it demerged from its parent and was listed as a stand-alone entity on the FTSE.

  • Peter Lay, British Council

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    Peter Lay, British Council

    The British Council is a registered charity that is present in over 100 countries worldwide. It was founded in 1934 as the British Committee for Relations with Other Countries. Its remit now – as it was then – is to build bridges with other cultures and to promote the English language.

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    Shell: still leading the pack

    In a rare opportunity to interview one of the best teams in the field, Treasury Today visits Andrew Longden and his treasury team at the Shell Centre in London. We discuss the team’s achievements and also the challenges a corporate giant faces in today’s world.

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    Liang Tang, China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings

    The China Rongsheng Heavy Industries (RSHI) Group Holdings is a leading large-scale heavy industry conglomerate with operations covering shipbuilding, marine engineering, power engineering, construction machinery and other related fields. The China RSHI Group was successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong on 19th November 2010.

  • Mike Wallace, Group Treasurer, Marks & Spencer

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    Mike Wallace, Marks & Spencer

    Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s leading retailers. It focuses on a wide range of upmarket products, from high quality food to clothing merchandise, and employs some 78,000 people in 43 territories globally. Marks & Spencer’s operations are largely UK-based where it has 721 stores, but in recent years it has sought to expand internationally. In 2011, despite difficult trading conditions, it increased its sales by 4.2% with a group revenue of £9.74 billion.

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    Abhijit Lahiri, Sterlite

    Sterlite Technologies Limited is a leading global provider of transmission solutions for the power and telecom industries. The company has approximately 1,000 employees across sites worldwide, including China, India, Russia and South Africa. For the year ending 31st March 2011, the company recorded net revenue of $503m. Jiangsu Tongguang Communication Co. Ltd. (TGCl) is a leading provider of total transmission solutions for optical cable and IT industries.

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    Sonia De Paolis, TomTom

    TomTom is a global supplier of location and navigation products and services. The company provides consumers and enterprise, government and automotive industry customers with digital maps, traffic intelligence, navigation software, portable navigation devices, automotive systems, fleet management services, smartphone apps, fitness devices and speed cam intelligence.