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Adam Smith Awards

  • Winner receiveing award

    Bharti Airtel, Winner, Top Treasury Team Asia 2014

    Treasury Today’s Top Treasury Team Asia accolade goes to the Bharti Airtel team in New Delhi, India. This was a truly outstanding submission covering a treasury transformation across seven key pillars of the treasury function which has delivered some impressive benefits. Our judges felt the team’s submission in the Best Financing Solution category was worthy of special recognition in that category too.

  • Winner receiveing award

    Indulge your curiosity: *NEW* Adam Smith Awards Asia footage

    Whether you are one of this year’s proud winners and want to re-live your moment in the spotlight, or whether you missed out on the leading corporate treasury awards event in Asia and want to know more, be sure to watch the official video footage from the Adam Smith Awards Asia 2014.

  • Adam Smith Awards Asia 2014 crystal awards

    Award-winning corporates flock to Singapore

    Celebrating the achievements of corporates from across the APAC region, last week’s Adam Smith Awards Asia Gala Presentation Lunch saw 142 of the brightest thinkers in the industry come together in Singapore to share their stories of success. For those who didn’t win this year, here’s a review of what you missed.

  • Jo Woods of Boston Consulting Group collecting the Award on behalf of Mark Salehar and David McGowan of BNP Paribas

    The Boston Consulting Group, Highly Commended, Middle East Regional Award for Best Practice

    The solution offered to The Boston Consulting Group in the Middle East has addressed the challenge to integrate daily management of all transactions and accounts, bringing innovation to all three levels of liquidity management.

  • Rashed Al Qubaisi of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company collecting the Award on behalf of Bernhard Solleder and Howard Gaunt and Mohamed Al Ali of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, Highly Commended, Middle East Regional Award for Best Practice

    The collaboration between this company and its bank in Abu Dhabi has resulted in one of the first custom-designed, automated payment processes in the region, leveraging industry best practices and applying them to address specific local financial requirements.

  • Michael D'Anna of Standard Chartered and Ciar Timon of Honeywell

    Honeywell, Winner, Middle East Regional Award for Best Practice

    Implementing a solution in a country like Iraq, which is still relatively politically and economically unstable, has comparatively high transaction costs, and is one of the most complicated countries in the region for routing LCs, is quite an achievement. Hear how Honeywell did it.

  • Karsten Kabas of Merz Pharma Group

    Merz Pharma Group, Highly Commended, One to Watch

    This successful approach shows how to strategically develop a treasury IT infrastructure without handling a dozen or more software systems or partners. It combines continuous innovation and process optimisation and automation while keeping IT complexity low.

  • Lucy O’Grady, Dawn Warmington and Rosa Legassick of Severn Trent Water collecting the Award on behalf of Stephen Baseby, with Martin Baker and Jamie Hills of Barclays

    Severn Trent Water, Highly Commended, One to Watch

    Severn Trent Water is using the Pingit smartphone app allowing it to make and receive payments from its customers. The corporate functionality provides customers with an easy and convenient way to pay their bills, as an alternative to paying by cash, cheque or bank transfer simply by using their mobile phone.

  • Jayna Bundy and Jamie Christel, Microsoft

    Microsoft, Winner, One to Watch

    The Microsoft treasury team utilises 1,300 bank accounts with 85 banks worldwide and makes over 12,000 treasury wire payments each year, totalling over $240 billion. Supporting such a high volume of wire payments through manual and paper wire requests was a cumbersome and inefficient process. Furthermore, it created delays during Sarbanes-Oxley audits when the team was asked to pull paper backup to ensure adequate support and authorisation for all of the transactions processed each year.

  • Françoise Neuville of BNP Paribas collecting the Award on behalf of Giuseppe Rossi-Espagnet

    Eli Lilly, Highly Commended, Best Process Re-engineering Solution

    Eli Lilly implemented a comprehensive and scalable strategy across 43 countries in EMEA, within a three-year timeframe. The company’s effort serves as an excellent success story and best practice for those interested in centralising and optimising general accounting, payment and collection activities in the fragmented and diverse European market.