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Adam Smith Award

Woman of the Year Awards

Below is a list of women who have won Woman of the Year Awards in Treasury Today and Treasury Today Asia Adam Smith Awards.

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2017 Treasury Today

Portrait of Janet M Gibbons, PepsiCo Inc

OVERALL WINNER

Janet M Gibbons, PepsiCo Inc

With a stellar career in corporate treasury and a host of external charitable work completed, Janet Gibbons, Senior Director, International Treasury – Asia, Middle East and North Africa at PepsiCo, without question meets the criteria to be the 2017 Treasury Today Adam Smith Awards Woman of the Year.

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2017 Treasury Today

Portrait of Christy Barwick, Intellectual Ventures Management LLC

HIGHLY COMMENDED WINNER

Christy Barwick, Intellectual Ventures Management LLC

As Senior Director, Treasurer at Intellectual Ventures, Christy Barwick is responsible for global cash and liquidity, treasury investments, financial risk management, structured finance, and commercial insurances. Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Christy worked at Microsoft in treasury capital management where her responsibilities included worldwide cash operations, cash flow forecasting, corporate finance, and Microsoft’s debt portfolio.

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2016 Treasury Today Asia

Portrait of Sonam Donkar

OVERALL WINNER

Sonam Donkar, PepsiCo India

Sonam Donkar was in the top 10% of students who graduated from the University of Delhi with a Bachelor of Business Studies and Masters in Finance and Control. She completed a Post Graduate programme at the Institute of Management in Bangalore in 2007. Her career in the world of finance has seen her employed in positions varying from a summer intern at Toyota Tsusho and BNP Paribas, to the M&A team at Deloitte Inc., across Ballarpur Industries Ltd., Unilever and Standard Chartered Bank, Global Markets. More recently Sonam was employed at Dell as India Treasury Controller prior to moving to PepsiCo India in May 2013.

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2016 Treasury Today Asia

Portrait of Angeline Yeo

HIGHLY COMMENDED WINNER

Angeline Yeo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Angeline Yeo is the Regional Treasurer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, with more than 15 years of treasury experience. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for treasury cash and consulting operations, strategy planning, and stakeholder engagement to deliver value and support for the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

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2016 Treasury Today

Portrait of Rana Fayez El-Hajjar, Qatargas

OVERALL WINNER

Rana Fayez El-Hajjar, Qatargas

Rana El-Hajjar leads the treasury organisation, managing the Financial Risk, Cash Management, Insurance, Treasury Operations and Compliance functions for all the companies operated by Qatargas. Rana started her career in the accounting profession in 1994 and transitioned into a career in Treasury in 2007 when she was tasked with establishing the Cash Management function at Qatargas.

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2016 Treasury Today

Portrait of Kate Oddo, Toyota Financial Services

HIGHLY COMMENDED WINNER

Kate Oddo, Toyota Financial Services

Kate Oddo is the Director, Debt Capital Markets at Toyota Financial Services, responsible for term funding programmes and investor relations, helping to develop and expand both unsecured and secured platforms. She received an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business and a BS from the University of Richmond.

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2015 Treasury Today Asia

Portrait of Vivian Peng, Flex Group

OVERALL WINNER

Vivian Peng, Flex Groups

Vivian Peng is a graduate of China’s prestigious Fu Dan University, School of Economics. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial and treasury management gained during her work in China, Hong Kong and Australia with organisations such as Bank of China, Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet, Duke Energy and Walmart. Vivian joined Flextronics International in 2005 and is currently its Vice President and Asia Treasurer.

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2015 Treasury Today

Portrait of Christine M. McCarthy

OVERALL WINNER

Christine McCarthy, The Walt Disney Company

Christine M. McCarthy is Senior EVP and Chief Financial Officer of The Walt Disney Company. As CFO, she oversees the worldwide entertainment company’s investor relations, corporate planning and control, tax, corporate treasury, corporate real estate, facilities, integrated supply chain management and corporate citizenship. Prior to Disney, Ms. McCarthy was Chief Financial Officer of Imperial Bancorp, and EVP of Finance for First Interstate Bancorp.

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2015 Treasury Today

Portrait of Dana Laidhold

HIGHLY COMMENDED WINNER

Dana Laidhold, The Carlisle Group

Dana Laidhold is the Treasurer of The Carlyle Group (CG). Prior to joining The Carlyle Group in 2003, Mrs. Laidhold was a Division Controller for US Airways, Inc. Before that, she was an auditor with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She is a CPA, received her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

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2014 Treasury Today Asia

Portrait of Shirley Hiew, DuPont

OVERALL WINNER

Shirley Hiew, DuPont

Shirley Hiew’s career started in Singapore as Financial Analyst at ICI, thereafter assuming Finance & IT lead for the Chemical business unit. In 1999, Shirley joined DuPont regional treasury team in Singapore before taking a regional Finance lead role in Shanghai. She now leads the treasury centre in Singapore, with accountability for Global Subsidiary Financing and Global Cash Management. Responsible for consolidating worldwide cash for a multi-billion dollar acquisition, she is leading a new banking architecture project and setting up a new liquidity structure and cash management for a proposed spinoff. Shirley holds a qualification in Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

“As a treasury leader within the organisation, Shirley is an advocate of challenging the status quo and putting in place the best practices for cash operations processes for DuPont”
Alan Lai, DuPont

Shirley was a keynote speaker at our Women in Treasury Forum at Raffles Hotel, Singapore on 12th March.

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2014 Treasury Today

Portrait of Anita Prasad, Microsoft

OVERALL WINNER

Anita Prasad, Microsoft

Anita Prasad is responsible for corporate finance, capital structure, share buybacks and dividend policy, structured investments, global cash and liquidity, treasury operations, and credit services for MS online businesses. Previously Anita was Vice President of Treasury and Tax at LSI Logic Corporation. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and holds a Bachelors and Masters in Economics, an MBA in MIS, and a PhD in Finance and International Business.

“Six years ago, I took a role as a sales leader and we work as closely as ever. Unexpected, isn’t it, that treasury would work with sales. But this is the sort of leader and team player she is. She is the type of peer and partner that we all hope to get to work with in our careers.”
Colleen Healy, Microsoft

Anita was presented with her award at the Adam Smith Awards lunch on Thursday 19th June at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London.

Anita was a keynote speaker at our Women in Treasury Forum on 18th September 2014 held at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London.

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2013 Treasury Today

Portrait of Maeve Robinson, Omnicom Group

OVERALL WINNER

Maeve Robinson, Omnicom Group

Maeve C. Robinson is Assistant Treasurer of Omnicom Group Inc. and the Treasurer of its wholly owned subsidiary Omnicom Capital Inc. She is responsible for all treasury operations in North America, as well as providing direction for treasury processes and systems across Omnicom’s global footprint. Additionally, Maeve plays a lead role in Omnicom’s credit risk management, credit insurance programmes, working capital programme, and treasury accounting and systems.

“Maeve is someone who always and continuously challenges herself and others to grow and improve and who is greatly liked and respected by everyone in the organisation.”
Stephen Medhurst, Director of Treasury — Europe and Asia, Omnicom Finance plc

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2013 Treasury Today

Portrait of Marie-Astrid Dubois, Honeywell

HIGHLY COMMENDED WINNER

Marie-Astrid Dubois, Honeywell

Marie-Astrid Dubois joined Honeywell in 2002 as Director Europe Treasury. She was appointed Assistant Treasurer EMEA and Asia in 2006. In this role, she leads all operational and strategic treasury activities, spanning from cash and liquidity management, trade finance, euro commercial paper (ECP) and risk management to strategic projects for these two regions, in which Honeywell is present in about 60 countries.

“Marie-Astrid is passionate about treasury and the responsibilities that come with her role, and she is a reliable person. With her high level of excellence, she is an example for and role model to the team. Marie-Astrid demonstrated great leadership skills: she recognises the work accomplished by the team and knows how to thank people.”
Isabelle Chastagner, Relationship Manager, Deutsche Bank

Both Maeve Robinson and Marie-Astrid Dubois were keynote speakers at our Women in Treasury Forum on 31st October 2013 held at The Four Seasons Hotel in London’s Canary Wharf.

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Winner interview: Christine McCarthy