Women in Treasury New York Forum 2016

On Thursday 6th October 2016 we brought our highly acclaimed Treasury Today Women in Treasury Forum to New York for the first time. This exciting event is already one of the annual industry highlights in London and Singapore and is a firm fixture in the diaries of women and men right across these regions.

The venue was the InterContinental Barclay hotel in Midtown East and the Forum was attended by corporates and their banking and technology partners from across the US.

The Women in Treasury Forums are a key part of our global Women in Treasury initiative and provide an unrivalled opportunity to personally connect with some of the most successful women in our industry. This year’s panel comprised:

  • Microsoft – Anita Prasad, General Manager, Treasury Capital Management
  • Omnicom Group – Maeve Robinson, Assistant Treasurer
  • HSBC – Diane Reyes, Group General Manager, Global Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management
  • Wells Fargo – Diane Schumaker-Krieg, Managing Director, Global Head of Research, Economics and Strategy

This exciting event presented a superb opportunity to hear our four renowned industry leaders share their insights and personal experiences and debate some of the key issues highlighted by our Women in Treasury Study. The panel discussion was followed by an open Q&A session, enabling guests to make their voices heard and pose questions to the panel. Coverage of the event appeared in the January/February 2017 edition of Treasury Today.

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New York 2016 Panellists


Anita Prasad

General Manager, Treasury Capital Management: 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. Anita 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.


Maeve Robinson

Assistant Treasurer: Omnicom Group

Adam Smith Awards 2013 – Woman of the Year

Maeve Robinson is the Assistant Treasurer of Omnicom Group Inc. and the Treasurer of its wholly-owned subsidiary Omnicom Capital Inc. where she has responsibility for treasury operations of Omnicom’s North American businesses, including cash and working capital management, and treasury systems. In addition, she has global responsibility for Omnicom’s credit risk management, credit insurance programmes and treasury accounting.


Diane Reyes

Group General Manager, Global Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management: HSBC

Diane leads a multi-billion dollar business operating across five regions, in over 60 countries and territories. She is a senior sponsor of the Diversity program within HSBC’s Global Commercial Bank and an executive sponsor of HSBC’s Nurture Resource Group, focused on providing support to employee caregivers. Diane represents HSBC on the BAFT Global Transaction Banking Leaders Forum and has also chaired various councils on women’s career development. She has regularly featured in Bankers Magazine’s ‘Most Powerful Women in Banking’ and ‘Women to Watch’ categories. Diane earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and completed the Program for Executives at Carnegie Mellon University.


Diane Schumaker-Krieg

Managing Director, Global Head of Research, Economics & Strategy: Wells Fargo

Diane Schumaker-Krieg leads all fundamental research divisions within Wells Fargo and ensures alignment of our research capabilities with the company’s origination and product areas. For the past seven consecutive years, Diane has been recognized by American Banker on their prestigious “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” survey. Prior to Wells Fargo, Diane was co-head of U.S. Equity Research for Credit Suisse.


Sophie Jackson

Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content: Treasury Today Group


Sophie Jackson is Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content at Treasury Today Group and has 12 years experience in publishing. She began her career in a role in cultural publishing at the Dazed Group, coordinating both editorial content and creative partnerships in Europe and the US. After moving to Tokyo in late 2010, Sophie headed up the launch of Treasury Today Asia in 2012. This was followed by a move to Hong Kong in 2014. Treasury Today Asia is now read by 65,000 corporates across Asia-Pacific and our Adam Smith Awards Asia are in their sixth year. Sophie has been an integral force behind our global Women in Treasury initiative and is a passionate proponent of diversity and inclusion. She is a UCL graduate who studied in Paris and London.




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