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Anne-Christin Ahrens, Solution Manager SAP BRIM, SAP

Anne-Christin Ahrens, Solution Manager SAP BRIM, SAP

Anne-Christin Ahrens joined SAP in 2002 and has been working as a Consultant and Project Manager for various years, where she supported numerous customer implementation projects in the area of Receivables Management as well as Billing and Revenue Innovation Management.  Since 2018, she is part of the solution management team and took over the responsibility for SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management in May 2020. 

Bjørg Aaltvedt Backer, Application Manager Group Treasury and Tax, Norske Hydro

Bjørg Aaltvedt Backer, Application Manager Group Treasury and Tax, Norske Hydro

Worked with treasury in Hydro since 2003 and as an application manager for treasury and cash management systems since 2010. 

David Backhaus, Accenture

David Backhaus, Accenture

David Backhaus has been with Accenture for 17 years all within the Corporate Treasury space. Through his tenure, Dave has had many roles within corporate treasury such as cash manager, regional treasury lead, and SAP infrastructure lead. He currently acts as the overall technology lead within Accenture’s corporate treasury space and ensures Accenture is on the leading edge of utilizing technology to increase the capabilities of corporate treasury.

Nicole Baranov, Solution Owner SAP Receivables Management, Treasury & Working Capital Solution Management, SAP

Nicole Baranov, Solution Owner SAP Receivables Management, Treasury & Working Capital Solution Management, SAP

Nicole Baranov is a Global Solution Owner for Treasury and Working Capital Management at SAP, with a strong focus on Invoice-to-Cash and Receivables Management.   

Melanie Beirens, Senior Consultant, Zanders

Melanie Beirens, Senior Consultant, Zanders

Melanie Beirens joined Zanders in 2019 as part of the Belgian Corporate team. Her key areas of experience are Intercompany Financial Transactions and Transfer Pricing. Before joining Zanders, Melanie worked in the Transfer Pricing department of a Big 4 consultancy where she focused on Financial Transactions. She holds a Master of Science in Applied Economic Sciences – Business Engineering with specialization in Finance from KU Leuven, as well as a postgraduate in Tax Law from Fiscale Hogeschool Brussel.

Andrew Carlson, Partner, Carlson Cash

Andrew Carlson, Partner, Carlson Cash

Andrew is a co-founder of Carlson Cash and has more than 10 years of experience working with SAP Treasury and Cash Management. Starting his career in SAP on the user side, he now consults clients in the areas of Corporate Finance Management, Treasury and Cash Management. With a proven track record of SAP implementations, he has delivered a wide array of cash management and payment solutions to many domestic and international companies. Andrew is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and certified in SAP S/4HANA 1909 Treasury. Prior to co-founding Carlson Cash, Andrew consulted at a boutique consulting company and at a Big 4 Accounting firm focusing on end-to-end solutions in SAP Treasury. 

Luke Carlson, Partner, Carlson Cash

Luke Carlson, Partner, Carlson Cash

Luke is a co-founder of Carlson Cash and a leading specialist in SAP Treasury. He has spent the last 15 years working in the SAP Treasury and Cash Management space delivering and implementation projects worldwide. Luke provides clients with expertise in the areas of Corporate Finance management, Treasury, Cash Management and Electronic Banking. He brings his experience implementing SAP Treasury at a vast array of fortune 100 clients. He works closely alongside SAP to collaborate and further develop the SAP Treasury solution and has been involved in the co-innovation of changes and enhancements to the SAP Treasury and Cash Management solution. Luke is certified in SAP S/4HANA 1909 Treasury. Prior to co-founding Carlson Cash, Luke has delivered SAP Treasury solutions at both a boutique consulting company, Big 4 Accounting firm and as an independent consultant.

Haresh Chhaya, Solution Management  | Treasury and Working Capital, SAP America

Haresh Chhaya, Solution Management | Treasury and Working Capital, SAP America

Haresh Chhaya is a Director with SAP and manages the complete life-cycle of its Treasury, Risk and Working Capital Management solutions in the Americas. He has more than 20 years of experience in delivering business transformation technologies to fortune 500 customers. For the last 12 years Haresh has helped customers in transforming their treasury processes through digitization, resulting in transparency, efficiency and control. He has spent a significant amount of time working for the big four consulting firms while driving SAP-focused initiatives.  

Eduard DeVries, Vice-President IT Business Consultancy, SSM Health

Eduard DeVries, Vice-President IT Business Consultancy, SSM Health

Eduard has over twenty years of technology leadership experience. Currently the Vice President, Information Technology Business Consultancy, Eduard de Vries partners with finance including revenue cycle, supply chain, HR, marketing and legal teams across the system, to discover and increase value extracted from our systems and business processes.. Eduard has been associated with McKinsey, as senior advisor, focused on digital transformation and customer experience for  healthcare payers and providers. Previously, he held a divisional CIO role for a Fortune 500 company in the pharmaceutical services industry. Earlier in his career, Eduard lead technology and product management functions for a global veterinary diagnostics provider (S&P 500) in Europe, Asia-Pacific and later in his role globally 

Steffen Diel, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Treasury, SAP

Steffen Diel, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Treasury, SAP

Steffen Diel is Senior Vice President and Head of Global Treasury at SAP SE since October 1, 2014. He is responsible for all Treasury activities of the Group covering global cash management, corporate finance, financial risk management as well as Treasury solution related co-innovation and sales support. Steffen joined SAP in 2006 as Head of Treasury Finance, a team within the Global Treasury organization of SAP, responsible for capital market topics, external funding, bank relationship management, Treasury-related reporting, and group-wide planning of financial income. Prior to joining SAP, Steffen was Head of Finance/Treasury at a German listed mid-cap automotive supplier (KUKA AG). He started his career at Deutsche Bank as a Relationship Manager. Steffen has a degree in International Business Administration from the Worms University of Applied Sciences.

Angela Drautz, Head of Group Treasury, Altana

Angela Drautz, Head of Group Treasury, Altana

Angela Drautz, LL.M, MSc of International Business, Auditor, Tax Advisor / Head of Group Treasury at ALTANA AG since Mai 2017, Auditor and Tax Advisor at Reinert & Drautz Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft mbH (2015 – 2017), Manager at Corporate Treasury Solutions Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (2007 – 2015)

Dr. Arif Esa, Director Treasury Management, SAP SE

Dr. Arif Esa, Director Treasury Management, SAP SE

Arif has worked for SAP since April 2000. He started in the Globalisation Services department, focusing on finance topics, payment engines, bank statements, FI-AP, FI-AR and legal reporting. 

In November 2010, Arif moved to the Solution Management Finance Team and is currently part of the Treasury team, looking after Treasury Management. Prior to this, Arif worked as a Solution Owner for different topics including invoice-to-pay solution, travel management and tax management. 

Stefan Fischer, SAP

Stefan Fischer, SAP

Stefan Fischer leads product engineering for Central Finance since 2014. It is part of S/4HANA Finance engineering, located in Walldorf and Beijing. Previously, Stefan led teams in product management, development, solution management and gained experiences leading software implementation projects at SAP customers.

John Froelich, Bramasol

John Froelich, Bramasol

As VP of Strategy and Marketing, John is responsible for working with the CEO to develop a broad long and near term strategy for the company and developing and leading marketing and demand generation programs. He brings over 30 years of global marketing and sales experience to this role.

Laura Garriz Galvan, SAP Analytics Senior Manager, Accenture

Laura Garriz Galvan, SAP Analytics Senior Manager, Accenture

Laura is an Advanced Application Engineering Senior Manager in SAP Analytics group based in Madrid, Spain. She has over 18 years of experience in E2E  Business Intelligence information projects (Oracle DW, SAP BW,  SAP HANA and BW on HANA). She has also 2 years’ experience in web development projects, Oracle Databases using SQL and Unix Servers, using  UNIX, HTML, Java and ProC languages. In last 5 years she has developed her career in digital transformation and innovation projects with innovative and hybrid architectures. She also has International experience (France), at the Chemical company during nearly one year. 

Jan Hackert, Senior Consultant Treasury & Risk, SAP

Jan Hackert, Senior Consultant Treasury & Risk, SAP

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Janko Hahn, Autoneum AG

Janko Hahn, Autoneum AG

Janko Hahn started as Treasury Manager at Rieter Management AG in April 2010 and then joined the newly founded Autoneum Group Treasury department, when the Rieter Automotive Division was separated and got listed independently at the Swiss Stock Exchange in May 2011. Since 2011 he is heading the Treasury Operations team at Autoneum Management AG in Winterthur. Prior to his time at Rieter and Autoneum he worked for Timberland Switzerland GmbH in Schaffhausen in various Treasury roles since 2005 after finishing his studies of Economics at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Janko Hahn is married and has three kids.

Jennifer Harper, Senior Manager, HP

Jennifer Harper, Senior Manager, HP

Jennifer is a Senior Manager leading the Treasury Transformation team.  This team has been responsible for driving and managing the organization’s transformation efforts.   The most recent accomplishment is the implementation of TMS on the S4/HANA platform.

Dirk Henn, Vice President,  S/4HANA Cash & Treasury, SAP

Dirk Henn, Vice President, S/4HANA Cash & Treasury, SAP

Dirk Joachim Henn is area manager for S/4 HANA Cash and Treasury, part of SAP Product Engineering. Before this he was Chief Product Owner and End-to-end Process Owner for Treasury Management Applications. In the last years he managed successfully strategic partnerships and Co-Innovations for Google, Volkswagen and many other Finance customers of SAP SE. Dirk works for SAP since 1998.

Florin Hica, Head of FX, Interest and Commodity Risk Management Corporate Finance, ZF

Florin Hica, Head of FX, Interest and Commodity Risk Management Corporate Finance, ZF

Florin is a CFA Charterholder with over 15 years of experience in banking and corporate treasury.

Laura Koekkoek, Partner, Zanders

Laura Koekkoek, Partner, Zanders

Laura is responsible for specialized advisory in system and technology related projects, such as selecting, implementing or restructuring treasury and risk management systems. Moreover, Laura is responsible for our business in Asia. She has a broad understanding of international treasury and finance issues, especially related to treasury management, risk management and corporate finance. Laura studied at Amsterdam University in the Netherlands and holds master degrees in Mathematics, Econometrics and Information Technology. Laura joined Zanders in 1997.

Glenn Landmesser, System Business Transformation Lead, SSM Health

Glenn Landmesser, System Business Transformation Lead, SSM Health

Glenn has over 20 years of experience in healthcare delivery. Currently, the Business Transformation lead for SSM Health, he partners with internal clients across, supply chain and finance to ensure that they obtain the greatest value possible from technology investments. Glenn has worked in both the clinical and  administrative spaces in healthcare for companies of all sizes. Most recently, he was a Senior Manager in Accenture's healthcare practice. Glenn is most interested in making healthcare work better 

Roberto Lombas, Global IT Finance Technology, Accenture

Roberto Lombas, Global IT Finance Technology, Accenture

Global Internal IT Accenture Finance technology Reporting and Planning Capability Lead delivering insights to Accenture Finance Leads aligned to the global Accenture Financial Close based on SAP BW on HANA in Azure and dedicated HANA Enterprise as a Data Mart Platforms, leading innovation initiatives leveraging latest SAP technologies.

Daniel Lynch, Payments Innovation Manager, Swift

Daniel Lynch, Payments Innovation Manager, Swift

Daniel Lynch is a Payments Innovation Manager at SWIFT working on gpi, ISO adoption and MI initiatives in the Americas.  Previous to this role Daniel had managed the Business Development, Reference Data and Business Intelligence Portfolios in the Americas. Before SWIFT Daniel worked in Supply Chain and Supply Chain Finance software in government and the healthcare, food service and fashion industries. 

Diana Macarascu, Head of Global Treasury Operations at BAT, British American Tobacco

Diana Macarascu, Head of Global Treasury Operations at BAT, British American Tobacco

Diana has spent over 20 years in various finance roles, covering from Financial Analysis to Tax, Group and Statutory Reporting and Corporate Treasury, working in various types of industries such as telecom and consumer goods. She has been with BAT now for almost 8 years and joined the treasury function at the cross-road of treasury transformation, where BAT Central Treasury Unit was establishing the Treasury COE satellite, in Romania. While joining the function she was one of the leaders of Treasury Centralisation in BAT, migrating and consolidating the treasury activities into what we call today our Global Treasury Operations, ensuring optimisation and standardisation of processes and practices across all BAT business units, in line with designed strategy, through Target Operating Module and Treasury Policy. She is currently leading the Treasury Operations based in Bucharest, reporting directly to Group Treasurer and within her responsibilities, she is ensuring not only that the end to end treasury processes are aligned and running smoothly all across BAT, but she is also the contact point in between our Treasury COE and our Global Business Services centre. Also, as part of her direct responsibilities, she is managing the analysis and overview of Group Consolidated Liquidity profile and hedging strategy, covering the business units cash hedging.  

Marcus Martinsson, Global Analytics Lead for Treasury and Cash Management, Accenture

Marcus Martinsson, Global Analytics Lead for Treasury and Cash Management, Accenture

Marcus is a passionate innovator. He applies logics, analytics, automation and communication to create and implement creative solutions that brings tangible value. Being a seasoned consultant, he has seen countless business models and has a strong business acumen. This coupled with holding a M.Sc. in theoretical physics allows him to communicate fluently with any audience and make alleged complex topics seem simple. Looking at companies from an outside-in perspective and questioning everything from processes to business intelligence Marcus shapes an idea of what the ideal operating model should be. With technology as a core enabler, data, automation and optimisation should be leveraged to establish efficiency and effectiveness and drive business value innovation by leveraging advanced analytics. Recently Marcus designed, developed and implemented the solution for Accenture’s cash management model that was recognised by the Adam Smith award 2020.

Ikaros Matsoukas, Assistant Director | Financial Advisory, Deloitte

Ikaros Matsoukas, Assistant Director | Financial Advisory, Deloitte

Ikaros is working in the Treasury Technology Advisory of Deloitte's Debt & Capital Advisory in London, leading the SAP Treasury proposition. For the last 15 years, he has been working with treasurers and finance executives at global organisations, helping them make the most of their technology investments and navigate their journeys towards efficiency and digitisation.

Christian Mnich, VP, Head of Solution Management Treasury and Working Capital Management, SAP

Christian Mnich, VP, Head of Solution Management Treasury and Working Capital Management, SAP

Christian is working in Finance Solution Management at SAP SE, based out of Walldorf, Germany. In this role he is responsible for solution strategy and go-to market for the entire Treasury and Working Capital Management portfolio from SAP. The portfolio includes topics around payments and bank communications, Cash, Receivables and Working Capital Management as well as Treasury and Risk Management. Christian joined SAP in 2004 as a Product Manager for EPR Financials and had responsibility for the topics Payments, Cash Management and Bank connectivity. Furthermore, he was in charge of developments around global payment formats such as ISO20022 and Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Christian is a regular speaker at international treasury conferences and author of articles in specialist publications on a variety of treasury related topics. Before joining SAP, Christian was working as an Consultant for IDS Scheer and Bosch. He holds a diploma in business computing and computer science from the university of applied sciences in Berlin.

Carlos Peral, SAP Treasury Expert, Accenture

Carlos Peral, SAP Treasury Expert, Accenture

Carlos has 15 years’ experience in Treasury, mainly in SAP Treasury. He is currently acting as a Global SAP Treasury Lead, SME and functional consultant of Global Treasury and Working Capital Practice with deep skills in treasury business process, systems selection and implementation. Carlos has project delivered in US, Europe and Middle East.

Sebastian Ramos, EVP, Global Trading and Products, ICD

Sebastian Ramos, EVP, Global Trading and Products, ICD

Sebastian Ramos joined ICD in 2006 and works as EVP, Global Trading and Products. He is responsible for ICD’s Global Trading Operations. Sebastian works closely with ICD Tech and is instrumental in the ongoing development of ICD Portal and ICD’s patented, award-winning, exposure analytics application, Transparency Plus®. Sebastian manages ICD Client Integration Services and is a co-inventor of Transparency Plus. Prior to joining ICD, Sebastian was Senior Analyst at Columbia Management where he was responsible for supervising the NSCC Trade Desk. Prior to joining Columbia, Sebastian was an Associate at SG Cowen in Equity Operations. Sebastian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and carries FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Lars Richter, Treasury & Risk Management Consultant | Executive Board Member, Eprox Consulting

Lars Richter, Treasury & Risk Management Consultant | Executive Board Member, Eprox Consulting

Lars works as a SAP treasury and risk management consultant. His project experience ranges over many assignments during the past 15 years, for corporate clients, insurance companies and banks.

Abhinav Sethi, Deloitte

Abhinav Sethi, Deloitte

Abhinav is Senior Manager at Deloitte RFA's Treasury practice based out of Dallas, TX. Abhinav specializes in global Treasury transformation for large clients and has managed multiple client engagements over the past two decades. Abhinav had completed education in Engineering and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) as well as certification in Project Management Professional (PMP) and SAP Finance.

Carl Shaman, Head of Treasury Technology, Deloitte

Carl Shaman, Head of Treasury Technology, Deloitte

Carl leads Deloitte’s Treasury Technology practice in the UK market, focused on developing integrated treasury technology solutions for clients across EMEA. He has over 12 years of consulting experience providing leadership and subject matter expertise and has built his treasury and technology credentials through experience of improving all aspects of operational treasury management and overseeing the deployment of large scale SAP S/4 Treasury transformations within large multi-national corporates.
At Deloitte Carl has built a world-class team of treasury technology professionals implementing all aspects of SAP Treasury functionality end-to-end as well as Treasury Management System platforms including FIS Quantum, Kyriba, Reval and GTreasury.

Awais Tahir, Sr. IT Manager, Corporate Functions IT, HP

Awais Tahir, Sr. IT Manager, Corporate Functions IT, HP

Awais is Senior IT Manager, overseeing Financial Application Infrastructure, Support & Transformation initiatives for HP Inc. He is currently managing IT Implementation Programs for Treasury, Financial Planning & Forecasting, Credit & Collections, Financial Reporting, and General Ledger.

Alina Tincu, Manager, Zanders

Alina Tincu, Manager, Zanders

Alina is an experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in SAP design and implementation projects, system selection projects, IT2 implementation projects and with a background in Corporate Treasury.  Her focus is on design and implementation of SAP Cash Management solutions (S/4 Hana 1709, 1809) but also the implementation of SAP In-House Cash, Payments on Behalf, Receipts on Behalf, Zero-Balancing solutions.

Gerda Verholen, SAP Competence Center Finance, SAP

Gerda Verholen, SAP Competence Center Finance, SAP

Gerda Verholen is a member of the SAP Competence Center Finance at ALTANA Management Service GmbH (ALTANA Group) and supports Group Treasury from the internal IT side. Before she was working in the S/4 Hana environment at ALTANA she has been working as Risk and Finance Manager and Expert SAP Financials at a family owned investment holding company.

Heidi Zhou, Director Global Solution Management, SAP

Heidi Zhou, Director Global Solution Management, SAP

Heidi Zhao is Global Solution Owner for SAP Billing and Revenue Innovation Management (BRIM) based out of Atlanta GA. She is responsible for market requirements roll-in and solution go-to-market. Working closely with the development team, she is also globally responsible for management of all SAP BRIM solution aspects including solution strategy and roadmap. Heidi has been with SAP America since 2004 and has over 20 years deep SAP Order to Cash and Finance knowledge. 

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