|26 August, 2019

Treasurer's summit puts future finance leaders in the spotlight

Organised by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), the summit is aimed at finance professionals and treasurers, and open to non-members of the association

Caroline Stockmann ACT Chief Executive

Caroline Stockmann ACT Chief Executive

Dubai: With just weeks to go before the eleventh edition of the annual Middle East Treasurers Summit, 1 – 2 October at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah, the organisers have announced additional features to the programme. Organised by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), the summit is aimed at finance professionals and treasurers, and open to non-members of the association.

One example is the addition of a C-suite strategy session led by the ACT’s Chief Executive, Caroline Stockmann. Apart from offering participants food for thought, the panel will discuss the changing role of the CFO, including how it’s become more strategic and innovative, as well as more closely aligned to tech and data infrastructure within organisations.

Ms Stockmann said: “As companies and organisations in the region aim to align their operating strategies with the national policies and ambitions of countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia, including increasing employment opportunities for Nationals and leveraging the invaluable pool of female talent, the event will seek to understand how these goals can be accelerated through the experiences of our expert panelists.”

The participants are drawn from some of the region’s most visible and dynamic companies including Matthew Hurn, CFO of Mubadala’s Alternative Investment and Infrastructure Company, Paolo Lo Monaco, CFO of Chalhoub Group and Tariq Sanad, CFO of Fetchr.

They will also share their personal reflections on how they moved to C-suite positions, offering guidance to the aspiring C-suite of tomorrow.

The event will also look at other critical issues, especially global trends that will have an increasing impact on the Gulf region, such as green finance

As guardians of the balance sheet, treasurers will be keen to hear more about the value of developments in technology, superior data management and digital treasuries. Insights on the future role of Fintech, AI and Robotics will add to over 14 hours of forward-looking panel debates and plenaries.

Working capital is another theme of the ACT summit. With all companies and organisations keen to protect cash reserves and liquidity, understanding the latest trends on working capital management will be a major draw.
The two-day event is preceded by the ACT’s own “Oscars”, with the ACT Middle East Treasury Awards being presented on the eve of the summit, on 30 September.

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For more information contact:
Ben Castree: Tel: +971 4 425 7967 Mob: +971 50 454 6967 Email: ben.castree@thc.xyz  

About the ACT
The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) is the only professional treasury body with a Royal Charter.
We set the global benchmark for treasury excellence and lead the profession through our internationally recognised qualifications, by defining standards and by championing continuing professional development. We are the authentic voice of the treasury profession representing the interests of the real economy and educating, supporting and leading the treasurers of today and tomorrow.

The ACT enables and supports treasury professionals throughout their careers by:
⦁ Providing clear treasury leadership and a trusted dynamic global network of experts
⦁ Raising the profile of the profession, growing its influence and championing its success
⦁ Having high-level real economy influence and policy makers and regulators

We educate through our competency framework, qualifications, training and in-company learning programmes
We grow networks through events, conferences and regional groups

We guide, inform and support through our policy and technical work, our webinars and publications and our membership services

About Caroline Stockmann, ACT Chief Executive
Caroline Stockmann has been Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers since February 2017.
Prior to that Caroline held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The British Council, the UK’s largest charity, and before that at Save the Children International.  She has 25 years’ experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic posts at a number of commercial organisations including Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Switzerland), Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc and Unilever/ Bestfoods. Much of her working life has been spent overseas.
Caroline trained with KPMG and is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).  She has an ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has filled numerous roles as trustee over the years.  Currently she is lay trustee of Southwark RC Archdiocese, Treasurer and Council member of the Open University and a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  Caroline is a linguist, musician, and passionate bell ringer, and is married with two children.
For further information visit www.treasurers.org 

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