Winny graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MPhil Distinction in Management Studies. She started her finance career with professional accountancy firms, including Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, where she completed her ACA training. This provided valuable experience, leading Winny to working for the Global Media Enterprise, Viacom, where she travelled extensively, accumulating further expertise whilst working in different business environments and cultural settings.
Almost twelve years ago, Winny joined the fast growing pharmaceuticals company PPD, where she contributed to the significant growth of the company. She took on further professional training with ACT and helped PPD set up its current global treasury function. PPD is now a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and life cycle management services. PPD has 20,000 employees and operates in 100 + countries.
In a recent interview, Winny was described as ‘[having] a willingness to up sticks and move to where the action is, plus a strong commitment to the treasury discipline, Winny Li’s career has all the hallmarks of the exemplary 21st-century treasurer.
After working as an asset liability manager in a small Swiss bank, Felix Meyer’s background in Treasury started as a financial consultant implementing Treasury management solutions for large corporate clients at the solution provider Trema Treasury Management Systems (now ION/WallStreetSystems). This experience led him to join the corporate Treasury department of the Swiss/Swedish corporate ABB, where he was responsible for both technical and business sides of the treasury management solution. His skillset expanded into project management, where he led several successful upgrades of the treasury management system.
In his latest position as IS Business Engagement Manager for Treasury, he served as the senior product manager of treasury solutions (areas include insurance/captive/trade finance/pensions/treasury operations) as well as head of the Treasury IS organization.
His background includes certifications in Treasury (ACT), project management (PMP), product management (certified scrum product owner) and technical areas ( SQL server administration). Felix is currently adding to his skillset by pursuing a cyber security certification; he is currently seeking his next challenge in the treasury/IT space.
He was Global Group Treasurer at Willis Towers Watson plc based in London from 2010 – December 2018. In his role, Christof led treasury as well as the insurance function. Earlier positions include Head of Treasury at Fiberweb plc, leading corporate treasury as well as risk management, Group Treasury Manager at Novar plc, where he re-engineered the treasury function, and European Treasurer at Kellogg’s, having set up the European Treasury Centre.
Christof holds a dual degree in European Finance and Accounting, and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He qualified with the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Willis Towers Watson plc was the winner of TMI’s 2017 Corporate Finance and Funding Award under Christof’s leadership, and were shortlisted in the 2018 Treasurer’s Deals of the Year Awards in the category of Large EMEA Treasury Team of the Year.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Katherine is the head of the treasury team at Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Limited. DAE is a leading aircraft leasing company, with assets in excess of $15b, serving 114 airline customers in 55 countries. Previously, she led the treasury team at AWAS (an aircraft leasing company acquired by DAE in 2017) and held a variety of treasury roles with Global Crossing (European Treasury Manager) and formerly with Intel Ireland and Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd. Katherine holds a degree in International Marketing and Languages, successfully completed the MCT in 2000 and is a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD).
Frank Rust is in charge of Bucher group’s centralized financial risk management. Since Bucher is a worldwide operating manufacturer of niche market machinery and systems managing the foreign exchange exposures is the most challenging task of group treasury. He is also responsible for the inter-company financing, the cash and liquidity management and the group’s external funding.Prior to joining Bucher in 2010 he was heading treasury and trading businesses in the Swiss banking industry for more than six years. Frank Rust started his career as trader of interest rate derivatives in Frankfurt, Germany and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cologne, Germany.
Alex is the Treasury Manager at Kelda Group, the parent company of utilities provider Yorkshire Water, where he manages a small team covering everything treasury related from cash management to systems and reporting, and managing the company’s large portfolio of debt and derivatives. Alex has extensive capital markets and derivatives restructuring experience, and led in the establishment of Yorkshire Water’s pioneering Sustainable Finance Framework and subsequent sustainability bond issues. Previously Alex worked in various banking and corporate finance advisory roles in London, with a focus on debt structuring and complex financing solutions.
Ion Sclifos, Head of Treasury & Financial risk of Orange Romania (covering five entities), the domestic subsidiary of the Orange group (leader of the Romanian telecommunication market), passed fourteen years of experience in the area of corporate finance ( treasury, financing), business development and controlling in the telecommunication sector.
Gordon Wei, born in 1973, has been managing treasury risk for Huawei since July, 2013.
He joined Huawei in 2004, initially worked in the Corporate Funding area. In January 2007, he was assigned to lead a full scale transformation for group treasury. The transformation set up the foundation of today’s treasury management structure, including treasury centers, cash pools and a Quantum TMS system. After completion of the project, he assumed responsibility to lead the Corporate Funding team and managed Huawei’s first bond issuance 2012. He was sent to London in 2013 to set up the Financial Risk Control Center for Huawei, and take direct responsibility for treasury risk management.
2017 he has taken extra responsibility as the Global Process Owner for group treasury. And recently he was appointed as the General Manager and Director for Huawei Global Finance Company.
Stefan Windisch has been working at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. in Switzerland for the past 9 years in several Finance roles. Since 5 years he is working in Treasury Operations as Senior Cash Manager, overseeing the European region, its bank relationships and is responsible for the Roche Group’s short term liquidity planning. Prior to Roche he worked as Financial Controller for a FMCG company and a leasing company in UK and Germany.