Author: Denise Bedell

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Global Finance ’s annual list of Who’s Who in Treasury & Cash Management

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Murali Subramanian
EVP and head of transaction banking group

Under Subramanian’s guidance, the transaction banking arm of ADCB has made great strides in becoming a leader in regional trade and cash management services and solutions.

Agilent Technologies
Guillermo Gualino
Vice president and treasurer

Gualino previously served as assistant treasurer at Agilent and in a similar role at Flextronics International. He has worked at EY, PwC and the Ventana Growth Fund. Gualino is a leading authority on supply chain finance and dynamic discounting programs.

Craig Leslie
Deputy treasurer

Leslie is responsible for global cash management, liquidity planning, foreign currency risk management and global bank relations. Over the past three years, Leslie’s leadership has transformed AIG’s complex treasury operations to increase efficiency, improve risk management and garner significant cost savings.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ather Williams
MD and head of global payments and strategy, GTS group

Serving both corporate and commercial clients, Williams is responsible for end-to-end product management. He took over global GTS strategy in January 2013 and oversees investment governance, country expansion, cross-line-of-business strategic initiatives and client analytics.

Michael Mueller
Managing director and head of cash management

Mueller is a member of the corporate banking leadership team at Barclays. He oversees the corporate banking digital-client-access strategy, the liquidity portfolio and the transactions product suite. He also manages bespoke cash management teams located around the globe.

Ilari Nurmi
Senior vice president of products and services

Nurmi is on the executive team and is responsible for the company’s purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions and services. He has led key Basware initiatives over the past year—such as building new partnerships and expanding Basware’s Cloud-based open platform.

John Gallagher
VP, business planning & analysis and treasurer

Gallagher joined BD in 2012 as treasurer and added the corporate business planning & analysis responsibilities in 2013. Prior to joining BD, he had spent the majority of his career at GE and Ford Motor. Most recently he served as VP, financial planning & analysis, at NBC Universal.

Matthew Skurbe
Treasurer and managing director, finance group

Skurbe is involved in all treasury-related activities. His team has spent five years transforming treasury, a process that included implementing a new treasury management system with full integration to SWIFT and an in-house bank.

BNP Paribas
Marc Grouvel
Head of cash management, Corporate and Transaction Banking Europe

After BNP Paribas acquired Fortis, Grouvel created an integrated and enhanced cash management franchise and offering within the newly expanded network.

BNY Mellon
Ian Stewart
EVP and CEO of Treasury Services

As CEO, Stewart sets the strategic direction and leads execution for global payments, trade finance, cash management and other treasury services. Before his current position, Ian served as head of the bank’s global client management for North America, developing markets and EMEA.

Debra Hinds
Global cash management director

Hinds is responsible for the company’s global bank infrastructure, cash management and trade finance. At Bombardier, Hinds has introduced and implemented SWIFT, restructured the company’s US treasury management, and introduced several new global banking products and services to the company main divisions.

CA Technologies
Navneet Govil
SVP, corporate business development, and treasurer

A veteran of the tech and energy sectors, Govil was previously VP, corporate development project finance, and treasurer at SunPower. Before that, he held a number of finance positions at Sun Microsystems. Govil is the board director for nonprofit Youth Spirit Artworks.

Campbell Soup
Ashok Madhavan
Vice president and treasurer

With over 20 years of corporate treasury experience, Madhavan has previously held positions of increasing responsibility at the treasuries of Atlantic Richfield, PepsiCo and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Jeff McConaghy
Vice president, corporate treasurer

McConaghy is responsible for global treasury operations, capital structure, global insurance and pension programs and customer credit. Before joining Celestica, he was group treasurer at McCain Foods. Based in Switzerland, he led the company’s capital structure, global foreign exchange and cash management operations.

Michael Guralnick
MD, global sales head, corporate and public sector, Treasury and Trade Solutions

Under Guralnick’s watch, Citi’s client satisfaction index has reached an all-time high of 96%. He is a veteran at Citi, where he has worked for 29 years. Before that worked in the Republic of Korea, first with the US Peace Corps and then with LG Advertising, where he oversaw client relationship development for Korean subsidiaries of foreign parent companies.

Frank-Oliver Wolf
Global head, cash management and international business

A member of the bank’s TTS Global Executive Committee, of the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers and BritishAmerican Business Inc, Wolf is responsible for Commerzbank’s cash management and documentary business in more than 50 countries worldwide.

DBS Bank
Lum Yin Fong
MD, global transaction services, cash and trade

Lum is responsible for the marketing, sales and profitability of cash management and trade services products. She has over 25 years of experience, with an emphasis on operations and transactions banking. Prior to joining DBS, she was at ABN Amro.

Deutsche Bank
Martin Runow
Head of cash management, corporates, Americas, GTB

Runow is transforming Deutsche Bank’s corporate cash management business in the Americas by driving massive growth in areas such as electronic payments. His team also provides global solutions in Europe and Asia to multinationals based in the USand Latin America.

Donna Grier
VP and treasurer

Grier joined the DuPont finance department in 1982. She has held positions of increasing responsibility within operations and in finance in locales including Brazil, the US and Switzerland. She was named to her current position in February 2012.

Patrick Gutmann
Group head of Transaction Services

Gutmann has extensive global transaction banking experience. Before Ecobank, Gutmann held positions at Commercial International Bank in Egypt and at ABN Amro in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

Andreas Chasapis
Deputy GM, head of group Corporate Transaction Banking

Chasapis oversees cash management, trade services, e-banking, corporate sales and factoring. Before joining Eurobank in 1994, he held various roles in Cyprus Popular Bank, Barclays Bank and IDD Financial Services.

Diane Reyes
Global head of Payments and Cash Management

Reyes has responsibility for sales, distribution, client management and risk management. She represents HSBC on the Payments Risk Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and is the senior sponsor for the Women’s Accelerated Development Program within HSBC Global Commercial Bank.

Mark Buitenhek
Global head, ING Transaction Services

Transaction Services is a core growth area for ING Commercial Banking and includes integrated cash management products and channels, trade finance services and working capital solutions. Prior to assuming this role, Buitenhek was global head of payments and cash management for ING.

J.P. Morgan
Jeff Bosland
Global head of Treasury Services

Bosland manages the sales, product, client service and implementation teams globally, and has oversight of operations, technology and functional partner teams. He is a member of the Corporate and Investment Bank’s operating committee. Bosland joined J.P. Morgan in June of 2005 and in 2008 became head of public finance.

Magna International
Paul Brock
Vice president and treasurer

Before assuming his current role at auto parts manufacturer Magna, Brock was treasurer at Intier Automotive, assistant treasurer at Magna International, and vice president of finance at Dynacre. He has been instrumental in establishing regional treasury centers in key strategic locations (Latin America, Asia Pacific, EMEA) to help streamline the company’s cash management footprint.

MasterCard Worldwide
Roger Griffith
Assistant treasurer and group head, corporate treasury

Griffith supervises capital markets, capital planning, treasury operations and pension asset management, globally. He is also the chairman of MasterCard’s Investment Committee. Griffith led the company’s $1.5 billion debt IPO earlier this year. He has been with MasterCard since 1995.

John Wong
Managing director and group head, Transaction Banking, Global Wholesale Banking

Wong joined Maybank in May 2010. He heads the transaction banking division, comprising four distinct and interlinked business units: cash management, trade and supply chain financing, securities services and financial institutions, and nonbank FIs. Before joining Maybank, he held various positions at Standard Chartered Bank.

Nissan Motor
Napolean Nazir

Nazir is responsible for managing daily operations and risk exposures for foreign exchange and commodities; planning and implementing hedging strategies; and managing, planning and implementing company funding and capital markets strategies. He began his career as a research engineer and oversaw a number of device patents during that time.

Raiffeisen Bank International
Susanne Prager
Head of cash management

Prager manages RBI´s cash management portfolio, supervising sales of cash management products to multinational corporates and financial institutions. Recently, she assumed additional responsibility for cross-border card-acquiring solutions.

Carole Berndt
Global head of transaction services

Berndt is a member of the Executive Committee of Corporate and Institutional Banking. She leads a global team covering cash management, liquidity and trade finance solutions. She has been instrumental in setting the diversity agenda to support young and emerging talent and develop strong female business leaders.

Jiro Okochi
CEO and co-founder

Under his leadership, Reval has evolved from a best-of-breed financial risk management offering to a next-generation, all-in-one SaaS for treasury and risk management. He led Reval through two market-changing acquisitions, testified on behalf of corporates to the US Senate, and served on the CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee.

RTL Group
François Masquelier
Head of corporate finance, treasury and enterprise risk management

Masquelier joined RTL in November 1997. Before that, he worked for Eridania Béghin-Say and ABN Amro. He is chairman of the Association of Corporate Treasurers of Luxembourg, honorary chairman of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers and a member of the Financial Instrument Working Group created by the International Accounting Standards Board in 2004. He has also served as a specialist at the Institute of Risk Management since November 2009.

Alberta Cefis
EVP & head, Global Transaction Banking

Cefis is responsible for articulating and enacting GTB’s strategy and key priorities. She oversees Scotiabank’s trade finance, cash management, payments and correspondent banking services across 58 countries. She was profiled in the book Portraits of Canadian Women Who Inspire.

Paula da Silva
Deputy head of transaction banking and head of working capital management

Da Silva has represented SEB in several countries and is responsible for sales management and client services, product delivery and development, and electronic customer channels. She is a board member of Bankgirot, the Swedish automated clearing house.

Smith & Nephew
Tim Allison
Group treasurer

Allison has spent most of his career in large UK public-company treasury functions. He started his career at United Utilities and subsequently held senior treasury positions at Coats Viyella and RMC Group. In 2005 he moved to IT services group Logica, where he was group treasurer for seven years before taking up his current role as treasurer at FTSE 50 group Smith & Nephew.

Société Générale
Martine Sodaify
Head of international cash management

Sodaify has spent 33 years in banking and 13 working within Société Générale, where she began her career as senior product manager in charge of developing the cash management product line. She is now involved in the SEPA project in the payments and cash management unit.

Standard Bank
Neil Surgey
Head of transactional products and services

Surgey has worked for Standard Bank for the past 11 years. TPS provides corporate clients with critical products and services, including payments and cash management, trade services and global custody, and is an integral part of Standard Bank Group’s strategy to grow its banking franchise in Africa. Surgey joined Standard Bank in 2002.

Suncor Energy
Tom Morrison
Director of treasury operations

After Suncor acquired Petro-Canada in 2009, Morrison restructured the treasury team, introducing global best practices around central liquidity, payments and receipts. Suncor is now implementing SWIFT, automating its receivables and revamping its Global FX policies.

SunGard AvantGard
Steve Evans
Chief operating officer

Evans is the COO of SunGard’s AvantGard suite of treasury, messaging and payments solutions. A certified international cash manager, he has helped drive growth of the hosting and managed-services businesses and spearheaded expansion into new markets.

Mike Connolly
Vice president, treasurer

Connolly is responsible for treasury operations, global tax, financial and operational risk management, payments fraud and insurance. He is also a member of company committees on retirement plan management, business recovery and continuity, records management, and security.

Time Warner
Ed Ruggiero
Senior vice president and treasurer

Ruggiero supervises Time Warner’s worldwide treasury activities, including capital structure, capital markets, bank relations, treasury operations, real estate finance and risk management. He previously served as the company’s VP, corporate finance.

Markus Straußfeld
Head of international cash management sales

At UniCredit since 2005, Straußfeld manages cash management and e-banking for corporates in Europe, the US, Asia and EMEA. Before joining UniCredit, he held various cash management posts at WestLB and Commerzbank. He also chairs the board at IBOS Association and serves as a member of various SWIFT modeling groups.

Wells Fargo
David Trotter
EVP and head of treasury management sales and marketing

Trotter served as head of Wachovia’s Treasury Services from July 2007 until January 2009. Trotter is driving innovative treasury management sales solutions, keeping in mind what customers need today and anticipating how their needs will change down the road.

Wolters Kluwer
George Dessing
Vice president, corporate treasurer

Dessing joined Wolters Kluwer in 1997. He has implemented numerous transformations within the group: improving worldwide cash management systems and automating and standardizing treasury processes.