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

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Anil Walia | Global Head, Supply Chain Finance

Walia’s career has spanned more than 30 years. He is an influential lecturer on mathematics and financial management and a leading contributor to the global supply chain finance knowledge pool. He joined ABN Amro in 2002. Prior to that, he held posts with, among others, Chase Manhattan and the State Bank of India.

Reliance Industries (India)

Soumyo Dutta | Treasurer

Dutta is responsible for management of currency and interest rate risk of the corporate balance sheet. He is also responsible for delivering target returns on the investment portfolio and working capital management. He has been an active member of several working groups and market-reform committees constituted by the Reserve Bank of India and the Securities Exchange Board of India.

RTL Group (Luxembourg)

François Masquelier | Senior Vice President, Head Of Corporate Finance, Treasury & Enterprise Risk Management

Masquelier joined RTL in November 1997. He previously worked for Eridania Béghin-Say and ABN Amro. He holds a PhD in tax law. He is honorary Chairman of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers and a member of the financial instrument working group of the International Accounting Standards Board.

SAP (Germany)

Steffen Diel | Senior Vice President & Head Of Global Treasury

Diel is responsible for all treasury activities of the group—including cash management, corporate finance and financial risk management. He joined SAP in 2006 as head of treasury finance. Prior to joining SAP, Diel was head of finance and treasury at a publicly traded German mid-cap automotive supplier. He began his career at Deutsche Bank.

Smith & Nephew (UK)

Tim Allison | Group Treasurer

Allison joined FTSE 50 medical devices company Smith & Nephew in 2012. He held previous posts at United Utilities, Coats Viyella and RMC Group. In 2005 he took over as group treasurer at IT services group Logica before taking up his current role as treasurer at Smith & Nephew.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Israel)

Eran Ezra | Senior Vice President, Head Of Global Treasury, Insurance & Risk Management

Ezra joined Teva in 1994, the year it was founded, and has been the group treasurer since 2009. He has led the centralization of global treasury operations into three regional treasuries, implemented a treasury management system and launched a global cash pool and netting solution.

Tiffany (US)

Michael Connolly | Vice President, Treasurer

Connolly has been with Tiffany & Co for over 26 years. His primary areas of responsibility include treasury operations, financial risk management, credit, payments fraud, insurance and business continuity. He is also a member of the Tiffany & Co. retirement plan, incident management, and business continuity committees. Connolly recently served on the board of the Association for Financial Professionals.

TPG Global (US)

Steve Willmann | Treasurer

Willmann is responsible for day-to-day global cash management activities, safekeeping of the firm’s public and private equity portfolio, foreign exchange activities of the firm and funds, counterparty risk management, the internal investor services functions, financing activities of the firm and its funds and general bank relationship management. Prior to joining TPG in 2007, he worked at JPMorgan Chase.

U.S. Bank (US)

Jeffrey Jones | Executive Vice President & Manager, U.S. Bank Global Treasury Management Group

Jones is responsible for treasury management, working capital optimization and international trade solutions. Under his leadership, his group has received industry accolades for quality and excellence. Jones has been with U.S. Bank since 1983. Previously, he served as director of Nacha and is a regular speaker at industry events.

UniCredit (Italy)

Markus Straußfeld | Head Of International Cash Management Sales

Straußfeld is responsible for cash management and e-banking for multinational corporates in Europe, the US, Asia and EMEA. He has previously held positions in cash management at WestLB and Commerzbank. The chairman of the board of the IBOS banking association and a member of various SWIFT modeling groups, he regularly speaks at industry events.

Vodafone (UK)

Phil Scott | Deputy Treasurer, Head Of Capital Markets & FX

Scott leads the capital markets, FX and risk management team within group treasury. He joined Vodafone in 2001 and initially managed the treasury conversion from UK GAAP to IFRS. Scott sits on the investment committee of Vodafone’s captive insurance companies and is a member of CIMA and the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Wells Fargo (US)

Secil Watson | Executive Vice President, Head Of Wholesale Internet Solutions

Watson joined Wells Fargo in 2002. Prior to that, she was head of the financial services portal for a leading e-learning company. She was also a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies in telecommunications, banking and healthcare. Under her leadership, Wells Fargo has been recognized as an innovator in treasury and online banking.

Wolters Kluwer (Netherlands)

George Dessing | Senior Vice President, Treasury & Risk

Dessing is responsible for global treasury, risk management and business continuity at Wolters Kluwer, where he has worked since 1997. He previously worked for Nethold Finance in the FilmNet Group. A board member of the Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers, Dessing oversaw the expansion of the firm’s treasury function to include insurance, operational risk management and pensions.


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