The CFO Executive Dialogue is our community led solution for highly focused learning, fuelling finance leaders with the connections and strategies to support growth and create meaningful strategies amid continued economic uncertainty. Senior finance leaders will solve critical business problems, share strategic information and co-create solutions. It is a space designed for and by the finance community to come together for problem-solving and collaboration.
Join us on 10 March 2022 at the CFO Executive Dialogue to propel your function forward to become the valuable strategic partner that your business needs. Discover how to develop your teams with the skillsets to thrive in an ever-changing world and make decisions with confidence in a climate of uncertainty and disruption. Connect with senior finance leaders from some of the world’s largest companies in an immersive learning experience and co-create strategies to tackle your most pressing challenges.
pladis is a global biscuit and confectionery company with much loved snacking brands such as McVitie’s, Ulker, Verkade and Godiva. I have been in role for 3 years and prior to that spent 20 years with Kerry Foods.
I have gained experience across many areas of finance including Commercial, Supply Chain, Financial Control, Shared Services set up, Revenue Management, Strategy and Transformation, M&A and post acquisition integration.
I believe that people should be able to bring their whole self to work, championing Diversity and Inclusion particularly gender equality and as a CIMA member am an Ambassador of Women in Leadership.
Alex Lawson and his team help advise corporate customers on their strategies to manage and mitigate currency risk. Alex has worked in the foreign exchange industry for nearly 17 years, with direct involvement in hedging solutions for the majority of that time and has appeared in print and broadcast media on numerous occasions providing insight on market developments and hedging in particular. Within his product remit, Alex has also worked extensively on financial regulation and compliance topics, giving him a broad understanding of the environment that CFOs operate in.
Nawaz is responsible for managing research and programmes to deliver insights that Corporate and SME businesses can use to plan for their business and particularly their payments strategy. Previously an FX market strategist and global macro analyst serving clients across Europe, Nawaz has extensive experience in analysing and interpreting global economic and political developments, and forecasting their impact on exchange rates and business strategy. His views and opinions on currencies have been regularly quoted in several global media outlets such as Reuters and Bloomberg as well as in national newspapers.
James is an award-winning commercially savvy executive with a proven track record for delivering explosive growth and business transformation. He is a highly driven and inspiring leader with a passion for elite standards, customer centricity, impactful communication and a ‘change the game’ attitude. Currently CFO of Kantar Profiles he is supporting their growth acceleration programme as they transform into a digital-first industry leader, powered by Bain Capial. James is a Fellow of CIMA where he has sat on the global board for 6 years and finished top of his MBA class at Cranfield School of Management.
Radu Maftei is Vice President, Finance & Accounting for Procter & Gamble’s Northern Europe operations. Graduating from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest with a degree in International Business, Radu joined P&G in 1997 in the Financial Analysis group for the Balkan Markets. He has since completed country, category & corporate assignments, gaining experience both in developed and emerging regions operations from his time spent in Dubai, Cincinnati and Geneva before assuming his current role in summer 2020. Radu is married with 2 daughters and splits his time between the UK and Switzerland.
A highly effective and proactive leader with broad business, managerial and motivational skills and with an outstanding track record in turning around business, transforming global operations, delivering results maximising shareholder returns for a top 5 FTSE.
An innovative, hands on, resourceful result–orientated professional, with extensive commercial and finance skills and proven ability to capitalise business opportunities in competitive fast paced markets.
Exceptional international track record of building and inspiring talent, establishing trust, developing and leading high performing teams.
Jonny is an award-winning Finance professional who feels passionately about the role of mental fitness in the workplace. Jonny’s story, of how he navigated a challenging childhood and took the adversity he has faced and channelled it to create his own purpose, has now been the catalyst for influencing many organisations.
Prior to his current position as a Finance Director at Starbucks, Jonny was Strategy & Transformation Director at pladis where, as the Executive Board sponsor for Mental Health, he led the Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing initiative, which led to the national “Let’s Talk” partnership between McVitie’s and mental health charity, Mind.
Albida’s core focus is back office business transformation. Our hands on operationally experienced team appreciate that no two business are the same and each customer requires a bespoke strategy and solution based on global best practices obtained over many years of operational and consultancy experience.
Basware is the only procure-to-pay and e-invoicing solution provider that empowers businesses with 100% spend visibility through 100% supplier connectivity and 100% data capture. Our cloud-based technology enables organizations to fully manage their spend, mitigate financial risk and reduce the cost of operations via automation. With the world’s largest open business network and an open technology ecosystem, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the solution required for Visible Commerce, which provides customers with complete transparency into all flows of money, goods, and services around the world. A global company, Basware has offices in 14 countries and is traded on the Helsinki exchange (BAS1V: HE).
Established in 2003, Cedar is a specialist recruitment consultancy operating in the finance, transformation and procurement arenas. Cedar offers highly effective bespoke recruitment solutions to clients in the private, public and not for profit markets in the UK and internationally. We manage an extensive range of permanent and interim opportunities from entry level through to senior executive. Cedar promotes a culture based around the concept of ‘Listen, Advise, Deliver’ – we listen to our clients and candidates, understand their key drivers and then advise them as to the best approach to ensure effective delivery.
Celonis (www.celonis.com) is the New York- and Munich-based leader in Enterprise Performance Acceleration software. A pioneer in Process Mining technology, its Intelligent Business Cloud helps every company rapidly remove operational friction to become a Superfluid Enterprise. Companies around the world including Siemens, L’Oréal, Uber, Citi, Airbus, and Vodafone rely on Celonis to guide action and drive change, turning business processes into extraordinary experiences and resulting in millions of dollars saved.
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 147 countries and territories and have more than 219,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
MobileXpense provides large organizations with travel- and expense management services that are adapted to their unique organizational and regulatory needs. At MobileXpense we are driven by our dedication to make travel and expense management carefree for our partners, customers and their employees.
Sage is the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility and efficiency to manage finances, operations and people. With our partners, Sage is trusted by millions of customers worldwide to deliver the best cloud technology and support. Our years of experience mean that our colleagues and partners understand how to serve our customers and communities through the good, and more challenging times. We are here to help, with practical advice, solutions, expertise and insight.
Soldo is a multi-user spending account, complete with Mastercard® cards, intuitive admin and effortless reporting. Our mission is to simplify the entire business expense cycle, from beginning to end. We use the smartest financial technology to solve the three key business spending problems: delegation, control, and reporting.
Soldo was created by entrepreneurs and banking experts united by the search for a simple and effective way to manage the flow of money inside organisations of any size.
A perfect P2P and S2P process is the dream for every company and organization, and Transparent supports its clients every step of the way on this journey. We create value out of our client’s raw data, a craft that we have elevated to an art. Since the beginning in 2000, we have our own in-house developed software helping us discover and recover vendor overpayments, duplicate payments, tax credits, open credits and unclaimed property. We give our clients control and advice on P2P and S2P. We do so by offering AP recovery audits, Statements investigation, Fraud and risk analysis, Contract Compliance, Vendor Master Services, and VAT Solutions. Our goal: give our clients more time, more money, more control and peace of mind.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. More than 1,000 organisations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.