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Taking Smart Risks to Propel Your Career with Sandra Ramos-Alves


About this episode

If you want your treasury career to take off, you’ve got to be bold. Taking risks and being vocal about what you want might be something you’d rather avoid, especially if you’re in the early days of your career. However, it’s something that this week’s Treasury Career Corner guest believes is vital to success. Sandra Ramos-Alves, Senior Vice President and Treasurer at Bristol Myers Squibb, joins the podcast to take us through her career journey so far. She shares what she credits to her success and the coaching tips she gives other treasury professionals. Sandra first joined Bristol Myers Squibb in 2019 with the acquisition of Celgene Corporation as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. At Celgene, Sandra was Executive Director and Assistant Treasurer and held roles of increasing responsibility since joining in 2005. She had the opportunity to build a best-in-class treasury organisation, established the banking infrastructure and the financial risk management programs, optimised the capital structure, and financed multiple acquisitions in the debt capital markets. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Spanish from Rutgers University and a Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Strategic Cost Management and Entrepreneurial Finance from Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company, and its mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. Their medicines are helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience, fibrosis and others.

On the podcast Sandra Ramos-Alves and I discussed…

  • How being proactive and trying new things can open new opportunities
  • How treasury skills can apply to any industry
  • Why taking risks and being vocal are key to career growth
  • The importance of networking
  • Why new tech is the future in treasury
  • Why Sandra coaches young treasury professionals to try new things
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