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Navigating the Cultural Shifts of International Treasury with Stephen Harper


About this episode

Despite treasury being an international language, there are cultural shifts that can be difficult to navigate. We go through our Treasury Career Corner archives again for this insightful episode with Stephen Harper, currently SVP Global Treasury, Insurance & ERM at Teva Pharmaceuticals. Stephen appeared on the show in 2020 to discuss his move from banking to international treasury, what led him to these decisions and to outline the cultural shifts that pose challenges in a global treasury career. Stephen Harper is a seasoned senior finance professional with over 20 years of experience across four continents. He has a wealth of experience in corporate finance, business strategy, M&A, risk management, cash management, pooling and netting, investor relations and many more areas. Starting with Merck in 1991 as Benelux/Nordic Treasurer, his career has seen him work with Flextronics International as Vice President & Corporate Treasurer, then in a similar role with Amcor Limited. He later moved to The Nuance Group in Switzerland in 2013 as Head of Treasury & Investor Relations, before switching to Australia with Pact Group. After three years of self-employment, he joined NIDEC EUROPE B.V. as General Manager Treasury Europe in March 2019 in Almere, Netherlands, before taking on his current role in Tel Aviv, Israel, with Teva Pharmaceuticals.

On the podcast Stephen Harper and I discuss…

  • Stephen’s transition from banking into treasury
  • Why Stephen was keen to leave the UK to grow his career
  • The key differences between UK and international treasury
  • How treasurers can prepare for a crisis
  • The evolution of treasury and Stephen’s predictions
  • Preparing to be a treasury professional post-COVID
You can connect with Stephen Harper on LinkedIn.

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