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Jumping Into Treasury At The Deep End with Steffen Diel


About this episode

Most treasurers have encountered colossal challenges at some stage of their career. But this week’s guest was thrown in at the deep end in his very first treasury role.

Steffen Diel, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Treasury at SAP SE, joins this episode of The Treasury Career Corner to discuss treasury challenges, his transition from banking, coping with financial crises and more.

He provides top tips for treasurers of all ages and emphasises why curiosity is key to success in the industry.

Steffen has been the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Treasury at SAP SE since 2014. He is responsible for all Treasury activities of the Group covering global cash management, corporate finance, financial risk management as well as Treasury solution-related co-innovation and sales support.

Steffen is a board member of Taulia LLC, a market-leading fintech provider of working capital management (WCM) solutions.

He joined SAP in 2006 as Head of Treasury Finance, a team within the Global Treasury organization of SAP, responsible for capital market topics, external funding, bank relationship management, Treasury-related reporting, and group-wide planning of financial income.

Prior to joining SAP, Steffen was Head of Finance/Treasury at a German listed mid-cap automotive supplier. He started his career at Deutsche Bank as a Relationship Manager.

Steffen has a degree in International Business Administration from the Worms University of Applied Sciences.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • How Steffen was thrown in at the deep end in treasury
  • His roots in banking
  • Working for a global business software company
  • Dealing with financial crises
  • His first experiences with a global company
  • Why it’s important for treasurers to keep learning

You can connect with Steffen Diel on LinkedIn.

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