Each treasury professional has their own story to tell of their introduction to the industry. As does our latest guest on The Treasury Career Corner, who has had a unique and fascinating career path.
On this episode, we are joined by Christian Zeidler, VP Head of Department, Global Treasury Front Office at Robert Bosch. Christian discusses his route into treasury through other finance sectors, why he chose to work in Asia and whether his career path lets him see treasury in a different light.
Plus, Christian provides expert advice for treasury professionals at all stages of their careers.
Christian graduated from the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences in 1994 with a degree in Business Administration, Controlling, Trade and Marketing.
From 1988, he worked in a number of roles for Deutsche Bank within Corporate Banking, based in his native Germany as well as in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore.
From 1999 to 2000, Christian became a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young Consulting before taking on roles with Siemens AG from 2000 to 2007.
After a short spell with Nokia Siemens Networks as VP – Finance and Business Administration, Christian joined Robert Bosch in 2008. He took on his first treasury role as Head, Regional Treasury Asia-Pacific, returning to Singapore and later Shanghai.
He has filled a number of other roles across his time there, currently working as VP Head of Department, Global Treasury Front Office, and based in Stuttgart.
On the podcast we discussed…
- Entering treasury from other fields in finance
- Whether Christian views treasury differently
- How COVID impacted Christian and Bosch
- Differences between treasury in Asia and Europe
- His desire to pursue his career overseas
You can connect with Christian Zeidler on LinkedIn.
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