Whatever your background, you can build a successful treasury career.
Kevin Wang, Vice President and Treasurer at Eastman Chemical Company, began as a pre-med student before switching to treasury. He joins this episode of The Treasury Career Corner to tell his story and explain how he empowers others to develop their own career journeys.
Plus, he tells us how he demystifies treasury for other teams, why cross-functionality is key and what we should look out for in the future.
After leaving college, Kevin’s finance studies saw ConAgra take a chance on him, offering him a financial development programme.
During a decade with ConAgra, Kevin worked as Associate Financial Analyst, Financial Analyst and Senior Financial Analyst before moving into finance management and directorship.
He joined Eastman Chemical Company as Director of Capital & Risk Management in 2018, later becoming Assistant Treasurer, then Vice President and Treasurer, the role he holds today.
Kevin holds a BSBA in Finance and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA in Management & Organizations, Finance, from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
On the podcast we discussed…
- How Kevin moved from pre-med to treasury
- Why he left ConAgra for Eastman
- What he learned from his managers
- How he demystifies treasury for other teams
- What it’s like becoming a treasurer in a familiar company
- What treasury professionals should consider for the future
- Why cross-functionality is important
- The benefits of building customer service skills
- How he plans to empower people to grow their own careers
You can connect with Kevin Wang on LinkedIn.
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