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Navigating Different Industries and Challenges in Treasury with Stephan Albers


About this episode

Seek out a mentor with extensive treasury experience and ask for their insights to fuel your hunger for knowledge.

That advice comes from this weeks guest on The Treasury Career Corner, as we are joined by Stephan Albers, Head of Treasury & Financing at ABOUT YOU, one of the fastest growing e-Commerce companies in Europe.

On the episode we discuss Stephan’s journey from starting his career in banking to transitioning into the corporate treasury world.

Stephan’s journey showcases the diverse experiences and skills gained by treasury professionals as they navigate different industries and adapt to changing business environments.

Stephan joined ABOUT YOU in 2022 and has since spearheaded the restructuring and establishment of a state-of-the-art Treasury Department. He has successfully optimized processes, provided strategic direction, and managed corporate finance and capital markets activities.

Prior to his current role, Stephan held the position of Team Lead Financing at Zalando SE in Berlin, responsible for corporate finance, capital markets activities, and external communication with financial institutions. He actively represented the finance function in cross-functional projects and made valuable contributions to M&A transactions.

Stephan’s previous experience includes serving as the Corporate Finance Manager/Group Treasurer at Nordzucker AG and also positions at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH and Hapag-Lloyd AG/Hapag-Lloyd Holding AG.

Stephan holds various certifications, including Certified Investor Relation Officer (CIRO) from Deutscher Investor Relation Verband (DIRK) and Certified Corporate Treasurer (CCT/VDT) from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • Stephan’s transition from banking to corporate treasury
  • The importance of asking the right questions and understanding the business model
  • Treasury work across diverse industries and associated challenges and cultural dynamics
  • The challenges of managing treasury during a crisis
  • The importance of safeguarding liquidity and exploring different funding sources
  • The importance of automation in treasury
  • The value of networking and knowledge sharing within the treasury community

You can connect with Stephan Albers on LinkedIn.

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