In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast, Sassan Parandeh, the Global Treasurer and Head of Insurance, Risk and Property Management Departments at ChildFund International, shares his career journey in treasury and the innovative solutions he has implemented in his current role.
As a finance, treasury, and insurance expert Sassan has extensive expertise in various areas such as global leadership, cyber security, PCI compliance, insurance and risk management, cryptocurrency, capital-credit structuring and retirement plans.
In 2023 he successfully won the Gold Alexander Hamilton Award for strengthening security and controls over Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Payment Card Industry data that transformed his department into a cyber-incident-resilient cash fortress.
In 2014 he received the Grand Pinnacle Award for payment system innovations that funded remote and underbanked locations in the developing world.
Sassan serves as the Principal of the Cyber Incident Response team at ChildFund International. He developed the organization’s first cyber incident response plan, optimized cyber insurance policies, conducted tabletop simulations, and implemented communication systems and emergency response protocols.
Sassan holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola Marymount University, a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from California State University, Long Beach. He is also a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).
Aside from this he has also been published in professional and academic journals and he has been interviewed and quoted in various media outlets. Some of his publications include articles in AFP Exchange Magazine and featured interviews on BBC Global News and Treasury & Risk Magazine.
On the podcast we discuss…
- Sassan’s accidental entry into treasury
- The changes he has witnessed in the field over the years
- The importance of staying relevant and adapting to new technologies and risks
- The evolution of treasury operations and the challenges he has faced in different industries
- The innovative solutions implemented by Sassan and his team at ChildFund International
- The importance of networking and staying connected with the treasury community
- Sassan’s involvement with the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)
- Why you should engage with professional organizations to stay informed and learn from others in the field.
You can connect with Sassan Parandeh on LinkedIn.
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