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Trends and Transitions in Treasury with Torben Winther


About this episode

In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner, Torben Winther, Partner of Financial Risk and Treasury Advisory at Deloitte, shares his treasury career journey and insights into the evolving treasury profession.

Torben is a seasoned finance and risk professional with more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of treasury and financial risk management in financial and corporate sector.

Torben has worked in a broad range of industries, among them several Fortune 500 companies, and been instrumental in developing global policies, processes and organizations.

He has extensive experience of establishing treasury functions and leading assessment and transformation projects, including selection and implementation of Treasury Management Systems

On the episode Torben discusses his background in treasury, including his experience in fixed income trading, portfolio management, and financial risk management. He highlights the transition from treasury as a profit center to a more passive hedging style.

Torben also shares his roles in setting up regional treasury centers in Singapore and the Middle East, as well as his experience in mergers and acquisitions. He discusses the challenges and opportunities in treasury, including risk management, cash forecasting, technology adoption, and working capital optimization.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • Torben’s career journey to date
  • Why understanding and addressing risk exposure is crucial
  • The need for accurate cash forecasting to optimize liquidity management
  • The increasing focus on energy and commodity risk management due to extreme volatility
  • Hesitation in adopting AI and blockchain in treasury
  • Why working capital management and ESG criteria are significant in treasury operations

You can connect with Torben Winther on LinkedIn.

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