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Digitalization & AI: Transforming Treasury in the Luxury Industry

On the Treasury Career Corner podcast this week we interview Burak Yildirim, the Vice President and Treasurer at LVMH North America, about his treasury career and the challenges and opportunities in the luxury industry.


About this episode

With a background in finance and international relations, Burak stumbled upon treasury and found it to be a natural fit for his outgoing personality and strategic mindset. He has extensive experience in operational and strategic treasury roles, with a focus on risk management, digitalization, and cash forecasting.

On the episode Burak shares his career journey, starting with his accidental entry into finance and treasury at Tiger Financial Group. He then pursued an MBA and took on treasury roles at Turkish Airlines and Henkel, gaining experience in operational treasury, strategic advisory, and regional treasury management.

He discusses the challenges and opportunities he faced in different regions, such as managing volatility in emerging markets and navigating the complexities of the luxury industry. Burak also highlights the importance of digitalization and cash forecasting in treasury and the role of AI in decision-making processes.

On the podcast we discuss…

  • Insights into Burak’s career journey and the different roles he has held in treasury.
  • The challenges and opportunities in treasury management in emerging markets and the luxury industry.
  • The importance of digitalization and AI in treasury operations and decision-making.
  • Exploration of cash forecasting as a critical aspect of treasury management.
  • Advice for treasury professionals on being ready for career opportunities, taking risks, and networking.

You can connect with Burak Yildirim on LinkedIn.

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