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Banking to Treasury: The Journey of a Treasury Professional with MERCK’s Jörg Bermüller

In this episode host Mike Richards interviews Jörg Bermüller, the Head of Cash and Risk Management at Merck KGaA, a leading global science and technology company headquartered in Germany.


About this episode

Jörg started his career in banking and worked for several multinational companies in treasury before joining Merck in 2008.  He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in cash and risk management.

On the episode Jörg discusses his journey in treasury, starting from his apprenticeship as a Bank Clerk to his current role at Merck.

He discusses the importance of relationship management in treasury and how he discovered his passion for the field. Jörg also shares his experiences at different companies, including the challenges and opportunities he encountered.

He highlights the growth of his team and the expansion of treasury operations at Merck. The episode concludes with a discussion on the recent success of implementing a netting settlement process, which earned Jörg’s team an Adam Smith Award.

On the podcast we discuss…

  • Jörg’s career trajectory and how he transitioned into treasury
  • The importance of solid processes and automation in treasury operations
  • The benefits of implementing a netting settlement process for FX deals
  • Jörg’s approach to expanding the scope of treasury and becoming a strategic business partner
  • Advice for treasury professionals, including the importance of knowledge, hard work, and building a strong team

You can connect with Jörg Bermüller on LinkedIn.

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