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Embracing Change and Trying New Things in Treasury with Mattijn Bak


About this episode

Besides qualifications, skills, and finance experience, what else is useful for a treasury career? In this episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, I’m joined by Mattijn Bak, Group Treasurer at Vion Food Group. Mattijn is a big believer in travelling to new places, embracing change, and trying new experiences. He says this is all key to developing a fulfilling treasury career. He shares stories of his globe-trotting treasury career, spanning from the Netherlands to Vietnam. Mattijn is an experienced Treasurer with a history of working in the food production industry. He’s skilled in Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, and Working Capital Management. Mattijn previously worked at Sperwer Group as a Treasurer and gained treasury experience at Nutreco, Friesland Campina, and ING Bank. He obtained a Master’s in Law from Maastricht University and a Master’s in Financial Management (MiF) at Tias Nimbas Business School. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Vion Food Group is an international meat producer with production locations in the Netherlands and Germany, and support offices in thirteen countries worldwide. With annual revenues of €5.1 billion, Vion is one of the world’s top 100 food & beverage companies. Vion supplies customers in its home markets of the Netherlands and Germany, in other countries in Europe, and the rest of the world. On the podcast, we discussed…
  • How Mattijn first started his career in law before moving into finance and treasury
  • Why Mattijn relocated to Vietnam and why he thinks travel is so beneficial for people’s careers
  • Vion Food Groups operations and where Mattijn fits into that
  • How Vion Food Group responded to COVID remote work challenges
  • Why change is a natural part of treasury
  • Why Mattijn believes that real-time data and machine learning are the future of treasury
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