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Embracing Change and Diversity in Treasury with Adesola Orimalade


About this episode

There’s never been a better time to embrace the dynamic nature of the field of treasury. However, this Treasury Career Corner guest has specific ideas when it comes to the areas where change needs to be embraced more. Adesola Orimalade, the Director of Treasury at, joins this episode to discuss the importance of being more intentional about the future of treasury as well as the need to embrace diversity in terms of skills and personnel. Before landing his role at, Adesola worked in the banking industry where he got his first taste of what treasury entails. While moving to the UK required him to start his career from scratch, he climbed through the ranks working at organisations like the Bank of America, the Hogg Robinson Group and Orsted Limited. Adesola is also a published author and motivational speaker. Founded in 2012, is an online search engine allowing users to combine transportation from non-cooperating carriers. Self-connect travel itineraries allow users to combine flights and ground transportation from over 800 carriers. In October 2017, was named the fastest-growing technology company in Central Europe by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Central Europe in the Rising Star category. Just a year later, in June 2018, was named best Czech start-up by Forbes Magazine second year in a row. In November 2019, the company announced a change in its vision to become the first Virtual Global Supercarrier and won the People’s Choice Award at the Phocuswright Conference in Miami.

On the podcast, Adesola Orimalade and I discussed…

  • How Adesola transitioned into treasury
  • Why building a diverse portfolio is beneficial
  • How he built his career twice
  • Why building relationships with team members is vital
  • The importance of creating an awareness of treasury as a career
  • Adesola’s top advice for treasury professionals
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