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Building Longevity in Treasury with Rando Bruns


About this episode

Where do you see your career in the next five years? This is a question that many have a rehearsed answer to in their heads. Some have even learned to answer quite creatively. But when it comes down to the nitty-gritty and the ever-changing landscape of treasury, the path towards career longevity can be a bumpy one. In this episode of the Treasury Career Corner, Rando Bruns, the Group Treasurer at Merck KGaA, shares some of the principles he’s stuck to that have contributed to his impressive treasury career. He gives some background on his time at Merck and how he learned to think long-term and hone in on core processes that have contributed to their organisational longevity. Founded in 1668 in Darmstadt, Germany, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. As a vibrant science and technology company, they believe in science as a force for good, and they aim to make a positive difference in millions of people’s lives every day. Merck's passion for science and technology is what drives its 58,000 employees in 66 countries to find solutions to some of today’s toughest challenges and create more sustainable ways to live. On the podcast Rando Bruns and I discussed…
  • What inspired Rando’s move from banking to treasury
  • How Rando’s banking experience fed into his treasury role
  • The difference between the 90s and modern-day treasury
  • The benefit of more global and diverse roles
  • Why Rando has worked with Merck for 17 years
  • What Rando looks for in new hires
  • Rando’s advice for treasury professionals at all stages
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