Managing treasury for a travel company spanning 180 countries is challenging enough. Throw a global pandemic into the mix and things get truly complicated.

Andrea Sottoriva, Group Treasurer & Finance Director at SITA, joins The Treasury Career Corner to speak about his career to date, navigating through a global pandemic as a travel company, and why ESG is here to stay. He also provides top tips to listeners on having a healthy work life and a fulfilling career in treasury.

Andrea has solid finance experience working across a variety of industries, including banking, auditing, investment banking and more. He has worked with SITA since 2007, beginning his journey there as Finance Manager South Europe before becoming Cash Manager Europe and then taking on his current role in 2014.

Andrea graduated from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore with a BSc in Economics in 1993.

Hailing from Milan, Italy, Andrea was a Junior Auditor with Ernst & Young and later a Junior Risk Manager for Intesa Sanpaolo. He then moved to London, becoming Senior Risk Manager for Citi. He moved back to Italy in 2000 to start a role as Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and Asset Management Leader at GE Capital, where he stayed until 2007.

Andrea’s major achievements include the Adam Smith Award for Best Cash Management Solution, best GEO for Cash Collection and achieving a Management Leadership Excellence (MLX) award.

SITA is the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology.

100% dedicated to the air transport industry, SITA co-innovates with its customers to provide more seamless, safe, and sustainable air travel.

Today, their solutions drive operational efficiencies at more than 1,000 airports while delivering the promise of the connected aircraft to more than 400 airlines and across 18,000 aircraft globally.

SITA also provides the technology solutions that help governments strike the balance of secure borders and seamless travel.

On the podcast Andrea Sottoriva and I discussed…

  • How Andrea got started in the industry
  • Guiding a travel company through COVID as a treasurer
  • The complexities of working for a company across 180 countries
  • Adjusting to working from home
  • The importance of face-to-face contact with colleagues
  • Why ESG is a revolution that’s here to stay

You can connect with Andrea Sottoriva on LinkedIn.

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