Episode 041 – What it Takes to Have a Successful Treasury Career with Michel Bekkers

The Treasury Career Corner is brought to you by The Treasury Recruitment Company, the only global specialist Treasury recruitment company in the world. In this episode of the podcast, you’ll hear from Michel Bekkers, the former Group Treasurer for Adidas.

Michel is currently the Principal and Co-Founder at RSquare Consulting, where he offers financial consulting for organisations looking for advice and support for strategic decision making and risk management. Michel is an experienced finance professional with a demonstrated history of delivering results through financial innovations.

After having worked for large multi-national companies for three decades, his new focus has been on working with/for smaller to midsized companies with strong growth potential.

When you listen in, you’ll hear about why Michel believes cash is a fact and profit is an interpretation. We also get into what it takes to have a successful treasury career and why you have to define for yourself what makes you tick. And, how to find it in your role until you discover a position that really resonates with you as an individual.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • Michel’s career from how he first got into corporate treasury to launching his own consulting firm
  • How to approach commodity risk management
  • The difference between working in a principle led and rules led treasury environment
  • How to implement centralised cash management and an FX management policy
  • The value of blockchain in the future
  • Career tips and guidance for aspiring treasurers

If you’d like to get in touch with Michel, you can connect with him via his LinkedIn profile.

Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?

Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. Find out more here.Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!

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2019-09-24T18:49:27+00:00April 2nd, 2019|

Talking Treasury Careers

In this weekly podcast, I interview treasury professionals from across the globe about their treasury careers. I talk to them about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where do they see both themselves and the treasury profession developing.

Other areas we talk about include; Career highlights and lowlights. Where they got their big break? What do they see as key to their success? Where do their careers go from here? What do they see as the future of the Treasury profession?