How can you add value to your treasury team?

No matter what role you’re in, always look for ways to add value and support your team. That’s the advice that Jan Beukes, Group Treasurer at MultiChoice Group, shares in this episode of The Treasury Career Corner.

Prior to his role at MultiChoice Group, Jan has had roles as Group Treasurer at AFGRI Group Holdings and Group Corporate Finance Manager at AFGRI Operations. He has also given talks at the EuroFinance Effective Finance & Treasury Africa & Middle East event.

Jan’s background was originally in accounting before moving to treasury. He has a master’s degree in Forensic Accounting from North-West University in South Africa.

MultiChoice is Africa’s leading entertainment company. They create and secure the rights to phenomenal content from all over the world. This gets delivered through their Direct To Home (DTH), Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), and online video entertainment services.

Their entertainment platforms – DStv, GOtv, Showmax, and DStv Now – are a hub for approximately 14 million people across 50 countries.

Through Irdeto, they are a world leader in digital platform security for video entertainment, connected transport, and IoT-connected industries.

For this multinational group, Jan manages a centralised group treasury team overseeing all foreign exchange risk management activities, cash & liquidity optimisation structures, while also maintaining relationships with key regulatory, banking, and business partners.

On the podcast, we discussed…

  • How Jan first got started in the finance world
  • Why emotional intelligence is an undervalued but vital skill
  • Why it’s so important to get out of your comfort zone
  • How Jan likes to give his team exposure to different roles and skills
  • Why good teamwork is vital in treasury
  • Jan’s tips for those thinking of getting into treasury

You can connect with Jan on LinkedIn.

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