Treasury can always benefit from new ideas, processes, and systems. In fact, challenging the status quo could be the very thing a treasury department needs.

But is it as simple as introducing new technologies and expecting everyone to adapt?

Abraham Geldenhuys joins The Treasury Career Corner podcast to discuss challenging the status quo, embracing new technology, and laying the foundations in a treasury department to help it adapt. He also shares his top three tips for anyone wanting to start a treasury career.

Abraham Geldenhuys is Vice President and Group Treasurer at Kongsberg Automotive. He joined the group in the midst of the relocation of its headquarters to Zurich, where he drove the transformation and establishment of the new treasury department.

Abraham has a diverse background in accounting/auditing, management consulting, and treasury. He was previously Head of Treasury Control and Cash Management at Constellium. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a B.Compt Hon degree from the University of South Africa.

Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Their products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable, and sustainable.

On the podcast, we discussed…

  • Abraham’s first introduction to treasury following his accounting background
  • Why Abraham’s main passion is to always bring positive change to every role he’s in
  • Why treasury departments need to get their future roadmaps sorted
  • How new technologies can improve the system, but the system has to be ready
  • Why you should always back yourself and challenge the status quo
  • Abraham’s tips for anyone wanting to get into treasury

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