As we’ve heard over the course of this podcast, there’s no one route into a treasury role. But what’s the best way to get into a treasury role?

In this insightful episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, Frank Waechter, the Global Director Treasury & Insurance at PUMA Group, shared his “accidental” path into treasury and how it has impacted his recruiting process.

Frank is responsible for any treasury and insurance matters within the PUMA Group. He is based at the company’s headquarters in Herzogenaurach near Nuernberg, Germany. He is also an active member in the German Treasurer’s Association VdT e.V and a member of the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter on Climate Action: Working Group “Financial Tools”.

Founded in 1948, PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands. As a German multinational corporation, PUMA designs and manufactures athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories, and the PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd.

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries and has been a public company since 1986, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • How Frank became a treasurer “by accident”
  • Why mid-office roles are a great way to transition into treasury
  • The treasury initiatives that have shaped Frank’s journey at PUMA so far
  • Why Frank seeks to hire existing PUMA employees into the treasury team
  • Frank’s advice about approaching any project or role within treasury

You can connect with Frank on LinkedIn.

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