The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is reeling from the combined shock of the pandemic and the dramatic fall in oil prices, which have only begun to recover.
As the pandemic plays out, treasury leaders in the MEA region must adjust to a new reality, as any recovery is likely to be uneven in a changed post pandemic world.
In the Middle East, liquidity and working capital remains key, as credit risks increase and cashflows are uncertain in core markets and sectors, including oil, real estate and tourism.
Africa has seen much hard won progress being reversed by the economic impacts of the pandemic in many countries, with several sovereigns at risk of default. Yet the region remains full of potential as treasurers work through testing times and prepare for recovery.
• Hear sessions with focus on the new risk environment, the medium and long term prospects for the region, and key lessons from 2020.
• Discover the latest thinking on liquidity and funding conditions for 2021.
• Learn how to overcome the challenges of managing hard currency shortages due to foreign capital flight.
• Discover how technology and digitisation is supporting treasury leaders as the ‘pandemic plays out’.
• The conference also looked at the latest innovations to improve efficiency and support business growth in the MEA region.
Treasurer, East and Southern Africa, British American Tobacco (BAT)
Executive, Cash Management & Treasury Services (MENAT/SSA & Chennai GDC), GE Corporate Treasury, GE
Director of Finance & EMEA Treasurer, Dell
Group Finance Manager - International Financing Solutions, Strategy & Solutions, Global Financial Services, Microsoft Corporation
Corporate Treasury Manager, EMEA, Kimberly Clark Corporation
Regional Treasury Manager MEA, Nokia Corp
CFO, JAP International | JAP Africa
Sr. Manager Global Cash Management Global Treasury, Corporate Finance, SABIC
Head of Commercial M-Pesa Africa, Vodafone
Treasury & Finance director, Decathlon
Dr. Amichia Biley
Head of Syndications, DEG
Treasury and Trade Solutions Head, Sub-Saharan Africa, Citi
Senior Cash Manager, Roche
Group Treasurer, Multichoice Group
CFO, Helios Towers
Managing Director, Regional Head of Transaction Banking Sales Europe, Head of Transaction Banking Nordics & Germany , Standard Chartered
Head of Syndicate Africa, Debt Capital Markets, CIB , Standard Bank
Regional Treasury Manager (AMEE), Global Treasury & Insurance, Heineken International B.V.
Regional Director Middle East & Africa, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Patrick Peters Buhler
Citi Treasury Advisory Group, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Citi
Senior Content Producer, EuroFinance
Chief Risk Officer, Scania Group
Banking Manager, EMEA & Americas, IATA
Head of International Syndication, Absa Group
MD, Transactional Banking African Regional Operations and Head Trade and Working capital, Absa Group
Independent Treasury and Financial Services Consultant, Accuryst
MD, Head of Cash Products AME and MENA cluster, Standard Chartered
Head of Payments & Cash management, TPS, CIB , Standard Bank
Director Corporate Finance & Treasury - Asia, Africa, NAMET & RUB, Unilever