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The Road to Treasury Optimization

  • By Joanne Oh
  • Published: 12/1/2022
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The treasury landscape is transforming in the Asia-Pacific region. In a special three-part series of the AFP Conversations podcast, we take a deep dive into questions such as, how has the pandemic accelerated finance and treasury transformations? What should you consider when you’re looking to enhance liquidity management? And what does the future of digital treasury look like?

This three-part podcast series is a companion to the Executive Guide: A Treasurer’s Guide to Centralization, as underwritten by Standard Chartered.

The Road to Treasury Optimization (Part 1): Enhancing Liquidity Management

In part 1 of the series, Tom Hunt, CTP, AFP’s director of treasury services and payments, sat down with Ling-Kit Foong, head of cash and banking, Asia Pacific, at BP Singapore, and Ankur Kanwar, global head of structured solutions development and head of cash, ASEAN, at Standard Chartered Bank.

The conversation centered on ways to improve working capital and tips for fellow treasurers looking to enhance liquidity management.

Listen to an excerpt of the conversation where Ankur shares three unique challenges of collecting cash in the APAC region as a treasurer.

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The Road to Treasury Optimization (Part 2): Digitization of Treasury for Future Proofing

In part 2 of the series, Jeff Glenzer, AFP’s executive vice president and COO, sat down with Scott Engle, group treasurer at AIA Group, and Peter Wong, executive director of structured solutions development at Standard Chartered.

The discussion focused on futureproofing treasury through digitization, which types of digitization waves have the highest impact, and what the future of digital treasury will look like.

Listen to an excerpt of the conversation where Scott shares how the skill set he looks for when hiring has changed due to a technological transformation within his company's treasury function.

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The Road to Treasury Optimization (Part 3): Optimizing Operational Processes

In part 3 of the series, Himashi Soriano, AFP’s managing director of APAC, had a conversation with Nicola Gear, finance director of greater China and Singapore at Inchcape; Suki Teh, senior finance transformation manager at Inchcape; and Jessica Fon, executive director of structured solutions development at Standard Chartered.

They discussed how the pandemic has accelerated finance and treasury transformation. They also explored challenges encountered during transformation projects and processes that had to be re-engineered.

Listen to an excerpt of the conversation where Suki shares some challenges she and the team encountered during the process and how they overcame those challenges.

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