2nd International Treasury Summit
9 September 2022
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the HAT’s 2022 – 2nd International Treasury Summit, Greece’s Leading Annual Treasury event registration webpage.
On September 9th, we will host Treasurers and speakers from 11 countries around the world in the Greek Capital of Athens, and the magnificent OTE Academy Auditorium, in a full day event including top-notch networking, key global and domestic treasury trends and the famous Greek Hospitality at its best!
We are very much looking forward to welcoming our distinguished members, honourable sponsors, esteemed guests and the wider Greek and International business community from overseas interested in the Greek Market and its immense potential.
Welcome to Greece!
Time Duration Topic
09:00 - 10:00 60' Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 10:15 15’ Opening Remarks: “Reflecting on HAT’s 2nd year” Alexandros Koliavras, Vice President Group Treasury at ING Americas, HAT President
10:15 - 10:30 15’ “Corporate Funding & Ratings”
Alex Griffiths, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Ratings, Fitch Ratings
10:30 - 11:20 50’ “Corporate Funding: Navigating through uncertainty and disruption”
by Corporate Finance working group
Nikolaos Baziotis, CFO/CIO, Premia Properties
Alex Griffiths, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Ratings, Fitch Ratings
Eliza Mylona, Executive Director, Group Treasurer, OTE
Alexandros Petrakidis, Head of Large Corporate Division II, Eurobank
Thanasis Panagoulis, Treasury Manager, PPC S.A.
11:20 - 11:40 20’ Coffee Break
11:40 - 11:55 15’ “ESG Ratings - Overview on ESG/Sustainability”
Craig Gosnell, Senior Director – ESG/Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings
11:55 – 12:45 50’ “How to Finance a Sustainable World” by ESG working group
Craig Gosnell, Senior Director – ESG/Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings
Cleo Lymberi, Group Treasurer, PPC
Panos Lymperopoulos, Deputy General Manager, Head of Large Corporate & Loan Syndications, Eurobank
Dimitris Siokis, Group Treasury Director, Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
George Mourtzios, Assistant Group Treasurer, Sani & Ikos Group
12:45 - 13:05 20’ Coffee break
13:05 - 13:20 15’ “Remuneration Benchmarking Study; Key Insights and Take-aways” by Brain and Business Gain working group
Maria Giarmeniti, Head of Talent Management, AIMS International Hellas, Executive Coach (ACC)
13:20 - 14:10 50’ “Investing in Greece: Shared Service Centers” by Brain and Business Gain WG
Ioakeim Kampasakalis, Director Finance Service Centers, Imerys
Christos Kourouniotis, Partner, ΕΥ
Alexandros Koliavras, Vice President Group Treasury at ING Americas,
HAT President, Co-Head of Brain and Business Gain working group
Nena Koronidi, Co-Head of Brain and Business Gain working group
14:10 - 15:10 60’ Lunch break
15:10 - 16:00 50’ “How do I manage my treasury processes using a TMS” by Cash Management & Treasury Infrastructure working group
John Vincent, Regional Presales Manager, Kyriba Emerging
Michal Czerniecki, Senior Presales Engineer, Kyriba CEE
Ionut Grama, Business Manager, Kyriba CEE
Alexandros Bellos, Treasury Director, PVH S.A.
George Tsinidis, Credit Control & Treasury Director, Wind Hellas
16:00 - 16:50 50’ “Open Banking & APIs: Today’s applications & a glimpse into the near future”
by Cash Management & Treasury Infrastructure working group
Athanassios Daflos, Head of Transaction Banking Solutions, Eurobank
Sotiris Agious, Financial Controlling Manager, Sarkk S.A.
Manos Valsamakis, Treasury Manager, Kaizen Gaming
16:50 - 17:05 15’ Coffee break
17:05 - 17:55 50’ “Blockchain in Finance: What’s in for a Corporate Treasurer. Evolution, Opportunities & Threats” by Blockchain & Crypto working group
Sandra Ro, CEO Global Business Blockchain Council
George Panou, Head of Innovation Center, Eurobank & Member of the Board of Directors, Hellenic Blockchain Hub
Nikos Polymenakos, Treasury Manager, Delta Foods S.A.
17:55 - 18:25 30’ “EACT updates and developments”
Francois Masquelier, Chair of EACT, Chair of ATEL, CEO Simply Treasury
Robin Page, CEO tmi
18:25 – 18:45 20’ HAT Treasury Awards 2022
18:45 - 18:50 5’ “Closing remarks” Alexandros Koliavras, Vice President Group Treasury at ING Americas, HAT President
18:50 – 19:00 10’ Extraordinary General Assembly
19:00 - 22:00 180' Dinner & Drinks
Panos Lymperopoulos, CFA
Deputy General Manager
Head of Large Corporate - Loan Syndications
Currently serving as Deputy General Manager, Head of Large Corporate Loan Syndications and responsible for the Development Programs Division – including RRF and EIB related investment programs – in Eurobank.
Before joining Eurobank in 2013, he served as a Senior Banker, Head of DCM in Emporiki Bank (Credit Agricole Group) and previously as a Senior Relationship Manager in BNP Paribas in Athens. Having more than 22 years of experience in Corporate Banking and Debt Capital Markets, he has been actively involved in numerous major Debt Financings and
Restructurings completed in Greece and Southeastern Europe. He is a CFA charterholder and has received an MBA from the University of Houston in 1998. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens in 1995.
Alexandros Petrakidis is Head of the Large Corporate Division covering relationships with leading groups in energy, infrastructure, large industrials, telecommunications, and gaming sectors along with niche clients, across the Eurobank group geographies.
Before joining Eurobank in 2009, he served as a Senior Relationship Manager at Piraeus Bank where he spent 8 years in various business development roles in its Corporate Banking Division. Having more than 25 years of experience in Corporate Banking, he has a strong track record of involvement (often with a leading role) in numerous major financing and restructuring transactions. He holds a master's degree in Finance and Investment from the University of Exeter and a bachelor's in economics from the University of Piraeus.
Head of Transaction Banking Solutions
Global Transaction Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking,
Leading Payments, Cash Management, and Intelligent Services divisions, with over 18 years of experience in the Banking and Financial Services Industry. He has introduced major transformative programs in all fields of Business Banking, drives Eurobank Extroversion initiatives and Technology ecosystems like Exportgate.gr and Digital Academy for Business, and leads the new breed of intelligent services in Banking, Payments and Cash Management, focusing on innovative technology vectors that transform our world such as Blockchain, APIs and AI. Has served as Director of Information Technology in Technology Companies, Technology Consultant at Scientific Organizations and Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Member of the ExCo at Eurobank Factors, supporting the company vision to achieve top-level global distinctions. He holds a degree in Physics, MSc in Information Technology and MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business and has been a member of numerous scientific-research projects at the University of Athens
Ionut Grama coordinates the Kyriba Fintech in the CEE region, being responsible for the company's business development operations in this region. Kyriba is the global leader in automation and digitization solutions for corporate treasuries, with clients in over 120 countries. Having over 2 decades of experience in management, business development and consulting for the adoption of new technologies, digitization of processes and automation in finance and treasury, Ionut was mandated by Kyriba to initiate, build and develop the company's business in this new region for Kyriba. The team coordinated by Ionut promotes, facilitates and implements the automation of finance and treasury processes of medium and large companies in Greece, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic States and Turkey.
John Vincent is a Fintech professional with over 18 year’s experience across Corporate Treasury and Banking software in Middle East, Central & Eastern Europe and Africa. He has rich domain knowledge of Corporate Treasury, Core Banking, Payments, Risk Management, Cash Management, Supply Chain Finance, Digital Banking, Retail & Corporate Lending, AML, CRM and Regulatory Reporting. He has worked closely with Corporates across different industry verticals as a Treasury Advisor. He brings deep insight into the challenges faced by corporates in the areas of Liquidity and Risk Management. Over the years, he has worked across multiple functions performing key roles around Presales, Solution Architecting, Business Analysis and Consulting.
Finance Expert and former Corporate Treasurer, passionate about Technology, Risk Management and Treasury with a strong background in Accounting and Finance. Broad experience in Financial Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting and Treasury Operations gained through various auditing, consulting and treasury roles.
Alex Griffiths is Managing Director, Head of Corporate Ratings for Europe, Middle East and
Africa. Fitch’s EMEA corporate rating work is carried out by more than 110
dedicated corporate analysts, based in 10 cities, who cover all aspects of the rating and surveillance of non-financial corporates across the region. Alex joined Fitch in London in 2005 as a corporate analyst, and has held a number of different roles, most recently as Fitch’s Credit Policy Group with responsibility for monitoring the quality of global corporate ratings. He started at Fitch as an analyst specializing in Telecoms, Media and Technology, then became Head of Research for EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Between 2012 and 2016 he ran the EMEA Natural Resources team.
Prior to this, Alex spent eight years with Deloitte's audit practice, where he gained experience ranging from transaction services work to audit, IFRS transitions, expert witness assignments and sector research.
Alex read economics at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Craig Gosnell leads Sustainable Fitch’s business development strategy for Corporate Issuers. Craig has had extensive engagement with Issuers and market participants on ESG/Sustainability both pre and post the launch of Sustainable Fitch in September 2021.
Craig has been at Fitch since 2009 in a variety of business development
roles focusing on Corporates and has previously served as the Fitch Ratings
Head of Relationship Development for EMEA Corporates.
Christos is currently Tax Partner with EY Athens and the TP Leader of EY for Central, Eastern, South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Christos has 18 years of experience in the provision of professional tax advisory services and since 2009 specializes in the provision of structuring/planning and transfer pricing documentation services.
Since 2017 Christos supervises the transfer pricing practice of EY Cyprus and also serves as subject matter expert for other offices in the Southern East Europe.
He has a Degree in Business Management from the University of Piraeus and holds an MSc in Internal Audit and Management from the Bayes Business School in London, UK (former CITY Business School). He is a member of the Hellenic Economic Chamber and he is a licensed Greek Account (A class).
Christos has worked in a wide range for projects covering tax strategy and planning, tax impact from restructurings, tax due diligence, forensic tax, tax controversy, IP box regimes and transfer pricing. His experience spans to all sectors, with more significant experience in Technology, Pharmaceutical, Consumer goods, Telecommunications and Financial services’ sectors.
He is specialized in operationalization of transfer pricing policies and combined analysis of transfer pricing with other tax considerations (PE issues, withholding tax issues, LoB, issues of substance for effective management and GAAR purposes).
Christos has gained experience on international projects pertaining to transfer pricing issues in various European countries, as well as in transfer pricing documentation and audits in non-European countries.
European Association of Corporate Treasurers
François has founded Simply Treasury, a company that delivers advisory in treasury, corporate finance and ERM. Before and until December 2019, he was Head of Corporate Finance, Treasury and Enterprise Risk Management at RTL Group, leading European media company. He joined RTL in 1997. Before, he worked for Eridania Béghin-Say and ABN.AMRO. He is Doctor in Tax Law, has degree in Economy and Administration from the University of Liège and is graduated from the Solvay Business School as Executive master’s in management. He is certified ICIS and ICIP (Internal Controls Institute Professional) and ISO 31000 certified. He is also certified from Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Private Equity Funds. He is Chair of Association of Corporate Treasurers of Luxembourg (ATEL), Chair of European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT), member of the Financial Instrument Working Group created by the IAS Board in 2004. He has also been appointed as Specialist at The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) since November 2009. He is a regular contributor to different corporate finance and treasury magazines and newspapers. He is Editorial Director of the “Treasury Magazine”. He gives trainings and courses for House of Training Luxembourg and FEBELFIN Brussels. He is an active thought treasury leader in Europe and is known for his presentations, lectures, videos, and articles published in finance magazines for more than 20 years.
Global Blockchain Business Council
TMI - Treasury Management International
CEO of Treasury Management International (TMI)
Treasury Management International (TMI) magazine was first published in 1992. In 2021, TMI now digital only, continues to be the well-respected and independent voice of the treasury world, renowned globally for its sharp editorial focus and breadth of opinion. Prior to launching TMI in 1992, Robin had worked at the Financial Times newspaper for 10 years.
Hellenic Blockchain Hub (HBH)
Sandra Ro serves as CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council, the largest and leading global industry association for blockchain and digital assets. As a proponent of ‘human-centric tech,’ Sandra advances responsible innovation and inclusion as an angel investor, board director, advisor, guest lecturer, media commentator and cofounder of social impact and tech start-ups.From investment banking and currency markets to blockchain technology, Sandra has spent her career advocating using digital tools to solve big societal problems. She holds an M.B.A. from London Business School, studied Computer Science at Columbia University, and earned a double B.A. degree from Yale University.
George Panou is the Head of the Innovation Center at
Eurobank, leading Digital Innovation and Digital
Transformation for more than 20 years working with
Financial Institutions-Banks, Large Enterprises and Public Sector in Greece & EMEA. He is a Member of the Advisory Board for Harvard Business Review, member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Blockchain Hub (HBH) and the 1st Certified Blockchain Professional (CBP) by IIB Council in Greece, providing thought leadership on Blockchain and emerging technologies.
He is an international speaker on Fintech and Emergent Technology topics and as a subject matter expert he has been an Advisor to international client base of institutional investment firms, banks, corporations and consulting firms on Information & Emerging technologies. He has been a guest Lecturer on ESADE business school on the MSc in Business Analytics on the Fintech and Blockchain course and a guest Lecturer at
Swinburne University at Frontiers in Fintech for Master students. He has also served as a Judge and Mentor to FinTech's & Startups in Greece and abroad in various programs such as the Visa Innovation Program by Visa and independently. Among other certifications George holds an Executive Education Certificate from the
University of Cambridge Judge Business School in Digital Disruption: Digital Transformation Strategies, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from ALBA
Graduate Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Hellenic American University (NH).
Nikolaos Baziotis is currently the CFO/CIO of Premia Properties REIC. He possesses over 20 years of cross-industry integrated experience in the banking sector (corporate and investment banking) as well as in investment management, having served in executive positions with leading banking and corporate groups in Greece. He holds a BSc in European & International Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MSc in Finance from Birkbeck College, University of London.
PPC / ΔΕΗ
Ms. Lymberis has built a diverse level of experience around the credit sector in Greece for more than 20 years, having worked in Corporate Finance at Citigroup and then HSBC, where she originated and executed debut high yield bond issues for the most international Greek corporates over the period 2013-14. She then moved to Pillarstone, a KKR-backed private equity firm aimed at supporting banks and distressed corporates in Greece through corporate restructurings. In 2018, she moved to the corporate side, supporting a Greek diversified industrials company leading their investor relations program. Since 2020, Cleo has been the Group Treasurer for Public Power Corporation SA and is also a non-executive director of Optima Bank S.A. Through her role at PPC, PPC successfully re-entered the debt capital markets with two sustainability linked issuances while also completed two securitizations for electricity receivables. Cleo is a graduate of Columbia University, having completed both Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in Mechanical and Financial Engineering, respectively.
Delta Foods SA
Nikos is a Certified Treasury & Project Management Professional with over 20 years of experience in managing cash, liquidity and trade finance. He started his career in banking and then moved to the FMCG sector working for both global and local corporations. He is currently Treasury Manager for Delta Foods. Passionate about blockchain technology & digital assets he is doing his part towards adoption.
George Mourtzios currently holds the position of Assistant Group Treasurer of Sani & Ikos Group (hospitality sector) with experience in Banking, Cash & Liquidity management, and Corporate Finance. He started his professional career in the banking field, being member of NBG Group between 2015 and 2017 at which time he moved to Sani & Ikos Group. Having an increased appetite for ESG scheme, he joined the Hellenic Association of Treasurers (HAT) in 2020 as Head of the ESG Working Group.
George Tsinidis is the Credit Control and Treasury Director for Wind Hellas and Nova. The areas of his responsibilities are Treasury, Credit Risk (Vetting, Fraud & Revenue Assurance) and Collections.
George maintains a long-lasting experience in treasury, and credit control and has a strong background in cash management & forecasting, financing structures & hedging and collections.
He began his carrier in 1987 in the Treasury department of Hellenic Steel S.A.
In 1993 he undertook the position of Treasurer in of three companies of Eliopoulos Group (i.e., Eliopoulos S.A., Yamaha/Motodynamiki & KIA).
In 1995 moved to Wind Hellas as Treasurer and since 2012 holds the position of Credit Control & Treasury Director.
George holds a degree in finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
Elisa Mylona is OTE Group Treasurer. She has over 16 years of experience in treasury operations and is currently responsible for the group’s funding, liquidity, cash flow and risks management, payments, treasury policies and controls. During her journey in treasury she has executed complex funding transactions, navigated through distressed market conditions and capital controls and been involved in various corporate restructurings. In 2020 her role was expanded to include the Customer Finance operations, overviewing credit control, revenue assurance and receivables collections.
Elisa is also an active member of HAT, heading the Corporate Finance & Risk Management Working Group.
Before joining OTE she worked as a Credit Analyst in the corporate finance team of Hypovereinsbank in Athens.
She holds a BA in European & International Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MSc in Finance from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Aims International Hellas
Maria Giarmeniti, ACC
Maria Giarmeniti is a Senior Consultant and Head of Talent Management in the Executive Search firm, AIMS International and an Executive Coach.
Maria Giarmeniti started her career as a consultant in PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Corporate Finance. She then moved to a large international German bank as a Credit Analyst for 4 years. In 2006, she joined the largest telecom operator in Greece Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE) as a Treasury Manager. Her latest
corporate role was Deputy Treasurer managing a debt portfolio of Euro 5bn. At the age of 40, she decided to take a leap of faith and reinvent her career towards a more anthropocentric path. She turned to HR by joining an Executive Search firm, AIMS INTERNATIONAL, working both in Executive Search and Talent Management projects (facilitating Culture audits, Leadership workshops). In parallel, she studied to become a Certified Professional Coach. Today, she combines her career consulting expertise with her
coaching education. Maria holds a MSc in Business & Financial Economics, and BA in Economics from the University of Essex. Maria graduated from the Success Unlimited Network and became an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Vice-President, Treasury Advisor
Group Treasury at ING Americas
Strong International Finance and Treasury experience with more than 10 years in Corporate, Banking and Public Administration sectors including but not limited to Corporate Finance, Business Advice, Risk Management, Cash flow analysis, Cash Management, Treasury Control and Operations and Regulatory Liquidity in US, the Netherlands, UK and Greece.
He is also serving as the President and Founding Board member of the Hellenic Association of Treasurers for the past 2 1/2 years.
Sotiris is Treasury Professional with over 14 years of experience in cash and payment management, liquidity management, cash forecasting. He is currently Financial Controlling Manager at SARKK SA ( official contributor of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein in Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria).