Simon Hesse Hoffmann
Private Investor & Board Member
Simon Hesse Hoffmann is a finance professional, private investor and Board member. He is currently Board member of Nasdaq listed 2cureX AB, Board Member of WireOnAir A/S as well as Member of Family Committee of Large Cap listed Ambu A/S. Simon is also advising corporates within the cash and treasury area at Treasurer.dk. Simon is former Head of Treasury at DFDS A/S and has previously occupied a number of positions within Treasury and Cash Management for Scandinavian Tobacco Group, consulting house Nasarius and A.P. Møller – Mærsk. Simon holds a Master in Int. Business Administration and Finance from Copenhagen Business School.
Partner & Head of IT Governance and Security, Transcendent Group
Carsten Maartmann-Moe heads the IT Governance and Security department in Transcendent Group , as well as being a Partner and senior consultant in the company. His primary competencies lies within cyber and information security. In addition to strong communicative and technical skills, Carsten have experience with implementing, operating and improving how global firms work with cyber and information security.
CFA, Editorial Producer, CoinDesk
After 10 years in the finance sector and another 13 running an online business, Noelle caught the bitcoin bug in 2014. It took a couple of years of research for her to realise that changing finance is much more complicated than it seems, and even more interesting than she initially thought. Don’t get her started on the potential impact on capital markets… She joined CoinDesk in 2016 to help develop new media products, and to explore the bigger picture of the blockchain pilots and proof-of-concepts currently under way.
Director Treasury, Aalberts Industries
With a background as a Controller at IOI Loders Croklaan, Treasury positions at AkzoNobel and VanGansewinkel , Arnold Voet joined Aalberts Industries in 2015. Aalberts is a global company with a clear focus on free cash flow and a lean head office counting only 25 people. With a ‘go for excellence’ attitude they’re creating a virtual network bank, combining multi-bank, comprehensive services with full integration, whilst improving the day-to-day Treasury experience of the group companies.
Administrerende direktør, Instituttet for Fremtidsforskning
Head of Business Development, SEB
Robert Pehrson is the Head of Business Development in Transaction Services at SEB, covering the areas of payments, cash management, trade finance and receivable finance. Prior to SEB he worked as a consultant driving strategic projects in the financial services industry. His focus is on innovation, new technologies and partnerships with the ambition to optimize profitability within corporate treasury, banking, and capital markets. Robert has a Master degree in business administration from Lund University. In addition, he has studied international business at Duke University and London Business School.
Treasury Director, H. Lundbeck A/S
Markus Kede joined H. Lundbeck A/S in 2014 and is responsible for Treasury and Insurance. Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company highly committed to improving the quality of life of people living with psychiatric and neurological disorders.
With a lean Treasury team of 3 people they are constantly focusing on improving structures and processes within all areas of their responsibility. During the past months the Treasury team has been digging deeper into Lundbeck’s FX risks and found a number of currencies where new structures has helped reduce the risks.
Having spent over 20 years building banks, Sofie and her team decided that something else is needed to help small and micro businesses, and built hiveonline based on blockchain and behavioural analytics, to help them build reputation and manage finances.
Sofie advises the UN and various government groups on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. She is also board advisor to the Stockholm Fintech Hub and is working on her second book, Let’s not build a bank.
Group COO / Partner, JOE & THE JUICE
Sebastian Vestergaard is not in doubt about his own worth. At only 31 years of age, he is the COO of JOE & THE JUICE and has been the main responsible for building the entire company’s owndeveloped software system since 2009. The system covers all functional areas – from warehouse systems to surveillance, accounting and payrolls.Additionally, Sebastian Vestergaard is directly connected to every single department in the organization keeping the holistic overview.
“It’s very rare that I do not succeed with my projects. The past years in JOE & THE JUICE has been amazing as we have managed to take a business from a local to an international level” says Sebastian Vestergaard.
Kaspar Basse, CEO of JOE & THE JUICE, highlights his COO’s independence and innovative thinking: “Sebastian has been a part of JOE AND THE JUICE since its timely startup and has today developed the company’s COO position for a more integrated function of financial, organizational and operational aspects than previously seen” he says.
Per Arne Holm
FX Manager, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA
Nordic Leader Blockchain IBM
- 15-20 years in the IT industry with focus on sales leadership and business development
- Joined IBM Denmark in 2007 and has held roles within Software and Client Management
- Since September 2016 Head of IBM Blockchain in the Nordics, helping our clients to embrace this powerful new technology
Head of Treasury Group, Boiron
Valerie Cotton is responsible for the corporate treasury function at Boiron since 2009. Boiron is a world leader in homeopathic medicines and has €614 million of consolidated sales, with 3,700 employees in 59 countries. Valerie has 15 years of treasury experience. She is currently responsible for the deployment of the Kyriba TMS solution in all global affiliates in the Boiron Group, which covers 20 different countries around the globe.
Regional Treasurer EMEA / Treasury Director, TE Connectivity
Adm. direktør, Maj Invest Holding A/S
Jeppe Christiansen (1959) is CEO of Maj Invest, a Danish investment company comprising a mutual fund for private investors, an asset management company for institutional investors and a private equity company.
In 1986 Jeppe started working in the Danish banking sector, in 1993 he got a job as Deputy Manager at LD Pensions, and in 1999 he moved on to a job as a non-executive director at Danske Bank. In 2004 Jeppe was made CEO of LD Pensions, and in 2005 he founded Maj Invest. Jeppe is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Haldor Topsøe, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Novo Nordisk and a member of the Board of Directors at Kirkbi (LEGO holding company), Novo Holdings and Symphogen.
Jeppe holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and is appointed Adjunct Professor of Finance at CBS.
Head of Corporate Advisory Denmark, Danske Bank
Franz joined Danske Bank in 2017 and heads the Corporate Advisory team in Denmark. His team advises the largest and most complex Danish corporates about capital structure, liquidity management, financing strategies, and financial risk management. Franz has a broad and diverse background with a total of 20 years professional experience including tenures within equity research and credit research as well as 12 years’ practical experience from TDC’s treasury department of which he spent 5 year heading the department. Franz is a CFA® charterholder and holds a MSc of Economics from Aarhus University.
Founder & Director, D&I Strategy and Solutions
Veronika Hucke is a seasoned leader with deep expertise in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), change management and communications. She has held leadership roles at HP, Xerox, Alcatel and Philips, and combines subject matter expertise with extensive experience in driving change in large scale organizations. In 2015, she founded D&I Strategy and Solutions a consultancy firm focused at strategy development and implementation as well as research.
Her book Mit Vielfalt und Fairness zum Erfolg – a manual to leveraging diversity and inclusion for business success – has been published with Springer Gabler in autumn 2017. She has been honored with the “Global HR Excellence Award” and was shortlisted two consecutive years for the “European Diversity Award” for “Best D&I Team” and “Best Company”. Her work was also recognized with prestigious awards for “Best Internal” and “Best Integrated” communications and “Best Sustainability Campaign”.
Fintech Lab Coordinator, BNP Paribas
- More than 25+ years in banking, with 7 years spent as economist for the EBA Paris, followed by 12 years in Amsterdam and London working for ABN AMRO Global Transaction Banking
- Joined BNP Paribas in 2010, leading the Fintech Lab for Cash Management initiatives at BNP Paribas since beginning of 2017
- Commercial Engineer degree from HEC Brussels and MA in Economics degree from McGill University/University of Montreal
Jan Dirk van Beusekom
Head of Strategic Marketing, BNP Paribas
Jan Dirk has over 25 years’ experience in Cash, Treasury and Risk Management, People Management and Teaching. He started his career with Avery Dennison at their European Treasury Centre as European Cash Manager, followed by a position as Assistant Treasurer with Hagemeyer N.V. both in The Netherlands. In 1997, he switched to consultancy and banking as Financial Consultant with MeesPierson, at the time a boutique Merchant bank. In 2001, he moved with his family to Belgium to start the first eCommerce and Advisory department within Fortis Bank. In 2004 Jan Dirk became responsible for the European expansion of Cash Management and created and led the European Sales organisation. In a next stage he create and led the Financial Supply Chain Management team, a combination of Trade, Trust, Factoring, Supply Chain Finance and Cash Management. Today Jan Dirk is Head of Strategic Marketing at the Cash Management Competence Center, BNP Paribas Group. Jan Dirk holds an MSc in Financial Economics of the University of Groningen (NL-1991) and an MBA in Treasury Management of the Free University of Amsterdam (NL-2000).
Marianne Horsager Nielsen
Manager Robotics Excellence, Grundfos
Board Member of SWIFT, Danske Bank
Since 2010 in current position at Danske Bank Group at Senior VP level and since 2012 member of the management group of Transaction Banking division of the Bank. Responsible for the sales and services to corporate and institutional customers of Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance and Structured Export Finance across the Group. More than 35 years in Danske Bank Group, with experience in many areas of banking but predominantly with corporate banking and international business.17 years stationed and working for the Group outside Denmark – in Luxembourg, Hong Kong, New York, Stockholm and Dublin.Since April 2015 member of the SWIFT board of directors and chaired the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG).Married with 3 children and educated from Business College in Denmark and at Management Courses at IMD.
Head of FX, MM & Derivatives, Handelsbanken
Kristian Nielsen has been active within Treasury and Risk Management since 1989. He started with Handelsbanken Denmark in his present position as head of FX, MM & Derivatives Sales in 2008. Previous positions include FX sales responsibility for Danish and non-Nordic large corporates with Danske Markets and Nordea Markets as well as experience from a Group Treasury position and 2 years in the CEE Real Estate Development industry. Kristian Nielsen holds a Graduate Diploma in both Finance and International Business.
Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion, A.P. Møller – Mærsk
Rachel is the global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Maersk, a global transportation and logistics company. Rachel is British and has had over 14 years of experience in Diversity and Inclusion. Her career has enabled her to spend 4 years living and working in South Africa where she was Head of Organisational Culture for the Standard Bank Group. Her experience spans across the Financial Services Industry (Barclays plc.), ICT industry (BT plc.) and as a lay member on the Equality and Diversity Committee for the Bar Standards Board.Rachel has a first class BA Honours in Accounting and Finance and was presented with a social science faculty award upon graduation.Rachel lives and works in the UK with her husband and four year old son.
Bolke de Bruin
Head of Advanced Analytics Technology, ING
Bolke de Bruin is Head of WBAA Technology. Bolke is passionate about embedding new ideas in the Wholesale Banking organization and strives to make Wholesale Banking more data driven. Before joining ING in 2008 Bolke worked at the 2004 summer and 2006 winter Olympic Games managing the technology, communication and data requirements for all news & media feeds at two large event locations. Bolke has also run his own start up commercializing multi-touch technology. At ING Bolke has been business manager to executive level management and a strategy consultant advising on a variety of different strategic business challenges. In his spare time, Bolke is a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, fun father to Mattia (4) and can be found surfing, obstacle running (Ever done a 15km Mud Run? – www.obstakels.com) or taking in a museum when the opportunity arises.