Date: June 2, 2016

How to Manage Treasury in an Era of Disruption (A)

Session Description

From a US president with a radical agenda and a liking for twitter to a bellicose North Korea and Britain leaving the EU, the world is an increasingly unpredictable place. For treasurers with an international remit, preparation and planning are essential if we are to mitigate the worst effects of this volatility. 


Based on the experiences of global corporations, this session sets out practical steps that treasury teams can take today to be better prepared for whatever the future has in store, from optimizing bank account structures to mitigating FX volatility. 

By the end of this session, treasurers will be ready to ‘fix the roof while the sun shines’ so that, whatever news breaks next, their treasury operation is in the best possible shape to weather the storm.


Speaker Information

Adam Glasser manages all banking relationships, as well as the forecast cash flow and borrowing needs for Agrofrssh. One of his main priorities is to ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment needs.

Additionally, he manages the corporate financial risk including all global insurance lines, customer credit for 3,000+ customers and financial risk across 20+ currencies. Finally, he is leading the development of Treasury policies and procedures that impose an adequate level of control over treasury activities, including: delegation of authority, separation of duties, as well as policies related to foreign exchange, customer credit, intercompany loans, cash management, and others.

Adam joined Agrofresh from Dow where he held a lead Treasury Manager Role.

Maria Logiopoulou is an International Treasury Sales Officer in the Global Treasury Solutions (GTS) Team for the Northeast US region. She specializes in working with Commercial global clients to optimize their cash management structure worldwide. Prior to joining the US team, Maria was a Director in the GTS Officers Team in EMEA and was responsible for more than 30 UK headquartered clients with GTS relationships. Industries include consumer products, technology and telecoms. 

Maria joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in October 2010 after four years with ABN AMRO and subsequently Royal Bank of Scotland in London where she performed a similar GTS relationship role. Prior to that, she spent eighteen years at Citi in Athens, Greece, specializing in Cash Management and Trade Products. 

She is a graduate in Statistics and Computer Science, from the University of Athens, (Athens Business School). She has also studied History of French Arts at the University of Paris -Sorbonne.