ATEB Summit

Treasury Best Practices | CFO TOP by CFO Magazine
May 8, 2017
General Assembly 2019
February 15, 2019

Dear members

The registrations for the ATEB Treasury Summit on 20th June on the Future-Proof Treasurer are now open.

Whereas once the main characteristic of an excellent Treasurer was to focus on the core competencies of Treasury such as cash management, risk management, bank relationship management and funding, most modern-day Treasurers now realise that much more is required if they wish to be perceived as an essential function in their companies. Treasurers need to develop a new framework which, while not ignoring the traditional treasury activities, has to leverage new developments in order to stay a step ahead. This means that Treasurers have to embrace new skills and be agile, strategic, digital, innovative, regulatory compliant and an advisor to the business. But what does that mean for the Treasurer in practice? Join us for a Treasury Summit and learn how those competencies can be applied to the fast new developments in the Treasury world and stay a step ahead.

This summit will be sponsored by ING and held at their offices in Rue du Trône 1, easily reachable with public transport and with free parking at Parking deux Portes at Porte de Namur.

Registration will begin at 13.00 and the summit itself will start at 14.00. For this summit we are very pleased to welcome as opening guest speaker, Mark Buitenhek, Global Head of Transaction Services, specialising in banking industry disruption, industry (Fintech) innovation, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence so well placed to be the partner of a future-proof treasurer. To open the summit, he will speak on The Future of Banking.

For our breakout sessions we will have corporate speakers covering topics that show how to be agile, strategic, digital, innovative, regulatory compliant and an advisor to the business.

To round off the summit, ING is hosting a buffet dinner in their executive suite on the 8th floor with magnificent views over the Royal Palace.

More details of the agenda will follow but please sign up to guarantee your place!

We look forward to welcoming members and non-members alike for what promises to be an interesting, informative and entertaining Summit.


Members can attend for free. The fee for non-member corporate treasurers is 200 EUR and includes a one year membership. Fee for non-corporate treasurers is 250 EUR.


ING Offices
Rue du Trône 1

Sponsored by:

12.30 – 13.00Registration Members  
13:00 – 13:30ATEB EGM Auditorium
13:00 – 14:00Registration Non-Members  
14:00 – 14:15Opening RemarksKaren Van den DriesscheAuditorium
14:15 – 15:00Keynote Address – The Future of BankingMark BuitenhekAuditorium
15:00 – 15:30The Changing Face of the TreasurerMichel Verholen, Karen Van den Driessche and Jean-Michel Harlepin, ATEBBreakout rooms
15:30 – 16:00Coffee Break  
 Break Out Stream 1 Break Out Stream 2  
16:00 – 16:45Agile Treasurer
Join this session to learn how one organization created an agile and lean treasury operation.
Strategic Treasurer
Quantitative approach to evaluate hedging strategies: sharing Solvay’s experience
Stream 1 – Breakout room
Stream 2 – Auditorium
16:45 – 17:30Innovative Treasurer
Do your employees take cyber-security seriously? Are your operations secure?
Regulatory Treasurer
What should the Treasurer be aware of in the regulatory landscape?
  Stream 1 – Breakout room
Stream 2 – Auditorium
17:30 – 18:15Digital Treasurer
Treasury 4.0 – It’s not just about the technology; it’s about changing the way you do business.
Advisory Treasurer
Is there finally an answer to our KYC frustration?
  Stream 1 – Breakout room
Stream 2 – Auditorium
18:15 – 18:30Closing RemarksKaren Van den Driessche+ INGAuditorium
18:30ReceptionALL8th floor, Executive Suite
Breakout Streams (info and speakers)
Stream 1 – The Agile Treasurer

A combination of major organizational and staff changes lead to Tenneco having to find a creative solution for their treasury operations.

Join this session to learn how one organization created an agile and lean treasury operation.

Speaker: Jerome Miara, Treasury Director, Tenneco

Stream 1 – The Innovative Treasurer

Do your employees take cyber-security seriously?  Are your operations secure?

This session is about how to help change employee behaviour – to make them the first line of defence in the security of your organisation.

Speaker: Mark Brown, Head of Digital Trust, an innovation initiative developed within ING

Stream 1 – The Digital Treasurer

Treasury 4.0 – It’s not just about the technology; it’s about changing the way you do business.

This session will bring insights on the impact of digital solutions on treasury operations including a real – life example of a corporate.

Speaker: Valentine Giffroid, Deloitte

Stream 2 – The Strategic Treasurer

Quantitative approach to evaluate hedging strategies: sharing Solvay’s experience

Find out how in daily practice quantitative analytical tools can help you to objectify risks and enable the comparison of different hedging strategies in terms of risk / reward trade-off. 

Speaker: Hatem Soua, Forex & Cash Manager, Solvay and Kenzo Tomita, Hedging Solutions Specialist, ING Financial Markets

Stream 2 – The Regulatory Compliant Treasurer

What should the Treasurer be aware of?

This session will provide you with insights on changes in the political and regulatory ecosystem focusing on EU legislative priorities for the next 5 years.

Speaker: Tarek Rahman, Account Manager, Fleischman Hillard

Stream 2 – The Advisory Treasurer

Is there finally an answer to our KYC frustration?

Will the SWIFT KYC initiative help in easing and standardizing the KYC process or is this initiative alsodoomed to fail?

Join us to understand how the approach of this initiative differs from others and engage in the conversation to develop the future proof KYC process for both corporates and banks.

Speaker: Karen van den Driessche, Avnet and Sebastian Niemeyer, SWIFT


Mark Brown 

Managing Director, ING Bank N.V

Mark is passionate about what makes people tick. A fascination with psychology, organisational behaviour and innovation led to the establishment of ING Digital Trust and a team which aims to solve complex issues around cyber security. 

The focus is on the human element, and the first product the team have developed is Wyse, the online solution that tackles employee cyber security by combining behaviour change research with cyber expertise in an engaging, fun way. The team learned very early on that e-learning does not change behaviour and for employees to be a first line of defence, rather than a first line of risk, we need to focus on behaviour, not just ‘awareness’. 

Mark spent twenty-five years in Financial Markets for a number of institutions in the US, Asia, Australia and Europe, running credit portfolio management and derivatives exposure management functions, during which he also provided training, leadership coaching and team-work workshops. Mark has a BSc in Economics and Finance, a Masters’ degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management and has just completed a BSc (Honours) in Psychology (Open University (UK)). His research was on information security behaviour and personality factors.


Mark Buitenhek

Head ING Transaction Services, ING

Mark Buitenhek (1966, Dutch nationality) is a seasoned banker.
He is Head ING Transaction Services, with overall responsibility for payments, cash management, trade finance, working capital solutions and commercial cards for Wholesale Banking.
His knowledge of banking combined with his endless energy and swift‘out of the box’ thinking, makes him a reliable partner for traditionalway of banking and a sparring partner for innovative accelerator projects and start-ups.
Mark is a recognised international keynote speaker, specialising in banking industry disruption, industry (Fintech) innovation, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. He also addresses how digital banking can meet customer needs and expectations.
Mark is a member of the SWIFT board of directors, member of the MasterCard Board, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Payconiq and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Payvision.


Valentin Giffroid

Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Valentin works as a senior consultant in Deloitte’s Treasury Advisory Services team in Belgium.  He has more than 4 years of experience within Corporate Treasury.  He started his career at HSBC where he supported the Belgian corporate sales team with corporate finance decisions. He moved on to specialize in Treasury Consulting implementing different TMS systems like Sage XRT’s Treasury System, IT2 and FIS Quantum. Valentin also has a good understanding of general Treasury processes which he gained by providing general Treasury support to FO, CO & BO.


Jerome Miara

Treasury Director, Tenneco Inc.

ACT qualified treasury professional with experience gained both at corporate and regional HQ levels, Jérôme started his career in the UK before relocating to Belgium where he is currently working as Treasury Director for Tenneco Inc. (US automotive company). In his current role, Jérôme oversees Tenneco’s international treasury operations across 34 countries.


Sebastian Niemeyer

Senior Market Manager Corporates, SWIFT

Sebastian is responsible for shaping the Corporates at SWIFT global product offering. In 13 years with the company, he has held various positions from product management and sales roles to global account management responsibilities. Based on his wide experience in global banking services and the financial industry, he is currently leading the global community engagement in regards to The KYC Registry for Corporates solution as well as the partner management for the integration of Alliance Lite2 into various ERP- and TMS-applications.


Tarek Rahman 

Account Manager, FleishmanHillard

Tarek provides EU public affairs and government relations support to buy-side and sell-side firms as well as non-financial corporates, with a focus on wholesale financial market and market infrastructure regulation. Before joining FleishmanHillard in 2015, he worked at Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society in Berlin. Tarek holds a dual degree in Political Science and Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Muenster. He also holds a Master’s degree in Politics and Government in the EU from the LSE. 


Hatem Soua

Solvay Group

Hatem Soua is a passionate Treasury Professional. He received his MA in Business Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School in 2012, started his career as a Financial Advisor and Auditor at Ernst & Young and has been an FX and Cash Manager at Solvay Group since 2014. He collaborated on treasury projects ranging from cross-border cash pool implementation in China to FX centralization across APAC and LATAM. In 2016, he actively contributed to the recognition of Solvay as Best Practice in Treasury by CFO Magazine and ATEB. He currently resides in Brussels and can be contacted at or on LinkedIn.


Kenzo Tomita


Kenzo Tomita has a master’s degree in civil engineering (specialised in secure software and AI) from KU Leuven, complemented with a management degree from Vlerick and is a CFA Charterholder. He has been working at ING for 9 years and has ample of experience in process/project management, treasury and risk management. For the past 5 years, he has been working in the dealing room where he has frequent discussions on risk quantification and portfolio optimisation with treasures and CFOs across the globe. His work together with his colleagues, has been awarded the TMI Award for Best FX Risk Management in 2017 and has been presented at EuroFinance in 2018.

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