Announcing the 2022 Winners of the ATEB Recognition Awards

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2022 ATEB Recognition Award Winners

2022 ATEB Recognition Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 4th edition of our ATEB Recognition Awards.

These Awards are established to recognise the talented, hard-working individuals and teams which make a difference. Not only to the companies they represent, but also to the Belgian Treasury community in general. We have again been able to identify 3 winners of this prestigious award, which shows that there is a lot of Treasury Excellence here in Belgium.

It is with great pleasure that we can confirm the 2022 Winners are…

– NATO
– Borealis
– ETEX

Congratulations!

The first recognition award is for a treasury department at an organisation who many would not necessarily affiliate with a professional treasury environment – and it is exactly this that prompted this recognition. The primary objective of the team was to elevate the treasury processes, strengthen the governance and internal control framework, and to improve on reporting and the use of systems. Key achievements were the introduction of overarching treasury policies, establishing key internal controls, allowing better preparedness for business continuity situations, not to mention the realisation of many process improvements. In achieving this, the treasury team has also demonstrated their added value to many internal stakeholders. Congratulations to NATO!

NATO wins 2022 ATEB Recognition Award
Deniz Ates, Head of Treasury, NATO, is presented with a 2022 Recognition Award by ATEB’s President, Karen Van den Driessche, and Vice-President, Michel Verholen.
Award Winners: the NATO Treasury Team
Deniz Ates, Murielle Queva and Fabiana Zangara, NATO, accept a 2022 Recognition Award on behalf of the treasury team.

The second award is to recognise the initiatives this treasury team has realised in becoming more real-time in their operations. In our Summit last June, we all learned about their API and connectivity projects, mostly around bank balance reporting. In addition to being a valuable member to ATEB for many years, the EACT has also recognised this company earlier this year for the partnership between the treasury team and stakeholders to manage volatility on the commodity markets.

Well done to Borealis!

Borealis - 2022 ATEB Recognition Winner
Eddy Jacqmotte, Group Treasury Manager, Borealis, accepts a 2022 ATEB Recognition Award for their advances in real-time treasury.

For the third award this evening, we go to the theme of sustainability. This year, this company completed the issuance of the largest-ever ESG-linked Schuldschein debt by a non-German speaking company. The placement comprised 3 Euro-denominated tranches with maturities of 3, 5 and 7 years, at a mix of fixed and floating rates. The proceeds from this EUR 800 million debt issuance were largely used to complete an acquisition.

Big congratulations to ETEX!

ETEX win a 2022 ATEB Recognition Award
ETEX’s Group Treasury Officer, Chantal Van den Meutter, accepts the award on behalf of the company for their issuance of the largest-ever ESG-linked Schuldschein debt by a non-German speaking company.
2022 ATEB Recognition Award Winners with the ATEB Board
2022 ATEB Recognition Award Winners with the ATEB Board

And don’t forget about our 2023 Awards!

The nominations for the 2023 Recognition Awards will open in January 2023. We strongly encourage everyone to think of their peers and colleagues (and why not themselves!), and complete the nomination form. As you will see on the website, it really only takes a few clicks.