ONLINE - CFO Strategy & Innovation Summit 2021

Start date:
19.11.2021
End date:
19.11.2021

890 zł per person + 23% VAT


No. of participants

+ 23% VAT

Prelegents

LINDSEY ROBERTS

ACMA, CGMA, VICE-PRESIDENT OF FINANCE, PLADIS, UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND

Currently, she is the CFO at pladis global for the UK & Ireland Region.

Pladis is a global biscuit and confectionery company with much loved snacking brands such as McVitie’s, Ulker, Verkade and Godiva. She has been in role for 3 years and prior to that spent 20 years with Kerry Foods.

Lindsey Roberts gained experience across many areas of finance including Commercial, Supply Chain, Financial Control, Shared Services set up, Revenue Management, Strategy and Transformation, M&A and post acquisition integration.

She believes that people should be able to bring their whole self to work, championing Diversity and Inclusion particularly gender equality and as a CIMA member she is an Ambassador of Women in Leadership.

GEORGE ARHIN

PARTNER & BUSINESS SCHOOL LEADER, PWC, GHANA

George Kwesi Arhin is a Partner in the Assurance practice, the PwC Business School Leader and the Human Capital Leader for PwC Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. He also holds the position as the PwC West Africa Mining Leader.

He has over 18 years’ of experience in delivering assurance and advisory services to companies involved in Mining, Energy & Utilities sector and has in-depth knowledge of accounting, finance and risk management across the sector.

George has deep expertise in ISA, IFRS, US GAAS, US GAAP and SEC/PCAOB engagements due to serving numerous clients listed on the London, Australia, New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges (LSE, ASX, NYSE & TSX).

He has worked on a number of projects in over 15 countries which makes him bring unique insights and an international perspective to clients and staff. His clients range from small owner-managed businesses to large public and private corporations both locally and internationally.

Prior to joining PwC Ghana, George worked with JP Morgan and Credit Suisse Asset Management in London. He also worked in the PwC offices in London, Aberdeen and Houston Texas. George holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc. in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA Ghana).

RICCARDO CALLIANO

HEAD OF GLOBAL FINANCE CAPABILITIES AND TALENT, GLAXOSMITHKLINE (GSK), UNITED KINGDOM

RICCARDO CALLIANO is currently Head of Finance Capabilities and Talent Pipeline at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He works across the Finance organization to drive the new capabilities development agenda, drive the various talent programs and initiatives (from early to established talents), and develop the Digital Roadmap for Finance.

He was previously Vice-President Finance, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain in, in charge of manufacturing sites across the US, Europe and Asia.

His previous responsibilities as Vice-President of Commercial Finance for GSK USA included driving performance and strategic allocation of resources, with a particular focus on planning and execution for key new product launches.

Beforehand he served as CFO in the China/Hong Kong region, where he created a Share Service Centre for the area.

Previously Riccardo worked at Eli Lilly, acquiring emerging markets experience as CFO of Mexico. Prior to that, he led various initiatives in Eli Lilly Europe, such as planning and executing the outsourcing of financial processes for the region, streamlining processes as regional P2P process owner and Six Sigma Black Belt, setting up and running a Customer Intelligence team for the European Critical Care team in Switzerland.

Prior to joining the healthcare industry, Riccardo worked in FIAT’s Corporate Strategy and Business Development function for the automotive industry.

Riccardo holds an M.B.A from INSEAD, graduated in Business & Economics from the University of Torino (Italy), earned a diploma of International Business from the University of Dublin, and received an International Business Strategy certificate from the London School of Economics.

CHRIS KNOWLES

CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER AT RSM UK

Chris Knowles is the Chief Digital Officer at RSM UK. He has more than 20 years’ experience as an IT consultant, is a chartered management accountant, and sits on our National Leadership Team.

Chris started out in IT consulting in 1997, and joined RSM in 2012 to build and lead our technology and management consulting practice. As the Chief Digital Officer, a role he took on in April 2020, Chris guides technology innovation and adoption for our firm and clients.

KAIRAV MODI

FCMA, CGMA, CA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, SIEMENS LIMITED, INDIA

Mr. Modi was born in Mumbai and having studied and worked abroad can truly be called a global citizen.

He had an illustrious academic career and is a qualified Management Accountant (FCMA (UK), CGMA, Chartered Accountant (CA) and Cost Accountant. During his professional career he has also taken up courses in Logistics at Cranfield University and on Strategic Financial Analysis at the University of Chicago.

He began his career as a Management and Strategy Consultant at Accenture in 1994 wherein he was responsible for various business transformation, valuation and cost reduction projects locally and internationally. He joined Siemens in 2005. He initially worked as the Managing Director of Siemens Corporate Finance for about 6 years where he was also Heading the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Consulting teams wherein, he did multiple top-level assignments for Siemens Germany and Siemens India. His leadership ability and his visionary were recognized by the management of Siemens Germany and he was sent on delegation to Germany and has worked in senior management roles in the Automation and Drives businesses. He became the Chief Financial Officer of Digital Factory and Process & Drives divisions in Siemens Limited, India from Oct. 2015 and later became Chief Financial Officer of Digital Industries from April 2019 and has since been guiding the business in tough business conditions exceptionally well.

His previous team members describe him as a gentle human being but a highly result oriented boss. He has been a Guardian of Angel of UNICEF and actively contributes to social and community welfare activities. He is committed to his “local” roots and is a true family person.

YAN JIN

SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, INVESTOR RELATIONS, EATON CORP PLC, USA

Yan Jin is Senior Vice-president, Investor Relations, Eaton Corp PLC, USA, a power management company. Yan also serves as one of the officers for the company.

Previously, Yan served as the vice president of finance in the Asia Pacific region.

In the past 20 years with Eaton, Yan has focused on investor relationship, accounting, tax, treasury, business strategy, green-field set up, M&A and post-acquisition integration. He was one of the key members to grow Eaton’s business in greater China and the APAC region.

Prior to joining Eaton, Yan worked as consultant at PWC.

Yan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a member of CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountants).

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. At Eaton, we make what matters work and know what matters next.

BARBARA LARSON

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ACCOUNTING, TAX & TREASURY AT WORKDAY, USA

Barbara Larson is a senior vice president in Workday finance overseeing the accounting, tax, and treasury organizations.

Barbara brings more than 25 years of finance and business experience to her current role. Since joining Workday in 2014, she has served in various leadership roles -- most recently as general manager, where she led the product strategy, management, and engineering teams responsible for Workday Financial Management, and prior to that, as vice president of business finance. Before joining Workday, Barbara held senior finance roles at VMware, TIBCO Software, and Symantec.

Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona.

KATARZYNA PODGÓRNA

PARTNER PWC POLAND, LEADER OF THE “FINANCE OF THE FUTURE” INITIATIVE IN PWC POLAND

Katarzyna is a Partner in the accounting advisory and capital markets department. She specializes in advising on the transformation processes of financial functions and supervises the implementation of IT solutions from the accounting side. She manages a team of experts creating solutions for business process optimization and developing IT tools for Finance. She has over 19 years of experience in auditing as well as accounting and financial consulting. She is a member of the British Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), a certified auditor entered on the PIBR list and a certified internal auditor (CIA).

DOROTA BOKSZCZANIN-DOMALEWSKA

DIRECTOR PWC POLAND, EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF TAX REPORTING AND TAX ADVISORY

Dorota has over 13 years of professional experience in the area of tax reporting and tax advisory. Her key area of specialization is CIT and VAT compliance. Dorota worked at PwC in the United States for 2.5 years, participating in tax transformation projects involving improvement of processes, data and implementation of technology solutions.

Dorota was a member of the Ministry of Finance working group for the implementation of the Internal Tax Control Framework in Poland and is responsible for carrying out many projects related to the assessment and support of the tax function of PwC clients, as well as the preparation and implementation of tax strategies.

She graduated in law from the University of Wrocław, studied business taxation at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and is a licensed tax advisor.

PIOTR RÓWIŃSKI

PARTNER PWC POLAND, ESG EXPERT

Piotr is a PwC Partner, GRC & Internal Audit Leader in CEE region. He has a broad experience in many aspects of corporate governance, risk management, compliance, internal controls, auditing and ESG.

His professional experience includes:
- advisory and certification services in ESG areas, including maturity assessment, support in the implementation and measurement of indicators (including carbon footprint), adaptation to regulatory requirements, validation of sustainable business reports,
- Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance implementation and assurance;
- Internal Audit advisory services (including internal audit setup), internal audit co-sourcing,
- Internal controls advisory and assurance work;
- Sarbanes Oxley attestation and advisory work;
- Third Party Assurance including readiness reviews and audits according to various standards such as SAS70, ISAE 3402, SSAE 16, ISAE 3000, ISRS 4400;
- Statutory and group audits within various reporting frameworks;
- Information Systems related audits;
- Optimisation of business processes.

MARIUSZ DZIURDZIA

PARTNER PWC POLAND, LEADER OF “CFO COMPASS” PROGRAMME

Mariusz is a PwC Partner, auditor and financial expert with more than 20 years of professional experience. He joined PwC in 1997 specializing in audit and advisory services provided to large and medium sized companies. His professional experience also includes managing projects related to financial and management reporting, projects related to the preparation of prospectuses and participation in due diligence projects on behalf of foreign investors.

Mariusz supports CFOs in carrying out organizational transformation projects. He leads a team of PwC experts who design and implement solutions using new technologies, as well as advanced analysis and visualization methods for the transformation of back office functions, performance management and management reporting as well as compliance and security of business operations.

ADAM BIEŃKO

PARTNER PWC POLAND, LEADER OF SAP PRACTICE AT PWC

Adam has over 20 years of experience in consulting and implementation of SAP solutions. He supports companies in digital transformation projects, combining the competences of IT consultants and PwC industry experts. He is the leader of the SAP team, which brings together 50 specialists in Poland and 150 in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.