CFO Strategy & Innovation Summit 2022

Start date:
20.10.2022
End date:
20.10.2022

2 150 zł per person + 23% VAT

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2 400 zł per person + 23% VAT

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Prelegents

KOSALA HEWAMADDUMA

GLOBAL MARKETING HEAD AND CMO FOR ASIA PACIFIC, NAMET AND AFRICA, UPFIELD AND GLOBAL MARKETING HEAD FOR CHILD NUTRITION AND HEART OF LIFE PLATFORMS

CMO for Asia Pacific, NAMET and Africa at Upfield and Global Marketing Head for Child Nutrition and Heart of Life Platforms
Kosala currently serves as a Global Marketing Head and CMO for Asia Pacific, NAMET and Africa for Upfield (the number one plant-based company globally, in 90 countries, and is famous for brands like Flora, BlueBand, Proactive and Rama).
He has over 22 years of rich and diverse experiences in multinationals (Unilever & Upfield) across different geographies from Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Turkey, and the Netherlands. He has fortunate to have worked in Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and LATAM, and in different categories, namely home care, personal care and foods, global, regional, and local roles. Before moving to consumer-packaged goods, he was an investment banker and specialized in mega infrastructure projects.
Kosala carries extensive experience in strategy and execution, coupled with business transformation, turnaround, market development and building purpose-driven brands. His passion is to make winning elite high-performance teams with inclusivity and diversity. Before his current role, Kosala was the chief marketing officer for Asia, Africa and the Middle East in Unilever’s Spreading, Cooking and Baking business. He has successfully spearheaded a business transformation in each of his roles while unlocking sustainable growth and brand purpose. He has a strong track record of insightful breakthrough innovations and rolling out across globally.
Kosala is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA & GCMA) and Chartered Marketer (FCIM-UK). He also holds a Commonwealth Executive MBA, MSc in Digital Leadership (UK), Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (UK), and a Postgraduate in Digital Marketing (UK). He was an active member at CIMA (Sri Lanka), served as an education board member for UNISA (South Africa) and has over ten years of lecturing experience at the CIMA & CIM strategic level. Kosala is a Sri Lankan based in Amsterdam. He enjoys reading, martial arts, cross-fit and mentoring start-up founders and emerging young leaders across geographies outside of work

SIMON BITTLESTONE

CEO, METAPRAXIS

Simon is an accountant by qualification and a technologist at heart and is passionate about the role technology can play in helping companies take better decisions using their data assets. Simon is CEO of Metapraxis, the Financial Analytics Technology business with offices in London, New York, Stockholm and Tokyo. The Metapraxis analytics product, Empower, helps some of the world's most complex businesses such as WPP, Thomson Reuters and Dell, improve their financial planning, analysis and reporting. Simon is Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and on the Board of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. He is Non-executive Director of ZING Technologies, a digital experience marketplace designed to bring virtual teams together and Trustee of the OU Foundation charity. He holds a BA in PPE from Oxford University, is a keen skier, avid Spurs fan and loves to travel.

ASH NOAH

MANAGING DIRECTOR, CGMA LEARNING, EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT, ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS

Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA, is Managing Director of CGMA Learning, Education & Development at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.
In this role, he engages with CFOs and Finance Leaders worldwide to understand how finance teams are evolving and guides Association’s initiatives to ensure that the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) learning content, syllabus and examinations are future-ready.
He works to make sure the CGMA designation continues to be recognized as the qualification of choice by employers and supports CGMA holders to help them create more value for their organizations in the digital age.
Ash joined the Association in 2012, and prior to that served as CFO of the International BU of TNT Express, the global transport and logistics provider and led finance teams in 45 countries through significant transformation.
Ash is a licensed U.S. CPA, a CGMA designation holder and a Fellow of CIMA. He is also an avid aviator. Ash is based in Durham, North Carolina.

MAREK ZENTARA

VP FINANCE REGION CENTRAL EAST & EAST AT VOLVO FINANCIAL SERVICES

Finance experienced professional, with a focus on business and process improvement. Experienced in multinational companies, working in complex reporting and organisational structures.
Scope of expertise focused over financial analysis, reporting, risk management, performance management, change management, system implementation.
Experienced in managing and leading teams both locally and remotely.

RADOSŁAW KOZIEJA

CEO, COGIT

He has over 25 years of experience in the use of IT systems to support the management of the biggest companies. He has managed Cogit (formerly Codec) in Poland for over twenty years. He dealt with issues associated with the practice of assisted decision-making, controlling, finance and management, inter alia with the use of artificial intelligence and analytical systems. Since the beginning of his career tied to the problems of Performance Management and Business Intelligence application issues. He participated and led consulting projects and the Performance Management and Business Intelligence implementation in Poland and Ireland. Graduate of Computer Science and Management University of Technology in Wrocław.

GWEN SHANEYFELT

EVP CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER, FRANKLIN TEMPLETON

Gwen Shaneyfelt is responsible for accounting policy, financial reporting, corporate accounting, corporate taxation, transfer pricing, and financial operations (accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll) for Franklin Resources and its subsidiaries globally.
Mrs. Shaneyfelt has devoted her career to the financial services industry and has spent more than 25 years in the investment management industry. From 2006 through 2011, she served as chairman of the ICI Tax and Advisor/Distributor Tax committees.
Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Mrs. Shaneyfelt was Executive Director of Tax at Morgan Stanley Investment Management where she was responsible for all corporate and fund tax matters for the Investment Management Division. In addition to Morgan Stanley, Mrs. Shaneyfelt's investment services career includes senior tax positions at Van Kampen Investments and KPMG Peat Marwick where she was Senior Tax Manager.
Mrs. Shaneyfelt holds a BS in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois

ALEKSANDRA STELMACH-GRYSZKA

DIRECTOR, PWC POLAND

REBECCA MCCAFFRY

FCMA, CGMA, CPFA, ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR- MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, AICPA & CIMA

Rebecca's work focuses on the government and non-profit sector, particularly central government departments and the National Health Service. She was previously head of public sector research for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), working on academic and thought leadership programmes.
Before joining CIMA in 2010 Rebecca worked for English Heritage, an executive body of the British Government, where she was responsible for designing and delivering finance training. Her previous roles had focused upon organisational planning, performance and MI system development.
Rebecca is a Fellow of CIMA, and a Chartered Public Finance Accountant. She is a member of Accountancy Europe’s public sector expert group and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Greenwich Business School.

DR JEREMY OSBORN

FCMA, CGMA, CPA, GLOBAL HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, AICPA & CIMA

An experienced senior executive and strategy consultant, with deep experience of how sustainability catalyzes systems change. Possesses a wide variety of leadership, relationship development, business development, commercial management, team building and project management skills. He has successfully led and delivered projects in complex multi-stakeholder environments.
Previously a project director of numerous C-suite projects in which where he supported clients and stakeholders across a range of industries with connecting their sustainability strategies with their core business objectives, and then measuring, valuing and communicating the value which this creates.
Currently the Global Head of ESG with AICPA-CIMA, having previously served as a senior leader with the Value Reporting Foundation which consolidates into the IFRS Foundation on 1 July 2022 to support the work of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).

DOROTA JAMIOŁKOWSKA

STARSZY MENEDŻER PWC POLSKA

Dorota specializes in the area of business controlling as well as in the processes of transformation and automation of the financial function.
For 10 years, she managed the Controlling Office of the Orlen Capital Group, where she was responsible for the implementation of controlling processes and tools supporting effective supervision over the Group. Dorota was also involved in a number of corporate projects related to cost optimization and improvement of operational efficiency. She also possesses practical experience gained as a member of the Supervisory Boards of many companies of the Orlen Capital Group from the logistics and support functions.

Currently, she supports CFOs by implementing consulting projects in the field of standardization and automation of management reporting and optimization of planning and budgeting processes using modern technologies. She is responsible for the development of PwC and Anaplan partnership in Poland. He is a member of the British Association of Auditors (ACCA).

MAGDALENA BRZUSZCZYŃSKA

STARSZY MENEDŻER PWC POLSKA

Magda is a leader in technological projects related to the creation of solutions for the purposes of reporting compliance with tax requirements - SAF-T, e-invoices, e-reports. She has several years of experience in managing and improving accounting and tax processes. She is a leader in ERP implementation projects and technologies related to the automation of tax and financial processes.
She graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Warsaw and postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. She has extensive experience in the implementation of ERP systems and their integration with external applications, ensuring compliance with local requirements.
She is a leader in reviews of accounting and tax processes in identifying areas for improvement and automation potential. She combines extensive knowledge of accounting and taxes as well as practical experience in the field of tax and accounting reporting, in the area of system settings.