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Fun and games: the LEGO success story 31 May, 2013 The future of physical play looks increasingly threatened by the production of ‘tech-for-tots’. But as the Slinky and Mr. Potato Head gather dust, one toy in particular remains remarkably...

If you snooze, you lose: flexible, strategic finance 31 May, 2013 McKinsey partner and moderator to the latest FDE round table Michael Birshan explains why CFOs need to be flexible and responsive to changing market conditions in their growth strategies. At...

Protecting the future: BAT wages war on illicit trade 31 May, 2013 On the front line, the tobacco industry is waging war on illicit trade, while catering for growing consumer demand for alternatives to traditional combustibles. Meanwhile, behind the scenes...

All change: transforming corporate finance at the BBC 31 May, 2013 After 15 years at the BBC and a career that has embraced and driven continuous reinvention, transformation and change, outgoing CFO Zarin Patel shares some of her career highlights with FDE’s...

Central reservations: Nestle's fleet management strategy 31 May, 2013 In the light of Nestlé’s drive to reduce CO2 emissions across Europe, global fleet solutions manager Andrzej Sacha talks to Elliott Aykroyd about the company’s decentralised approach to...

Drive for change: the Bayer climate programme 31 May, 2013 There are arguably few companies better placed than Bayer to benefit from the drive to combat climate change with CO2 emission reduction, as Achim Ilzhöfer, the manager for the Bayer...

Model of propriety: corporate mobility integration 31 May, 2013 Mobility integration, the new business model underpinning the corporate move towards mobility budgets and total cost of mobility, is influenced by and aiding a wider shift towards more...

Global vision, local flavour: Walmart International's expansion strategy 31 May, 2013 With millions of people in the world’s emerging markets moving into the consumer class, there are rich pickings for Walmart International’s global expansion strategy. But how does the retail...

Building profitable growth and maintaining capital efficiency: FDE breakfast review 21 December, 2012 The Q4 2012 FDE breakfast briefing in Stockholm saw Peter Wallin, group CFO of Skanska, highlight how the construction giant is growing profitably and maintaining capital efficiency in a climate...

Brian Gilvary: committed to the cause 13 November, 2012 After a period of massive internal change inside BP, Finance Director Europe sits down with Brian Gilvary, group CFO, to discuss the company’s post-Macondo strategy and his personal journey...

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