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A challenging new world – CFO insight from FDE’s London briefing 15 November, 2016 CFOs are assuming broader roles as companies adapt to an increasingly digital world. That was the keynote message at a recent dinner briefing in the Andaz Hotel, London, hosted by Finance... > read more

Shape the future – the FDE dinner briefing 05 July, 2016 Recent disruptions to global business have focused finance functions on the future by establishing a comprehensive future-ready framework or operating model that is underpinned by operational...

Finance in a digital world – Jens Madrian 05 July, 2016 This article first appeared as a blog post by Jens Madrian, CFO and CCO of London-based Reactive Technologies. Madrian writes about the changing role of finance in the digital landscape, and...

Plan to win – SHE Transmission capital investment strategy 05 July, 2016 Scottish Hydro Electricity Transmission’s commitment to combining social, environmental and economic factors when planning capital investment projects won the company the top prize within the...

Turn and face the change – CFO Eric Elzvik on transforming ABB 05 July, 2016 Every so often, a company steps back to examine what can be done more effectively and then establishes a strategy with a timetable. Having implemented a new strategy two years ago, ABB, one of...

Pillars of creation – Henkel’s Strategy 2016 05 July, 2016 As a fast-moving consumer goods company, Henkel is experienced in adapting to rapid changes in the global and digital world. Every few years, the company sets new strategic priorities. Colin...

Transforming finance in the digital world 15 February, 2016

A healthy regimen for global finance – Novo Nordisk CFO Jesper Brandgaard 29 July, 2015 Novo Nordisk’s CFO has overseen big changes in the last decade and a half. Jesper Brandgaard explains to Jim Banks how he helped the Danish pharmaceutical giant embrace offshoring,...

GBS makeover: moving the back office to the front 27 January, 2015 Leaders of Global Business Services (GBS) met in Amsterdam for the Q2 2014 FDE Amsterdam roundtable event, produced in association with Genpact and moderated by former Unilever executive...

Pure pride – ING CFO Patrick Flynn 06 January, 2015 In recent years, ING’s orange lion has become a little leaner, but no less healthy, as the group becomes a pure bank. Steve Dunkerley speaks to chief financial officer Patrick Flynn about...

Euro vision – real-time payment methods 26 November, 2014 Some thought the day would never come – SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) is officially now in force, but the story is far from over, with the European Central Bank now looking to...

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