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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...

Groceries misconduct – Finance Director Europe LinkedIn discussion 26 November, 2014 Recently, Tesco overestimated its profit forecasts by £250 million and the UK’s serious fraud office (SFO) is currently investigating. A recent Finance Director Europe LinkedIn...

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...

Time to deliver – privatising the Royal Mail 13 June, 2014 Royal Mail Group is one of the most high-profile businesses in the UK, and its recent privatisation was the subject of intense scrutiny in the media and political sphere, and among investors....

Beyond budgeting – integrated planning and performance management 13 June, 2014 Independent consultant Adrian Ryan, with input from Bjarte Bogsnes, explains how businesses can use planning and process management to drive integrated...

Structural integrity – transforming the Kering Group 10 June, 2014 Kering Group is behind some of the world’s best-known luxury, and sports and lifestyle brands, from Gucci to Puma, and its latest move to exit the retail market and focus on its key brands...

Ear to the ground: the CFO's transferable skills 29 November, 2013 In some senior executive roles, in-depth knowledge of a specific industry can be a great boon, but when it comes to the head of the finance function, skills can be successfully transferred...

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...

Paths converge for US and UK pharmacy leaders 11 November, 2012 In 2012, Walgreens and Alliance Boots announced they were to merge to form the world’s largest pharmacy business. Rod James talks to Walgreens CFO Wade Miquelon about the reasons behind the...

20 years of FDE (and counting) 11 November, 2012 What were you doing 20 years ago? We remember it like it was yesterday. 1992 was a fascinating year in which to launch a financial magazine, with the Maastrict Treaty signed, the UK withdrawing...

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