New Article information at Finance Director Europe New and updated information from Article listed on en-us New Article information at Finance Director Europe Corporate governance best practice scrutinised in latest FDE TV episode In this episode of FDE TV, we have come to the Corporate Governance forum in London hosted by University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School (, looking at the recent scandals, new, most crucial, challenges emerging for the corp… Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:05:00 GMT Episode 1 of FDE TV Season 3 is out! International expatriate management with Generali and Rezidor Hotel Group. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:42:00 GMT New FDE TV episode – 'Recent Biogen investment into Canton of Solothurn' FDE TV has travelled to Solothurn to witness the biggest investment in the region by Biogen. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:00:00 GMT Lithuania: land of opportunity As Great Britain is beginning to look like less of an investment hot spot because of Brexit, companies are venturing into other parts of the globe. Finance Director Europe speaks with Antanas Guoga, Pro-European Union MEP from Lithuania and public CI… Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:56:00 GMT The good fight – the drug development pipeline with Jesper Brandgaard In the battle against diabetes, continued investment in R&D, and a business culture focused on driving change through innovation, education and collaboration is essential. Finance Director Europe talks to Jesper Brandgaard, the CFO of leading diabete… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT The need for Ai in Mobile P2P software Current mobile purchase-to-pay (P2P) software is simply not intelligent enough to cope with the demands of the market. The associated signature-based internal controls are also too bureaucratic. Duncan Jones, senior technology analyst at Forrester, t… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:46:00 GMT Closing the loopholes – base erosion and profit shifting Tax avoidance may not be illegal but it has severe consequences for national governments and their public-spending policies. Jim Banks speaks to Pascal Saint-Amans, director of tax policy at the OECD, which, along with the G20, has been busy finding … Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMT Assets to ashes, data to dust – Gartner's Rob Schafer on legacy systems With any digital transformation project comes the need to dispose of obsolete legacy systems. But IT asset disposition that protects data, the environment and all-important brand reputation, while ensuring value for money, is far from an easy task. S… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT Live the digital dream – FDE briefing At a recent FDE briefing in London, produced in partnership with Dell Financial Services, the financing arm of Dell EMC, keynote speaker Bill Castell, CFO of corporate banking at Barclays, gave a personal reflection of the opportunities digitalisatio… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT Volkswagen Financial Services: In the fast lane: keep up with the evolving fleet - Knut Kroesche Five years after taking up a role as head of international fleet at Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS), Knut Kroesche is stepping down. Finance Director Europe asks him how the industry changed during his time, and how VWFS transformed into a major… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT American Express: Mobile first: seamlessly linking the buyer and supplier - Jose Carvalho As businesses work to take advantage of the globalised trade landscape, optimising working capital is a priority. Jose Carvalho, head of global commercial payments Europe at American Express, talks innovative digital payment solutions for buyer and s… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT Invest in Grenoble-Isère: Mountains and microchips - Véronique Péquignat New ideas are always welcome in Grenoble-Isère, the beating economic heart of France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Véronique Péquignat, director of international actions and key technologies at Invest in Grenoble-Isère, explains why this small city … Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT SEAT: A fleet for the future - Giuseppe Tommaso Controlling fleet management costs is essential for any large company, but efficiency need not come at the cost of quality and driver satisfaction. We speak to Giuseppe Tommaso, fleet sales and remarketing director at Spanish car giant SEAT, about ho… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT In the right area – the latest on SEPA Two years after it was introduced, the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) has had a truly transformative effect on the European payments landscape. Patrick Kingsland speaks to Javier Santamaría, chair of the European Payments Council, about improving t… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT Fit for purpose – ISS's Christian Lindskov Alsø on fleet mobility The employees of Denmark’s ISS are a common sight at many global companies, delivering the company’s outsourced services across security, cleaning, catering and many other vital facilities. To do their jobs, they need vehicles – lots of them. James L… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT Governance in the digital age – Julia Graham The explosion of business opportunities opening up as a result of the digital revolution is on a different scale to any development in living memory. This is not news: businesses are fully aware and are rightly investing in the resources to turn oppo… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT Solothurn Economic Development Agency: Where businesses find a warm welcome - Karl Brander Companies investing in new operations overseas face many challenges – not least those that arise from adjusting to a new regulatory regime, tax requirements, recruitment opportunities and cultural differences. With any luck, those businesses will hav… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT Transform and disrupt – FDE briefing At a recent FDE briefing in Zurich, the discussion centred on how companies can best approach change and transformation. Keynote speaker Imran Nawaz, SVP finance Europe for Mondelez International, highlighted and shared the lessons learned since laun… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT Datawatch: Handle data in the right analytic tool - James Eliason Efficient data management directly affects the bottom line. This is why reliably sourcing, collating and understanding data is such an important aspect of the chief financial officer’s role. James Eliason, CFO at Datawatch, discusses how his company’… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT The intelligent workforce – robotic process automation Whether it’s improving staff morale or reducing costs and error rates, the increasing role that robotics can play in various elements of one’s operations can have a major impact on a company’s business processes and beyond. Patrick Kingsland hears fr… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT