Scottish Development International: why Scotland is the shared services centre
In 1998, Shell established its first shared services centre in Glasgow. Trade promotion agency Scottish Development International examines why the Dutch oil giant settled in Scotland, and the reasons behind the country’s success in attracting foreign direct investment.
FDE releases new TV episode – 'Investing in Future Talent'
In this episode of FDE TV we come to Frankfurt, where we visit the campus of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
Global workers – Total Group’s expatriate management
Effective expatriate management is a cornerstone of the globalised economy, with international businesses operating all over the world. This is particularly so for upstream oil and gas operators that search for new hydrocarbon reserves in unconventional and hostile environments, while trying to keep their employees committed, healthy and safe. Jean-Remi Bur, Total Group’s head of employee benefits, employer liabilities and international mobility, tells Finance Director Europe about the challenges of managing thousands of expats.
A challenging new world – CFO insight from FDE’s London briefing
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 Director Europe in association with Genpact. Steve Dunkerley speaks to six leading European CFOs to discuss this idea in more detail and see how these challenges can be addressed.
Change for gen Y – Oracle and FDE roundtable
When talking about digital transformation in finance, there’s more to consider than technology. At a roundtable dinner hosted by Finance Director Europe in conjunction with Oracle on 26 April at London’s Grosvenor House, finance leaders from a variety of industries spoke about how digital transformation and cultural change in finance are related.