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Chief Financial Officers Council

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The Chief Financial Officers Council is an exclusive, confidential, and invitation-only forum that brings together global CFOs from leading companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to discuss the issues affecting them. This forum is tailored to CFOs who:

  • Want to share best practices with CFOs from different industries and geographies
  • Want to benchmark their progress and learn from others who have gone through similar issues
  • Are looking for new ideas for business transformation and finance as a business partner
  • Have recently joined a new organisation or moved into the CFO role
  • Are interested in leadership tips and techniques for CFOs
  • Want to learn more about moving into a CEO role

Enduring relationships with trusted peers is the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the council value. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices. Council membership benefits:

    • Collective topic selection and problem solving that put your issues on the agenda
    • Informal, Real-time Benchmarking of current approaches by member companies to the most challenging issues faced by product development
    • Multi-industry insights and best practices from non-competitive peers via in-depth discussions
    • Performance accelerating ideas for a key growth engine for your company
    • Networking, reputation building and access within your peer community

  • The Next Generation IT Platforms
  • The Holy Grail of Master Date
  • Global Market's Ups and Downs
  • Digital Transformation: Digital Impact on Organizations
  • How is Performance Management Organized
  • Digital Examples of AI/Robotics in Action
  • Measuring "Finance" Performance - are we doing a good job?
  • Best Practices in Integrating MA Activities and Create Synergies
  • How to Execute the Finance Strategy in an Effective Manner

This Council is for group CFOs and the highest ranking Financial Officers, from large companies in EMEA, where many serve on the company's management board

Damien Jelsch

Damien Jelsch

Council Director, Chief Financial Officers Council
The Conference Board
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Why join the Chief Financial Officers Council?

Council meetings allow for members to exchange some of the major challenges we all face, in a very open, relaxed environment; and learn how colleagues are tackling them. It’s also helpful to realize that other companies are struggling with the same challenges or opportunities. It makes you feel more secure that you are heading in the right direction or making the right decisions. I had my Head of Global Business Services join the Shared Services Council because of this potential for constructive peer-to-peer exchange.

Mathias Margreiter, Member of the Executive Board,Head of Finance, Swarovski

What makes this Council different is the fact that it’s not organized by a consultancy or a vendor, where you can be sure there is always a hidden message. That’s not the case with The Conference Board, which is very neutral from this point of view. It’s doing its best to bring value to members, and that makes a difference.

Jean-Yves Bieri,Chief Financial Officer, Maus Freres

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