Chief Financial Officers Council

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The Chief Financial Officers Council in Europe brings together the most senior CFOs based in EMEA from a wide range of businesses, cultures and geographies.

In a confidential setting that allows for a candid exchange of views and experiences, this council discusses issues that are pertinent to the CFO function, such as risk management, auditing and competition for capital.

Topics cover a wide range of business insights, tools and techniques :

  • The Business Impact, Operational Impact and Personal Impact of the CFO
  • Big Data Technology - Business Forecasting on Real Time Data
  • Investor Relations
  • CFO Function Improvement – current status and key responsibility, what can be outsourced, best practices
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Transformational Cost Cutting - Productivity increases
  • Human Resources and Diversity - Capability management
  • Future Skills required for CFO's
  • Regional focus: Middle East, Africa, China

The power of peer learning

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

What Happens at a Meeting?

  • Presentations by members or external experts on topics selected by members
  • Discussions on leading edge or “day to day” issues picked by and moderated by members
  • Panels where 2-3 members share experiences on a topic

Council Director:

Damien Jelsch

Damien Jelsch

Council Director
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