Content for Executives


As an executive, your job goes way beyond the everyday tasks of treasury and finance. Your strategic skills and leadership abilities are just as important as your industry knowledge. Mastering this combination is essential for the modern-day executive. The AFP Executive Institute and Executive content at AFP 2020 is designed to make you a better leader.

The Executive Institute and Executive Roundtables are sponsored by:



Executive Institute Keynotes

Flow and Business: Unlocking the Secrets of Peak Performance
Steven Kotler
Author, Stealing Fire

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Why Not? Achieve Your Full Potential by Rethinking the Question: Why?
Tracy Walder
Former CIA Officer, FBI Agent, and Author

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Executive Happy Hour

Virtual happy hours are less structured than other networking events and allow you to have more casual and free-flowing conversations with your peers.

Executive Roundtables

Discuss Managing Risk through the Pandemic and Capital Markets in a Time of Liquidity Crisis with your fellow executive peers.

Educational Sessions

Educational Sessions in the Executive Institute

Cyber Security During the Pandemic: Lessons Confirmed, Lessons Learned
Cybercriminals are persistent and opportunistic in their attempts to exploit individuals and businesses, especially during times of societal disruption. With more employees working remotely during this COVID-19 pandemic, payment fraud incidences continue to rise. How can treasury and finance executives help protect their organizations from fraud schemes, build a strong cyber defense strategy and lead the support efforts to help employees identify and address potential fraud attempts? In this session, acquire key tools and tactics and review cyber security lessons integral to growing and fortifying an effective fraud-prevention program in this ever-evolving new normal environment.

Lynda Henry, CTP, CPA
Senior Manager, Treasury
Blackbaud Inc

Susan Koski
Divisional Chief Informational Security Officer

SOFR So Good: An Update On LIBOR Replacement
Following up on their insightful discussion at AFP 2019, this panel of industry experts has reassembled to continue the discussion from a year ago. Hear about what each is now doing with their legacy IBOR contracts and their new interest rate contracts, including the impacts on borrowers and financial risk managers as fallback provisions between derivatives and borrowings start diverging. In addition, the panel discusses the changing market for the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR), adjustments from LIBOR to SOFR and other IBOR replacements globally.

Ruth Hardie
Senior Consultant
Hedge Trackers

Robert Owens
Director, Fixed Income Strategy
Farmer Mac

Pamella Sullivan, CTP
Vice President & Treasurer
Virtusa Corp.

Jon Tkach

Successfully Operating & Optimizing an In-House Banking Structure
Companies with global operations may involve multiple legal entities holding cash that resides with a variety of banks all over the world, presenting a clear challenge for treasury and finance executives. In this session, attendees learn how Ingram Micro manages a multi-currency notional cash pool structure (MNCP) that overcomes challenges linked to common liquidity practices (intercompany loans, “physical” cash pooling, and domestic credit lines) that have their own complexities given tax, legal, and accounting considerations. Discussion includes how the MNCP structure provides a centralized model to enhance visibility and control of working capital while reducing overall liquidity costs, FX transactions, and administrative burden.

Bertie Sanders
Managing Director, Clients & Products USA
Bank Mendes Gans NV

Garima Thakur
Assistant Corporate Treasurer & Executive Director
Ingram Micro

The Evolving Intersection of Treasury and Investor Relations to Drive CFO and Shareholder Value
As public company management teams continue to face the need to create shareholder value, learn how the combination of Treasury and Investor Relations can benefit your Company and Career.

Susie Kim
Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer

Marie-Claire Najjar
Manager, Treasury & Finance

Attendance to the AFP Executive Institute and Executive content is limited to corporate practitioners with the title of treasurer, chief financial officer, vice president of finance, assistant treasurer or controller.