We are honored to invite you to the launch event of a new professional community,
bringing together financial executives from leading Israeli corporates and organizations.
The community will conduct professional discourse, aid in promoting collaborations among its members in various areas, and allow independent contact with various institutions, policy makers, and stakeholders from this field.
We are convinced that this conference will prove itself as a contributing factor in solving challenges and promoting the treasury profession during its first year already.
A mix of strategic keynotes, panel sessions and hands on workshops.
08:00 Registration & Networking
Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski, Tech Investor, Partner, head of tech & regulation department, HFN & Adjunct Prof. for Cyber Studies, TAU & Kellogg, Israel
> Global Benchmark for Treasury Excellence
Mr. Denis Murphy, Commercial Director, Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
> Building the Global Treasury of the Future
Mr. Marc Delbaere, Head of Corporate and Trade, SWIFT
> Secure Payments Processes – Adapt to a changing world
Mr. Marko Kling, VP Solution Architecture, Serrala
> What Is a Payment Factory and Who Needs One
Mr. Stephane Curcio, Head of Sales Enablement, Europe, Kyriba
> HSBC & Lumenis – Supporting global growth
Mr. Guy Rotenshtrich, Country Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC Bank plc, Israel
Mr. Oded Paz, Global Treasurer, Lumenis
>The Future of International Trade and Payments – Where are we headed?
Mr. Moran Shtark, Head of International Trade and Payments, SWIFT
Israel Chairperson, The First International Bank of Israel
> Dr. Moshe Bareket, Director General, Israel Capital Markets, Insurance and Saving Authority
>The Role of Responsible Execution
Mr. Amit Lowenstein, CEO, Co-founder & Partner, Israel Financial Institute
>Cooperative Finance – Make capital serve rather than govern
Adv. Yifat Solel, Board Member, Director of Regulation, Governance and Democracy OFEK Credit Union
> Panel – Global Payment Innovation
Moderator – Mr. Marc Delbaere, Head of Corporate and Trade, SWIFT
Mr. Denis Murphy, Commercial Director, Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)
Mr. Nick Clare, Channel Sales Manager, Kyriba
Mr. Marko Kling, VP Solution Architecture, Serrala
Mrs. Iris Levanon, IT Executive. Deputy CEO – Head of Development Vision,
Mataf – The First International Bank of Israel.
Mrs. Meital Raviv, Head of Fintech & Innovation, KPMG Israel
> Keter Group Next Generation Treasury
Mr. Yuval Rafid, Group Treasurer, Investors Relations Director, Keter Group
>Blockchain Digital Transformation – $3 Trillion of Added Value
Mr. Aviv Lichtigstein, CEO, 101 Blockchain
> Innovation is hazardous to your financial health
Mr. Ahi Gvirtsman, Chief Product Officer, DUCO – Innovation Eco-System Design
(PhD, Columbia University MBA & CPA) is the Director General of Israel’s Capital Market Insurance and Saving Authority (CMISA).
He has extensive regulatory, academic and business experience, and prior to his appointment he was a Special Advisor to Jefferies Investment Banking and a Consultant to major international and Israeli entities, as well as Israeli fintech and other startup firms. Dr. Bareket served as the Chairman of the Board of Phoenix Holding Company and Phoenix Insurance Ltd and was a board member at major Israeli listed companies (Carraso Motors, Delek Group, Delek Energy, Elad Real Estate and more).
He also acted a Chief Finance and strategy Office of Isaac Tshuva’s Group. Between 2006-2010, Dr. Bareket was the Director of the Corporations Finance Division at the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) and served as the ISA’s Chief Accountant. Earlier in his career, Dr. Bareker was a Professor at Duke University (FUQUA School of Business) for five years and served for eight years as an Auditor and Accounting Expert at the Central Bank of Israel.
Commercial Director, Association of Corporate Treasurers
Denis Murphy heads the commercial function of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), the chartered professional body for Treasury.
Established in 1979, the ACT represents the interests of the real economy, and educates and supports treasurers around the world.
The ACT mission is to embed the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in the treasury world and act as its leading advocate.
As a not-for-profit membership organisation, the ACT is focused on delivering the best in education, events, training resources and information for the treasury community.
Country Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC Bank plc, Israel
Since 2016, Guy Rotenshtrich is leading the HSBC Israel Global Liquidity and Cash Management team, with almost 20 years of experience in global banking.
With that proven track record, he is considered one of the cash management market leaders.
In his current role, he helped, together with his experienced cash managers consultants to put a focus on building client relationships and enhanced focus on their needs, helping them to constantly grow their global business, introducing them to opportunities, while leveraging HSBC’s global products, digital solutions & market experts on its presence countries.
Board Member ,Director of Regulation ,Governance and
Democracy, OFEK Credit Union
Solel is one of the founders and a board member of OFEK – a
financial cooperative that had a major role in amending the Israeli
Law in order to allow the operation of Credit Unions, and is about to
receive the first Credit Union license in Israel in over 50 years. Solel
is the chairperson of the Democracy committee of Ofek and director
of regulation and governance.
Solel is the Chairperson of “The Cooperatives Alliance for Social,
Economic and Environmental Justice” – an umbrella organization of
cooperatives that emerged out of the social protest of 2011 in order
to achieve civic economic power. The Alliance helps start and
promote cooperatives, gives services to its members and trying to
create a favorable environment for cooperatives.
Yifat Solel specializes in social rights legislation; conducting legal
struggles and submitting petitions to the Supreme Court in order to
enhance free speech, democratic rights, and create social change.
She works with Social Change organizations as a Legal Advisor.
She is a PHD candidate in the Haifa University Law School, her
research entitled: Cooperatives and Democracy: How should legal
paradigms of cooperation and competition be re-conceptualized in
order to promote economic democracy?
Solel is a member of the research committee of the International
Cooperative Alliance and of its Law committee.
Head of Sales Enablement, Europe, Kyriba
Stéphane Curcio is Head of Sales Enablement training for Europe at Kyriba.
Based in London, he has been an expert in the fields of finance and treasury and the world of software for the past 20 years.
Before joining Kyriba, Stéphane acquired extensive experience at Airbus Group (formerly EADS) where he was part of the professionalization of Treasury systems administration, notably with the design and development of a middle-office reporting tool; then at IT2 on projects with an international scope.
He also spent several years at Thomson-Reuters, notably as system subject matter expert in the Central European and the Middle Eastern markets.
Stéphane has been a French expatriate in London for 12 years where he participated in the development of Kyriba Northern European office in diverse roles, while working in close collaboration with teams based on three continents.
Head of Corporate and Trade, SWIFT
Marc Delbaere is Global Head of Corporates and Trade at SWIFT since 2016.
At SWIFT since 2008, Marc has a long track record in driving industry transformation programmes, very often from the ground up (MyStandards, gpi for corporates, gpi prevalidation, KYC for corporates, corporate digital identity…).
Marc came from IBM where he was in charge of the IBM Industry Models portfolio, an intellectual property offering at the crossroads of business and IT. Marc studied Business Engineering at Solvay Business School and holds a post graduate degree in Actuarial Sciences – stochastic finance from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
,Tech Investor, Partner, head of tech & regulation
department, HFN & Adjunct Prof. for Cyber Studies TAU & Kellogg
Cyber and predictive, big data tech expert and investor and board member in startups.
Partner and head of tech & regulation department at the leading International Israeli law firm Herzog, Fox, Neeman (HFN) focusing on Tech Regulation and disruptive digital technologies, Internet and Cyber laws, Ad-tech, Monetization, e-Commerce and Fintech.
Previously, Venture partner, investor at JVP, Labs, lead global Venture Capital, focusing personally on early stage investments, disruptive digital technologies and company building around core innovation.
At JVP Cyber Labs, focused on Cyber investments and Big Data and co-led the VC state-sponsored incubator for Cyber Security & Big Data in Beer Sheva, Israel.
Academically, initiated the Cyber Security studies at TA University MBA program and teach classes on Cyber Security and Information Security paradigms and architecture and on Internet laws and Data Protection. Currently also teach at Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network program.
Background as an entrepreneur (Internet & Information security companies) and co-founder of startups (Plymedia & Altal) & Consultant to start-ups, high tech companies and governmental bodies.
Specialties: Cyber, Big Data Analytics, Internet law, New Media, Information Security
IT Executive, Deputy CEO – Head of Development Division, Mataf – The First International Bank of Israel
VP Solution Architecture, Serrala
Marko Kling is Vice President Solution Architecture at Serrala. In this role he is responsible for the global PreSales processes across all group entities and supporting business development, solution strategy and integration activities.
Marko started as a consultant for payments solutions in the beginning of 2008 and gained extensive experience particularly around O2C and P2P solutions by managing and conducting more than 100 projects and assessments with multiple customers globally.
Manager – International Trade and Payments Center SWIFT – Israel Chairperson The First International Bank of Israel
Mr. Moran Shtark is heading the International Trade and Payments at The First International Bank of Israel (FIBI). Being one of the five big banks in Israel, FIBI is at the forefront of services and technologies overall and specifically in the Trade, Payments, Factoring, and FX Dealing Room services. We make client satisfaction our prime directive by facilitating operations and system connectivity alongside exceptional personal services.
The First International Bank of Israel is the first bank in Israel to implement API connectivity with the widely used ERP system Priority, the first to implement with SWIFT the Global Payment Initiative (GPI) for payment tracking and management in real time across the world, and is a leader in providing great services to our clients, commercial and personal.
CEO, Co-founder & Partner, Israel Financial
• 20 years of experience in managing trading platforms peer to
• Mr. Lowenstein served as the Treasurer of Israel Discount Bank
and head of the Bank dealing rooms.
• Mr. Lowenstein served as Founder and CEO of Eloan, leading
peer to peer platform in Israel which bought by Metav DS.
• Currently Amit serves as member of the Governing Committee of
ACI Israel. And as consultant to leading Banks and Financial
Vice President Global Alliances, Serrala
Experienced Global Director with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Sales, Professional Services, Software Industry, Management, and Software as a Service (SaaS). Strong business development professional with a BSc focused in Industrial Engineering & Management, Technion.
Channel Sales Manager, Kyriba
Global Treasurer, Lumenis
CEO & Founder of 101 Blockchains
A thought leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience in building enterprise products utilizing Big Data & AI. Aviv Lichtigstein is the founder and CEO of 101Blockchains.com – a cross industry community of leading Blockchain practitioners A senior level executive with 12 years experience in technical, operational and business roles.
Expertise in launching, running and growing programs and projects all the way from startups to Fortune 500 companies, Aviv has worked across a number of industries, business models, and technologies.
He also has a proven track record of creating, building, managing teams, products, and business development.
Aviv is passionate traveler and avid Ironman triathlete.
Group Treasurer, Investors Relations Director,
Try-hard husband, love-much father of 2, Marvel fan, PlayStation addict.
Manage Keter Group’s complex cash flow, debt portfolio, hedging and communications with the shareholders and rating agencies.
Chief Product Officer,
DUCO – Innovation Eco-System Design
Since 2011, Ahi Gvirtsman has accumulated a rich experience in forming, building and running innovation programs for various types of organizations both as the manager of such programs and as a mentor to innovation managers of diverse types of organizations (corporations, municipalities, military).
He personally designed, built and managed the innovation program of HP’s software division covering 20,000 employees worldwide. In his book “The PEAK innovation principles”, released in 2017, Ahi offers a common framework based on his experience that can be implemented by any type of organization in any industry as a way of turning itself into being innovation proficient.
He is a 25+ year veteran of the software industry with roles ranging from large corporations to small startups and has an MSc in computer science from theTechnion and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.
Head of Fintech & Innovation, KPMG Israel