My Life in Treasury
Published  4 MIN READ

Always a Step Ahead

François Masquelier’s Treasury Vision


Treasury Commentator of the Year

François Masquelier, CEO, SimplyTREASURY, surpassed himself in 2020, with a newly launched treasury consultancy firm and thought leadership practically on tap. He was the outstanding candidate in the Treasury Commentator of The Year category for TMI’s Corporate Recognition Awards 2020.

When Masquelier stepped down from his role as Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury, RTL Group, it felt like a huge loss to the treasury community. But, in fact, it has turned out to be an enormous benefit as Masquelier has had more time to offer his insights to the treasury world.

Throughout 2020, Masquelier not only published many insightful articles on LinkedIn but he has authored and contributed to numerous TMI articles, and participated in several podcasts. Masquelier comments: “I believe it is important to share my views with my peers on the treasury function. The nature of treasury keeps evolving quickly and requires significant efforts to cope with future challenges.”

Preparing for what comes next

One hurdle in particular has caught Masquelier’s imagination: the move towards smart treasury through modernisation and digitisation of the department. “Complexity and the sheer number of IT applications in use make treasury the reference department for transforming and modernising the whole finance function. Therefore, treasury can become a fantastic laboratory for further digitisation,” he told TMI when talking about his Award win.