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EMIR, or the Long Run of Corporate Treasurers

Introducing the new EACT Chairman…

TMI is delighted to welcome this first column from the newly appointed Chairman of EACT, Jean-Marc Servat. He was for five years the International Treasurer of Cisco Systems, prior to setting up his own boutique consulting activity. He formerly led the Treasury team of Lukoil’s oil trading company. Previously, he was Director of FX Structuring at Citibank in London, headed Nokia’s global Foreign Exchange risk management and held various financial positions with Dow Chemical. He is a graduate of HEC business school in Paris.

Jean-Marc was the president of the Swiss Treasury Association ACTSR, and is a board member of the Association.


EMIR, or the Long Run of Corporate Treasurers

by Jean-Marc Servat, Chairman, EACT

Jean-Marc ServatIn my teenage days, I always loved seeing marathon runners enter the stadium and complete the 42 km race. But it was only when I ventured into amateur long distance running that I truly admired those runners and understood how one can enjoy getting closer to the finish line, accepting the pain, kilometer after kilometer, and the sense of achievement.