Adam Boukadida, Deputy Treasurer, Etihad Airways
Adam Boukadida will be familiar to many readers of TMI, and featured in the March 2016 (242) edition of TMI as winner of the TMI Corporate Recognition Award for Innovation and Excellence in Payments, 2015. He also participated in the recent roundtable discussions in Dubai in association with D+H, summarised in editions 244 and 245. In this edition, Adam describes his career in treasury to date, and shares his experiences for other aspiring treasurers.
How did you come into treasury and what attracted you to the profession?
Originally my intention was to pursue a career in banking. My grandfather had been in the banking industry and inspired by him, I did work experience in a bank and my first role was in a bank treasury from where my career then progressed. I spent seven years at RBS, from which I learnt a huge amount, but while I was there, I recognised the attractions of corporate treasury, specifically the wide range of activities in which treasury is engaged and how treasury is at the heart of the business.