Alex Ashby, Tescoâ€™s risk manager, has developed a wealth of experience and expertise in treasury and risk management in only eight years since starting out in treasury. Now as a senior treasury professional in one of the worldâ€™s most respected treasury functions, Alex shares his story so far, and offers advice to those embarking on a treasury career.
How did you come into treasury and what attracted you to the profession?
I finished my studies at the time of the global financial crisis, which was an interesting time to be looking for roles in the financial sector. As a maths graduate, I looked at a variety of different opportunities, which included the graduate recruitment scheme in marketing and trading at Gazprom. During my time at Gazprom, the treasury department was looking for maths skills, which is how I first became involved in treasury. Iâ€™ve never looked back since.