Stay Curious and Avoid the Ivory Tower
Being flexible and open to new possibilities has enabled Vincenzo Masile, Interim Senior Treasury Analyst EMEAR at biotech firm AbbVie, to work across a variety of industries and in several countries for more than 14 years. Here, he talks to TMI about how being an expat has helped him adapt to different business cultures and values and why communication skills are vital to the modern treasurer.
Interim Senior Treasury Analyst EMEAR, AbbVie
Like many financial professionals working in treasury, Vincenzo Masile began his career outside the corporate treasury space. Originally from Naples, Masile was living in London when Hayes Accountancy found him a role at Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM), one of the world’s largest food processing and commodities trading companies. The job saw Masile on the move again, this time to Amsterdam to become a credit control manager for ADM’s cocoa division in the Netherlands.
“After five or six years of really getting to know the ADM business, the company was migrating its treasury hub from Hamburg to Rolle in Switzerland,” recalls Masile. “I was given an opportunity to help with that, which is how my treasury journey started.”