Marco Schuchmann - 阿克苏诺贝尔集团财务运作及支付平台主管
通过2010年对阿克苏诺贝尔集团财务主管Peter van Rood的系列访谈和2011年3月的文章，TMI的读者都知道，该公司开始进行文化和业务机构的重大转型。从财务部角度来看，这涉及将部门的职能从支付操作转变为企业的战略伙伴，从而提高财务效率，降低风险，以利于公司进一步发展。
by Marco Schuchmann, Head of Treasury Operations and Payment Factory, AkzoNobel
As readers of TMI will be aware following the series of interviews with Peter van Rood, Corporate Director, Treasury, AkzoNobel during 2010, and the article in March 2011, the company embarked on a major cultural and business organisation transformation. From a treasury perspective, this involved taking the department from an operational function conducting payments to a strategic partner for the business, providing the financial efficiency and risk mitigation that positions the company for the next stage in its development.
The importance of cash management efficiency
Enhancing our cash management infrastructure was a key element of our treasury transformation project. Firstly, we recognised that the transaction banking infrastructure would be one of the cornerstones of a successful transformation. Secondly, the ICI acquisition in 2008 brought a large number of new bank accounts and bank relationships into the group. With over 120 cash management banks, we were experiencing considerable challenges in terms of visibility and access to cash, bank communications, and capital efficiency.