The CompleXCountries Team

The CompleXCountries team has extensive experience in Corporate Treasury plus related consultancy, research and media.

Rupert Keenlyside is founder of CompleXCountries with over 20 years of experience in corporate treasury research and media . He founded gtnews.com in 1997 , establishing it’s unique (at the time) editorial model as well as producing numerous research assignments and content projects for global banking clients. After selling gtnews the Association for Finance Professionals (AFP) in 2007 he worked for The Economist Group  as director of product development for EuroFinance where he also acquired and ran the Commercial Payments International business (CPI).

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Damian Glendinning is chairman of the CompleXCountries Advisory Board, with extensive experience running corporate treasury in complex markets. After 21 years with IBM, Damian joined Lenovo in 2005 as Group Treasurer, following the acquisition of IBM’s personal computer business. He had spent four years as IBM’s Asia/Pacific treasurer, in Singapore, and was their Director of Global Treasury Operations in New York.  Damian is a fellow of the ACCA, and has a degree in French and Italian from Oxford University. He was president of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (Singapore) from June 2010 to July 2018.

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Monie Lindsey is a member of the CompleXCountries Advisory Board, with extensive experience consulting to global corporate treasuries, global and regional transaction banks as well as related industry providers. Over a 25+ year career, she has held senior level positions, most notably with Treasury Strategies as Managing Director and Head of the London office. She has a CertICM from the UK ACT, served as a senior assessor for the UK ACT’s advanced treasury certifications and served as a member of the EBA’s Supply Chain Working Group. She has a degree in Economics from Randolph Macon Woman’s College and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

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Arnaud Francq is a member of the advisory board. Arnaud was Director of IATA Financial Settlement System (FSS) in Geneva for 10 years and 15 years in banking in London. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic. IATA Financials services processed  over $400 BILLION per annum. His responsibilities included the development and management of financial services for airlines, airports and aviation partners. It included IATA Currency Clearance Services (ICCS) that enables airline treasurers to centrally control and repatriate their worldwide sales funds.

The ICCS were responsible in 2017 for repatriating over $1.7 billion from countries with severe currency liquidity issues and restrictions, including Nigeria and Egypt. Overall, the ICCS processed $35.2 billion. Other example of services included Card Services and Collection services from airports and air navigation service providers.  Arnaud was the secretary of IATA Treasury Working group, a committee of airline treasurers working on key treasury for the industry and in particular on issues of currency repatriation. Prior to that position, Arnaud worked at HSBC Bank plc in London in Global Payments Cash Management managing teams in Product and then Sales for Continental Europe.  Arnaud also worked at Citibank for nearly ten years both in London and in Abidjan, focusing on Global Transaction Banking (GTB). He was region head for GTB in West Africa, product and sales team manager for Europe. Arnaud has an MBA from INSEAD, and engineering degree from Ecole Nationale d’Aviation Civile in Toulouse.

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Juanita Woodward is a member of the CompleXCountries advisory board. Juanita has: Digital financial services and payments experience: Consumer: card and mobile channels. Corporate: cash management, payments, e-commerce and trade services. Financial Inclusion: low value and migrant worker remittances, microcredit and microinsurance.
– International B2B marketing strategy, product management and communications experience.
– Extensive senior level relationship management experience with private and public sector institutions including financial institutions, multi-national and large local corporations, post offices, intergovernmental and local government agencies, NGOs, and corporate director and governance organisations.
– People and project leadership with a teamwork approach, high personal standards, energy and creativity, a client focus, and a high rate of financial and brand building success.
– Successful work experience in developed and emerging markets: Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam and work with regional teams in US, Europe, Middle East, Africa and S America

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Nick Franck is a member of the CompleXCountries advisory board. Nick is a highly experiences treasury professional with many years of experience, including:
• Previous positions: Group and Deputy Group Treasurer; Strategic Projects Director.
• Experience in corporate treasury, banking and consultancy.
• Experience in-depth with different companies and in-breadth with diverse business types and cultures.

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Christof Nelischer is a member of the CompleXCountries advisory board. He was the Global Group Treasurer at Willis Towers Watson plc based in London from 2010 – 2018. In his role, Christof led treasury as well as the insurance function. Earlier positions include Head of Treasury at Fiberweb plc, leading corporate treasury as well as risk management, Group Treasury Manager at Novar plc, where he re-engineered the treasury function, and European Treasurer at Kellogg’s, having set up the European Treasury Centre.Christof holds a dual degree in European Finance and Accounting, and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He qualified with the Association of Corporate Treasurers.Willis Towers Watson plc was the winner of TMI’s 2017 Corporate Finance and Funding Award under Christof’s leadership.

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Jane Hennessy is a member of the CompleCountries advisory board. An experienced senior executive with extensive international background, especially in payments, consumer remittances, compliance and risk management, global business partnerships and Internet transaction security. Team player who has consistently exceeded expectations and delivered results in early stage as well as mature situations. A strong track record of generating and implementing new ideas. Highly skilled at developing team members and collaborating throughout a large, diverse organization. Experienced trainer on a variety of topics. Speaker at international conferences and seminars.

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Simon Jones is a member of the CompleXCountries advisory board. A fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers in the UK. 30 year career in global transaction banking and corporate treasury. Strong board governance ethics adhered to, in general & sales management both in Asia and EMEA. Chaired and participated in risk & deal committees. Built businesses, cross-functional teams and delivered world-class sales & consulting services in multiple regions, across developed and emerging markets, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, S. Africa & U.K.
Extensive digital transformation expertise in finance and payments which started in 2000 in B2B e-commerce in Asia and more recently in B2C, supporting the leading internet, branded consumer, mobility and auto companies to scale up online receivables in EMEA & North America. Mentor & Advisor to a number of Fintechs. 

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