24 Jun 2021
EACT in Action: KYC Webinar

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How to Streamline Customer Reference Data in Treasury Processes

On 24 June the EACT organised the first event of its EACT in Action live event series, showcasing important issues that treasurers across the EACT community are tackling.

In this session, our panel – comprising corporate treasurers from Aliaxis, ArcelorMittal and SWIFT, the CEO for the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) and EACT – discussed how to streamline and digitise customer-reference data and due diligence processes in treasury applications.

Participants emphasised that there is a large untapped potential in leveraging technological advancements, data standardisation, and regulatory changes to lower the burdens associated with data-heavy treasury and compliance processes. At the same time, doing so would also enhance the security and efficiency of data-driven treasury processes across all relevant relationships – customers, suppliers, banks etc.

A recording of the session is available below.


Watch out for further EACT in Action events over the course of the coming months covering priority issues for the treasury community. Should you wish to raise a topic that you feel should be part of this series, please feel free to contact Cornelia Hesse on behalf of the EACT Communications Working group: cornelia.hesse@vdtev.de



Noelle Belmimoun

Noëlle Belmimoun
Senior Legal Counsel, ArcelorMittal / President of the Compliance commission, AFTE


Patrick Holemans
Treasurer, SWIFT

Patrick Holemans is responsible for the Treasury operations - foreign exchange management, cash management, payment and collection factory and pension asset management - for SWIFT. He joined SWIFT in 1998 and held various management positions in the Finance department in the area of general accounting, financial planning and analysis and accounts payable.

Patrick is a graduate Commercial Engineer from the Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium.

He started to work as auditor with Ernst & Young in Brussels and moved to Johnson Controls where he was responsible for the accounting of the European Treasury operations.

He holds a certificate in international treasury management from ACT and is Board Member of the Belgian Association of Corporate Treasurers (ATEB).


Séverine Le Blévennec
Global Head of Treasury, Aliaxis

Séverine Le Blévennec joined the HQ of the Belgian company Aliaxis in June 2021 as Global Head of Treasury with the mandate to build a strong global Treasury organization and drive its digitization.

Previously, she worked 15 years at Honeywell with roles of increasing responsibility in a highly technology-driven environment. She started by running the in-house bank of the group, then built a wide-range expertise managing projects in the fields of cash management, cash investments, EU regulations compliance & lobbying, treasury systems implementation, tax planning and large M&A transactions. Her kaizen spirit and strong appetite for technology had led her to steer Honeywell Treasury transformation and digitization- including using RPA. She ultimately was leading the EMEA Treasury team and acting as global lead for Treasury Technology.

She started her Treasury career journey at GMAC European Treasury Centre where during her 7 years of service she was involved in all aspects of liability management: ECP and EMTN (programs issuances and management), uncommitted and committed bank credit lines (negotiations and documentation), securitization transactions and innovative secured credit lines.

She is a regular speaker in international conferences and has been honoured by numerous international awards but her biggest pride is her two boys.


Tarek Tranberg
Head of Public Affairs, EACT 

Tarek leads the EACT’s public affairs and policy advocacy efforts. He represents the interests of corporate treasurers from across the EACT’s 23 member associations on all aspects of European financial regulation. Prior to this Tarek worked at FleishmanHillard – a public affairs consultancy – advising clients on European financial services regulation. Before joining FleishmanHillard, he worked at Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society in Berlin. Tarek holds a dual degree in political Science and law from the University of Münster and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He also holds a Masters’ degree in EU political economy and politics from the LSE.


Stephan Wolf
CEO, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) 

Stephan Wolf was appointed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) Board as the CEO of GLEIF in July 2014. Between January 2017 and June 2020, Mr. Wolf was Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). The group acts as an advisory sounding board to support and engage with the Fintech community on standards requirements, for the effective and efficient use and development of standards to support FinTechs and the broader financial services industry, delivered using a cooperative relationship approach. The focus of the FinTech TAG will be on the following areas: Financial messaging, semantic technologies, blockchain / distributed ledger technology, mobile / digital wallets, digital currencies as well as security considerations related to these topics and interoperability with existing bank-channels. In January 2017, Mr. Wolf was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity by One World Identity.

Mr. Wolf also has extensive experience in establishing data operations and global implementation strategy. He has led the advancement of key business and product development strategies throughout his career. Mr. Wolf co-founded IS Innovative Software GmbH in 1989 and served first as its managing director. He was later named spokesman of the executive board of its successor IS.Teledata AG. This company ultimately became part of Interactive Data Corporation where Mr. Wolf held the role of CTO until 2010 with development teams in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. He has a proven ability to build and to manage large organizations and partnerships, both globally as well as regionally with the ability to deliver complex solutions to the financial services industry.





Cornelia Hesse
Board member, EACT / Member of the supervisory committee, VDT 

Cornelia Hesse headed the Cash Management service unit of the European Shared Services Center of the BASF Group from 2007 to 2016. From 2016 until end of 2019 she was responsible for internal controlling of the global BASF Shared Services organization. She has several years of experience in various functions and companies in the areas of treasury and insurance / risk management. Her employments include Schweppes, Coca-Cola, Ingram Micro Holding and Veolia Transport. In addition to the operational tasks, she was responsible for topics like diversity & inclusion and supports young professionals through mentoring.

From 2012 to 2017 Cornelia was a member of the board of directors of the VDT e.V., being responsible for the Cash & Liquidity department and has represented the VDT e.V. in the European Association of Treasurers (EACT) since 2015. Since autumn 2020 she acts as Secretary of the EACT.