1st Chief Financial Officers Meeting

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Registration 
9:00 - 9:45Opening session

• Prof. Ahmad Rahnema, IESE Business School 
• Jesús Navarro, Partner, Deloitte Spain
• João Paulo da Silva, Managing Director, SAP Spain

Economic and Financial Environment
Prof. Juan José Toribio, President, Center for International Finance, IESE Business School
9:45 - 10:45The Process of European Financial Integration: Achievements and Challenges
The process of European financial integration, which took its first steps several decades ago, is an ongoing process. Nevertheless, the EU’s regulatory and institutional framework has made major advances. What are the keys to this success? What primary challenges can be expected in the coming years? 

Lecturer: José Manuel González-Páramo, Member of the Board of Directors, BBVA and Professor of Economics, IESE Business School
10:45 – 11:15Coffee Break 
11:15 - 12:15The Role of Finance in Financial Management
“Finance” means more than just balance sheets and income statements. It also involves understanding how a company contributes to economic and social development and being able to ensure its sustainability and growth. Considering the role of finance in financial management is more important today than ever before.  

Conference-debate: Prof. Eduardo Martínez Abascal, IESE Business School
12:15 - 13:30The CFO’s Role in Financing Models
The diversification of sources of capital is perhaps one of the most evident changes caused by the economic downturn of the past few years. Between bank financing and financial markets, there are numerous models and tools that can provide the financing a business needs during startup, development, research and innovation, as well as during international expansion.

• Josep Maria Serra, Corporate Manager Director & CFO, Grupo Ficosa
• Prof. José Luis Suárez, IESE Business School
• Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Director Madrid Office, KKR
Moderator: Jordi Llidó, Partner, Deloitte
13:30 - 14:30Lunch
14:45 - 15:45The CFO’s Role in Corporate Governance
Transparency is an essential part of corporate governance. Transparency is not just about the what and the how, but also about their possible implications. Governing bodies make real contributions to organization management that go well beyond formal compliance with regulatory requirements and recommendations. 

• David Jiménez-Blanco, CFO, World Duty Free
• Juan Luis Ramírez Belaustegui, Founding Partner, Portobello Capital and Vicepresident, ASCRI (Spanish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association)
Moderador: José Manuel Campa, Director of Supervisory and Regulatory Relations, Banco Santander and Professor of Financial Management, IESE Business School
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:00The CFO’s Role in Partner and Contractor Engagement
Increasingly, some sectors and industries are attempting to generate synergistic participation with partners and providers in the hopes of streamlining their access to sources of capital to benefit every agent involved in the value chain.

• Antonio Arnanz, CFO, DIA Group 
• Andrés García-Tenorio, Finance Director, Hotelbeds Group
Moderador: José María Pazos, Senior Manager, Deloitte
17:00 - 17:30Coffee Break
17:30 - 18:30The CFO’s Role in Determining and Implementing Business Strategy
With big-picture thinking placing more and more demands on CFOs, their essential role in determining and implementing business strategy is leading them to work beyond the realm of technical and regulatory responsibilities.

• Miguel Escrig, CFO, Telefónica, S.A
• Ernesto López-Mozo, CFO, Ferrovial 
Moderator: Fernando Pasamón, Partner, Deloitte


IESE Industry Meetings
Lourdes Bosch

Date and Venue

July 9, 2015

IESE Madrid
Camino del Cerro del Águila, 3
28023 Madrid

How to get to IESE Madrid


The conference languages are English and Spanish. Simultaneous translation will be provided into both languages.