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Finance is no longer a cost center! It's rather a profit driver for companies who understand what modern finance means.

My name is Bright Obeng and I am the host of the Key Figures Podcast.

In my finance career of almost 15 years, I worked from accounting, through auditing till controlling, in many capacities. Being a consultant at certain part of my career allowed me to work in many companies and really understand the power of finance.

There is however an entrepreneur in me, next to being a finance professional. I found my passion in finance recruitment where I can help finance leaders, across various industries, attract the finest and brightest minds in their teams. Having a real experience in finance management and leveraging on that knowlegde to help companies grow has allowed me to build strong relationships within the Belgian finance market.

In this podcast, we dive into the key figures and key processes needed to make finance become a real profit driver instead of a cost center.

Every Wednesday afternoon, I will sit down with a key figure within Finance to have an honest conversation on their key figures, key processes and how they are adding value through finance to their companies.
This podcast will be in English or Dutch.
If you want to keep up with the weekly episodes, then make sure you press the subscribe button!
I look forward to connecting with you on Linkedin, https://www.linkedin.com/in/brightobeng/

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Finance is no longer a cost center! It's rather a profit driver for companies who understand what modern finance means.

My name is Bright Obeng and I am the host of the Key Figures Podcast.

In my finance career of almost 15 years, I worked from accounting, through auditing till controlling, in many capacities. Being a consultant at certain part of my career allowed me to work in many companies and really understand the power of finance.

There is however an entrepreneur in me, next to being a finance professional. I found my passion in finance recruitment where I can help finance leaders, across various industries, attract the finest and brightest minds in their teams. Having a real experience in finance management and leveraging on that knowlegde to help companies grow has allowed me to build strong relationships within the Belgian finance market.

In this podcast, we dive into the key figures and key processes needed to make finance become a real profit driver instead of a cost center.

Every Wednesday afternoon, I will sit down with a key figure within Finance to have an honest conversation on their key figures, key processes and how they are adding value through finance to their companies.
This podcast will be in English or Dutch.
If you want to keep up with the weekly episodes, then make sure you press the subscribe button!
I look forward to connecting with you on Linkedin, https://www.linkedin.com/in/brightobeng/

    EP 38 - CEO Series: Jürgen Ingels, Co-Founder Smartfin & Founder / CFO Clear2Pay

    EP 38 - CEO Series: Jürgen Ingels, Co-Founder Smartfin & Founder / CFO Clear2Pay

    In de derde episode van onze CEO series, heb ik een gesprek met https://www.linkedin.com/in/jurgeningels/ (Jürgen Ingels). Jürgen is de co-founder van https://smartfinvc.com/ (Smartfin), een top Europese private equity en venture capital firm met focus op technologie.
    Tijdens dit gesprek geeft Jürgen zijn visie over finance en wat zijn key figures zijn.
    We spreken ook over zijn nieuwste boek, https://www.standaardboekhandel.be/p/50-lessen-voor-ondernemers-9789401461764?utm_term=andutm_campaign=DSA+-+Allandutm_source=adwordsandutm_medium=ppcandhsa_acc=3346558806andhsa_cam=1780396220andhsa_grp=73149789990andhsa_ad=486916730854andhsa_src=gandhsa_tgt=aud-762351523846:dsa-586976473867andhsa_kw=andhsa_mt=bandhsa_net=adwordsandhsa_ver=3andgclid=Cj0KCQjwvO2IBhCzARIsALw3ASqYxns6K6FP0Fpwsn28iXV978ikAGpyV6XrFTDIUYsFL_pAR1DkS2MaAs29EALw_wcB (50 lessen voor ondernemers), dat een absolute aanrader
    is, zeker voor finance professionals.
    Dit gesprek is live opgenomen, buiten vandaar de heerlijke geluiden van vogels.
    Veel plezier met dit prachtig gesprek met Jürgen Ingels

    • 29 min
    EP 37 - CEO Series: Jan De Schepper, Chairman & Executive Board Member

    EP 37 - CEO Series: Jan De Schepper, Chairman & Executive Board Member

    In de tweede episode van onze CEO series deze zomer, spreken we met https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-de-schepper-9a09281/ (Jan De Schepper). Jan is ex-CEO van Telindus en momenteel voorzitter van onder andere ADM en bestuurder bij verschillende organisaties.
    Jan geeft een heldere kijk op wat een CFO moet doen om goed samen te werken met een CEO. Vooral wat nodig is om uitzonderlijk te connecteren je team als CEO, licht hij toe.
    Jan is ook een man van veel talenten waaronder het schrijven. Daarom bespreken we zijn boek, https://www.standaardboekhandel.be/p/connexion-9789401470230?utm_term=andutm_campaign=Boeken+%7C+genre+%7C+economie+%26+managementandutm_source=adwordsandutm_medium=ppcandhsa_acc=9500477611andhsa_cam=12527013115andhsa_grp=122912969887andhsa_ad=505650815732andhsa_src=gandhsa_tgt=pla-293946777986andhsa_kw=andhsa_mt=andhsa_net=adwordsandhsa_ver=3andgclid=CjwKCAjw9aiIBhA1EiwAJ_GTSvaGVZJysAkWLMQKW_Fi87bXUGxF214FnFjH1OeLskWPdUfs-IA5URoCJcQQAvD_BwE (ConneXion)
    Geniet van dit verhelderend gesprek met Jan De Schepper.
    Bedankt voor je bijdrage Jan!

    • 29 min
    EP 36 - CEO Series: Gert Van Gestel, CEO @ Connect+ (Dutch spoken)

    EP 36 - CEO Series: Gert Van Gestel, CEO @ Connect+ (Dutch spoken)

    Welkom bij het nieuwe seizoen van de Key Figures Podcast.
    In het vorig seizoen heb ik kunnen sparren met sterke CFO’s, Finance Directors en andere finance specialisten.
    Tijdens de zomer van 2021, zal ik spreken met enkele sterke CEO’s om hun visie over finance en Key Figures te begrijpen.
    Dit is buitengewoon interessant en zeker aan te raden voor finance professionals.
    Zo kom je te weten hoe de kapitein binnen de onderneming echt denkt over finance!
    We hopen dat deze Key Figures CEO series je nieuwe inzichten bijbrengt binnen en buiten finance!
    Ik heb deze week kunnen spreken met Gert Van Gestel, CEO van Connect+.
    Gert heeft een sterke mening over finance, hoe je een sterke CFO herkent, waarom we toch met zijn allen meer lokaal moeten kopen en hoe zijn 4 prachtige kinderen scherp houden.
    Ik heb genoten van dit gesprek. Ik hoop hetzelfde voor jou.

    • 35 min
    EP 35 - Sergio Gomez Gutierrez, Senior Director, Global Processes and Programs @ CBRE

    EP 35 - Sergio Gomez Gutierrez, Senior Director, Global Processes and Programs @ CBRE

    This week on the Key Figures Podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgg77/ (Sergio Gomez Gutierrez).
    Sergio is currently Senior Director, Global Finance Processes and Programs with CBRE. https://www.cbre.com/ (CBRE) is the global leader in commercial real estate listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
    Sergio discusses with me what the 3 key trends are within finance. We then move on to dive into the triangle of finance operational excellence which is based on standardize, outsource or automate.
    With Robotics Process Automation, also called RPA having a huge impact on repetitive financial processes, Sergio points out how to navigate the finance team through this process and still keep the talent within the company.
    Sergio turns out to a strong finance leader following stoicism, which makes a quite unique.
    I enjoyed this episode and hope you find it as insightful as I did with Sergio.

    • 40 min
    EP 34 - Federico Nordenstahl, CFO @ Alphabet Belux, The power of treasury as CFO, creating buy-in and having empathy to lead a finance team

    EP 34 - Federico Nordenstahl, CFO @ Alphabet Belux, The power of treasury as CFO, creating buy-in and having empathy to lead a finance team

    This week on the Key Figures Podcast, I am pleased to have https://www.linkedin.com/in/fnordi/ (Federico Nordenstahl )join us.
    Federico is the CFO of https://www.alphabet.com/nl-be (Alphabet Belux), the fleet management division of the BMW Group.
    We discuss the important key figures and processes he focuses on as the CFO of the Belux market.
    Federico also gives his view on how data is playing a key role in decision making and how to create buy-in within the business to foster great decision making.
    Thanks to his international career, Federico has gained a wealth of experience with various cultures so we dive into what I means to be a finance leader working in a different country. Apparently empathy plays a key role here.
    Enjoy this insightful and wide ranging episode with Federico.

    • 43 min
    EP 33 - Hilde Wampers, Het bouwen van business driven tax teams, fair taxation & OECD tax control frame work

    EP 33 - Hilde Wampers, Het bouwen van business driven tax teams, fair taxation & OECD tax control frame work

    Deze week op de Key Figures Podcast is Hilde Wampers onze
    gast. Hilde is een International Tax Leader and Non-Executive
    Director met jarenlange ervaring bij de Proximus groep.
    Ik bespreek met Hilde welke belangrijke key figures van belang zijn in een rol als VP Tax
    in een internationale organisatie.
    Verder bespreken we welke grote tendensen in het oog moeten gehouden worden binnen
    internationale fiscaliteit en hoe Belgische bedrijven best omgaan met het OESO
    tax control framework.
    Eindigen doen we met de 3 belangrijkste boeken die zeker moeten gelezen worden door tax
    professionals, volgens Hilde.
    Geniet van dit uitgebreid gesprek met Hilde Wampers

    • 48 min

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