People in Focus
Tarek Tranberg, Head of Public Affairs & Policy, EACT
Tarek Tranberg has been appointed Head of Public Affairs & Policy of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT).
Tarek is an experienced public affairs expert, specialising in EU financial regulation, and has previously advised financial and non-financial companies across the entire financial services value chain on their EU policy advocacy strategies at FleishmanHillard. He has a profound understanding of the regulatory issues impacting treasury and of the strategic objectives of the EACT.
Tarek has German/Egyptian dual nationality and holds a Master’s degree in Political Economy and EU Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as well as an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Münster.
Welcoming Tarek’s appointment, Chair of the EACT Jean-Marc Servat said: “We are at a point in time where the pace of EU financial regulatory initiatives has reached levels not seen since the aftermath of the 2008/09 financial crisis. We are excited to have someone with Tarek’s proven regulatory expertise lead our European public affairs and drive forward the EACT’s strategic objectives on regulatory topics”.
Tarek said that he was delighted to be taking over this role and represent the interests of corporate treasurers in EACT member organisations and companies across Europe, adding “I am also looking forward to representing the EACT and the treasury profession across Europe at a time of renewed momentum behind EU financial regulation and against the backdrop of an ambitious EU financial services policy agenda that has both spillover effects and direct impact on treasurers”.
Jiro Okochi, President, Tier1 Financial Solutions
After starting and growing Reval into the leading SaaS provider for treasury and risk management, Jiro Okochi has taken on a new role as President of Tier1 Financial Solutions, a customer relationship management (CRM) provider in the Capital Markets and Investment Banking vertical.
Jiro started Reval, which was sold to the privately-owned fintech ION Group, in 1999. He spent the earlier years of his career in banking, working in the capital markets departments of major financial institutions in New York. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Tier1 helps its banking clients solve the complexities of managing its client relationships which become very specialised in capital markets and investment banking. The need for tracking all customer interactions and collaborating virtually are all the more critical in this Covid-19 remote work environment where CRM has taken on a whole new meaning.
Daniel Leon, Global Head of Trading, Treasury Management & Global Solutions, HSBC
Daniel Leon has been appointed Global Head of Trading, Treasury Management & Global Solutions for HSBC. He has over 25 years’ experience in the industry, most recently at AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) where he was Global Head of Trading, Security Financing and Derivatives, and before that Head of Client Solutions Development. Prior to that, he held other roles including CIO for Investment Solutions at AXA IM and Head of Structured Rates Trading for Europe and Asia at BNP Paribas.
In his new role with HSBC, Daniel will be responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the firm’s trading and treasury management activities as well as for global investment solutions. On the trading side, he will be responsible for global counterparty relationships and for trading globally, enhancing investment performance and improving the trading platform. He will also establish a dedicated treasury management function to support client portfolios. On investment solutions, Daniel will work with existing teams to deliver client solutions that leverage the firm’s wide-ranging investment capabilities.