FECMA Digital FORUMS
The Federation of European Credit Management Associations (FECMA), as the largest best practices network in Credit Management accross Europe, is organising high quality webinars addressing cash flow and credit management matters in the current European scenario.
The world currently is reeling under the pressure of an unrelenting pandemic which is caused by COVID 19, the impact of this is already being felt across all sectors and has resulted in Global Lockdowns, increased joblessness and downward revised growth projections for countries globally.
The way credit is managed across the Order-to-Cash process needs to be reconsidered. Should we emphasize more on in-depth financial analysis or stress more on customers’ relations and management? The staff capability will be the main enabler for organisations to successfully navigate the challenges ahead. Is that an opportunity for people development? What risk factors should be taken into account when granting credit?
Glen Bullivant, FCICM, UK
Glen Bullivant FCICM is a Vice President & Treasurer of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management and currently works as a credit management consultant.
Involved with credit for over 40 years, he has worked in manufacturing, engineering and service industries, including export.
Glen has been a member of the CICM for more than 30 years and, in additionto being a past Chairman of the Institute, also chairs its Technical Advisory Committee, serves on its Education Committee and is Editor of the Federation of the European Credit Management Associations (FECMA) newsletter.
Ludo Theunissen, President of the Instituut voor Kredietmanagement (IvKM), Belgium
Ludo Theunissen holds degrees in engineering (Ghent University) and Management (Vlerick Business School). In his career he combined academic and business assignments. He has worked for large multinational organizations (Volkswagen, Unisys) as well as for SME’s in Belgium and abroad. He is founder and president of the Instituut voor Kredietmanagement, the Belgian association for Credit managers, and an active member of the FECMA council. He is professor at Ghent University and has also been active as a professor at Vlerick Business School, Antwerp Management School and the Belgian Royal Military Academy. He is active as a consultant and lecturer in different countries on topics such as Financial Statement Analysis, Credit Management, Investment analysis.
Josef Busuttil, FECMA President, MBA (Henley), Dip. M MCIM, FCICM, Malta
Josef was involved in the setting up of the Malta Association of Credit Management (MACM – www.macm.org.mt) and is the Director of MACM. He has been a member of the Council of FECMA since May 2003. After twelve years occupying the role of FECMA Vice President, Josef was elected President of FECMA in November 2016. Josef is an intuitive lecturer and speaker, specialising in trade credit management strategies that enable the credit function to gain and sustain competitive advantage in the market, whilst ensuring sound cash flow and long-term profit. He delivers in-house training and lectures for organised groups. Josef contributed to a number of training programmes and seminars organised by highly reputable international organisations and institutions, such as The European Commission, in a number of countries, including Antwerp, Berlin, Bucharest, Dubai, Dublin, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Malta, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, and Vilnius. Josef is a regular contributor of business articles to the international business press.
Andreas Tesch, Chief Market Officer, Atradius
Andreas Tesch was appointed Member of the Management Board and Chief Market Officer (CMO) in October 2011. As CMO he is responsible for Atradius Credit Insurance worldwide (excluding Spain, Portugal, and Brazil), and for the units Atradius Dutch State Business, Global, Special Products, and Group Communications & Commercial Development. Andreas became Director of Global, Oceania and New Markets of Atradius in 2007 following six years in other director roles with the company, spanning Risk Services for Central and Eastern Europe and Corporate Development & Communications. Prior to joining Atradius, Andreas was Director of Simon Kucher & Partners, where he advised clients on strategy and mergers & acquisitions.
When not working Andreas enjoys spending his time with his family, travelling and cooking. He also likes to stay active with running and tennis.