Chris van Dijl
MA CTP CertICM
Chris has over 20 years of experience in corporate treasury management, holding key positions in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States and the U.A.E. He started his career as a treasury analyst at Baan Company in the Netherlands and progressed to global cash manager at Rohm and Haas Company in Philadelphia (USA). Before relocating to Dubai he held the position of Head of Cash Management at Petro-Canada, London. He is the former Group Treasurer of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group and Al Tayer Group, both located in Dubai.
Recent achievements include the establishment of an award-winning new group treasury function at the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, including the creation of an In-House Bank, Payment Factory, centralisation of Trade Finance activities and the implementation of a Treasury Management System, SunGard Quantum. The In-House Bank is the first In-House Bank for a Family Conglomerate in the GCC. The Treasury Team at Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group won the prestigious “Small/Medium Treasury Team of the Year” Award at the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) Middle East Treasury Awards
Chris is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and hold the Certificate in International Cash Management (CertICM). He furthermore holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Economics from the International School of Economics Rotterdam in The Netherlands and a Master’s degree in International Business & Management from the University of Westminster Business School in London, United Kingdom. He speaks Dutch, English, Spanish, German and French.
Chris is a regular speaker at corporate treasury conferences such as EuroFinance and the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) and has been a chairman / moderator / speaker or panel member at treasury conferences in Dubai, Liverpool, Nairobi, New York and Singapore. Previously he was also a trainer for The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).