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Chris Van Dijl


Chris van Dijl graduated from the International School of Economics Rotterdam (ISER) and subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in International Business and Management from the University of Westminster.  He holds a Certificate in International Cash Management (CertICM) and he is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

He has a long career in corporate treasury spreading over 18 years and covering The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States and the Middle East.  During his career, he has worked for the likes of: Baan Company, Rohm and Haas Company, Tomkins, International Rectifier, CMC Markets, Petro-Canada, KPMG and the Al Tayer Group.

He implemented the first In-House Bank for a non-government organisation in the Middle East at the Al Gurg Group, an achievement for which the department was awarded with the prestigious 'Best Small/Medium Treasury Team of the Year' at the ACT Middle East Treasury Awards.

He has written articles for both The Treasurer magazine of the ACT as well as the HSBC Treasury Handbook.  As an expert in liquidity management solutions he has been a presenter or panel-member at several ACT Middle East conferences in Dubai as well as EuroFinance Treasury, Cash & Trade conferences in Dubai and Singapore.

In 2013 Chris established Cugavadi, a niche consultancy focusing on treasury and risk management in emerging markets with offices in Dubai and Charlotte.

As a trainer Chris has been training corporates, government institutions and banks internationally in areas such as treasury management, cash management, trade finance, supply chain finance and treasury management systems.  Chris’ extensive background in corporate treasury has led him to be asked by numerous banks to train and provide a customers’ insight to their business development and sales staff.  He is currently also involved with The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) as a trainer in cash management and cash flow forecasting.