May Alabama AFP Meeting

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Vulcan Park - 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209


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Topic: Optimizing an organization's financial supply chain

Speaker: Oliver Belin, Founder, Calculum Inc.

Topic Description: 

This presentation focuses on the financial supply chain, a key aspect for treasury and finance departments as well as for financial institutions offering trade and working capital finance. Optimizing an organization's financial supply chain can bring stability and flexibility to these supply chains by bringing the lowest cost of capital to where it is needed most in the supply chain to shift focus from survival to improving efficiency, innovation, and investment in new products.

The session will cover the market opportunity for corporate and financial institutions, based on case studies of leading organizations. Key factors in making such improvements to financial supply chains successful will be presented as well as new trends including blockchain, artificial intelligence, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) that are innovating the market.

Demonstrations of a few solutions optimizing financial supply chains will be presented and discussed followed by a Q&A.

Speaker Bio:

Oliver Belin has over 15 years of experience in the Supply Chain Finance sector. During his career, he worked and consulted for leading institutions in Supply Chain Finance, such as Sovos, Bain & Company, PrimeRevenue, McKinsey, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Boston Consulting Group, and the Marco Polo Network.

In 2008, he founded Swiss Commercial Capital; a company specialized in trade finance solutions, which was sold to Macquarie Bank. Currently, he is the CEO of Calculum, a company that specialized in analyzing, optimizing, and negotiating payment terms, which he founded in 2020.

He published two books: Supply Chain Finance Solutions, in 2011 and Uncovering Supply Chain Finance in 2020, both available on Amazon. Currently, he is an instructor at the faculty of Supply Chain Finance for the New York Institute of Finance and in the past also delivered lectures at Cass Business School, Arizona State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of St. Gallen.