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SCF Corporate Event Germany

In our current ever-changing world, it is imperative to integrate and collaborate across procurement, supply chain and finance. Join us as we get together to learn about how corporates integrate Supply Chain and Finance to tackle sustainability and resilience challenges in their global supply chains. Learn about the newest developments from leading researchers and academics. You will also have a chance to network with fellow professionals.

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Luca Gelsomino

Luca Gelsomino is an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen and the Academic Director of the SCF Community. In this role, he oversees the Community’s research projects, international network and publication strategy.

His teaching interests include supply chain management, financial analysis and Supply Chain Finance. He holds a Ph.D. with merit from the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano (Italy), on the topic of measuring the financial performance of supply chains. While working for the School of Management, he directed the School’s permanent research program on Supply Chain Finance. His research focuses on the relationship between physical and financial supply chains.

Michael Henke

Univ.-Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. h. c. Michael Henke is Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund and holds the Chair in Enterprise Logistics (LFO) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Dortmund University, Germany. Furthermore, he is Adjunct Professor for Supply Chain Management at the School of Business and Management of Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland.

His research focuses inter alia on Management of Industrie 4.0 and Platform Economy, Blockchain and Smart Contracts, Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Doing this he is combining his practical experience from entrepreneurial practice and his extensive knowledge from research.

Michael Henke studied Brewing and Beverage Technology (Dipl.-Ing.) and gained his doctorate and habilitation in Business and Economics at Technical University of Munich, Germany. During and after his habilitation, he worked for the Supply Management Group SMG in St. Gallen, Switzerland. From 2007 until 2013 he was active in teaching and research as a professor at EBS European Business School.

Frank Waechter

Frank started as a bank trainee after school. After studies he moved into a consultant role, which – being a banker – quickly brought him to the relatively new field of Corporate Treasury, where he spent several years with KPMG Consulting (later: Bearing Point). After almost 8 years in consulting, Frank moved into operative Treasury role with a Pharmaceutical company in Aachen. There he started to build up a Treasury Mid (& Project) Office, before being promoted as their Group Treasurer. In 2011 Frank joined PUMA as their Group Treasurer and Insurer, where he was hired to build up a Group Treasury & Insurance function from scratch. This journey includes basically a full portfolio of Treasury & Insurance projects to its current fully-fletched operations in both areas. These projects resulted in disruptions, super-stringent standards and innovations, where Frank worked on establishing true (and honest) Win-Win-Win-situations for everybody involved like the ForeverBetter Vendor Financing Program, where PUMA pioneered an ESG-linked Supply Chain Program in Europe. Besides this Frank is engaging with the German treasurers association and with sustainable trade finance initiatives like with World Bank, United Nations and International Chamber of Commerce.

Markus Haas

Since 2022, Markus has been serving as Treasury Manager at BayWa r.e. AG. Prior to this role, he worked in the Treasury department at Thüga Aktiengesellschaft and for several years as a Treasury Consultant at KPMG. Markus started his career as a bank trainee at UniCredit before completing his studies in International Business and Finance. At BayWa r.e., he is responsible for various topics, including all cash management related issues and the implementation of cflox. Based in 33 countries, with revenues of almost €6.5 billion, BayWa r.e. is a leading global renewable energy developer, service provider, distributor and energy solutions provider, and is actively shaping the future of energy.

Christoph Brennsteiner

After completing his studies in International Business Administration at the University of Vienna and Aarhus Business School in Denmark, which he finished in 2008, Christoph Brennsteiner held various positions in the corporate treasury of international corporations. Since 2019, Christoph has been responsible for the corporate treasury of KTM AG, Europe’s leading manufacturer of powered two-wheeler (motorcycles, e-bicycles). In addition, he oversees the Accounts Receivables department. His responsibilities include, among others, tailored Supply Chain Finance solutions (Payables and Receivables Financing), Corporate Finance matters, as well as Cash Management and Financial Risk Management.

Thomas Krings

Anil Walia

Anil Walia is Director, Deutsche Bank’s Supply Chain Finance (SCF) Payables in EMEA. After completing his Masters in Plasma Physics a few decades ago, Anil took the not-so-obvious career decision in banking. The journey took him through India, the Middle East and finally to Germany. Along the way he has headed sales for trade finance and gained experience at various stages in his career in the south-east Asian, eastern European and European markets. He picked up an MBA in financial management on the way. Anil Walia is a supply chain finance veteran, who got his wings in the fledgling days of SCF in 2000 at JP Morgan. He has been a key contributor to the growth of SCF, as technology and documentation evolved, accompanying the first transactions that took place in Europe. Anil was elected in 2015 to the Who’s Who in Treasury & Cash Management for Supply Chain Finance. Anil is a regular with the press through several articles & interviews.


Anil is passionate about the environment, and has devoted a major part of this year in bringing to the market sustainability-linked financing structures in supply chain finance.

Markus Schiffers

Markus currently works as Managing Director, Head of Origination at Orbian. He has over 20 years of experience in financial services. He started his career at Deutsche Bundesbank, before holding various management positions for 15 years at Siemens Financial Services in Germany and the US from 2000. As Head of Supply Chain Finance@Siemens, Markus worked in Siemens Treasury where he led teams in the US and Germany that developed and implemented a Siemens-wide supply chain finance program with Orbian. Prior to joining Orbian in 2018, Markus led the Business Development at an Asset Management and a Fintech Company in Switzerland.

Stephan Dellermann

Stephan Dellermann is Partner at the Frankfurt office of goetzpartners and is focusing on operational Working Capital Management improvements. He has a strong track record on large scale corporate transformation and restructuring programs.


SCF Corporate Event Germany 2024


Registration & Coffee


SPEAKER: Luca Gelsomino
Keynote Speech
SPEAKER: Michael Henke

Main programme

Corporate Case: PUMA
Supply Chain Sustainability and Supply Chain Finance
SPEAKER: Frank Waechter
Corporate Case: BayWa r. e.
Supply Chain Crises, Resilience and Supply Chain Finance
SPEAKER: Markus Haas
Coffee Break
SPEAKERS: Michael Henke (Fraunhofer IML)Thomas Krings (cflox)
Network Lunch
Research Presentation
SPEAKER: Luca Gelsomino
Corporate Case: KTM
Adoption Factors in SCF
SPEAKER: Christoph Brennsteiner
Panel Discussion: The Future of SCF
SPEAKERS: Frank Waechter (PUMA)Thomas Krings (cflox)Anil Walia (Deutsche Bank)Markus Schiffers (Orbian)Stephan Dellermann (goetzpartners)Moderator: Luca Gelsomino (Supply Chain Finance Community)


Findings & Conclusion
SPEAKER: Luca Gelsomino
Network Drinks

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