14 Sep 2021
EACT in Action: Fraud Prevention and the Role of Treasury

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An ‘EACT in Action’ Webinar – with the EACT Award 2021 winners

Corporate treasury teams have been targeted by a rising number of cyber-attacks over the past two years, with fraudsters employing methods such as CEO fraud, lookalike domains, phishing, spoofing, malware and, increasingly, ransomware. What role can treasurers play in the fight against cybercrime and fraud?

Our EACT in Action webinar on 14 September 2021 heard Dr. Gerd Berghold and Werner Strecker of Deutsche Bahn AG share insights as to how the company has structured its technical set-up and how fraud prevention is managed within the treasury function – as well as sharing measures implemented to improve fraud monitoring and screening.

A recording of the session is available below.


Watch out for further EACT in Action events over the course of the coming months covering priority issues for the treasury community. Should you wish to raise a topic that you feel should be part of this series, please feel free to contact Cornelia Hesse on behalf of the EACT Communications Working group: cornelia.hesse@vdtev.de



Dr Gerd Berghold

Dr Gerd Berghold
Head of Treasury Operations and Digital Treasury, Deutsche Bahn

Dr. Gerd Berghold is the Head of Treasury Operations and Digital Treasury of Deutsche Bahn AG, the Berlin-based global transportation and logistics company. His responsibilities include transaction banking, middle- and backoffice operations, digitalization and the design of DB Treasury’s process and system landscape. Mr. Berghold has been a consultant for seven years at Arthur Andersen, E&Y and d-fine. In addition he is co-founder of 2 startups with focus on e-mobility and online marketing. Mr. Berghold holds a PhD in physics (Max-Planck-Institute Stuttgart), diploma in mathemathics (University of Stuttgart) and chemistry (Technical University Berlin) and a MsC in in Mathematical Finance from Oxford University.

Werner Strecker


Werner Strecker
Head of Payment Systems and Electronic Banking, Deutsche Bahn

Werner Strecker is Senior Manager Transaction Banking in the Group Treasury of Deutsche Bahn AG in Berlin. His responsibilities include the creation of group-wide framework conditions for the secure and efficient processing of payment transactions, including cash pooling, as well as the selection of external and internal partners, tools and procedures in corporate cash management. Werner Strecker started his professional career at Deutsche Bank in Düsseldorf, where he studied business administration before moving to the treasury department of METRO. For the past 10 years, Werner Strecker has been a member of the Payment Systems Market Expert Group (PSMEG) at the EU Commission.




Caroline Stockmann

Caroline Stockmann FCA DChA CertT AwardCMF
Deputy Chair, EACT & Chief Executive, ACT

Caroline Stockmann has been Chief Executive of the Association of Corporate Treasurers since February 2017.

Prior to that Caroline was Chief Financial Officer at The British Council, the UK’s largest charity, and before that at Save the Children International. She has 25 years’ experience in senior finance, commercial and strategic posts at organisations including Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Cadbury Schweppes, Granada plc and Unilever/ Bestfoods. Much of her working life has been spent overseas.

Caroline trained with KPMG and is a Fellow (FCA) of ICAEW, holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has held numerous board roles, including currently Finance and Investment Committee member of Elton John AIDS Foundation, Deputy Chair of the European and International Groups of Treasury Associations, and President of the US NACT. Caroline is a linguist, musician, trained coach and passionate bell ringer, and is married with two children. Check out her regular podcasts at www.treasurers.org/strategic-insights-podcasts, also via Spotify, Buzzfeed, Amazon and Google.


Date and Time

10am CEST / 9am BST


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