Michael Gerhards, Partner "Finance and Treasury Management", is responsible for advisory services of corporate treasuries regarding the implementation and advancement of FIS systems (Quantum, Integrity, Trax and others). In the past 20 years, he has gained substantial experience in the organization und process optimization of treasury entities as well as commodity trading and risk management. Within the scope of the carve-out at Covestro, Michael was responsible for the setup of significant parts of the treasury function. In 2015 he became head of corporate financial controlling. In this role, he and his team of seven employees were in charge of the risk controlling and reporting, the financial planning, treasury operations and treasury systems. As project manager, he successfully implemented FIS Quantum within only eight months. Furthermore, he has headed the Quantum user group in Germany. The ten previous years, he worked as independent consultant in treasury, commodity trading and risk management. He started his career in commodity trading and risk management at PwC Consulting (later IBM Consulting).