Christian Bauwens – Treasurer of Flex | Episode 20

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On today’s episode, we speak with Christian Bauwens, the Treasurer of Flex and has been with the company for 6 years. Flex is a global company with a small team of 28 people with people in the US, Europe and China.

Christian started his journey to treasury from a finance background and has now been in the treasury industry for over 20 years. His love and interest for finance is what drew him to the industry and continued to grow his skills and understanding as the years have gone by.

We discuss Christians achievements, goals and what it is like moving from one country to another to follow his passion of treasury.

In this episode

  • Christian tells us about his career and what got him to the position at Flex.
  • We talk about the reasons Christian moved into Treasury.
  • We discuss the current challenges that Flex is facing and may face in the coming years.
  • Christian talks about the changes in Treasury around technology and how important it now is within the department.
  • Christian talks about the things initiatives that they have as a business around hiring and how they create opportunities for their staff an help them to grow within the business and industry.
  • We discuss Christians achievements throughout his career and what sticks out for him as defining points.
  • Christian provides insight and advice for those looking for a career in the Treasury world and what they should be doing when applying for positions or promotions.
  • We talk about working in different countries and cultural areas.
  • We discuss the benefits and struggles with moving for work, in particular to another country.
  • Christian gives us his insight into the changes he foresees for the Treasury industry in the coming years.
  • We ask Christian his thoughts on what a successful treasury staff member looks like.
  • Christian offers advice around decision making when it comes to a new role or promotion.
  • We finish with what Christian looks for in a candidate when hiring for his team


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