Kyriba offers leading cloud-based treasury and financial management solutions designed to optimize cash management, risk management, payments and working capital strategies, resulting in improved enterprise value.
Jean-Luc Robert has been chairman and CEO of Kyriba since 2003. During his tenure at Kyriba, he has established the company as the leading global provider of SaaS-based treasury management solutions, expanding aggressively into emerging markets and driving worldwide revenue growth.
Previously, Jean-Luc was a successful serial entrepreneur. He was the founding chairman and CEO of European Engineering Software, a leading provider of financial software that was acquired by SunGard Data. He was also the founding chairman and CEO of Eurosept Associés, a successful consulting firm acquired by EDS.
Jean-Luc is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and holds a LLM from the Université de Paris II – Assas.
Wolfgang Koester is the Chief Evangelist at Kyriba, and former CEO and co-founder of FiREapps. He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in currency markets and working with global Fortune 1,000 companies and government entities.
Prior to FiREapps, he served as President of GFTA Trendanalysen Inc., a quantitative currency management company. Koester has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk magazine and is regularly included in Global Finance’s annual “Who’s Who in Foreign Exchange.” He is a regular commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg as well as a frequent speaker at industry and academic events. His work has appeared in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Treasury & Risk and AFP Exchange among other industry publications. Koester earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird – The Garvin School of International Management. He is a board member of ACI International, The Financial Markets Association and is a former member of the editorial board of the AFP Risk Newsletter.