Drive to Survive: The Role of Automotive Supply Chain Finance in Helping the Industry’s Comeback Globally

GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Drive to Survive: The Role of Automotive Supply Chain Finance in Helping the Industry’s Comeback Globally” features Simon Kessler, Managing Director at Greensill. Mr. Kessler joined Greensill in January 2020 to lead the firm’s origination in the global Mobility & Automotive Industry. Prior to that he spent more than 12 years in senior positions at Citigroup in Germany and Singapore; most recently, he was the Automotive Industry Head, Corporate & Investment Banking Asia-Pacific, covering the industry across 15 markets.

Audio Interview Guest
Mr. Simon Kessler
Managing Director
Global Head, Mobility & Automotive
Greensill

In the 14-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Kessler discusses these questions:

• Covid-19 has brought the global auto market to a standstill – what are the biggest challenges you see for the industry?
• What do you see as the immediate consequences for suppliers?
• How can Supply Chain Finance help OEMs and suppliers get through this crisis and flourish in the future?
• What do you see as the implications for the future of the industry?

About Simon Kessler:
Managing Director, Global Head, Mobility & Automotive with Greensill

Simon Kessler joined Greensill in January 2020 to lead the firm’s origination in the global Mobility & Automotive Industry. Prior to that he spent more than 12 years in senior positions at Citigroup in Germany and Singapore; most recently, he was the Automotive Industry Head, Corporate & Investment Banking Asia-Pacific, covering the industry across 15 markets. Having started his banking career with Deutsche Bank in 1997, Simon has got a comprehensive background across leveraged and structured finance as well as transaction banking and services. Passionate about broadening the industry’s access to capital Simon has been involved in pioneering transactions in regulated markets like Argentina, China, India and Thailand and has been involved with the industry professionally for more than 20 years.

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