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Michael Eidel

Executive General Manager Cash-flow and Transaction Services, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

About Michael Eidel

Michael Eidel is Executive General Manager of Cash-flow and Transaction Services at the Commonwealth Bank. His role is to lead the Group’s portfolio of working capital solutions for business and institutional clients, which consists of cash and liquidity solutions, payments, trade solutions, platforms and payment technology. Michael is a member of the Australian Payments Council and Director of the New Payments Platform Australia Board. He is an executive sponsor for Commonwealth Bank’s innovation initiatives, including blockchain and has appeared as a guest speaker on industry panels and events in both Australia and Europe.

Before joining the Commonwealth Bank, Michael was Managing Director at Credit Suisse in Zurich where he held a variety of roles. Michael was the Head of Global Finance & Transaction Banking at Credit Suisse where he was responsible for cash management, custody, trade finance solutions and global relationships to financial institutions and commodity traders. He was also the Chairman of Fides Treasury Services Ltd., a world leading provider of multi-banking connectivity solutions.

Previously, Michael was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, providing strategic recommendations to banks and insurance companies across Europe and Northern Africa.

Michael graduated from Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany with a PhD and Masters degree in Economics.
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