Anton Blokland is a senior business executive with over 25 years of experience in Finance and leading enterprise wide Change Management initiatives for global multi nationals. As Vice President Global Business Services Finance at Arla Foods, he is responsible for defining and rolling out Arla’s GBS Finance strategy with focus on establishing a global footprint, global process harmonization and driving service and scalability improvement of its SSC operations in Gdansk, Poland. Previously to joining Arla, Anton worked for Cytec Industries a US multinational, holding various global senior positions and was responsible for implementing Cytec’s multifunctional SSC in Riga, Latvia in 2009. Prior to this he worked for Robeco Investment company in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Anton’s key areas of expertise besides Finance include Financial Re-engineering, Post Merger Integration, Working Capital Improvement, set up and improvement of multi-functional SSC / GBS organizations. He holds a Bachelor in Accounting & Finance and a Masters of Business Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.