At $4.4 billion NII, which markets wireless communications in Latin America, Daniel Freiman has to manage treasury operations across different countries, cultures and time zones. "Coordinating things so they are all aligned is a challenge," Freiman says. "For example, a focus lately is funding our Brazilian operation, so we have to make sure we know who is steering and who is in the passenger seat. We drive the strategy here at home, but in executing some of the tactical issues, the local office takes the lead.
The physical separation from his team can be difficult, he adds. "There can be a lot of barriers to communication, including language. I end up doing a lot of traveling. Face-to-face meetings are important."