No Small World of Finance

Disney treasurer Christine McCarthy helps set up Shanghai theme park; oversees real estate in 40 countries.

Christine McCarthy’s title at the Walt Disney Company—treasurer and executive vice president of corporate real estate, sourcing and alliances—is about as wide-ranging as they come, but the former science major wouldn’t have it any other way.

McCarthy joined the $38 billion media and entertainment company as treasurer in 2000, after more than 15 years in the banking industry, most recently as CFO for a smaller regional bank. She appreciated that the treasury function at Disney had breadth, encompassing corporate finance, risk management, capital markets, global cash management, and credit and collections.

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