23 November 2018
Meet WOA Community member Eleonore Juliane Treu!
Please describe your function: where do you work and what do you do?
I work for the Austrian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce
A German lawyer originally, my day to day activities include capacity building, business development and project management in the field of Trade Finance and arbitration for ICC Austria. Furthermore, I am heavily involved in the work of the ICC Banking Commission through various Task Forces and Committees.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I have always felt very passionate about two things: education and connecting with people from around the world. My role at ICC Austria allows me to combine both while also supporting the facilitation of global trade.
“If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.”
What do you appreciate most in your colleagues?
“Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs
What’s the most memorable thing that’s happened to you at work?
At ICC Austria, we work closely together with the Trade Facilitation Programme of the EBRD.
Each year we reward two outstanding graduates of their e-learning programme with an invitation to ICC Austria’s annual Trade Finance Week giving them the opportunity to learn about the industries’ latest trends as well as connecting with more than 500 colleagues from around 55 countries.
Over the years, I was honoured to witness some of these young talents evolve into speakers themselves. Being a (tiny) part of somebody else’s Trade Finance journey is one of the best things about my position!
What do you enjoy outside work?
Traveling & visiting animals in their natural habitat.
What’s one thing that people are surprised to learn about you?
I am an avid Star Trek fan. Live long and prosper.