India’s Best Chief Financial OfficersAlok Agarwal (Reliance Industries Ltd) Alok Kumar Agarwal has been the Chief Financial Officer of Reliance Industries Limited since 2005. Agarwal has been associated with Reliance Group for over 10 years and prior to this, he was with Bank of America for 12 years. A B.Tech degree holder from Jadavpur University and post graduate from IIM Calcutta, Agarwal serves on the Boards of Reliance Capital Asset Management Limited, Reliance Telecom Limited and Reliance Industrial Investment & Holding Limited. Earlier, he served as a research analyst at Motilal Oswal Securities Limited, Research Division.
Abhay Baijal (Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd) Abhay Baijal is the Chief Financial Officer of Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd. He holds B.E. degree from Delhi college of Engineering and P.G.D.M. from IIM Calcutta. He had served as the Vice President (Operations) of Birla Home Finance Limited.
Ajay Seth (Maruti Suzuki India ltd) Since May 21, 2014, Ajay Seth has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Officer of Finance at Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Earlier, Seth had served as the Vice President (Finance) at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and prior to that he was the CFO at Escorts limited. A chartered accountant by education, Seth is a member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of India.
A. K. Mukherjee (Exide Industries Ltd) A whole time Director (Finance) at the Exide Industries Ltd. since May 1, 2007, A. K. Mukherjee also serves as its Chief Financial Officer. Mukherjee, who is a highly experienced professional in finance and accounts, also serves as the Director of ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Private Limited.
Amit Agarwal – Jet Airways (India) Ltd Amit Agarwal is the Chief Financial Officer at Jet Airways India Ltd. Agarwal joined Jet Airways, following his stint at Suzlon Energy as CFO, prior to which, he held various leadership roles at Arcelor Mittal – Europe and Essar Steel. A Chartered Accountant with over 24 years’ experience in India, Europe and North America, he is a seasoned finance professional with knowledge and insight of Indian and international markets. As the Chief Financial Officer of Jet Airways, Mr. Agarwal is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of the company’s business.
Akshaya Moondra (Idea Cellular Ltd) Currently, the Chief Financial Officer of IDEA Cellular, a leading telecom operator in India, Akshaya Moondra have been associated with the group since 1986. Moondra joined IDEA as the CFO in 2008, after spending two decades in various companies under Aditya Birla Group. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Altaf Jiwani (Welspun India Ltd) Altaf Jiwani has been the Chief Financial Officer at Welspun India Ltd since February 2, 2015. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Phillips Carbon Black Limited until September 2010 and prior to that as the General Manager (Finance) since April 1, 2006. Between September 2010 and January, 2015, he served as the Executive Director of Phillips Carbon Black Limited from. He has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of DCB Bank Limited since January 12, 2012.
Ameet Desai (Adani Enterprises Ltd) Ameet H. Desai is the Chief Financial Officer of Adani Enterprises. He has over 25 years of experience developing infrastructure projects including ports, Special Economic Zones, logistics, power and city gas distribution. Previously, he has worked as the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at the Adani Power Ltd. and Mundra Port & SEZ Ltd. Prior to Adani Group, he was the Vice President (Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Planning) at Indian pharmaceutical major Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. He is a Management Graduate and also lectures at Business Schools as a guest lecturer.
Amit Chhabra (Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd.) Amit Chhabra is the Chief Financial Officer at Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd., a Wadia group Company. Chhabra joined the company following his stints at Arcelor Mittal and CitiFinancials and KPMG. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience.
Amitabh Gupta (Hindustan Zinc Ltd.) Amitabh Gupta is the Chief Financial Officer at Hindustan Zinc Ltd since 2011. HZL is a part of Vedanta Group company with a market cap of over $ 10 Billion, in the metals and mining space. He joined the company following his stints at Moser Baer India, Ranbaxy, Cargill India Pvt Ltd. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce. He was awarded by CNBC as the “Best CFO in the Metal Sector”. The award was presented to Gupta by Shri K.V. Kamath, Chairman ICICI Bank, in a glittering function held in Mumbai in Hotel ITC on June 28, 2014.
Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (Thermax Ltd.) Amitabha Mukhopadhyay has been the Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of Executive Council at Thermax Ltd. since October 14, 2013. Prior to this, he has served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (TACO). He has 17 years of experience and has worked in all facets of financial management, supply chain management and general management. He worked closely with international consultants in turnaround and transformation exercises. He holds a BSc. (Hons).
Amrish Shah (Reliance Capital Ltd.) Mr. Amrish Shah is the CFO at Reliance Capital Ltd. since July 2009. Prior to this he was associated with ICICI Bank Ltd. Amrish Shah is a Chartered Accountant with 17 years of experience in Bank and NBFC. He has been Accredited with the CEO’s Quality Culture Award 2011-12. Best Collaborator Award in 2009 and Best Implemented Idea Award in 2008-09.
Anand Vora ( UPL Ltd.) Anand Kantilal Vora has been the Global Chief Financial Officer of UPL Limited (formerly, United Phosphorus Limited) since August 6, 2013. Vora has over 25 years of experience and worked for organizations such as Bunge, Ranbaxy, Dow Chemicals & Piramal Group both in India and overseas. Earlier, Vora has in senior finance positions both within India and overseas. He has invaluable experience of global treasury management, risk management, process, control and compliances and support business growth, besides finance and accounting. He is a Chartered Accountant and is a Commerce graduate from the Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
Anant Purandare (Bajaj Electricals Ltd.) Anant M. Purandare has been the Chief Financial Officer of Bajaj Electricals Limited since July 28, 2011 and serves as its Executive Vice President. Purandare serves as Senior General Manager of Treasury & MIS and Head of Finance at Bajaj Electricals Limited. He is a Commerce graduate and also holds degree of ICWA (Inter) and an MBA in Finance from NewPort University, California (USA).
Anant Yadav ( Weizmann Forex Ltd.) Anant Yadav is the CFO of Weizmann Forex Ltd. He has over 30 years of experience across verticals like Food Processing, Media & Entertainment, Hospitality, Extrusion Process and Financial services. His key focus has been in the Financial, Manufacturing and Service horizontals, in the area of Finance and Accounts. During his tenure, he has been associated with leading corporates like Indusind Media & Communications, Garware Plastics Ltd., Asian Foods Ltd., Siticable Network Limited. Anant Yadav is a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University, as well as a Chartered Accountant and a member of the ICAI.
Anil Chanana (HCL Technologies Ltd.) Anil Chanana is the Chief Financial Officer of HCL Technologies Limited, a global information technology services company. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and attended an executive program in Finance from Stanford University. He has participated in various programs including the Leadership Program conducted by Hewlett-Packard. He has been conferred with India’s most prestigious awards for the ‘Best Performing CFO in the IT & ITES Sector-2012’ by the CNBC-TV18 CFO Awards 2012-13 and prestigious ICAI Award 2015 under the CA CFO- Information Technology Sector category.
Anil George (Voltas Ltd.) Anil George serves as the Chief Financial Officer and President of Corporate Affairs at Voltas Ltd. Earlier, he served as its Executive Vice President and Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs. George has been a Additional Director of Rohini Industrial Electricals Ltd. since January 22, 2013. George graduated from Madras Christian College and a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Prior to this, Anil was Vice President, Group Human Resources at Tata Sons, and VP, Commercial at Hindustan Unilever.
Anil Rustogi (Grasim Industries Ltd.) Anil Rustogi serves as the Senior President of Fibre & Pulp Business and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Fibre & Pulp Business at Grasim Industries Limited. Earlier, Rustogi served as the Joint President of Corporate Finance Division at Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited from August 1, 2001 to August 2013. And, served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance at Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. (Formerly Indian Rayon & Industries Ltd). He has been associated with Eastern Spining Mills & Industries Ltd. and Pantaloons Fashion & Retail Limited in the past. He holds B.Com, F.C.A, AICWA.
Anil Yadav (IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd.) Anil D. Yadav serves as the Group Chief Finance Officer of IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief Finance Officer of IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited. He has 10 years of experience in this field. He also holds a degree in Law.
Anil Saxena ( Religare Enterprises Ltd.) Officer of Religare Enterprises Limited since April 2007. Earlier, Saxena served as the Chief Financial Officer at Religare Securities Limited. He has over 25 years of post-qualification experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Religare, he has been associated with industry leaders such as Kotak Securities etc. Saxena is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of the Cost and Works Accountants of India. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi.
Ankur Agrawal (Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Ltd.) Ankur Agrawal serves as the Chief Financial Officer at the Jindal Stainless LTD. He has a strong academic background and an extensive international techno-financial managerial experience in all areas of business with sound exposure to plant operations, capital projects, corporate finance and corporate strategy. He hold a BTech degree from IIT, Kharagpur and holds MBA in Strategy and Finance from ISB, Hyderabad.
Anubhav Dham (Amtek Auto Ltd.) Anubhav Dham serves as an Executive Director of Amtek India Ltd. and Amtek Auto Ltd. Dham has significant international and domestic experience in finance, projects and operations. He serves as whole time Director of Adhbhut Infrastructure Limited. He served as the Director of JMT Auto Limited since August 19, 2013 until April 20, 2015. He holds a B.E. from University of Southern California –USA & and MBA from Spain.
A. Issac George (GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd.) A. Issac George is the Director & Chief Financial Officer of GVKPIL. A Chartered Accountant by profession, his areas of expertise include project financing, financial structuring, acquisition financing, debt syndication, corporate planning & forecasting, treasury functions, MIS development & implementation, in corporate security issuances and lease financing. He has been associated with the GVK Group since 1994 and has held various positions including Director (Finance) of GVKIL.
Anoop Kumar Joshi (SRF Ltd.) Mr. Anoop Kumar Joshi is President, CFO, Secretary & Senior Vice President at SRF Ltd. Mr. Joshi was previously employed as Audit Manager by Dasgupta & Co. He is also on the advisory Board and committees of various charitable and educational institutions, that are supported and managed by SRF Ltd. Outside of work, Anoop is passionate about music, Urdu poetry and literature. Anoop is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. He has been working with SRF Ltd. for more than 30 years.
Asharam Mundra (Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd.) Asharam R. Mundra is the Associate Member at Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Associate Member at the Institute of Co Secretaries of India. He is on the Board of Directors at STI India Ltd., Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd. and Latur Integrated Textile Park Pvt Ltd. Mundra was previously worked as the President at the Bhansali Engineering Polymers Ltd. and Secretary & Senior Vice PresidentFinance by Welspun Group. He has also served on the board at STI Sanoh India Ltd.
Ashok Kinra (JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.) Ashok Kumar Kinra, B.Com (Hons.), FCA serves as the Chief Financial Officer of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. Kinra has over 35 years of experience in Finance, Accounts, M&A, Business Restructuring of companies and Administration. Prior to JK Tyre & Industries, he served as the Financial Controller of Apollo Tyres Limited. He also served as the Accounts Officer at the Bharat Steel Tubes Limited. A Chartered Accountant by profrssion, he serves as a Member of Finance, Banking and Insurance Committees of ASSOCHAM.
Arun Kumar (Vedanta Ltd.) G. R. Arun Kumar has been Chief Financial Officer of Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc, since October 1, 2016. Kumar has about 21 years of experience in finance having worked in companies like General Electric and Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). Earlier, he served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Vedanta at Vedanta Limited since December 2013 until October 1, 2016. He has been a Director at Copper Mines of Tasmania Pty. Ltd. since December 29, 2016. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Kumar is a Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola University, Chennai.
Ashok Modi (Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.) Ashok Modi serves as the CFO of Torrent Pharmaceuticals. The esteemed jury for the Yes Bank-BW Businessworld Best CFO Awards recognised Modi’s efforts as the CFO, who despite all odds successfully pursued inorganic growth/restructuring in line with the company’s strategic objectives. In this case, Modi was instrumental in Torrent Pharma’s successful acquisition of Zyg Pharma in May 2015. Modi is widely credited for orchestrating the entire acquisition through internal accruals. Backed by its world class research centre, a successful acquisition and a product pipeline in domestic and overseas markets, Torrent Pharma is now well positioned to enjoy the fruits of its CFO’s labours.
Ashutosh Khajuria (Federal Bank Ltd.) Ashutosh Khajuria, B.Sc. MA, LLB, CAIIB, DTIRM has been the Chief Financial Officer of Federal Bank Limited. since September 16, 2015 and has been its President of Treasury since 2011. Earlier, Khajuria served as the Vice President and Treasurer of United Phosphorus Ltd. and as the Head of NW2 at Federal Bank Limited. He has been Executive Director of Federal Bank Ltd since January 28, 2016.
Atul Daga (UltraTech Cement Ltd.) Atul Daga has been the Chief Financial Officer at UltraTech Cement Limited since December 1, 2014. Earlier, he had served as the Chief Financial Officer of Aditya Birla Retail Ltd and Vice-President of Corporate Finance and Treasury of Hindalco Industries Limited. Daga is finance professional with over 23 years of experience with the Aditya Birla Group in various businesses viz. Cement, Aluminium, and Carbon Black. He has been a whole time Director of UltraTech Cement Limited since June 9, 2016. He has won the Chairman’s Exceptional Contributor award in 2009. Daga is a Chartered Accountant and attended a Leadership Best Practices program at Harvard Business School.
Atul Punj (Punj Lloyd Ltd.) Atul Punj is the Chairman of Punj Lloyd, a diversified conglomerate providing engineering and construction services in Energy and infrastructure, with interests in upstream and defence sectors. Punj’s global vision for the group led him to cross boundaries and establish international offices in 23 countries and gain project experience worldwide. He was awarded the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year 2007” in the infrastructure and construction category. He is a member of CII’s National Council on infrastructure, North Joint Task Force on roads and highways and the National committee on defense and aerospace. He is a voracious reader and enjoys swimming and skiing.
B. Hariharan (Ballarpur Industries Ltd.) B. Hariharan is the Group Director – Finance of the Avantha Group. An astute finance professional with over twenty-five years of experience, Hariharan joined the Group in 1985. He has held various senior executive positions, including Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BILT. He is a member of the Avantha Management Board, which formulates strategy at the Group level, and is an Additional Director of the Board of Directors of Crompton Greaves Limited. A qualified chartered accountant, cost accountant and company secretary, Hariharan started his career in 1983 as an accounts trainee with Sundaram Clayton Limited. He is an active member of various forums such as The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and The Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India. His interests include Carnatic music, golf and cricket.
Christian Rummel (Siemens Ltd.) Christian Rummel is the Executive Director and the CFO of Siemens Ltd. He earned his German High school degree and graduated in Business Management. He has been with Siemens for over 24 years during which he has held various management positions. Rummel began his career in Siemens AG as a Commercial Apprentice in 1989 and soon thereafter took over the role of Finance Manager Sales, Mannheim, Germany. In 2004, he was appointed as the Vice President, Finance & Business Administration, Energy Sector, Germany and in 2006 as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Audiology Solutions Business Unit, Healthcare Sector, Germany. Rummel was till recently the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Molecular Imaging, and healthcare sector since 2009 based in USA.
Debasis Nandy (Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.) Debasis Nandy, B.Com, A.C.A., has been the Chief Financial Officer of Thomas Cook (India) Limited since August 18, 2012 and serves as the President of Commercial. Nandy had served as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Finance at Thomas Cook India Ltd. He joined Thomas Cook India Ltd. on November 14, 2008. He served at Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.
Gopal Mahadevan (Ashok Leyland Ltd.) Gopal Mahadevan, Chief Financial Officer, Ashok Leyland is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary with 25 years’ experience in finance across a variety of industries. Having started his career with the TTK Group, he later worked with the Sanmar Group, Sify and Amara Raja Batteries. His immediate prior assignment was with Thermax as CFO. Mahadevan has won the Best CFO Award (Capital Goods & Engineering Industry) by CNBC TV18 in 2012, the Best CFO Award (Capital Goods & Engineering Industry) by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2011 and the Best CFO by YES Bank Business Today in 2010 for CSR.
G. Chandrasekhar (Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.) G. Chandrasekhar, the Chief Financial Officer, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He has served the industry for over 25 years in leading multi-national organizations. Prior to joining Jain, Chandrashekhar was with Whirlpool India for seven years and was responsible for initiating total cost management initiatives in Whirlpool.
Gursharan Singh Sawhney (Uttam Galva Steels Ltd.) Gursharan Singh Sawhney has been the Chief Financial Officer, Director of Finance and Director of Uttam Galva Steels Limited since April 1, 2014. Prior to this, he was the group CFO of Batibol Ltd and VP at Bush Boake Allen. He has completed his higher education from XLRI Jamshedpur. and started his career with Brooke Bond.
G. Venkatesh Babu (Lanco Infratech Ltd.) G. Venkatesh Babu is the head of the Finance function and member of LANCO’s Strategy Team. He provides direction to the organization’s strategic partnerships and growth initiatives. His area of specialization is acquisition of finance for LANCO Infratech’s projects and utilization of resources for all group companies. Babu is recognised in the industry as a master strategist, with in -depth knowledge of using emergent opportunities to stay ahead of competition in today’s challenging business environment. He has successfully transformed LANCO Infratech Ltd. into an aggressive, growth – oriented organization, responsive to the dynamics of today’s marketplace. He has invaluable experience in commercial banking, corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and equity capital markets. A Bachelor of Commerce from Madras Christian College, he is also a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant.
Gagandeep Singh Bedi (Fortis Healthcare Ltd.) Gagandeep Singh Bedi is the Chief Financial Officer. H e holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 18 years of wide experience in the areas of Finance, Total Quality Management, leading a business and a global transformation program. Bedi joined Fortis Healthcare in 2011 from Philips Healthcare, Netherlands. At Fortis, he set up the supply chain and shared services function and has delivered exceptional results.
J.K. Jain (DCM Shriram Ltd.) J.K. Jain is the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer and has been working with DCM Shriram Ltd. for the last 22 years. He is responsible for Finance and Treasury including raising long term and short term debt funds – timely availability and cost of funds. Prior to this, Jain has worked mainly with DCM group of companies where he joined in 1978 as Management Trainee after completing his education i.e. B.Com (Hons.) and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (IIMA – batch 1977).
Jatin Chokshi (Allcargo Logistics Ltd.) Jatin Chokshi is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by qualification. He has 27 years of work experience in industries like shipping, consumer durables and industrial chemicals. He had joined Allcargo Logistics Ltd. Group in 2001 and worked as the Financial controller, CFO and CEO of a business vertical before taking over as Group Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for managing the investment and treasury functions.
Jatin Khanna (Max Financial Service Ltd.) Jatin Khanna is the CFO of Max Financial. He contributes actively to formulation of Corporate and Business Strategy for the Group. He has been with Max Group for over 10 years. Khanna has over 15 years of experience in this field. Prior to joining the Max Group, he worked with HCL Infosystems Ltd. At Max, he has been felicitated with the Chairman’s award in recognition of his outstanding contribution. Jatin is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. The Company also sponsored a Post Graduate Program in Management for Senior Executives from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (ISB) for him.
Jagannathan Narasimhan Chakravarthi (MindTree Ltd.) Jagannathan Narasimhan Chakravarthi has been the Chief Financial Officer of MindTree Limited since April 1, 2015 and serves as its Compliance Officer and Vice President. In his previous role, he served as the Finance Controller for the organization. Prior to joining Mindtree, Jagannathan worked with Airtel, HCL Technologies and Ashok Leyland where he was responsible for finance and accounts and specialized in Internal Audit. Jagannathan has been named in the ‘CFO next 100’ list by CFO India magazine in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
Jairam Sridharan (Axis Bank Ltd.) Jairam Sridharan has been the Chief Financial Officer at AXIS Bank Limited since October 28, 2015 and serves as its Group Executive. Prior to this, Sridharan served as President at Axis Bank Limited since October 2015 and as President of Consumer Lending and President of Retail Lending & Payments at AXIS Bank Limited. He handles Finance, Strategy and Business Intelligence functions at AXIS Bank Limited. He had joined Axis Bank in June 2010. Earlier, he was with Capital One Financial, a consumer bank based in Richmond, VA (USA). Sridharan holds a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, making the Roll of Honor at IIMC for academic excellence.
Jatin Dalal (Wipro Ltd.) Jatin Dalal is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wipro Limited. As the CFO for Wipro, he is responsible for Corporate Finance, Business Finance, Business Planning, Treasury, Taxation, Controllership and Assurance. Prior to his current role Jatin served as CFO of Wipro’s IT Business from 2011 to 2015. Jatin joined Wipro in 2002 and over the years has worked in diverse roles in Finance. Jatin is a Chartered Accountant, India and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), UK. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surat, India as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) with a specialization in Finance and International Business from NMIMS, Mumbai, India. Jatin is also on the NYSE Listed Company Advisory Board at New York Stock Exchange.
Jayesh Shah (Arvind Limited) Jayesh K Shah is the wholetime Director and CFO of Arvind Limited, a flagship company of the Lalbhai Group, having an annual turnover of $ 1 billion. He has been with the company since July 1, 1993 and prior to this, he was associated with group companies for about eighteen years. He also holds directorship in Adi Finechem Limited and e-infochips Limited. Shah started his career in a garment division of the Lalbhai Group. As being a dynamic professional, he has always been exploring new business opportunities and challenges. He undertook financial restructuring of the company during 2000 to 2002 and very successfully restructured its financial debt.
John Mulhall (Tata Chemicals Ltd.) John Mulhall is the Chief Financial Officer of Tata Chemicals Ltd. He joined the company in 2007 as the European finance director of their recently acquired subsidiary, Brunner Mond (UK), followed by positions in Tata Chemicals North America Inc., (VP and CFO) and Tata Chemicals International Pte in Singapore (CFO) before relocating to Mumbai in 2015. Prior to Tata Chemicals, Mulhall worked in finance for various UK manufacturing companies. He is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
K. Rajagopal (Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.) K. Rajagopal is the Group Chief Financial Officer and Director of JSPL. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Rajagopal has extensive background into the whole gamut of Finance across organizations. He brings with him more than 31 years of experience out of which about 21 years has been with ABB. He started his career with ABB as Business Unit Controller and rose up to the level of whole time Director with ABB Switzerland. Prior to this, he had been the Chief Financial Officer and whole time Director for ABB India.
Jitendra Mohananey (Inox wind Ltd.) Jitendra Mohananey is the CFO of Inox Wind Ltd. He is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, Company Secretary from ICSI and a law graduate. He has around 30 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Taxation, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Corporate Laws, M&As etc. He has worked with companies like Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd, Lanco Infratech Ltd, Indraprastha Gas Ltd, Bharti Duraline Ltd, YKK India Pvt. Ltd etc.
Kapil Khandelwal ( Gitanjali Gems Ltd.) Kapil Khandelwal is the CFO of Gitanjali Gems Ltd. He is a member of ICAI and qualified Cost & Works Accountant with 14 years of extensive hands on experience in Banking, Financial Planning, Accounting Management, Taxation, Budgeting, MIS, IPO, Valuations, Restructuring, and System development. He has been associated with DB corp Ltd, Welspun Gujarat Stahl Rohren Ltd and Aditya Birla Group in the past.
Kapil Krishan (Manappuram Finance Limited) Kapil Krishan has been the Chief Financial Officer at Manappuram Finance Limited since September 9, 2013. Krishan served as an Executive Officer of Aptech Ltd and also as the Chief Financial Officer of India Infoline Limited. Between April 2, 2009 and July 1, 2011, he served as a Director of India Infoline Housing Finance Limited. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from the University of Bombay and is a Chartered Accountant.
Kedar Upadhye (Cipla Ltd.) Kedar Upadhye, B.Com, AICWA, CS, MBA, has been the Global Chief Financial Officer of Cipla Limited since August 1, 2016. Upadhye also served as the Head of Global Generics Finance and Investor Relations and as the Senior Director at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. since April 2012.
Kevin P. D’Sa ( Bajaj Auto Limited) Kevin P. D’Sa is Chief Financial Officer, President – Finance of Bajaj Auto Limited. He began his career with Bajaj in September 1978. After acquiring a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, he completed his Chartered Accountant in 1978 and ICWA in 1981.
Kirti Vagadia (Suzlon Energy Ltd.) Kirti Vagadia is the CFO of Suzlon’s wholly owned German subsidiary Senvion SE (formerly Repower systems). Before this, Vagadia was group head finance of the Suzlon Group and a member of the supervisory board of Senvion SE. Vagadia has over two-and-a-half decades of experience in finance. He has been associated with Suzlon since its inception in 1995 and has been responsible for raising funds for the company and the group. He has done his M COM and F. C.A (rank holder). Before joining Suzlon, he worked with Gujarat Steel Tubes Ltd and Gujarat Intrux Ltd.
Kishore Chatnani (ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd.) Kishore Chatnani is CFO, HeadCorporate Accounts & Treasury at ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd. and has been its Chief Financial Officer since April 1, 2007. Chatnani served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounts of Saraswati Industrial Syndicate Ltd., and also served as its Vice President of finance and accounts. Chatnani was previously employed as Senior Vice PresidentFinance & Accounts by Saraswati Sugar Mills Ltd.
Kishore Mukund (Bharat Forge Ltd.) Kishore Mukund Saletore, CA, has been the Chief Financial Officer of Bharat Forge Limited since August 1, 2014. Saletore served as the CFO of Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited. Prior to joining TRIL, he was the Vice-President, Finance at Tata Teleservices Limited, where he was responsible for raising equity and debt funding. And, he served as VP for Finance of Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd. since November 24, 1997. He served as an Executive Assistant to Deputy Chairman of ITC Limited and served ITC for 6 years. Saletore is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru and completed Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He is a Member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.
Koushik Chatterjee (Tata Steel Ltd.) Koushik Chatterjee is Group Executive Director -Finance and Corporate of Tata Steel Limited. Earlier, he was the CFO, Group Executive Director – Finance and Corporate, Executive Director of Tata Steel Limited. He was appointed as Group Executive Director – Finance and Corporate of the Company effective November 1, 2013. Chatterjee began his career as industrial trainee at the Britannia Industries and worked as an Audit Senior in S B Billimoria and Company before joining Tata Steel in 1995. He was declared as one of India’s best CFOs by Business Today Magazine in 2005 and 2006 and by CNBC in 2007. He is a frequent speaker in various conferences in India and abroad including the McKinsey Global Chief Financial Officer Forum, Economist Conferences and CII organized conferences. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Chatterjee is a F.C.A and B. Com. (Hons).
Krishnan Akhileswaran (Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd.) Krishnan Akhileswaran is the Chief Financial Officer of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. He is a passionate and self driven professional with all round experience in finance and a strong business sense. He has handled diverse areas in finance ranging from Financial and strategic planning, budgeting, controlling, accounting, MIS, auditing, taxation, costing, pricing, M&As and Investor Relations. He has been associated with ICICI Onesource limited, Leo Burnett India and Mahindra & Mahindra limited in the past. Akhileswaran is a CMA from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, 1996 and Treasury & Forex Management from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India. He holds MBA in finance from University of Mumbai.
Krishnan S V (Redington (India) Ltd.) S. V. Krishnan has been the Chief Financial Officer of Redington (India) Ltd since May 30 2014. Krishnan joined Redington (India) in May 1998. He handles accounts, secretarial, insurance, foreign exchange management, ERP implementation and corporate compliance. Krishnan is an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Graduate Member of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Lalit Malik (Eicher Motors Ltd.) Lalit Malik is the Chief Financial Officer and Head Business Development at Eicher Motors Ltd. Prior to joining Eicher Motors Ltd, Lalit worked at Max India as Vice President- Corporate Development, where his primary responsibility included managing investments of Max India in the Insurance space. He has been associated with AIG India, Ernst & Young, GE Money and Escort tractors in the past. During his career, Lalit has won several accolades including two CEO Awards in 2000 and GECIS Summit Award in 2001 at GE Capital. He was also Green Belt Certified in quality in 2003. Lalit holds a PG diploma in Management from IIM, Bangalore. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India.
M Ramaswamy (Sundaram Finance Ltd.) M. Ramaswamy has been the Chief Financial Officer of Sundaram Finance Limited since September 1, 2011. Ramaswamy served as a Senior Vice President and Vice President of Finance and Accounts at Sundaram Finance Limited and served as its Head of Treasury and Executive Director. He serves as Director of Lgf Services Limited and Sundaram Business Service Ltd. Mr. Ramaswamy serves as a Member of Asset Liability Risk Management Committee at Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance Limited.
K Mahendra Kumar (Tube Investments of India Ltd.) Mr. K. Mahendra Kumar has been the Chief Financial Officer of Tube Investments of India Limited since December 15, 2016 and has been its Executive Vice President since December 24, 2016. He started his career with Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Ltd and subsequently, worked with Ford India Private Ltd and Vestas India Ltd. Prior to joining the Company, he was Finance Director (India) at Kone Elevator India Private Ltd., Chennai. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a Management Accountant from the Certified Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK.
Lakshmanan Krishna Kumar (Tata Global Beverages Ltd.) L. Krishna Kumar serves as the Group Chief Financial Officer at Tata Global Beverages Limited, Tata Global Beverages Group Limited and Tata Tetley and supervises the finance, governance and IT functions of Tata Global Beverages Group. He has also served as a Senior Vice President of Finance at Tata Global Beverages Limited. He held several senior positions in consulting and industry. His last role with L&T, before joining Tata Group, was as General Manager, Finance, in their corporate office. He graduated from Loyola College in Madras and subsequently obtained professional qualifications in Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy and Company Secretarial.
Madhav Acharya (Crompton Greaves Ltd.) Madhav Acharya leads the Global Finance Function which includes Accounts, Treasury, Business Intelligence, MIS, M&A, IT and Admin. He is also a member of the Board of CGL as Executive Director Finance in addition to being the CFO of the company. Acharya has been part of Avantha Group for the past 12 years where he has held many senior management positions. Prior to joining CG, he was Chief Financial Officer of Paper Business of Sabah Forest Industries, Malaysia based out of Singapore. He is an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India and Graduate Member of Institute of Cost & Works Accountant of India.Acharya has been honored with CFO Award 2010 for “Best Performing CFO in the Capital Goods Sector” by CNBC TV18.
Madhu Nainan (MRF Ltd.) Madhu P. Nainan has been Vice President of Finance at MRF Ltd. since April 1, 2014. Prior to this, Madhu P. Nainan served as Vice President of Finance and Accounting at MCC PTA India Corp. Private Limited. He has been associated with Tata Cummins and Union Carbide India Ltd. in the past. He is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of chartered accountants of India.
Madhu Terdal (GMR Infrastructure Ltd.) Madhu Terdal is the Chief Financial Officer of GMR infrastructure Ltd. Terdal is a veteran in the company having worked in strategic finance, international operations and urban infrastructure. In the recent past, Terdal played a key role in GMR divesting its 70% in a power project in Singapore, which gave GMR some leeway from its high debt burden.
Milind Kulkarni (Tech Mahindra Ltd.) Milind Kulkarni is the Chief Financial Officer at Tech Mahindra and has been with the company since 2002. Milind has over three decades of experience in Finance and General Management. He has worked with companies like Cadbury’s India Limited, The Standard Batteries, and served as the CFO of Mastek and Venkateshwara Hatcheries. A senior finance professional, he has essayed senior management roles and brings in a broad functional experience and excellent business acumen. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master’s Degree in commerce from the Pune University.
Manas Datta (Wockhardt Ltd.) Manas Datta is the Chief Financial Officer of Wockhardt Ltd. He has 25 years of experience in several areas like Corporate Finance, Accounting, M&A, Treasury etc. He has spearheaded finance and accounting functions in his career. Manas is a Cost Accountant and an Alumnus of IIM(A). In March 2016, Manas was conferred with “Role of Honour for CFO 100” for exceptional caliber and contribution to the world of finance by CFO India and “Most Influential CFOs of India” by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in June 2016.
Manoj Jaiswal (Ceat Ltd.) Manoj Jaiswal is the CFO for CEAT Limited. Prior to this, Manoj has spent 17 years in Wipro in various capacities where he joined immediately after qualifying his Chartered Accountancy and completing articleship from Price Water House Coopers. Amongst many roles in Wipro in 17 years, Manoj was the CFO for BPO business and thereafter he was heading Treasury and Investor Relations Globally for Wipro. Manoj is a Commerce Graduate and a Chartered Accountant. In his leisure time, Manoj enjoys music, movies, running, cycling and photography
Mukesh Kumar Garg (Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd.) Mukesh Kumar Garg serves as the Chief F i n a n c i a l Officer at Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited. Garg has over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance and was associated with Bharti Telesoft Limited as its Vice President. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a qualified company secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Murali S G ( HCL Infosystems Ltd.) S. G. Murali has been the Group Chief Financial Officer at HCL Infosystems Limited since April 1, 2015. Prior to joining HCL Infosystems, Murali served as the executive president and chief financial officer of Tata Tele Services Ltd. Prior to this, he served as the Director at Viom Networks Limited (formerly Wireless TT Info Services Ltd). He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Murali is a Physics graduate from the University of Madras. He holds a B. Com, ACA, Grad. CWA, Inter ACS.
Narendranath Baliga (BASF India Ltd.) Mr. Narendranath J. Baliga has been the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance & Corporate Processes of South Asia of BASF India Limited since January 01, 2015. Narendranath J. Baliga has done his graduation in Business Management from Mysore University and thereafter completed Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi. Baliga has valuable experience of over 21 years in the area of Finance, Accounting and Controlling and Enterprise Architecture functions.
Nitin Johari (Bhushan Steel Ltd.) Nitin Johari is Director (Finance), Bhushan Steel, is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is currently the CFO of the company. He has been heading the Finance and Accounts department for over a decade. Johari is a part of the decision making team of the company. Bhushan Steel has benefited substantially due to his extensive industry knowledge and business acumen. He has been instrumental in laying down systems and processes, which have resulted in cost savings. Johari has more than 20 years post qualification experience, which includes working with major companies likes Wimco, Century Textiles, HMT and Modi Rubber.
Omprakash Makam (PDS Multinational Fashions Ltd.) Omprakash Makam Suryanarayana Setty has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of PDS Multinational Fashions Limited since May 26, 2014. Setty has 24 years of experience and served at Poeticgem Ltd. He served as a Director of PDS Multinational Fashions Limited until March 2014. He served as a Director at the Pearl Global Limited since September 25, 2012. He holds ACA and CMA.
Pankaj Kalra (Cairn India Ltd.) Pankaj Kalra is the CFO of Cairn India. He has been associated with Reliance Infocomm Ltd, Aircel, Idea Cellular, American Tower, Sprint RPG Ltd. and Ernst & Young in the past. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a qualified company secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Pankaj Miglani (Bharti Infratel Ltd.) Pankaj Miglani has been the Chief Financial Officer of Bharti Infratel Limited since August 8, 2011. Miglani served as Head of wholesale voice at Bharti Airtel Limited. He is responsible for the overall finance function of the company, controlling the levers of the business, generating insights in evaluating the financial and operational performance. Prior to this, he served as Asst Vice President of GE Capital Transportation Financial Services. Miglani has over 18 years experience in various sectors including telecommunication sector. He is Chartered accountant.
Parthasarathy V S (Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.) V S Parthasarathy (fondly known as Partha) is a man with multiple thinking hats and a global leader. In his role as Group CFO, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M&M) and Group CIO, he is a member of the think-tank of Mahindra Group’ssupervisory board called “Group Executive Board”. He is on board of 15 group companies, and is also a memberof the Global IT Customer Advisory Board of CISCO &APJ Customer Advisory Board of HP. Partha started his career with Modi Xerox as a Management Trainee and before he joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 2000, he was the Associate Director at Xerox. Partha, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is Harvard Alumni ofAdvanced Management program -batch 2011. He has also been part of Mahindra Group’s senior management team for Group strategy development, facilitated by Harvard Business School.
P. Ganesh (Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.) P. Ganesh is the President and Global Chief Finance Officer of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide finance operations, including global accounting, planning and analysis, financial reporting, tax and treasury functions. He has over two decades of industry experience in domestic and international markets. His experience spans across accounts, business finance, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and banking. Prior to joining Glenmark in 2016, he was the Chief Finance Officer and Company Secretary at Godrej Industries Ltd. He has also been conferred with the ‘Best CFO’ award by Business Today, one of India’s leading business magazines, in 2010 and 2013, during his stint with Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost and Management Accountant and Company Secretary.
Pinky Mehta (Aditya Birla Group) Pinky Mehta is the CFO of ABNL, a USD 4.4 billion diversified conglomerate and one of the flagship companies of the Aditya Birla Group. Pinky is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 27 years of diversified experience. She joined the Aditya Birla Group in 1991, to become the first woman officer in the Group. Pinky has handled many complicated tax issues and has mastered the intricacies of tax laws. Pinky has led the Management Services Division (MSD) of the Aditya Birla Group for five years and has executed many high-impact projects aimed at achieving commercial excellence. She has the distinguished achievement of becoming the first woman CFO of an Aditya Birla Group company. In recognition of her versatile ability to handle multiple roles and accepting new challenges, she was conferred the Chairman’s Award for Exceptional Contributor in 2008.
Praveen Maheshwari (Hindalco Industries Ltd.) Praveen Maheshwari is the CFO of Hindalco Industries Ltd. Praveen Maheshwari was the executive director (Finance) at Bharat Forge, part of Kalyani Group prior to joining Hindalco. Maheshwari is a chartered accountant with an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. He was with the Kalyani Group for nearly three decades.
Praveen Sood (Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.) Praveen Sood is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Hindustan Construction Company Ltd, A Chartered Accountant by profession, he is with the company for last 11 years. He has overall responsibility of Finance, Accounts, Insurance and Taxation of HCC Group companies.
PB Balaji (Hindustan Unilever Ltd.) P. B. Balaji has been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Finance and IT of Hindustan Unilever Limited since July 1, 2014. Prior to moving to Unilever in 2011, he was Vice President, Finance for the Home and Personal Care Business of HUL. He has been a Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited since July 1, 2014. P. B. Balaji is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Chennai and has a PGDM from IIM Kolkata. He is a Member of Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company.
Pratibha Advani (Tata communications Ltd.) Pratibha Advani is the CFO of Tata communications Ltd. Prior to joining Tata Communications. Prior to joining Tata Communications Advani was working as the CFO of NIIT Technologies. She has over two decades of experience in fields such as financial strategy and project financing. She has also worked with Barclays Shared Services as the CFO, and GE-SBI Cards as Vice President Finance and CFO. Pratibha started her career in finance with ITC Ltd., where she spent over 15 years working in its Hotels Division.. Pratibha has been recognized with several prestigious honours, including the CNBC TV18 – Best CFO Award in the IT & ITES sector – 2014 and Business Today’s Best Woman CFO Award – 2014. She was also included in the CFO100 League of Honour – 2015