Vijay Kalantri

President, All India Association of Industries

Mr. Vijay Kalantri, an eminent and versatile business leader, is a first generation entrepreneur who has made remarkable contribution to Industry & Trade Promotion, Infrastructure Development, Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Sector, Financial Services and Globalization of Indian Business. His work with the central and state governments of India to promote trade and commerce is only matched by his contributions to leading International business organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), UN International Labor Organization (ILO) and UNIDO-India Industries Council.

Mr. Kalantri is the pioneering spirit behind the Balaji Group of Industries, which owns businesses in the Textiles, Leasing Finance and Infrastructure Development sectors.

Currently, he also serves as the Chairman & Managing Director of Dighi Port Ltd, Maharashtra’s first private sector port and port-based Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Mr. Kalantri is also the President of All India Association of Industries (AIAI), the Indian Council of Foreign Trade and the Indo-Polish Chamber of Commerce & Industry, besides serving as the Vice Chairman of World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai and as a member of the Board of Directors of World Trade Centers’ Association (WTCA), New York. He also serves as a member on several committees of the Reserve Bank of India, such as the Standing Committee for Small Scale Industries, the Exchange Control Committee, and the All India Export Advisory Committee.

He is also a member of the Steel Consumers’ Council, the Bombay Stock Exchange Derivatives Council Board, the Advisory Board of Corporate Governance Committee of SEBI and the Central Council of Customs and Excise. He is on the national advisory board of Small Industries Development Bank of India and the Employees State Insurance Corporation. Previously, he has also served as director of many institutions such as the Maharashtra Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Limited, Dena Bank and Canara Bank.

As President of All India Association of Industries (AIAI), Mr. Kalantri has always represented the cause of industries to the respective central and state governments and tirelessly worked to create unique solutions. As the Vice-Chairman of WTC Mumbai, he has painstakingly worked to make the institution the premier trade promotion body in the nation. Under his leadership, WTC Mumbai and AIAI have jointly organized several unique initiatives, such as the Global Economic Summits (GES) and the ITM Expos, to name a few.

Throughout his long career, Mr. Kalantri has been at the forefront to promote social welfare and won a number of laurels from private institutions and government bodies alike.

The Government of Poland in 2005 conferred on him the ‘Commander Cross of the Order of Merit’, its highest civilian award. The Russian Federation has also commended his outstanding work by conferring on him the ‘Pushkin Award’ in 2014.

Dr. Paritosh Basu

Senior Professor of the NMIMS University School of Business Management

Dr. Paritosh Basu is presently a practicing academician. He has served the corporate world for about thirty-four years. He was the Group Controller of Essar Group till June, 2013, preceded by the CFO of Reliance Communications Ltd. till August, 2008. Now he is a full time Senior Professor of the NMIMS University School of Business Management, Mumbai and engaged in several research and consulting activities.

He holds a Master degree in Commerce and was awarded Ph. D. on ‘Transfer Pricing’ by the Calcutta University in 1999. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and a life member of the Computer Society of India.

Dr. Basu’s experience in MNCs spans over a wide spectrum of functional areas, across continents and countries:

  • Corporate finance, treasury, strategic planning and controlling, accounting and reporting under IGAAP and IFRS, risk enabled performance management, due diligence, governance, management audit, etc. in MNC and conglomerate environment,
  • Mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, IPO and listing in overseas and domestic stock exchanges, FCCBs and other overseas loan market transactions;
  • Extensive IT enablement of operations, accounting and reporting with multiple systems development and integration, establishment of paper-less shared services centre, etc.; and
  • Teaching, corporate training, mentoring, knowledge management, MDPs, consulting and advisory services.

Dr. Basu is associated with management education and training for about twenty-seven years. He was a regular visiting faculty member of the Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, Kolkata and NMIMS, Mumbai for about six years each while serving Corporates.

He has conducted numerous training programmes, for Professional Institutes, Universities, IIM, Chambers of Commerce and Corporate Houses. He has presented and published score of papers and research work, interviews, case-studies, conducted workshops, master classes both in national and international level summits, conferences and conventions. He has also participated in many programmes of national level electronic media.

Dr. Basu was a member of the Research Committee of Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2010-11 and 2012-13 and a member of its Jury Committee in 2012 for selection of awardees for best CAs. Presently he is a member of the HR Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Advisory Board of The Entrepreneurship School, Delhi. He is an independent director of Future Sharp Skills Ltd. and a Trustee of VSO India Trust. Dr. Basu is also associated with Radisson Consulting Pvt. Ltd. as a Senior Advisor.

He is the founder of Innoventionians & Associates www.innoventionians.com and may be reached through LinkedIn and Twitter handle @paritoshbasu. One can know more about his work at http://sbm.nmims.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty/basu-paritosh/. Dr. Basu has travelled widely in India and continents.

Prakashan Manikoth

Finance Head - Product/IP/Platform Businesses & Finance Transformation Leader,Wipro Ltd

Prakashan has 18+ years of corporate experience, including over 14 years in senior level finance leadership roles of advising & working directly with CFO, COO, CEO, CIO, CTO & CMO

He is currently Head of Finance for Wipro’s Artificial Intelligence Platform (HOLMES™), Crowd Sourcing Platform (Topcoder), IP & Product businesses, Finance Transformation leader responsible for Re-imagining, automation & digitising Wipro's business processes, systems, ways of working & driving multimillion dollar cost optimisation. Responsible for defining the transformation vision, design principles, implementing strategy focusing on the future while driving the existing business with a cross functional team. Apart from the above he is also responsible for the CIO, CTO, Marketing, Advisory and Sales enablement functions finance.

Prior to this, he was heading the finance for Wipro’s Delivery & Operations responsible for optimizing delivery operations & driving operating margin. Prakashan’s earlier experiences include P&L management for large business units & multi-entity organizations with high levels of predictability, Revenue assurance, Financial Planning & Reporting, Controllership, Financial statements finalization, Audits, Risk, overseeing tax statements/ multi jurisdictions compliance, Working Capital and Cash Flow Management. 

Has multi-geographical experience of working in business critical roles with major corporates like Wipro, TCS, Tata Teleservices, Kennametal, Saud Bahwan Group & IRCON across industries including IT, Product Development, Telecom, Manufacturing, Construction, Automobile & Consulting

His other active interests include organic farming & travelling

Ramesh Bafna

Senior Director Finance at Flipkart

Experienced Senior Director Finance with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Management, Business Intelligence, Risk Management, and Business Process Improvement. Strong finance professional with a CA focused in Business Finance from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

R Kannan

Head, Corporate Performance Monitoring & Research, Hinduja Group

Mr.Kannan is an expert in Finance and Strategy with more than 30 years experience .His career spans as a Management Consultant and as a Key member of Corporate Head Quarters in Various corporates including TCS / PWC as Management Consultant, Hinduja Group as VP and Head of Strategy, ICICI Infotech as EVP and Head of Strategy, ICICI Bank as EVP Strategy. Carried out assignments relating to Corporate Finance, Fund Raising, Treasury Management, Strategy Formulation/Implementation, Organisation Restructuring, Corporate Performance Management, Business Development and Mergers/Acquisitions. At present he is heading the Corporate Performance Management Function at the Group level in Hinduja Group dealing in aspects relating to Planning, Budgeting , Performance Monitoring, Business Development M&A and Global Economic and Industry Research. He is a member of Expert Committees in FICCI/CII/ Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Indian Merchant's Chamber on Committees relating to States, Industry, Economy, Banking, Transportation, Environment, etc. At present Member of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The sectors where assignments completed include Airlines, Auto, Auto Components, Banking and Financial Services/Insurance/Venture Capital/ Mutual Funds, Cable/Internet/Media, Education, Engineering, FMCG, Healthcare, IT/ITES, Management consulting, Mining, Oil and Gas, Pharma. Power, Retail, Rural/Urban/Infrastructure Development, Telecom and Textiles. The assignments were carried out for Public, Private and Social Sectors. He had attended programmes organized by World Bank, International Institute of Finance and Asian Development Bank on International Finance and spoken in Seminars on Union Budget, Indian Economy, Banking and Management, Annual CFO and Management conferences as a speaker in various forums. He was a member on the board of Studies of SIES school of Management and Presently the Member of Academic Advisory council in Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida. He is the President of 75 year old Bombay Tamil Sangam. He has delivered guest lectures including Management Development Programmes for Top level Executives/Senior Bankers from India and abroad on various aspects of management in various forums. He has a personal interest in Global and Indian Economy and shared his ideas on Economic Development and Economic Crisis with the Government Stake holders from across the world and some of the recommendations on crisis resolution and Economic Development were implemented by the Government Authorities across the world. Received several awards from the employers. He has a blog on Indian Economy, www.indiaat10.blogspot.com.

Nabomita Mazumdar

Mentor of Change NITI Ayog

Nabomita Mazumdar is  an Indian businesswoman who was named a Top 100 Women Achiever's Award winner by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2016.[1] She worked as a Partner to an online community, Cite Community,[2] serving more than 3 million management professionals worldwide.

Mazumdar is a speaker for Future of Work, HR, Startup, Women and Business, Social media and Technology. She has been invited by forums worldwide including Adobe Think Tank at San Francisco.[2]

Mazumdar has received acknowledgements and awards for her work. She was ranked second in the Top 20 HR Influencers in Social Media by SHRM India 2015.[3] She received Best 100 Young Speaker Award Cambridge English in Asia, 2011 Western Region. She was named one of the Top 25 Influential Women on Twitter by CIOL India.

Dayesh Angle

CFO - India/South Asia at IBM India Private Limited at IBM India Private Limited

Winner of CFONEXT100 2017 Award by CFO India (http://www.cfo-india.in/cfonext100/?q=node/20). Recognized as a high performing Finance professional with potential to become one of India's leading CFOs in the coming years. 
CFA-MBA with over 18 years of all round Finance experience spanning various roles in Financial Planning, Treasury, Pricing, Treasury Management, Fund Raising & Banking, Working capital management. Industry experience in MNC IT Services, Software, Hardware, BPO and Manufacturing.

Swapnesh Patel

CEO & Co-founder
Omniscient Software Pvt. Ltd.

Swapnesh has been a pioneer in the Corporate Cash & Treasury Management for over two decades. He co-founded a company called CashTech in the early 90’s (now a part of Finastra), whose CashIn’ product defined the foundations of Receivables, Payables, & Liquidity Management Solutions for most Private, Public and Foreign Banks across India and ASEAN. Since 2006 he has been the CEO & Co-founder of Omniscient, a leader in the Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Domain with FIRESTART® & LIQUIDICE® Products.
At Omniscient Swapnesh has been closely involved on LIQUIDICE® based Treasury Digitization & Bank Connectivity initiatives for Corporates across various industry sectors. He also works closely with some of the largest Private and Foreign Banks in India & the ASEAN on various FIRESTART® based Corporate Connectivity & STP initiatives.
Swapnesh in an Engineer from the State University of New York (Masters), IIT Mumbai (Masters) and VJTI Mumbai (Bachelors).

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