speakers

Paresh Gupta

CFO GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd


Paresh Gupta is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary with over 20 years of Corporate Experience and 15 years as CFO.  He has been part of Executive Leadership teams in various companies and has been instrumental in setting direction, Strategy, start up operations, build shared service models, business process reengineering and crafting and implementing best practices and thereby improved performance

Currently CFO at GVK Bio Group of Companies, a Full service CRDO ( Contract research & Development Organisation) having global operations in India, Japan, Europe & US. Paresh is responsible for Corporate & Business Finance, Strategy, M & A , Treasury, Risk Management, Legal, Tax & Compliance and also SCM function of the Organisation.

Previously was CFO at Jubilant DraxImage Inc., Canada as internal movement within Jubilant Group. Paresh has rich experience of start ups as well as growth organization where he has supported growth and moved into newer cities in India and also abroad.

Prior to Jubilant, Paresh has worked with various MNC such as Kraft Food, Lufthansa & Thermofisher all Fortune 500 Companies. Paresh started managing and heading finance function at ESAB India Ltd, a listed MNC in India at a very early stage of his career.

Paresh’s experience has been rewarding, and he has been selected amongst Top 100 CFOs - awarded by 9.9 media for 3 consecutive years.

Vivek Raju P

Finance Controller at ValueLabs


 

Partha Bhattacharyya

CFO & Executive Director - Strategy ,GKC Projects



Mr. Partha Bhattacharyya is one of the leading authorities in the fields of corporate finance, treasury and risk management in India. He is widely recognized as a subject matter expert in banking and finance and has advised several regulatory, industry and professional bodies.
Mr. Bhattacharyya currently serves as CFO & Executive Director - Strategy at GKC Projects Ltd., Hyderabad – an established infrastructure firm with a strong track record in the areas of Highways, Water Supply, Irrigation, Power and Mining across India and overseas. He has led the Company through multiple complex restructuring initiatives focussed on financial right-sizing through debt swaps and negotiating resolution plans.
Prior to joining GKC Project, Mr. Bhattacharyya served with great distinction as the Group Treasurer of the Essar Group and was responsible for managing FX, interest rate and commodity risk exposures of all Group companies. He led a major strategic reorientation of risk management policies and processes in Essar and set up the Essar Group Treasury as a fully centralized Global Markets outfit. While at Essar, he worked closely with the regulators to introduce major changes in the national risk management policy framework.
Mr. Bhattacharyya began his career at State Bank of India, where he last served as General Manager, having held several senior leadership roles in Corporate Banking, International Banking, Treasury and Risk Management in Frankfurt, Kuwait and across India. Mr. Bhattacharyya was the Head of the Forex and Derivatives desk in SBI’s Global Treasury in Mumbai from 2000 to 2004.
Mr. Bhattacharyya was closely associated with the management and successful resolution of India’s Balance-of-Payment crisis in the early nineties. He played a major role in the structuring and execution of the landmark 20 tonne Gold Swap transaction arranged by SBI, which prevented a sovereign default in 1991.
Mr. Bhattacharyya has served on multiple committees set up by the Reserve Bank of India and the Government of India and was the Chairman of the Forex Association of India from 2003 to 2004. He teaches as guest faculty at the leading management and banking institutions in the country. He also speaks at conferences in India and abroad, and is featured on TV and print media as a commentator.
Mr. Bhattacharyya is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Rachana Bhusari

Vice President at National Stock Exchange of India Limited



 

Sambasivan G, CFO

Tata Sky Ltd



“Sambasivan is a Post Graduate from IIM Ahmedabad, a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and a Company Secretary. He has over 28 years of experience across FMCG and service sector industries, including over 15 years with Vodafone, at senior positions in Finance and Operations. He has been with Tata Sky for nearly 5 years. Prior to joining Tata Sky, he was with the Vodafone group in UK as the Regional Financial Controller for Northern Europe. In his leisure time, Sambasivan enjoys reading eclectically, and also pursues his interest in playing chess, learning piano and running the marathon. “

Ballav Mundra

Chief Financial Officer,Hexagon Capability Center India Pvt Ltd



A professional chartered accountant and Management graduate with over 18 years of experience in Finance, Controllership, Outsourcing and Shared Services, Business Transformation, Operations and Service Delivery. Worked in varied organizations across different roles - Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with proven abilities in Finance & Planning, Consolidation, Account management, Operations and Service delivery.
Creative design, methodical approach, resourceful nature, problem solving and analytical talents combined with P&L management, improvement initiatives, structured business skills and technology savvy changes.
Highly adaptable to changes in the dynamic environment - Strong-willed and self-assured, with proven multitasking capabilities with strong ability to plan prioritize and manage complex projects under aggressive timelines.

Excellent financial research and analysis skills with extensive experience in data collection synthesis and documentation enhanced me to be a trusted business advisor with planning skill. Capable of handling the entire finance cycle with success.

Sugata Sircar

CFO & Country Finance Partner, India, Schneider Electric



Sugata has 29 years of experience in various industries including Electrical Energy, Gas Distribution, Manufacturing of Chemicals, Textiles, Tyres and FMCG. He has worked as CFO and as Managing Director of a public limited company in India

Sugata currently sit on the Board of several Schneider India companies and partner the President & MD for the businesses of Schneider Electric in India and neighbouring countries. Total turnover of Schneider Electric legal entities in India is Rs 11,200 Crores (USD 1.5 Billion).
His strengths are in business performance management, strategy and business decision support, investment decisions and in leadership. I am excited by the transformation in business models and performance management processes being brought about by digitization.

In M&A transactions, he has experience of due diligence, business planning and rigorous integration planning for a US 2 Billion acquisition deal. Earlier in my career, He went through the process of sale of business and as a board member, led the process of handover to the Acquirers.

He have strong experience in communication with investors, media, shareholders, and external agencies.

Sygata has proposed and managed capital structure actions like Bonus Issue, Share Split, etc in my earlier role.

Sugata has worked extensively in Singapore/Malaysia and in the UK.

Sugata is currently President, CFO Committee of the Indo French Chamber of Commerce & Industry; also member of The CFO Board and active in other CFO Forums.

Hemanth K

CFO,Dodla Dairy Ltd



With over 15 Years of experience in Corporate Strategic Finance world with Companies such as Rockwell Collins, Thomson Reuters, IBM, FORD, Tintometer, Cogent Glass, Dodla Group. Headed the end to end strategy and core Finance & Accounts operations & held the role of Finance Director

Expertise in :-
IPO, Listing regulations, Financial Strategy, Directorship, Transfer pricing, Due diligence, Risk advisory, SEZ compliance, Corporate funding & sourcing, Treasury operations, FEMA, Mergers, Acquisitions & Integrations, General Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting & Forecasting, Indian Tax, Forex hedging, Standard Costing models, HR 

Nikhil Bedi

Partner and Head – Forensic Financial Advisory, Deloitte India



Nikhil is a Partner and Head of the Deloitte Forensic practice in India.

He holds over 15 years of professional experience of which he has spent over 10 years advising varied clients including corporates, financial institutions, hedge funds and private equity funds on a wide range of Forensic services such as Business Intelligence, including Integrity Due Diligence, Counterparty Due Diligence and Senior Management Due Diligence, Post-investment investigations, Asset tracing, operational risk mitigation engagements and also on Transactional and Vendor Due Diligences.

He has pioneered Asset tracing and the Anti-counterfeiting solutions at Deloitte in India and has successfully launched the political risk mapping for clients looking to enter into India and Asia. Nikhil specializes in carrying out cross border investigations involving capital flows across jurisdictions and assists clients in pre/ post-investment, investment monitoring and operational risk mitigation strategies.

Past experience:

Prior to joining Deloitte, Nikhil led the Corporate Intelligence team in KPMG. In the past, Nikhil was a Director with Kroll where he led various investigations and intelligence engagements across South Asia.

Nikhil is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate in Commerce from the University of Pune.

Arjun Rajagopalan

Partner– Forensic Financial Advisory, Deloitte India



Arjun is a Partner in Deloitte’s Forensic practice in India, leading the south practice, TMT sector and Africa corridor within Forensic. He has 13+ years of experience in consulting across business advisory, risk advisory and forensic. He has extensive global experience spread across Europe, Middle East, South Asia and Africa. He been involved in more than 200 large investigations cutting across functions such as Finance, SCM, S&D, Marketing, IT, Network, HR, Admin & Logistics. He has also led critical engagements on Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Dispute Advisory and Due Diligences. He has pioneered proactive forensic solution such as Forensic SDLC Governance, Asset Life cycle Management, Ethical Transformation to name a few. He has also been instrumental in setting up a dedicated telecom forensic practice that services not only India but across other Deloitte member firms.

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.

Sivaram Subramoniam

Head - Management Audit and Assurance Services, Adani Ports and SEZ



• 25 Years (15 years at Senior / Leadership Level) within Consulting & Industry
• Working with all levels of Stakeholders - Audit Committee / Board / Investors / Promoters
• Internal / Management / Operations Audit / SOX / IFC / Compliance / ERM / COSO 2013 / Shared Services Setup / ERP implementation
• Worked across Indian MNCs, International Companies, Listed Companies, as well as Promoter Driven Organisations
• Led the corporate governance agenda and policy formulation
• Responsibilities requiring Proactive, Collaborative, Strategic Approach
• All Sourcing Scenarios, Out-sourced, Co-Sourced and In-house.
• Engagement with various professional firms – Big 4, Large Size Indian & Foreign Firms
• Handling large qualified teams (25+ professionals –CAs, MBAs, Engineers etc.)

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