Manish Mathur, CFO, Dabur Group
The year 2020 has called upon all leaders to display exemplary resilience in the face of a pandemic that has disrupted economic and social life unprecedentedly. It is truly a black swan event and only those resilient leaders with proactive strategies can navigate their organization through such uncharted terrains rife with ambiguity. Manish Mathur (CFO, Dabur Group - International Division) is one such visionary leader, who has not only protected the business amidst the crisis, but has translated the challenges into new business opportunities through his multi-pronged strategies and meticulous due diligence. In his successful ride of 21 years in the financial realm, Manish has garnered abundant global experience in spearheading strategic finance functions in Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America, Russia and West Asia. Raising the bar higher for himself with every project he takes on, he has successfully developed and executed numerous critical initiatives that facilitated Dabur to achieve a meteoric rise.
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CFO of the Year - 2020
With high responsibility for financial transactions and actions of a company, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) performs duties like cash flow tracking and planning the finances, besides critically analyzing the strength of the finances, and where the weak links are involved. Following this, the CFO's are extremely thoughtful about making corrections, also maintaining on-time accurate finance reports from the accountants and treasurers. Although the final decision about an investment is completed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company, yet the divisions, where the investments are profitable, are structured by the CFO beforehand, presenting the plans to the CEO following the structuring. Working in collaboration with higher-level managers, a CFO's inclusion on every expense made and every income earned is essential. Instances suggest that any campaign launched by the marketing team of a company, or any in-office expenditure incurred, have in-depth insights from the CFO, about the availability of funds, or whether the investment is feasible or not. Studying the market, a CFO and its team predict value propositions for the company. It is the ever-important task as the onboarding of client initiatives starts right with it. According to expert CFOs, the qualities that differentiate a topnotch CFO are leadership (communicate with others and show them the pathway), operations (unique ideation about the business segments of the company the CFO works for), controls (regulation and legality), and strategy (planning about successful businesses). These are the building blocks for a CFO to execute successful strategies. In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, we have shortlisted such dynamic CFOs that are driving business growth. The listing, titled `CFO of the Year - 2020', represents the names which are selected after thorough research and scrutiny by the leading CEOs, VCs, industry veterans, and the CEO Insights Magazine Editorial Board. The next pages contain the stories of a few CFOs who are steering the revenue curve to the pyramid top for their companies.
|Company Logo||Company Name||Company Management||Company Description|
|Heritage Foods||A Prabhakara Naidu,CFO||With 28+ years of industry experience, he wears multiple hats as an architect, leader and coach to provide top-notch services in interest of all stakeholders|
|TAKE Solutions Limited||Lalit Mahapatra,CFO||With expertize in creating budgets, making concepts for financial services and later implementing them, he has showcased successful execution of the services and received many awards and recognitions|
|Wockhardt||Manas Datta,CFO||With over three decades of experience, he outclasses as the doyen of finance with strong belief in sustainable actions rather than QoQ plans while spearheading diverse finance & accounting functions|
|Dabur Group||Manish Mathur,CFO||As a team leader and visionary, I have successfully created a young, mobile and progressive multi-cultural team in various parts of the world focused on risk management, active business partnering and driving digitization across the organization|
|Cosmo Films||Neeraj Jain,CFO||A chartered accountant with two decades of experience, Neeraj Jain has proven expertise in corporate finance, business strategy, and banking & fundraising|
|VIP Industries Ltd||Neetu Kashiramka,CFO||With 2+ decades' experience in Accounts, Finance, MIS, Budgets, Strategy, Business Process Re-engineering, Insurance, Internal Audits, Fund raising through IPO, NCD, term loan etc.,M & A and Investor Relations, she is leading the finances|
|Tenon Group||Sandeep Gupta,Global CFO||A Chartered Accountant and certified Treasury Manager professional with 27+years of experience and knowledge in Strategic Planning & Execution, Budgeting & Forecasting, Cash Flow Optimization, and many other verticals|
|Granules India Limited||Sandip Neogi,CFO||A finance leader having the ability to differentiate among resources and ensures attaining performance management equilibrium for the growth of the company|
|Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories||Saumen Chakraborty,President, CFO & Global Head – IT, BPE||A leader who transforms organization beyond financial functions and enables new avenues for growth by delivering value|
|Relaxo Footwears||Sushil Batra,CFO||A disciplined, systematic and punctual CFO with lean management practice in corporate and personal life|