Bharath Sondur: An Industry Stalwart Aspiring To Bring In Revolutionary Changes In The Indian Microfinance Domain | CEOInsights Magazine
  • Bharath Sondur,    Chief Business Officer, Arohan Financial Services

    Bharath Sondur, Chief Business Officer, Arohan Financial Services

  • Though banking sector plays a significant role in the Financial Markets a lot, the non-banking financial companies are also playing a very vital role too. They are competing with banking sector by providing various financial services. NBFCs are financial intermediaries engaged in the business of accepting deposits, delivering credit while they play an important role in channeling the scarce financial resources to capital formation. In India, still, a major chunk of the population resides in villages and smaller towns which are not served by the mainstream banks. Addressing these challenges, the NBFC-MFIs like Arohan Financial Services has been providing its valuable services to society for more than 15 years, in order to improve financial inclusion and most importantly the women empowerment. NBFCs supplement the role of the banking sector in meeting the credit and saving needs of the unorganized sector and to small local borrowers.

  • Bharath Sondur: An Industry Stalwart Aspiring To Bring In Revolutionary Changes In The Indian Microfinance Domain

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Top 10 Chief Business Officers – 2022

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  • Top 10 Chief Business Officers – 2022

    Undoubtedly, integrity, insight, and inclusiveness are three essential qualities of leadership that C-suite leaders should necessarily hold for leading a company, including Chief Business Officers (CBO). Chief Business Officers are the growth driving pillars of a company who play a key role in developing and executing the company's overall strategy, while also managing its day-to-day operations.

    Moreover, in the present fast-paced world, their roles have been magnified a lot, and they are now expected to work with a much more diverse set of constituents and possess a broader set of skills than ever before. New age tech challenges and yearn for sustainability in growth aspects, has divulged a sense of responsibility to working with the CEOs too, and helping them in strategic planning and associated implementation, developing entrepreneurial partnerships to create new revenue options, being future-ready for emergencies, and more.

    They also work collaboratively with other C-suite executives to entrench a cross functional teams to provide more effective services, integrating resource allocation efforts with planning and outcome assessment, and ultimately determine the organization's overall vision and market share targeting its customer base. Well, owing to their complex roles, CBOs of India have exemplarily proven their worth today, leveraging their dexterous business and professional skills driving companies towards greater growth horizons, scaling productive business plans and strategies. And, such worthwhile business visionaries definitely need to be celebrated for their dynamic contribution to the corporates and business institutions today.

    This issue of the CEO Insight magazine introduces you to a list of 'Top 10 Chief Business Officers - 2022' who have helped in the transformation and growth of various organizations and accordingly the business sector of the country. The list has been crafted by a team of industry veterans, CEOs, VCs and the CEO Insights editorial team, thus delivering inspiring stories of their journey, their contributions and roles played by them in the creation and empowerment of a powerful nation.

Top 10 Chief Business Officers – 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
FullertonIndia Ajay Pareek, Chief Business officer FullertonIndia He has a previous experience of working in Adithya Birla Finance who later began leading the company's core businesses of Rural, Urban, and Digital and the marketing function
Burlington English Amit Baveja, Chief Business Officer Burlington English Brings inter-cultural understanding and global strategic thinking to the Indian education technology sector
Arohan Financial Serv Bharath Sondur, Chief Business Officer Arohan Financial Serv Holding over 28 years of experience in microfinance and in a bank environment, he is a banking and finance professional responsible for the end-to-end business
Zee Media Madhu Soman,,Chief Business officer Zee Media Has more than two decades of experience in broadcast and digital media, dabbling with news television, new media and the convergence between text, photos and video on the World Wide Web
Condé Nast India Pankaj Singh Parihar, Chief Business officer Condé Nast India Has two decades of marketing, digital, and technology experience, out of which the last 15 years have been in digital and growth marketing, data science, insight and analytics, technology, and marketing automation
Xiaomi India Raghu Reddy, Chief Business Officer Xiaomi India Having joined the Xiaomi team in 2016, he played a key role in propelling Xiaomi’s exponential sales growth, and manages the online sales teams across India
Balancehero India Sonia Chhabra Gupta, Chief Business Officer Balancehero India She has straddled many cross-functional impact roles, across banking and finance sectors essentially covering domains of business development
Acer india Sudhir Goel, Chief Business Officer Acer india He has been associated with this firm since 1999 handling various leadership roles spanning product engineering, manufacturing, support, supply chain and recently as the head of commercial business group
Unacademy Sunil Baby,Chief Business Officer Unacademy With over 20 years of managing sales and distribution in fast paced industries, he comes with a rich experience in leading the offline market strategy for some well-known brands in the country
Karkinos Healthcare Venkataramani Suresh, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer Karkinos Healthcare He has 25 years of expertise in Business Development, Startups, Internet, building and scaling large businesses

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