• Vamsi Kumar,   COO, Hinduja Leyland Finance

    Vamsi Kumar, COO, Hinduja Leyland Finance

  • Acting as a bridge between the leadership team and the rest of the organization to ensure that the company's strategies and initiatives are effectively executed, a COO’s role is critical in aligning the organization's operations with its long-term vision and goals. Vamsi Kumar, COO, Hinduja Leyland Finance works closely with the leadership teams to develop and implement strategies that drive growth, profitability, and sustainability. His foray into finance world forms a captivating tale of growth and transformation. Originating from modest beginnings, Vamsi maneuvered through various industries and organizations, imprinting an enduring influence at each juncture of his path. His expedition into the BFSI sector commenced after he finished his MBA, when he assumed the role of a Management Trainee at Bajaj Auto Finance Ltd, in 1995, immersing himself in the intricacies of retail lending operations. In this capacity, a strong foundation in sales, collections, and credit underwriting for vehicle finance was laid.

  • Vamsi Kumar: A Leader In The Story Of Hinduja Leyland Finance's Growth & Transformation

The Age of Dynamic Modern-day COOs

By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

The role of an operations leader has always been under the dynamic process of evolution. Today, this change is happening in shut-eye time and is even more dynamic. The skill sets and traits a Chief Operating Officer (COO) requires have changed

Data Analytics Open Doors For New Business Model

By: Sridhar Krishnamurthy, Global Head - Data Analytics & Engineering, Brillio

From an industry wide perspective, digital transformation is a crucial focus for companies to capitalize on technological

Top 10 Chief Operating Officers - 2023

A Quick Guide To Being An Effective Business Leader

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Having completed his MMS degree from KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, Ravneet has over 18 years of Leadership experience in the Indian real estate and banking sectors. Prior


Key Business Aspects That Every Entrepreneur & Industry Leader Must Be Aware Of

By: Santosh Srivastava, Chief Operating Officer - India, Steelcase

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By: Aditya Mehta, Senior President & CFO, Orion Grou

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The Advantages Of Brands Utilizing Multiple Warehouses

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With over two decades of experience in the supply chain tech industry, Mr. Ashvini, a former Indian Navy and McKinsey professional, holds a strong

  • Top 10 Chief Operating Officers - 2023

    Driving Excellence, Maximizing Success
    A Chief Operating Officer (COO), also called Chief Operations Officer, is an executive in charge of the daily operations of an organization, who manages the personnel, resources, and logistics. COOs are usually second-in-command immediately after the CEO, and reports directly to them and acts on their behalf in their absence. The role of the COO differs from industry to industry and from organization to organization. Some organizations function without a COO. Others may have two COOs, each assigned to oversee several business lines or divisions.

    "The success of an organization depends on the COO's ability to execute with precision and efficiency"

    Elevating Business Landscape, Empowering Operations
    A COO is involved in implementing appropriate rewards/recognition and coaching or corrective practices to align personnel with company goals, Planning by prioritizing customer, employee, and organizational requirements, Maintaining and monitoring staffing, levels, knowledge-skills[1]attributes (KSA), expectations and motivation to fulfill organizational requirements, Driving performance measures for the operation. Unlike other C-suite positions, which tend to be defined according to commonly designated responsibilities across most companies, a COO's job tends to be defined in relation to the specific CEO with whom they work. Because the COO is often responsible for serving as an information conduit to the CEO, it is essential that the relationship between COO and CEO be a positive one. The COO shoulders the responsibility of identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks .They also need to leverage and integrate emerging technologies into the operational fabric of the organization, enhancing efficiency, reducing costs, and gaining a competitive edge. Their pivotal role is instrumental in driving organizational success and fostering growth in bustling business landscape.

    CEO Insights in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Chief Operating Officer - 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Chief Operating Officers - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Tardid Technologies Aastha Verma, COO Tardid Technologies A sales professional with close to a decade of experience in multi disciplinary projects and navigating complex challenges, skilled in practice management, with focus on technology, people, consulting, pre-sales and solution development
Kajaria Ceramics Bhupendra Vyas, COO Kajaria Ceramics A visionary leader having a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years in the ceramics sector with extensive experience, entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering dedication
Juniper Green Energy Devendra Singh, COO Juniper Green Energy A pioneering leader with over 25 years of invaluable experience in business management, skilled in EPC project management, construction and operation
 Bvg Emergency Medical Services Dr. Dnyaneshwar Shelke, COO Bvg Emergency Medical Services A seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in the EMS space and passionate about driving growth and innovation, skilled in leadership, healthcare and more
Ashish Life Science Jayesh Khatri, COO Ashish Life Science An intelligent leader with over 20 years of experience in the life science industry, with expertise in production, R&D formulations, project management, business development & business transformation
Cyient Karthikeyan Natarajan, Executive Director & COO Cyient An innovative leader with over 27 years of experience in the engineering industry with a strong focus on product development, digital transformation, and R&D
Indiabulls Sachin Chaudhary, COO Indiabulls A seasoned finance professional with over 25 years of experience at diverse industries, proficient in mortgage finance and business development
 Hinduja Leyland Finance Vamsi Kumar, COO Hinduja Leyland Finance A dynamic leader having extensive experience in the BFSI sector, specializing in relationship management, product and manpower management
Unacademy Vivek Sinha, COO Unacademy A seasoned operator with over 15 years of experience across diverse industries, with a proven track record of building and scaling businesses, both as an entrepreneur and a corporate leader
Blue Jet Healthcare VK Singh, COO Blue Jet Healthcare A prominent leader with over 23+ years of expertise in the pharmaceutical domain, skilled in chemical, R & D platform and FMCG