Bhupesh Chowdary, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer
An uptick in economic activity is an excellent time for organisations to assess their readiness for the growth ahead. As the Indian economy sprouts green shoots, the role of the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) in companies is increasingly in the spotlight even surpassing the roles of CEO's. But you don't often come across a CSO to exchange `gyan'. Working tirelessly in the backend, CSOs make sure every opportunity to grow is grabbed by its reins to ride the high tide of success. We, at CEO Insights had the honor to rendezvous with the Group CSO of a 150 years old conglomerate Khimji Ramdas Group. He is N Bhupesh Chowdary. An Engineer & Post Graduate in Management, with over 27 years' experience as CEO and Business Head with leading businesses inclusive of L&T, Adani, JSW, MBE-Williamson Magor and Khimji Ramdas Group, N Bhupesh Chowdary has treaded a remarkable journey of building organizations and helping them grow.
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Top 10 Chief Strategy Officers - 2021
A Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) is a C-level executive charged with helping to formulate, facilitate and communicate an organization's strategic initiatives and future goals. Reporting to the CEO or the CFO and working closely with them, the position of the CSO is relatively new and has become far more prevalent in the C-suite, within the last decade, especially as the digital business and growth strategies have continued to increase in complexity. A CSO’s role includes creative thinking and collaborating effectively for different business operations of highest multitude. Executive officers and the senior leadership team are facing pressure to continuously cultivate and implement more robust strategic initiatives that will help organizations achieve a competitive advantage. More organizations are realizing that strategic planning is a complex, full-time job that may require more focus, structure and exactitude than a CEO alone can provide. In the general sense, CSOs are charged with developing and clarifying the vision of an organization, communicating it to the masses and sustaining the implementation efforts. Specific CSO responsibilities tend to vary from company to company, but there are commonalities. The CSO at times functions as a sort of “mini CEO,” someone who must see the issues confronting the company from a broad perspective as the chief executive does. In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine showcases a list of ‘Top 10 Chief Strategy Officers - 2021’. Especially curated by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights editorial team, the listing is provided to the readers to highlight upon the ingenious strategies adopted by the Chief Strategy Officers at top firms.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Akshay Mani,Chief Strategy Officer||Intents Mobi||His expertise are in the fields of program and project development, project management, strategic research and publications, stakeholder identification, engagement and capacity building|
|Anshuman Pratyush,Chief Strategy Officer||Mpurse Services||Anshuman Pratyush is helping chalk out efficient yet innovative strategic business modules to make available an all-encompassing bouquet of API based payment solutions at the company|
|Anubhav Gupta,Chief Strategy Officer||APL Apollo||His expertise includes business strategy, branding, investment banking, equity research & valuations|
|Bhupesh Chowdary,Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer||Khimji Ramdas||Bhupesh with his 25 years of experience in business development, corporate planning & strategy, epc energy and infrastructure business, port & logistics business, mining & mineral trading, project management and corporate affairs is helping in the organization growth|
|Paul Dueman,Chief Strategy Officer||Tilt Brand Solutions||Paul is renowned for his contribution to the digital technology and has 2+ decade experience in digital marketing and communications|
|Ravi Chillara,Chief Strategy & Implementation Officer||Kirana King Retail Network||Ravi Chillara is renowned for his exclusive skills in leading teams, data management, business intelligence, data science, and application architecture|
|Sandeep Chanda,Head – Strategy and Acquisitions||Embassy Industrial Parks||Sandeep joined the Embassy Industrial Parks company in 2015 and worked in some of the prestigious companies such as Deloitte, Tata Housing Company and Ascendas before his current job. Sandeep is a Commercial Real Estate, Acquisitions and RE Funds specialist|
|Sanjay Sharan,Chief Strategy Officer||Strobe Works||He has 2+ decades experience in achieving revenue, profit and business growth with successful startups|
|Sanjiv Singh,Group Chief Strategy Office||Trescon||Sanjiv is skilled in sales, production, marketing management, operations negotiation, budgeting, and business planning and has expertise in strong business development|
|Sundaresan Nandyal,Chief Strategy Officer||Kan Biosys||Sundaresan has more than 25 years of experience in sales with sales experience in IT telecom software, Telecom, E-commerce; M-commerce, IT enabled retail|