• Kaleeswaran Arunachalam,  CFO

    Kaleeswaran Arunachalam, CFO

  • The finance function of an organization is not just about the finance. It’s the pivot of operations ranging from basic bookkeeping to assisting the management in making strategic decisions. Recognizing this elementary fact and perceiving finance as a function that plays a role akin to a business partner have been the rationale behind the emergence of Kaleeswaran Arunachalam, the CFO of Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited, as an exceptional leader in the domain.

  • Kaleeswaran Arunachalam: The Financial Wizard Making a Difference through his Unique Approach

CFOs are Modern Day Business Partners

By: Anamika Sahu, Managing Editor

The fragile economy, which is every growing and mostly limping in the current times

Changing CFO Role In The Digital World

By: S Kathir Kamanathan, Chief Financial Officer, Lanco Tanjore Power

I still remember when I started my career in early nineties, Finance function

 10 Best CFOs - 2019

Why NBFC Is Still Lucrative For Small Businesses In India

By: Vipul Sharma, Founder & CEO, CHQBOOK

India has its fair share of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs), with its

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Financing Rural India, Strengthening The Nation's Core

By: Gurmeet Singh, Director, Inditrade

Villages in India contribute close to 46 percent of the country's Net Domestic

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Role Of Digital Technologies In Transforming Financial Services

By: Mahesh Shukla, Founder, Payme India

While standing at the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution, worldwide markets

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Manage Corporate Debt & Enhance Your Capital With The Right Credit Counsellors

By: Ananth R Bhedke, MD, Ahvana Hotels

Many people think debt management is a kind of loan,but it is not. On the contrary

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Intelligent Automation is Not Autonomous: Six Best Practices for Capital Markets Business Leaders Who Want to Drive Change

By: Kevin Kroen, Partner, Financial Services Intelligent Automation Leader, PwC

CIOs know that there is a big gap between what a lot of technology promises

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Key Tech Trends for Capital Markets

By: Dipak Rout, Head - IT, Arihant Capital Markets

Every industry is feeling the effects of the information revolution, but capital markets

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A Finance Leader's Mantra In Today's ERA Of Digitisation

By: Neeraj Dotel, MD, India & SAARC, SAP Concur

In today's dynamic business environment, a Chief Financial Officer's role no longer restricted

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E- Mandates and Their Power To Transform Payments In India

By: Arif Khan, Chief Innovation Officer, Razorpay

Innnovation in payments and banking is playing a crucial role in India's digitization

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  • 10 Best CFOs - 2019

    In India and across the globe, senior finance executives, especially the Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) have been witnessing a tremendous shift in their roles day in and day out. From mere traditional accounting & reporting, the CFOs have become more like trusted business advisors & partners responsible for strategic and operational decision making across their company. In fact, according to the 2019 Global Business & Spending Outlook, senior finance executives remain optimistic about the economy, outlook for their companies and their investments for the future. Clearly, CFOs hold diverse roles such as steward, operator, strategist and catalyst, thereby working under great scrutiny both internally and externally. By large, factors like economic uncertainty, burgeoning regulatory requirements, financial restatements, and increased investor scrutiny have great impact on their position and professional responsibilities in any company. Finance mavens, precisely CFOs like V Ramakrishnan (TCS), Ramesh Bafna (Flipkart), Ganesh Shenoy (MTR Foods), Mohit Kabra (MakeMy Trip India), Tanmay Kumar (Burger King India) and many others have been seamlessly contributing their best to India’s economic prosperity. Yet, there are a horde of challenges that these finance leaders are posed with, especially with regards to delivering reports to their stakeholders on an ongoing basis. These challenges are increasing in tandem with the demands of organizations for fast & accurate evaluation of strategy and risks along with the ever evolving accounting & regulatory requirements and protocols. On the bright side, adapting cutting-edge strategies, conforming to the digital disruption and staying abreast of the dynamic financial landscape will indubitably maximize not only their individual performance, but also the overall productivity of their company. Delving into the world of finance visionaries and their excellence, CEO Insights has come up with an informative listing: ‘10 Best CFOs - 2019’. Post a meticulous evaluation, a distinguished panel of finance experts, VCs, and other professionals along with CEO Insights Editorial Board has prepared this roster of front runners in this category. The magazine sheds light not just on the core competencies and achievements of featured CFOs, but also diverse trends and advancements transpiring in the finance space of India.

Company Logo Company Name Person Company Description
Tube Investments of IndiaTube Investments of India K Mahendra Kumar, Executive Vice President & CFO Having played multiple roles across diverse industry verticals, he currently excels as a finance maestro who is well versed in almost all key areas of finance
 Patel Engineering Patel Engineering Kavita Shirvaikar ,Executive Director & CFO A qualified CA with two decades of experience in the fields of accountancy, tax, audit, banking, finance and fund management
Ramkrishna ForgingsRamkrishna Forgings Lalit Kumar Khetan, CFO A CFO who believes that there is a solution to every problem and is known for being a jack of all trades inside the organization
Garware Technical Fibres LimitedGarware Technical Fibres Limited Mukesh Surana,President & CFO A veteran CFO with vast experience across various Indian and global heavyweights, Mukesh handles accounts, MIS, finance & treasury, M&A, taxation, IT, commercial and procurement functions with élan
GVK BiosciencesGVK Biosciences Paresh Gupta, CFO A Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary with over 20 years of corporate experience and 15 years as a CFO
Muthoot MicrofinMuthoot Microfin Praveen,CFO A proficient leader adeptly spearheading the finance operations of one of India’s top MFIs with ample intelligence, perseverance and a positive attitude
UFlexUFlex Rajesh Bhatia,Group President (Finance & Accounts) & CFO A CFO who goes beyond conventional metrics like margin, operating cash flow and revenue to drive more strategic business decisions by diving deeper into data and information
JSW Severfield StructuresJSW Severfield Structures Santanu Choudhury, CFO A reliable leader leveraging his 20+ years of professional experience to ensure a significant improvement in working capital & overall financial control in the business
IKF FinanceIKF Finance Sreepal Gulabchand Jain,CFO A highly accomplished, results-driven senior accounting & financial management executive with more than 10 years of progressive experience in Finance Accounts and Treasury management
Mangalam CementMangalam Cement Yaswant Mishra, President (Corporate) & CFO A modest, diligent and passionate business leader with diverse professional experience and expertise

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