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  • 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.

  • Preserving Your Finance Equilibrium

From Fiduciary To A Visionary

By: Anamika Sahu, Managing Editor

2020 has been a year of challenges and learning. Even the top brass executives were forced to take a lesson or two from the situations.

The Risks Of Modernizing Your Data Centre

By: Paul Mercina, Director ­Product Management, Park Place Technologies

New IT products may be shiny, but they can also be untested. If implementations are not managed properly,

CFO of the Year - 2020

Creating A Pathway To Digital Financial Inclusion, Is The Now And The Future

By: Sohini Rajola, Head Of Network ­ Middle East And Asia Pacific, Western Union

The COVID pandemic has cast in stark relief, the divide between the world's digital `haves' and

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Three Ways Fintech Can Become More Resilient In A Post-Pandemic Economy

By: Ramki Gaddipati, CTO & Co-Founder, Zeta

The ongoing pandemic, despite its adverse effect on the economy, played a key role in accelerating the growth of the Indian fintech industry.

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Techfin Companies Are Advancing Backend Technologies For The Digital Lending Companies

By: Rajendra Awasthi, Co-Founder, Epikindifi

In the age of rapid technology changes, Financial Industry has probably been at the forefront of

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Automation In The Automotive Industry - An Industry Overview

By: Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO, Daimler India

The automotive sector has seen an incredible amount of change since Daimler invented the first motored cars, trucks and bikes back in the 1800s.

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Technology For Tomorrow: How Technology Has Evolved The Automobile Sector

By: Raghav Belavadi, Founder & CEO, Hype

The age-old phrase `Change is constant' is extremely apt when it comes to changes in technology, for it is technology that creates

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5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Need To Think Creatively

By: Saurabh Kabra, Director - Business Operations, Truvison

Entrepreneurship and creativity go hand in hand. For an entrepreneur, creativity is the key

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Employee Motivation: A Perspective

By: Swati Dash, Associate Director-HR, HCL Technologies

I used to be a voracious reader since my childhood, thanks to my mother who very early in my life introduced me to the library culture.

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How Is IoT Reshaping And Transforming The Automobile Industry?

By: Achin Sharma, Heading - Global It Applications, Royal Enfield

Internet of Things (IoT) - the popular buzz-word refers to the billions of devices that are

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Robotic Process Automation In Manufacturing Industry: A Revolution

By: Jagdip Kumar, Head - IT, Cosmo Films

In today's time, the speed with accuracy is the mantra for any successful organization. Most of the manufacturing organizations today

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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 FoodsHeritage 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 LimitedTAKE 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
WockhardtWockhardt 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 GroupDabur 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 FilmsCosmo 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 LtdVIP 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 GroupTenon 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 LimitedGranules 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 LaboratoriesDr. 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 FootwearsRelaxo Footwears Sushil Batra,CFO A disciplined, systematic and punctual CFO with lean management practice in corporate and personal life

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