CFO Executive Leadership Summit

The Reinvention of Business Ecosystem:
Connect, Collaborate, Co-create & Competition

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The Oberoi, Gurgaon

About CFO Executive Leadership Summit

Leading Change & Driving Innovation...........A Leading Event For CFO's And Senior-Level Finance Executives

The role of the CFO has evolved significantly, as CFO's are expected to make critical decisions on business performance and transformative projects and strategic judgements on all aspects of the business. The unstable and fast changing economic environment might make the role of CFO more challenging. This summit will provide a platform for CFOs to discuss about how to be well prepared for the challenges.

Designed with the CFO and senior finance executive in mind, the CFO Executive Leadership Summit is the key opportunity for finance leaders across all industry sectors to examine issues and share insights and best practice.

The Conference enables CFOs to learn and share perspectives from leading experts like themselves on the best practices for tackling today's opportunities and challenges, to engage in discussions with presenters and CFO peers, and to think about how to outpace disruption. The conference will address key topics on the minds of CFOs. We have conducted extensive research to ensure that the topics on the agenda are innovative, relevant to your challenges, and of course thoughtful!

The 2018 Summit is sure to be an engaging experience.....

What You Will

  • Ways in which the role of the modern CFO continues to evolve
  • How Finance is partnering with Business to drive Product Innovation
  • Tips to Automate, Centralize and Streamline Finance & Accounting processes
  • Successful ways to Build and Motivate a Finance Team
  • Best practices for risk management, compliance, and data analytics

Who Should Attend

  • CFOs, CEOs, Chief Legal Officer, corporate leaders, C-suite executives
  • Firm partners and leaders
  • Finance directors and controllers
  • Direct tax/ indirect tax / Corporate tax executives
  • Chief audit, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic alliance, Risk & Compliance Executives
  • Investor Relations executives
  • Company Secretary
  • Audit committee members


08.00 AM - 09.20 AM | Registration with Tea /Coffee

09:20 AM – 09:30 AM | Lamp Lighting Ceremony & Welcome Note

09:30 AM – 10:45 AM | Panel Discussion

Theme: Rewiring Finance Function - Creating Desired Impact

  • The role of the CFO as a key player in participating / leading the strategic thinking of the organization
  • Structural shifts in the industry and the impact on the CFO’s Role
  • Digital transformation in industry 4.0 - The CFOs' window
  • Understanding the larger aspects that drive the function for better finance transformation
  • Building a next generation finance team and business partnering
  • Rising importance of the tax function - How an efficient and proactive tax department provides a huge competitive advantage to this function
  • How emerging technologies are transforming the role of finance

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM | Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

11:15 AM – 12:10 PM | Panel Discussion

Theme: The Rising Importance of Tax Function - Recent Developments, Current Trends And The Future of Corporate Tax Management

The corporate tax function has traditionally been a low-key. There is now a realization that an efficient and proactive tax department provides a huge competitive advantage to an organization.

  • Technology impact on transformation of corporate tax system and what does the future hold
  • Alignment of tax policies to emerging trends
  • Understand key challenges in managing tax risks as impacted by Budget 2018
  • Managing transfer pricing risk in a rapidly changing and unpredictable tax environment
  • Strategizing an effective tax internal control framework
  • Understanding the business implications of tax reforms

12:10 PM - 01:00 PM | Panel Discussion

Theme: Banking & Capital Market Best Practices

  • Good Banking relationships
  • Risks and Opportunities in Funding Business Operations
  • Impact of Robotic Process Automation and Integration
  • Interest Rate are on the move how to prepare for a changing environment
  • Latest in M&A trends; Preparation for M&A transactions
  • Current Middle Market Lending Environment

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM | Lunch & Networking Break

01:45 PM - 02:40 PM | Panel Discussion

Theme: Mentoring The Next Generation Of Women And Encouraging Rising Stars To Build A Great Career In Finance

In this highly interactive session, the panellists will kick off by sharing their experiences in their career journeys in the finance space. They will focus on:

  • Embracing diversity as a competitive advantage
  • How do you know if you have what it takes to move to top roles
  • Identifying the biggest challenges and opportunities for progressing your career
  • Achieving professional success whilst fulfilling your personal objectives
  • Future of work - what's changing and how can you prepare for the workforce of tomorrow
  • What kind of retraining do accounting and finance professionals need in order to be digitally ready, if not, competent?

02:40 PM - 03:35 PM | Panel Discussion

Theme: Redesign-Build-Transform: Evolving And Transforming Pathways For IT Auditors

  • The future of IT audit leaders
  • How can IT auditors keep pace with new technologies
  • Will robots be our future IT auditors
  • Block chain, IoT and IT Audits
  • Evolving role of Internal audits - Governance, risk management & compliance
  • Balancing cyber security threats with needs of organizations
  • Insights: Balancing between risk, trust, and the IT auditor's role in managing those risks and establishing trust

03:35 PM – 04:30 PM | Panel Discussion

Theme: Emerging Technologies & Transition That Could Really 'Change The Game'

In this highly interactive session, the panellists will kick off by sharing their experiences in their career journeys in the finance space. They will focus on:

  • Blockchain and its potential to transform industries and processes
  • Artificial Intelligence and its application for finance
  • Engaging the team to facilitate digital transformation
  • Analysing the underlying systems and processes to enable the implementation of emerging technologies
  • Transforming legacy systems to meet demands of end-users
  • Migrating finance operations to the cloud: pros and cons
  • BI systems & Cognitive Analytics

04:30 PM – 05:00 PM | Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

05:00 PM – 06:15 PM | Panel Discussion

Theme: Evolution Of Financial Leadership & Innovation - Trends Poised To Transform The Future Of Work

The finance function, led by the CFO, must now lead in strategic plan development and partner cross-functionally across the business to drive implementation of the strategy to achieve results. Due to the new role of finance, many areas within finance are becoming true talent pipelines into other areas of the organization. This panel will cover best in class roadmaps and examples of pros and cons to many of these challenges.

Key Takeaways from this panel:

  • Strategic vision, key roles & responsibility of today's CFO
  • Finance department evolution to strategic business partner
  • Recruiting, training, and retaining a strong finance team
  • Finance's role as a leader throughout the business
  • How to make compliance your competitive weapon
  • Key areas that demonstrate their growth strategy from mergers and acquisitions, to geographic expansion and organic growth
  • Managing organization change: vision, strategy and prosperity
  • Elements of successful teams and developing next-generation finance leaders
  • Board relations, effective company structure, CEO/ CFO relationship
  • Staying ahead of changing political climate

07:00 PM Onwards | Financial Leadership Awards

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speakers 2018

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Ashish Tiwari

Group CFO

Transport Corporation of India

Hemant Kumar Ruia


Indus Towers Limited

Sonam Donkar


Vedanta Group

Suman Hegde

Group Finance Controller & Head Investor Relations

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Rajiv Pradhan

SVP, Head - Tax

Ultra Tech Cement

Neeraj Goel


Jaquar & Company Private Limited

Sanjay Gulati

Group VP Corporate Tax - GST & Litigation

GMR Group

Prabin Dokania


Good and Services Tax Network

Alok Bansal

Co - Founder & CFO

Manav Mehra

Director Finance

Ericsson India

Manas Taneja

Director - Financial Planning & Analysis


Prashant Kalaver

Director - Internal Audit

Aviva India

Mitesh Mittal


Goodyear India

Akhilesh Kohli

Global Head - Finance Transformation,
(Director) Finance


DJ Mathews

Head – Internal Controls & Audit


KV Ganesh

Group CFO & Company Secretary

TVS Srichakra Ltd.

Ramesh Khaitan

Global Tax Head

Lupin Limited

Sanjay Agarwal


Tata Communications Payment solutions Ltd.

Geeta Karnik

Head Financial Services & Company Secretary

Serdia Pharmaceuticals India

Deepti Gupta

Associate Director - Finance & Internal Controls


Pooja Kheterpal

VP - Finance

FCB Ulka (IPG Media Group)

Abhijeet Kamasamudram

Director Finance India Subcontinent

McCain Foods India Pvt. Ltd.

Darpan Vashishtha


BIBA Apparels Private Limited

Sameer Joshi

President & Head IS Audit

Yes Bank

Sanjeev Sood

SVP, Internal Audit & Chief Risk Officer

Max Life Insurance Company

Vinay Dhawan

Global Group CFO

Innovis Telecom (A Nokia Venture)

Hitesh Uppal


Ashish Kumar


Interglobe hotels

Arnab Roy


Schneider Electric Infrastructure Limited

Vidhya Srinivasan

Executive Director & CFO

Puma India

The Financial Leadership Awards recognizes leaders in all aspects of financial management. These awards provide an opportunity to celebrate excellence and network with leading CFOs. This Awards ceremony acknowledges not only chief financial officers and their teams, but also the firms that provide them with the services, support, and technologies that enable their success. The Awards would be held on the same day 7.00 pm onwards and are a part of the summit. We @ Kamikaze B2B Media look forward to welcoming you at the CFO Executive Leadership Summit & Financial Leadership Awards 2018!!!!

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Jury Members 2018

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Paresh Gupta


GVK Bio Sciences

Sambasivan. G


Tata Sky

Tanmay Kumar


Burger King India

Manas Datta

Group CFO

Wockhardt Group

Vinay Kshirsagar


Indian Register Of Shipping

Pawan Agrawal

EVP & Head - Finance & Investor Relations

Marico Limited Mumbai

Neeraj Goel


Jaquar & Company Private Limited

Akila Agrawal

Head, M&A Practice

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

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