CFO Executive Leadership Summit

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Holiday Inn, New Delhi

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

Agenda 2018

08.30 AM - 09.15 AM | Registration with Tea /Coffee

09:15 AM – 09:30 AM | Lamp Lighting Ceremony & Welcome Note

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

Theme: Rewiring Finance Function - Creating Desired Impact

  • Mr. Akhilesh Kohli, Global Head – Finance Transformation,(Director) Finance, Maersk (MODERATOR)
  • Mr. Hemant Kumar Ruia, Chief Financial Officer, Indus Towers Ltd.
  • Mr. Prabin Dokania, Chief Financial Officer, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)
  • Mr. Arnab Roy, Chief Financial Officer, Schneider Electric Infrastructure Ltd.
  • Mr. Bibek Agarwala, Chief Financial Officer - Lifestyle Business, Raymond Ltd.
  • Mr. Rahul Bothra, Chief Financial Officer, Swiggy
  • Mr. S. Kannan, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Arvind Fashions Ltd.

10:45 AM – 11:05 AM | Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

11:05 AM – 12:00 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.

  • Mr. Sanjay Gulati, Group Vice President Corporate Tax - GST & Litigation, GMR Group (MODERATOR)
  • Mr. Ramesh Khaitan, Global Tax Head, Lupin Limited
  • Mr. Ashish Kumar, Chief Financial Officer, InterGlobe Hotels
  • Mr. Vinay Dhawan, Global Group CFO, Innovis Telecom - A Nokia Venture
  • Mr. Sanjay Gandhi, Chief Financial Officer (Solutions), Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd.
  • Mr. Shailendra Jindal, Associate Director – Taxation, Goodyear India Ltd.
  • Mr. Sivaram Kowta, SVP & Head B2B Business, ClearTax

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM | Individual Presentation

Theme: The Rising Importance of Tax Function

  • Mr. Rajiv Pradhan, Sr. Vice President Head – Tax, Ultra Tech Cement

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM | Individual Presentation

Theme: Banking & Capital Market Best Practices

  • Mr. Vijay Agrawal, Executive Director, Equirus Capital (P) Ltd.

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM | Individual Presentation

Theme: Finance In The Digital World - Leadership Beyond Automation

  • Vaibhav Jain, Regional Sales Head - North & East, SAP Concur

12:45 PM - 01:00 PM | Financial Leadership Awards

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

01:45 PM - 02:45 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:

  • Ms. Pooja Kheterpal, VP-Finance, FCB Ulka (IPG Media Group) (MODERATOR)
  • Ms. Suman Hegde, Group Finance Controller & Head Investor Relations, Hindustan Unilever
  • Ms. Geeta Karnik, Chief Financial Officer, Serdia Pharmaceuticals India
  • Ms. Deepti Gupta, Associate Director Finance & Internal Controls, PepsiCo. India
  • Ms. Nitu Samra, Finance Director, LeasePlan India
  • Ms. Meenakshi Rajpal Mehta, Vice President , Head – Financial Services, OYO

02:45 PM - 03:00 PM | Individual Presentation

Theme: Beyond Compliance: GST Transforming Business Processes

  • Mr. Sivaram Kowta, SVP & Head B2B Business, ClearTax

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM | Panel Discussion

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

  • Mr. Sanjeev Sood, SVP – Internal Assurance & CRO, Max Life Insurance Co Ltd. (MODERATOR)
  • Mr. Prashant Kalaver, Director, Internal Audit, Aviva India
  • Mr. Sameer Joshi, President - Country Head IS Audit, Yes Bank Ltd.
  • Mr. DJ Matthews, Head – Internal Controls & Audit, PepsiCo.
  • Mr. Hitesh Uppal, Chief Financial Officer,
  • Mr. Vijay Pandit, Chief Internal Auditor & SVP, Tata AIG General Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Mr. Kaushal Mehtani, Senior Finance Expert – Pricing & Arrangements, McKinsey & Company, India

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

04:30 PM – 05:30 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:

  • Mr. K V Ganesh, President Finance & CFO, TVS Srichakra Ltd. (MODERATOR)
  • Mr. Manav Mehra, Director Finance, Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Bhaskar Ranjan Das, Associate Director (India), CIMA
  • Mr. Darpan Vashishtha, Chief Financial Officer, BIBA Apparels Private Limited
  • Mr. Abhijeet Kamasamudram, Director Finance India Subcontinent, McCain Foods India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Manas Taneja, Director - Financial Planning & Analysis , MasterCard
  • Mr. Sandeep Kher, Head Portfolio Finance, Sequoia Capital

05:30 PM - 06:00 PM | Financial Leadership Awards

06:00 PM | Summit & Awards Adjourn

meet our
speakers 2018

Neeraj Dotel

MD, India & SAARC

SAP Concur

Hemant Kumar Ruia


Indus Towers Limited

Sonam Donkar


Vedanta Group

Sivaram Kowta

SVP & Head B2B Business,


Bhaskar Ranjan Das

Associate Director (India)


Nitu Samra

Finance Director

LeasePlan India

Sanjay Gulati

Group VP Corporate Tax - GST & Litigation

GMR Group

Prabin Dokania


Good and Services Tax Network

Suman Hegde

Group Finance Controller & Head Investor Relations

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Manav Mehra

Director Finance

Ericsson India

Manas Taneja

Director - Financial Planning & Analysis


Prashant Kalaver

Director - Internal Audit

Aviva India

Meenakshi Rajpal Mehta

VP & Head - Financial Services

Oyo Rooms

Akhilesh Kohli

Global Head - Finance Transformation,
(Director) Finance


DJ Mathews

Head – Internal Controls & Audit


KV Ganesh

President Finance & CFO

TVS Srichakra Ltd.

Ramesh Khaitan

Global Tax Head

Lupin Limited

Vijay Pandit

SVP & Chief Internal Auditor

Tata AIG General Insurance Co. 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

Shailendra Jindal

Associate Director - Taxation

Goodyear India Limited

Vijay Agarwal

Executive Director

Equirus Capital Pvt. Ltd.

Sandeep Kher

Head - Portfolio Finance

Sequoia Capital

Rajiv Pradhan

SVP, Head - Tax

Ultra Tech Cement

Kaushal Mehtani

Senior Finance Expert - Pricing & Arrangements

McKinsey & Company, India

Alok Bansal

Co - Founder & CFO

Bibek Agarwala

CFO - Lifestyle Business

Raymond Limited

Sanjay Gandhi

CFO (Solutions)

Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd.

Rahul Bothra



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!!!!

Award Winners

Excellence in Finance Transformation
  • SAP Concur
  • Raymond Limited
  • Ayurvet Ltd.
  • Tanserv
Best Risk Management Solution of the Year
  • Titan Company Ltd.
Excellence in the Use of Technology
  • Raymond Limited
Best Woman In Finance of the Year
  • Ms. Priyamvada Hardikar, Vice President & Head - Corporate Accounts & Finance, KPIT Technologies Limited
CFO of the Year
  • Mr. Ashish Kumar, CFO, InterGlobe Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Rajneesh Jain, Chief Financial Officer, Reliance JIO infocomm Limited
  • Mr. Ajay Aggarwal, President & CFO, Cyient Ltd.
  • Mr. Rahul Bothra, Chief Financial Officer, Swiggy
  • Mr. Kannan S, Chief Financial Officer, Arvind Fashions Ltd.
  • Mr. Pramod Dangaich, Chief Financial Officer, Infiniti Retail Ltd.(Croma)
Excellence in Treasury Management Transformation
  • Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Excellence in Cost Management
  • Inorbit Malls (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Infosys Limited
  • Infiniti Retail Ltd. (Croma)
Excellence in Financial Planning & Analysis
  • IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Cyient Ltd.
High Performance Team of the Year
  • Reliance JIO infocomm Limited
CFO of the Year
  • Mr. Sushil Batra, Chief Financial Officer, Relaxo Footwears Ltd.
  • Mr. Ashwin Khasgiwala, Chief Financial Officer, Reliance Retail
  • Mr. Ritesh Suneja, Chief Financial Officer, Lava International Ltd.
  • Mr. Sanjay Gandhi, Chief Financial Officer, Solutions, Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd.
  • Mr. Hitesh Uppal, Chief Financial Officer, Magic
  • Mr. Harish Kumar Agarwal, Chief Financial Officer, Kamdhenu Limited

Meet Our
Jury Members 2018

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


I personally thought it was a very well conducted summit with a varied representation across sectors. Speakers were very articulate and experienced. The choice of the topics was done with lot of thinking and that set the tone for enriching deliberations. I personally enjoyed it listening as much as I did moderating the discussions during the panel. Look forward to more such sessions in the near future.

K.V Ganesh
K.V Ganesh

President & CFO
TVS Srichakra

I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations for conducting very enriching Summit. Whole program was smoothly organized and pedigree of panelist of each topics was very impressive. I am sure all the participants must have developed perspective on diverse topics after hearing all expert's opinion. From Networking stand point it was amazing to meet like minded professional from varied industry. The award ceremony was very well organized and I must complement the organizer & jury for conducting a fair selection process & it is my belief, all winner are deserved one & have accomplished a lot in their respective field. This is great work initiated to recognize the achievement of finance fraternity and I am sure good work will continue.

Sanjay Gandhi
Sanjay Gandhi

CFO Solutions
Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd.

We really like the concept wherein experts from industry gather on one platform. The Summit gives good opportunity to listen to the views of experts and to learn from their experiences. The forum also gives an insight on how functions and technology is evolving and how conventional roles are getting transformed for bigger and better contributions. Nice concept and well executed. We really enjoyed attending the same. Winning award was icing on the cake!

Nisha Mittal
Nisha Mittal

Ayurvet Limited

Well Organised covered the topics what was mentioned as per agenda. Also the selection of panel was apt.

Eapen Matthew
Eapen Matthew

Head - Business Services
Raymond Limited

Listening the experts at the summit, provided valuable insight on several topics covered. It brought together professionals from the field and initiated dialogic reflections on different aspects covered that day. It was great learning experience to be there.

Gaurav Srivastava
Gaurav Srivastava

SVP Audit
YES Bank Limited

It was a great experience at the Summit, getting a chance to interact and share experiences with best Finance minds from the varied industries. The conference was very insightful, enriching and relevant, and in particular the session involving Women Leaders in the Finance space.

Saurabh Narain
Saurabh Narain

Rabo Equity Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

A very well organised event, insightful sessions across various topics around the world of Finance

Aayush Saraswat
Aayush Saraswat

DGM - Finance
Interglobe hotels Pvt. Ltd.

On behalf of my team, I would like to thank and congratulate the whole Organizing team of Financial Leadership Awards for such a brilliant event. The whole experience was great and we absolutely loved it.

Rajneesh Jain
Rajneesh Jain

Reliance JIO Infocomm Ltd.


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