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CFO Executive Leadership Summit

The CFO Agenda: A New World - The Rise of Agile Finance

10th December, 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 2019 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 2019

08.30 AM - 09.30 AM | Registration with Tea /Coffee

09:30 AM – 09:45 AM | Lamp Lighting Ceremony & Welcome Note

09:45 AM – 11:00 AM | Panel Discussion

Theme: Durable CFO - Leadership In The Direct To Consumer Evolution

  • How today's CFOs make decisions, convey those decisions with confidence, and manage with certainty
  • How to weigh options, make choices and allocate both human and financial resources
  • Review the ways the equity market has evolved, including the role of technology, the evolution of shareholders and decisions made along the way
  • How to manage internal cyber security procedures and external data threats
  • Strategies on how to manage with conviction and maintain calm through times of uncertainty
  • The impact of near-in decisions on long-term results and vice versa

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Panel Discussion

Theme: CFO Leadership, Innovation And Strategic Financial Management

The CFO role has historically been focused on being a strong accountant and scorekeeper. This "old view" is being challenged by innovations, exploding data, an ever changing risk environment, increasing regulations around the globe and growing demands of internal and external stakeholders. This panel would focus on:

  • Why CFOs need to support innovation & new business models
  • Discuss how & why CFOs need to develop and deliver agile strategies
  • Explain why CFOs need to drive sustained long-term growth
  • CFOs need to inspire & lead the way with strong purpose & ethics
  • Aligning enterprise objectives with inherent financial strength - Balancing the short-term earnings with longer-term growth
  • Prioritizing the value-based management (VBM) approaches with regards to emerging market trends
  • Driving productivity through technology, automation & process optimization

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM | Industry Perspectives

Theme: TBA

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

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

Theme: Women CFOs: Contributing New Perspectives in Driving Cohesive Team Culture

  • Is it purely innate skills that make a successful CFO?
  • Making an impact in early career: the critical factor to success path
  • Gaining regional & international experience
  • Challenges faced & mitigated in becoming a CFO
  • Achieving professional success whilst fulfilling your personal objectives
  • Future of work - what's changing & how can you prepare for the workforce of tomorrow
  • What new perspectives are provided by women in CFO roles in building a cohesive team culture?

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM | Panel Discussion

Theme: How Can You Reinvent Your Business Model In The Age Of Technology

  • How is the technological advancement influencing incumbents? What impact does this have on business models today
  • How do you reinvent your business model in order to stay relevant and win
  • How can you as a leader create & cultivate an innovative culture? What considerations are important in terms of culture & leadership
  • Finance and procurement working together to deliver business strategy (& agility)
  • Building a development roadmap for finance skills & encouraging agility in embracing innovation - AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity & Visualization for Improved customer intelligence
  • Unravelling data with advanced analytics: Leveraging business intelligence tools in strengthening your strategic planning

03:45 PM – 04:15 PM | Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

04:15 PM – 05:15 PM | Panel Discussion

Theme: Optimising Your Digital Transformation Journey

  • What role does finance play in business-wide digital transformation
  • How modern CFOs and business leaders are taking advantage of digital technologies
  • How do you develop a digital strategy which aligns with the business strategy & the business model
  • Artificial intelligence - The potential & implications for finance leaders
  • How do you transform your technology with the minimum of disruption
  • What new technologies should the business and finance prioritise in the next 5 years
  • How is the technological advancement influencing incumbents? What impact does this have on business models today
  • How predictive analytics and scenario modelling additionally support you in your transformation journey

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

Theme: The Future CFO Role - How Will It Evolve

The change in the CFO role over the last many years has been significant and the outlook for further changes are eminent. CFOs that spend most of their time operating the finance function are only becoming fewer and fewer. The sustainability agenda is becoming more important for most companies. Some argue that the CFO can play a key role in driving this agenda and balancing it with other priorities. The latest development and the outlook for the future raises the following interesting questions for discussion:

  • The trends that will impact and transform the finance function: understanding the new 'hybrid' skills for tomorrow's finance roles
  • What expectations do the stakeholders have to the future CFOs
  • Breaking the traditional mold: how CFOs can play a diverse role as the chief growth strategist
  • Given the changes in the CFO role that has happened already - what professional and personal skill sets are important for the CFOs to develop
  • Can the CFO play a role in defining and setting direction within the field of sustainability
  • How can you as a leader create & cultivate an innovative culture? What considerations are important in terms of culture and leadership

06:45 PM Onwards | 2nd Financial Leadership Awards 2019

meet our
speakers 2019

Anil Suneja

India & South Asia Finance Head

Baxter India Pvt. Ltd.

Hari Nagrani

Executive VP & CFO

Delhi International Airport Ltd.

Smeer Chopra


V Kumaraswamy


J K Paper Ltd.

Pankaj Vasani

Executive President & Group CFO, South Asia

Publicis Groupe

Manish Saxena

CFO - Mining & Integrated Coal Management

Adani Enterprises Ltd.

R N Maloo

Executive Director & Group CFO

Surya Roshni Ltd.

Swapnesh Patel


Omniscient Software Pvt. Ltd.

Rashmi Mohanty


Clix Capital Services Pvt. Ltd.

Ved P Goel


Dr. Lal PathLabs Ltd.

Govind Mundhra


WeWork India

Anand Agarwal


V-Mart Retail Ltd.

Amit Gupta


India Infoline Housing Finance Ltd.

Raghava Rao

VP Finance & India CFO

Amazon India

Nishikant Upadhyay


Essel Infraprojects Ltd.

Radha Ramanujan


Aliaxis Group

Kedar Patki


IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Ltd.

Ritika Jain

Finance Controller

Bharti Enterprises

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 2019!!!!

Award Categories

Organizational Categories
  • Excellence in Finance Transformation
  • Excellence in Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Excellence in Budgeting Transformation
  • Excellence in Cost Management
  • Excellence in Trade Finance
  • Excellence in the Use of Technology
  • Excellence in Treasury Management Transformation
  • Excellence in Accounting Technology Innovation
  • Best in Audit Services of the Year
  • Best in Tax Advisory of the Year
  • Best Accounting Services of the Year
  • Best Risk Management Advisory of the Year
  • Best in Risk Management Solution of the Year
  • Best Finance Automation Solution of the Year
  • Best Financial Innovation Project of the Year
  • Best Treasury Management System of the Year
Individual Category
  • High Performance Team of the Year
To Nominate - Get in Touch with
Jyoti Gupta

91 - 9730404314 |

Meet Our
Jury Members 2019

Paresh Gupta


GVK Bio Sciences

Sambasivan. G


Tata Sky

Tanmay Kumar


Spencer's Retail

Manas Datta

Group CFO

Wockhardt Group

Meenakshi Rajpal

VP - Head - Financial Services

Oyo Rooms

Pawan Agrawal

EVP & Head - Finance & Investor Relations

Marico Limited Mumbai

Neeraj Goel


Jaquar & Company Private Limited

Sanjay Gulati

Group Head - Corporate Tax - IDT & Litigation

GMR Group

Bibek Agarwala

CFO - Lifestyle Business

Raymond Limited

Rahul Bothra



Manav Mehra

Director - Finance

Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.

Nitin Khanna


Inorbit Malls (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Pooja Kheterpal

VP - Finance

FCB India

Hemant Kumar Ruia


Indus Towers Ltd.


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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