Finance elite are the individuals who hold prominent positions of power and influence within the financial field. These leaders possess extensive knowledge and experience in areas such as banking, investment, asset management, and financial technology. Financial Elite role play a crucial role in shaping global economic policies, driving innovation, and shaping the future of finance.

About the summit

This summit was an esteemed gathering of industry leaders, professionals, and experts from finance sector. The summit served as a platform to exchanging ideas, insights, and best practices in finance leadership. Recognising the vital roles played by these leaders, Dun & Bradstreet organized the ‘Finance Leadership Summit 2023’ on the theme ‘Empowering Growth and Transformation’ on September 27, 2023, at Taj Santacruz, Mumbai .

Who should attend?

Dun & Bradstreet Finance Leadership Summit is designed for a diverse range of professionals and industry

Finance Elite 2023

The Dun & Bradstreet Finance Elite 2023 is an endeavour to recognize the finance leader for their exceptional skills in navigating complex financial markets, making strategic decision, and driving economic growth. Recognizing these trailblazers and innovators who have made significant contributions in the field of finance, helped businesses go above and beyond while also having a beneficial influence on the community at large.

Eligibility Criteria

The Nominee must have at least 5 years of experience as CFO or Senior Finance Leader

The Company where the nominee is currently employed must have a turnover of greater than INR 250 Crores for FY23

The Nominee must have been in the same role within the company/ group for at least two (2) years as on the date of nomination

Award Winners List

 

Award Winners Name

Designation

Business name

Mr. Faiz Arif Nagariya

CFO

Aether Industries Limited

Mr. Pramod K Shrivastava

Executive Director & ​Group CFO ​

Agarwal Coal Corporation Private Limited

Mr. Deepal Shah

Group CFO

Allcargo Logistics Limited

Mr. Hiranand Asandas Savlani

Executive Director & CFO

Astral Limited

Mr. Amit Grover

India Head and Director - Global Finance Shared Services

Avaya India Private Limited

Mr. PK Hari Hara Subramanian​

India CFO & Head GBS​

Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Ved Prakash Goel

Group CFO

Dr. Lal PathLabs Limited

Mr. Niraj Kedia

CFO

Finolex Industries Limited

Mr. Soumya Ghosh

Senior General Manager - Finance

Fujitsu General (India) Private Limited

Mr. Anand Rathi

CFO

G R Infraprojects Limited

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar

Group CFO​

Global Health Limited

Mr. Naresh S Khetan

CFO

Godavari Biorefineries Limited

Mr. Rajeev Mishra

CFO

H.G. Infra Engineering Limited

Mr. Jogendra Singh

President & Group CFO

Hero Corporate Service Private Limited

Mr. Vikash Kumar Jain

CFO

Hexaware Technologies Limited

Mr. Sandeep Modi

CFO

Hindustan Zinc Limited

Mr. Rajeev Garg

CFO & Business Head

Hitachi Systems India Private Limited

Mr. Sanjay Agarwal

CFO

Jyothy Labs Limited

Ms. Aiswarya Ravi

CFO

Kinara Capital Private Limited

Mr. Saurik Ginoria

CFO and SC & IT Head

Lakmé Lever Private Limited

Mr. Vaibhav Joshi

Group CFO

Nephrocare Health Services Private Limited

Mr. Gandharv Tongia

Executive Director & CFO​

Polycab India Limited

Mr. Rajneesh Jain

CFO

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited

Mr. Nilesh A Kambli

CFO

Star Health and Allied Insurance Co. Ltd.

Mr. Sibaji Biswas

CFO

Syngene International Limited

Mr. Ashwini Kennedy

Head, Global Employee Services- Corporate Finance

Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Mr. Gaurav Bajaj

CFO

Tata Elxsi Limited

Mr. Kaustubh Vaidya

Head – Financial Planning and Analysis

Tech Mahindra Limited

Mr. Nitin Parekh

CFO

Zydus Lifesciences Limited

Mr. Umesh Parikh

CFO

Zydus Wellness Limited

 

Ms. Aiswarya Ravi

CFO

Kinara Capital Private Limited

Woman CFO of the year

Mr. Saurik Ginoria

CFO and SC & IT Head

Lakmé Lever Private Limited

Young CFO of the year

Agenda

Time

Session

  • Changing Roles: Redefining CFO’s role: where should future finance leader focus on?​
  • Technology: Has Finance (Really) embraced Technology so far? Is the future new technology or skills 
  • Risk Management in the volatile and uncertain external environment​
  • Reinventing Finance Operating Model for Business Growth and Innovation​
  • Regulatory Scrutiny and Compliance​

Moderator: Mr. PK Hari, CFO, Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Rahul Rao, CFO, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.
  • Mr. Arpit Kabra, Chairman, WIRC, ICAI
  • Mr. Deepal Shah, Group CFO, Allcargo Logistics Limited

  • Understanding how Technology has changed Finance Forever?
  • Understanding the future need and challenges of DX in Finance Function​
  • Unlocking Value from Finance Data using AI, Cloud, and Data Analytics
  • Digital Transformation journey for CFOs in Government and Public Sector Enterprises
  • Creating a Cohesive Technology Roadmap Across the Finance Functions

Moderator: Mr. Hitesh Sethi, Director - Analytics and Business Advisory, Dun & Bradstreet India

Speakers :

  • Mr. Dinesh Modi, CFO, Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Abhinav Jain Ranka, CFO, PharmEasy
  • Ms. Ruchita Ruchi, Head of Finance, Keka HR
  • Ms. Aiswarya Ravi, CFO, Kinara Capital
  • Mr. Pramod K Shrivastava, Executive Director - Finance, Agarwal Coal Corporation Private Limited

  • Should CFOs take lead in driving Sustainability?​
  • Role of CFO in integrating Sustainability measures into organization strategy​
  • Equipping themselves to drive enhanced ESG transparency, compliance and reporting​
  • Driving business investment decisions through ESG Agenda

Moderator: Mr. Jogendra Singh, President – Finance, Hero Corporate Service Private Limited Ltd.

Speakers :

  • Mr. Raghupati Mishra, CFO, Liberty Steel Group
  • Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti, Chairman, Shailesh Haribhakti & Associates
  • Mr. Soumya Ghosh, Head – Finance, M&A, Fujitsu General (India) Private Limited
  • Mr. Dev Arora, CEO (CPG Business), Chai Point

Our Speakers

Avinash Gupta
Managing Director & CEO – India
Dun & Bradstreet

Vipul Oberoi
Director of Marketing
CSR & Learning Solutions
Dun & Bradstreet India

P.K. Hari
CFO
Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.

Rahul Rao
CFO
Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.

Arpit Kabra
Chairman
WIRC
ICAI

Deepal Shah
Group CFO
Allcargo Logistics Limited

Hitesh Sethi
Director - Analytics and
Business Advisory
Dun & Bradstreet India

Dinesh Modi
CFO
Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd.

Abhinav Jain Ranka
CFO
PharmEasy

Ruchita Ruchi
Head of Finance
Keka HR

Aiswarya Ravi
CFO
Kinara Capital

Pramod K Shrivastava
Executive Director - Finance
Agarwal Coal Corporation Private Limited

Giridhar Sanjeevi
CFO
The Indian Hotels Company Ltd.

Jogendra Singh
President – Finance
Hero Corporate Service Private Limited Ltd.

Raghupati Mishra
CFO
Liberty Steel Group

Shailesh Haribhakti
Chairman
Shailesh Haribhakti & Associates

Soumya Ghosh
Head – Finance
M&A
Fujitsu General (India) Private Limited

Evaa Saiwal
Senior Practice Leader - Liability Insurance
Cyber and Financial Risk
Policybazaar for Business

Dev Arora
CEO (CPG Business)
Chai Point

About the Publication – ‘Going Beyond the Book – Evolution of the Modern CFO’

The publication features the Finance Elite of 2023 and their success mantras and highlights the evolving skillsets of the modern CFO. The publication was circulated among CXOs of leading corporates, government ministries, and other top corporates in India and abroad.

The publication covers:

  • Evolving role of the modern CFO
  • Success mantra and key accomplishments of the Finance Elite
  • Views from industry experts

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