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Best CFOs in India 2014

Best CFOs in India 2014

Important for CFOs to be a master of strategy: Yes Bank Group President

Oct 22, 2014

Yes Bank Group President and Country Head Amit Kumar, introduces the audience to the BT-Yes Bank Best CFOs survey, fifth in partnesrship with the bank, while welcoming chief guest for the event Coal Minister Piyush Goyal, India Today Group Chairman Aroon Poorie and jury members.

How we ranked India's Best CFOs for 2014

Oct 22, 2014

Business Today Editor Prosenjit Dutta introduces the BT-Yes Bank Best CFOs awards and survey and explains the exhaustive, detailed methodology through which these financial wizards were selected.

CFOs are financial wizards of the country: Aroon Poorie

Oct 22, 2014

As Aroon Purie, chairman and editor-in-chief of India Today Group, puts it, the Business Today Yes Bank Best CFOs for 2014 award function aimed to celebrate "financial wizards" of the country.

People management is key to become a successful CFO: Rajesh Kumar Mehta

Sep 20, 2014

Rajesh Kumar Mehta, CFO, Speciality Restaurants says marketing and people management skills are critical for budding CFOs.

Young CFOs should align themselves with company policies: Kevin D'Sa

Sep 20, 2014

Kevin D'Sa, CFO and ED at Bajaj Auto says young CFOs should understand their company and the industry and align themselves with the goals of the company.

Young CFOs should understand delegation of power: L Kulshrestha

Sep 20, 2014

L Kulshrestha, GM (finance) at GMDC says young finance professionals should review the system and understand the delegation of power in the organisation.

Budding CFOs should maintain high levels of integrity: Ganesh Murthy

Sep 20, 2014

Former CFO and EVP at Mphasis Ganesh Murthy says the budding CEOs should build a relationship of trust with key stakeholders, and conduct themselves with high level of integrity.

CFOs should take timely decisions to become successful leaders: Sandeep Batra

Sep 20, 2014

Sandeep Batra, director (finance), Pidilite Industries says CFOs should take timely decisions to become successful business leaders. A young finance professional should understand various aspects of finance and get into details of finance functions which will help him in his leadership role in the future.  

Aspiring CFOs should understand the building blocks of the business: Subbu Subramaniam

Sep 20, 2014

Titan Company CFO and ED Subbu Subramaniam says the aspiring CEOs should have hunger for learning at business level. They should understand the building blocks of the business.

Realisation of profit into cash is key to sustainable business model: Ashok Bhandari

Sep 20, 2014

Ashok Bhandari, CFO and ED at Shree Cement says starting and end point of a business should be cash. Realisation of profit into cash is more important for a sustainable business model.

CFOs should successfully manage stakeholders: Pratibha K Advani

Sep 20, 2014

Pratibha K Advani, CFO, NIIT Technologies says CFOs should ensure growth of the organisation. They should successfully manage stakeholders. 

Aspiring CFOs should focus on becoming business strategists: Ramakrishnan Subramanian

Sep 20, 2014

Ramakrishnan Subramanian, VP -finance, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer says aspiring CFOs should focus on becoming business strategists. The CFO should move out of accounting aspects and move into business aspects.

A CFO should create more value for the firm: Saumen Chakraborty

Sep 20, 2014

Dr Reddy's CFO Saumen Chakraborty says CFOs in the pharma industry should not take too much financial risk. A CFO should drive business performance and create more value for the organisation.

CFOs should have indepth knowledge of business of company: Raj Kumar Baheti

Sep 20, 2014

Raj Kumar Baheti, director and president (finance) at Alembic Pharma says aspiring CFOs should be good team members. They should have indepth knowledge of the business of the company.

Budding CFOs should master various aspects of profession: Pius Thomas

Sep 20, 2014

Page Industries, executive director (finance), Pius Thomas says the budding CEOs should master the various aspects of the profession. The finance professionals should not hop their jobs continously.

CFO should arrange funds at cheap cost: RK Garg

Sep 20, 2014

RK Garg, director (finance), Petronet LNG says  a CFO should provide support to CEO and his counterparts. The CFO should arrange funds at the right time and cheap cost for the company.

Pius Thomas, finance chief of Page Industries.  Photo: Nilotpal Baruah

Thomas helps Page Industries log high growth

Oct 04, 2014

Under Pius Thomas, the finance chief of Page Industries, sales rose 36 per cent to Rs 1,173 crore and net profit grew 37 per cent to Rs 154 crore in 2013-14.

R. Subramanian, VP - Finance, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer. Photo: Vivan Mehra

How Subramanian helped his co reach 23% profit

Oct 03, 2014

Ramakrishnan Subramanian, VP - Finance, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer says CFOs have always been significant contributors to the success of the organisations.

Rostow Ravanan, co-founder and CFO, Mindtree. Photo: Deepak G. Pawar.

Ravanan's plan helped Mindtree reap gains

Oct 03, 2014

CFO Rostow Ravanan has implemented many processes for good governance at Mindtree. He also led the company's initial public offering in February 2007.

Kevin P. D'SA, CFO and ED, Bajaj Auto. Photo: Rachit Goswami

Kevin P D'SA has helped Bajaj Auto rein in costs

Sep 27, 2014

The company's return on equity in 2012/13 was 44 per cent, outperforming peers. This has a lot to do with the way Bajaj Auto has kept its expenses and costs under control.

Rajesh K. Mohta, CFO, Speciality Restaurants. Photo: Rachit Goswami.

Man behind Speciality Restaurants' success

Sep 26, 2014

CFO Rajesh K Mohta's approach has helped the company improve profitability. Its income from operations nearly tripled to Rs 226.9 crore in 2012/13 in 5 years.