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Becoming a Value Driver

Sandeep Batra talks about his journey towards personal and professional excellence
Friend, philosopher and guide to the Chief Executive, and often his most impartial ‘constructive’ critic, the 21st Century

Think Tank

The 2020-21 Union Budget: An Assessment

Ananth Narayan, Associate Professor of Finance at SP Jain Institute of Management
The FY21 Union Budget was framed in the context of slowing growth and a worsening fiscal position.

Decoding India's Labour and Employment Regulations

Rashmi Pradeep, Partner in the General Corporate Practice of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
India’s labour and employment laws are amongst the most complex and confusing, even by emerging market standards.

Global compliance for a global business: the CFO's burden

SR Patnaik, Partner and National Leader - Tax at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
As Indian businesses globalise in their quest for growth, they must contend with a variety of tax regimes and constantly-changing tariff regulations and compliance requirements.

Data Protection and Privacy: Imperatives for CFOs

Arun Prabhu, Partner in the General Corporate Practice of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
The impending enactment of a new data protection law in India promises to fundamentally change the operating regime for businesses in this market.

The GST Regime: An update and the way ahead

Sandeep Chilana, Managing Partner at Chilana & Chilana Law Offices
Since its introduction in 2017, the GST has faced numerous issues around technology as well as frequent policy changes.

Cyber Security: The New CFO Mandate

Venkat Raman Srinivasan, Partner at PwC
In an age where technology is driving business decisions and outcomes, data ownership and cybersecurity figure high on Boardroom agendas.

Ethics and trust in a digital age

Vinita Bali, NED on the Boards of companies like Bunge, Crisil, Syngene and Titan
Corporate scandals such as those at Enron and WorldCom and the triggers that set off the Global Financial Crisis demonstrate how, in a globalised, highly-connected world, the sustainability and long-term success of any business hinges on trust and integrity.

COVID-19: Lessons in financial risk management

Neeraj Basur, Group Chief Financial Officer at Blue Star Limited
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward

Strategic role of the new world Treasury: the Co-CFO

Naveen Chandramohan is the founder of Itus Capital, an asset management firm managing money in the equities and debt markets in India
In the new India we live in, CFOs have an increasingly strategic role in the organisation. Globally, there are five roles that fall under the purview of the CFO: risk management (enterprise-wide and investments), regulatory compliance, M&A and transactions, IT and cybersecurity, and investor relations...