In a time of dramatic change, leading Finance functions are moving fast to deliver value to their organisations. To do that, Finance must balance its key priorities: cost reduction, capital structuring, strong controls and efficient operations. Diageo India – part of the world’s leading premium spirits firm...
FROM THE EDITOR
When an economy begins to slacken, it is common for people to hastily blame their government. This is rather simplistic. Economies move in cycles and whilst governments and central banks can nudge things one way or another, longer-term growth requires structural adjustments.
Pankaj Vasani, Executive President and Group CFO - South Asia
CFOs stand at the intersection of multiple functions and thus have a unique vantage point of the enterprise. Consequently, their roles are becoming increasingly aligned to business strategy – and that of the CEO.
Finance can bolster organisational performance by strengthening monitoring and forecasting, risk management and ensuring transparency and control. The success of such initiatives, however, depends on the CFO’s ability to create an efficient, high performing Finance organisation.
The evolution of the solar sector in India has been remarkable. From just 161 megawatts (MW) in 2010, the country’s installed solar capacity now exceeds 29 gigawatts (GW), or 5% of the total. It has grown faster than any other renewable energy source and India now has the world’s fifth-largest solar installation base.
In conversation with Sachin Kalbag, Executive Editor, Hindustan Times
With the BJP securing a huge electoral mandate, it has the opportunity to push through reforms in a host of policy areas, from agriculture and taxation to land, labour and capital markets. In this regard, many had expected the July Budget to mark the new government’s first real ‘statement of intent’.
In conversation with: Anand Kripalu, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Diageo India Arif Aziz, Chief Human Resource Officer, Diageo India
In 2013, when Anand Kripalu was inducted to head Diageo India, he faced serious challenges as to how to transform its corporate culture and improve its image. What he saw was a culture similar to that in many Indian companies...
In conversation with
Kedar Upadhye, Global CFO, Cipla; Manas Datta, CFO, Wockhardt; Manoj Tulsian, CFO, JMC Projects; Manoj Bhat, CFO, Tech Mahindra; Vinod Kumar, CFO&CHRO, Kirloskar Oil Engines
Looking back to how businesses have adopted technology over the last 20 years, it is often Finance that has taken a lead. Technology can transform the Finance function through improved planning and decision making, more streamlined processes and reduced resource utilisation.