Interview

Question: What made you join the NBFC sector after a successful stint in one of the top multinationals?   Anirban Majumder (AM): I was looking forward to a CFO opportunity in the banking and...
Mar 09, 2018
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Question: How is NiYO different from other market operators in a similar business?  Vinay Bagri (VB): At the core of NiYO is a digital account, which comes with a multi-wallet card holding...
Mar 08, 2018
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Q. There are business owners and then there are entrepreneurs. What is the difference? Ajay Agarwal(AA): The difference between an owner and entrepreneur, as I see, is that the first one owns the...
Mar 01, 2018
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Helen Brand, CEO, ACCA, discusses the role of ethics, corporate governance and the global issue of skills gap. ON ETHICS… Question: Aren’t corporate governance and business ethics two distinct...
Feb 26, 2018
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Ajay Kumar, Senior Director, Sales Consulting, ERP & EPM (India), Oracle, in an interview to CFO India, discusses the advantages of ERP cloud, especially in the e-commerce era.   Q: There...
Feb 15, 2018
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Q.The contribution of direct taxes in the total tax collection in 2016-17 fell below 50 per cent to 49.66 per cent for the first time since 2006-07. This is despite a 15 per cent growth witnessed...
Feb 13, 2018
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Rikhil Shah, CFO, SBI General Insurance, speaks on the bright prospects for the general insurance industry, its challenges and the role the CFO needs to play in this growth-bound competitive sector...
Feb 07, 2018
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Q: The Companies Amendment Bill was passed by Parliament last month. How do you see this impacting corporate governance standard in India?   Monish Chatrath: A new environment is emerging — one...
Feb 06, 2018
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1.We have moved from GSTR1, 2, 3 regime to GSTR-3B regime. Now the e-way bills are also being rolled out in a staggered manner. What are the implementation challenges for finance? How do you see...
Feb 05, 2018
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In these uncertain times, what would you say are the main challenges faced by CFOs in cost saving?   Saru Kaushal: The role of CFOs today is becoming fundamentally challenging as they are...
Nov 09, 2017
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Q. The Kotak panel in its recent report proposed some radical changes. In fact, even the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has turned down 12 of its 24 recommendations. Your comment.Arun M Kumar:...
Nov 09, 2017
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Q: You have been providing cloud-based tax compliance solutions to companies across the globe. What are the benefits that companies using your applications can accrue?    Gautam Mukherjee:...
Oct 09, 2017
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With his entry into the CFO India Hall of Fame, Ashok Sinha has just moved the goalpost. For successive winners, the bar has now been set a little higher. CFO India Hall of Fame is a much sought...
Apr 20, 2017
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Is India Inc prepared for the multiple compliances? What are the issues and challenges and the way ahead?Saurabh Agarwal: Indian corporates have always supported the government in any of its nation...
Apr 20, 2017
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Q: How different is the millennial generation from the previous ones?   Raymond Jack: The millennial generation is significantly different from the previous ones; it is more technology savvy...
Mar 22, 2017
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In an interview to CFO India, Prabhakar Sunder, CFO, Voonik, discusses the challenges and the outlook of the e-commerce industry in India. Below edited excerpts from our chat:   Q:  What are...
Oct 12, 2016
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In an insightful interview, Jayant Kumar, Director-Finance, NHPC Limited, shares his perspective on the Ind-As, Internal Financial Controls, among others things. Edited excerpts:   Q: How are...
Jun 06, 2016
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Q: Why would foreign investors prefer India as an investment destination?   Markus: India is now emerging as an economic power. Also, the growth rate of India this time overtook China. So,...
May 05, 2016
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