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Application Guidelines


  • The CFO100 is open only to CFOs and Heads of Finance operating in the Indian market. A nominee would qualify as a ‘Head of Finance’ of a company only if he reports directly to the CEO, MD or the Group CFO. Heads of independent finance domains (such as Taxation, Audit, Risk Management, Treasury, Corporate Finance, M&A etc) will not be eligible for nomination.
  • Nominees must be prepared to meet all reasonable requests for additional information from the jury, CFO India, and its representatives.
  • Submission of nominations constitutes acceptance of the above terms and conditions.


  • Elaborate your responses wherever possible. There is no specific word limit.
  • Kindly enumerate with proper examples, wherever necessary.
  • Kindly go through the evaluation criteria thoroughly in order to file your nomination with the best possible approach




What was the goal/objective and was it met?

Why was it noteworthy?

The importance of your initiative in overall context of the organisation.
Contribution to the strategic objectives of the organisation

Execution (including timeliness, documentation and pricing)

What initiatives/strategies were implemented to enable smooth execution?
Steps, tasks undertaken… timeline of the overall execution etc.
What Creative thinking and problem solving was undertaken

Risk factors involved

Were the risks you undertook for your goals worth it?
Was the quality / Standard of the process etc maintained?
Initiatives taken to mitigate risks

Value to stakeholders and/or commercial strategy

The impact could be strategic, financial, operational or social.

Contribution to the reputation and stature of the CFO role

What particular role did you play in your capacity as a CFO

Note: Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, family members of CFO Collective, its subsidiaries, affiliates, program partners, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to participate in the CFO100 Programme

The Annual CFO Leadership Conclave is an initiative to bring together senior finance leadership representing the most influential companies in India at an off-site location each year for three days. This platform actively seeks to engage these agents of change to discuss pertinent issues, share best practices and collectively drive trade and business towards growth.

CFONEXT100, launched in 2012, is a unique initiative to identify and award the rising stars of the finance community – i.e. professionals who are high performers in the middle of the corporate ladder and have the potential to be among the country’s leading CFOs in the years to come.

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