Interview

What is happening to enterprise IT? What are the top changes that you see that has happened in the past couple of years? If you think about what has been happening to IT organizations, about 6 or 7...
Feb 25, 2019
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Q: Why do professionally managed corporate boards fail? Are the reasons for failure different from those of companies under dominant investor families? Are these cases exceptions or an indication...
Dec 24, 2018
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How is technology facilitating scale and efficiency in enterprises? Pls give us some anecdotes with regards specific technology use-cases, which brings out its value (to enterprises).  ...
Oct 08, 2018
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Q: CFOs have long been considered as custodians of finance and accounts of any company. What possibly can they do in delivering great CX to the end customers? Ajay Kumar (AK): The roles and...
Sep 05, 2018
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Q: What are the risks associated with third party dependence and outsourcing of payments to fintech companies?   Himanish Chaudhari (HC): With outsourcing, some of the underlying risks might...
Sep 05, 2018
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Q: What would you say is behind the optimistic economic outlook among the CFOs and how is it impacting their business sentiments? Porus Doctor (PD): The Deloitte CFO Survey 2018 reveals that 64 per...
Jul 13, 2018
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Q: What are the factors driving the optimistic business outlook in India and globally?   Saru Kaushal (SK): There are enough reasons to cheer in 2018 with political change and global trade...
Jul 02, 2018
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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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