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YES BANK National CFO Forum

Thursday, 01 January 2015 | 12:01 AM


The forum has been conceptualized in the form of regional chapters:

  • Mumbai Chapter- September 2011

  • Delhi Chapter- February 2012

  • Bangalore Chapter- December 2012

  • Pune Chapter- January 2015

  • Kolkata Chapter- May 2015

  • Ahmedabad Chapter- August 2015

  • Chennai Chapter- August 2015

  • Hyderabad Chapter- September 2015

  • Bangalore Chapter Edition II- November 2015

We invite CFOs to become Members of this forum, which provides an opportunity to network with peer group, and learn from the insights, experiences and best practices of financial leaders across sectors.

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Become a Member of YES BANK’s National CFO Forum

The YES BANK – National CFO Forum aims to bring together the Super Achiever CFOs, and provide practitioners' insights to the industry at large. The vision is to create an exciting forum of India's Productive Finance Minds and Thought leaders, which enables them to use their shared knowledge in an individual capacity as leaders of robust organizations; and simultaneously, pursue collective goals of contributing to a growing Indian economy.

To become a member of this forum, please click here

YES Bank National CFO Chapter

Hyderabad Chapter

The Hyderabad Chapter was launched on September 11 2015 and witnessed active participation from over from the city. The launch witnessed the unveiling of the charter of the National CFO Forum, Hyderabad Chapter by Chief Guest Shri Eatala Rajendar, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Telangana.

Mr. K Pradeep Chandra, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government & Commissioner for Industrial Promotion, Mr. Navin Mittal, Special Commissioner GHMC, and Mr. Narendra Kothari, Chairman & Managing Director NMDC were present as guests of honor. An eminent panel of industry leaders participated in a thought provoking discussion on“Growth vs. Risk, When to change gears?

The panelists in the session were Mr.Saumen Chakraborty, President and CFO, Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Mr. Issac George, Director & CFO, GVK Group, Mr.T Srinivasa Rao, CFO, Rain Industries, Mr. TVR.Satya Prasad, Director Finance, Hetero Labs, Mr.M Goutham Reddy, CFO, Ramky Enviro, Mr.Vineet Kapur, CFO, My Home Group and Mr.V Ramkrishna, CFO, Ocean Sparkle Ltd. The forum felicitated Mr. Saumen Chakraborty for his remarkable contribution as a corporate leader.

Chennai Chapter

YES BANK successfully launched Chennai Chapter of its National CFO Forum on the 20th of August 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park. The event witnessed participation of over 100 CFOs of the region across segments.Mr. S. Krishnan, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Dept. of Planning & Development & CEO, Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Boardgraced the occasion as Chief Guest Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan- Vice Chairman, Cognizant,Mr. A. Velliangiri Deputy Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Ltd. and, Mr. N.K.Ranganath– Managing Director, Grundfos Pumps India Ltd. as Guests of Honour. The event started with the unveiling of the charter by the honoured guests followed by a panel discussion on“Chennai: the fulcrum of India as a design, innovation and manufacturing hub”. The panellists in the session were Mr. A.R. Subramanian- ED Finance – Schwing Stetter India Mr. Gopal Mahadevan CFO Ashok Leyland, Mr. M.P. Vijayakumar- CFO Sify Technologies, Mr. S.Chandramohan Tractors And Farm Equipment , Mr. D. Arulselvan- CFO – Cholamandalam Investments & Finance,Mr. K. Akhileswaran Group CFO Apollo Hospitals and Mr. T.N. Sivasubramanian CFO Toshiba Machines (Chennai).Mr. N. Srinivasan, Director of Finance, Murugappa Group of Companieswas honoured for his lifetime contribution and achievements as an inspiration role model for todays corporate.

Ahmedabad Chapter

The launch of the YES BANK National CFO Forum Ahmedbabad Chapteratform –YES BANK National CFO Forum at Hyatt, Ahmedabad. In its inaugural foray in Ahmedabad the forum witnessed participation from over 80 CFOs of the region. The launch witnessed the unveiling of the charter of the National CFO Forum, Ahmedabad Chapter by Guest of Honor,Mr. R.S. Sodhi, Managing Director, GCMMF Ltd. (AMUL). This was followed by a panel discussion on “CFO’s role in balancing CSR and Profitability - Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem”. The forum also witnessed the release of the Fifth Edition of ‘CFO Insights’ Magazine, which consists of thought leadership articles and interviews featuring the country’s most eminent CFOs. The panelists in the session wereMr. S.B. Dangyach, Managing Director, Sintex Industries Ltd., Mr. R.J. Joshipara, CFO, Nirma Group, Ms. Namita Vikas, Senior President & Country Head, Responsible Banking, YES BANK , Sunil Parekh, Strategic Advisor, Zydus,Jubilant Group & Independent Director, GNFC Ltd and Mr. Parag Desai, Executive Director, Wagh Bakri Group.

Kolkata Chapter

YES BANK successfully conducted the Kolkata chapter of its popular thought leadership platform –YES BANK National CFO Forum on May 14, 2015 at The Oberoi, Kolkata. Riding on the popularity of its previous editions, the Forum now headed East, to bring together ministers, industrialists and some of the top notch CFO’s in the region.Shri Bratya Basu, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Tourism, Govt. of West Bengal graced the occasion as Chief Guest.Shri Anindya Mitra(Former Additional Solicitor General of India & Former Advocate General of West Bengal) and Shri Harshavardhan Neotia a leading industry captain and Chairman, Bengal Ambuja Group were present as the Guests of Honor. All the distinguished guests shared their thoughts followed by the much awaited and engaging panel discussion featuring the leading CFO’s of the region. The theme for this discussion was “Make In India – from Vision to Action: Role of the Strategist CFO”and the panelists expressed and exchanged a rich stream of thoughts and ideas on this engaging topic. Over 100 CFO’s attended this marquee forum to learn new concepts, exchange opinions and network with their peers. The event also witnessed the release of the 4th edition of the quarterly publication – CFO Insights  – the community’s very own magazine of articles and interviews.

Pune Chapter

YES BANK launched the Pune Chapter of YES BANK National CFO Forum, in partnership with Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) on January 22, 2015 at J W Marriott Hotel in Pune. The event was a resounding success with more than 150 top CFOs from across Pune and Mumbai in attendance.

Shri Girish Bapat, Hon’ble Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Food & Drugs Administration and Guardian Minister, Pune District, Government of Maharashtra and Shri V N Dhoot, Chairman & MD, Videocon Industries launched the Pune Chapter and unveiled the National CFO Forum Charter.

A panel discussion on CFO’s role in the RISE (Risk Management, Investment & Growth, Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement) of an organisation’ was also hosted at the launch event. The discussion featuring 6 top CFOs of the region, was moderated by Amish Devgan, Editor Zee Business.

Edition II

YES BANK Launched the second edition of the Bangalore Chapter of the YES BANK National CFO Forum on November 25, 2015. Attended by more than 120 CFOs of the region and some top CEOs the forum witnessed the launch of the 6th edition of YES BANK CFO Insights focusing on Innovation. Mr. Jaganmohan Rao, MD, Bank Paper Mills, Mr. Biren Ghosh, Country Head, Technicolor India Mr. Malay Chatterjee, CMD, KIOCLlaunched the magazine and delivered short keynote addresses on “Establishing Bangalore as a Global Startup Hub”

In line with the theme of the evening, an eminent panel of industry leaders participated in a discussion on “Creating the Next 100 Unicorns in India”.The panel was moderated by Mr. Raghuvir Srinivasan, Associate Editor Hindu Business Line and comprised of Mr. Bharat Singh – CFO, Sequoia Capital Advisors,Mr. Mitesh Shah – CFO, Ola Cabs,Mr. Anshul Kheterpal – CFO, FreeCharge ,Mr. Avinash Shekhar – CFO, Urban Ladder,Mr. Raghav Swaminathan – CFO, WIPRO Enterprises, Mr. Jagannathan Chakravarthi – CFO, MindTreeand Mr. Pius Thomas – CFO, Page Industries Ltd

The forum also witnessed the presence of 3 of the region’s most renowned business leadersMr. Mohandas Pai, Mr. Suresh Senapathy and Mr. V. Balakrishnan who were felicitated by the forum with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions in redefining the role of a CFO as a Strategist.

Edition I

YES BANK hosted the launch of YES National CFO Forum South India Chapter on February 21, 2013 in Bangalore. The event was attended by 200 top CFOs from Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai and witnessed a panel discussion on “Restoring India's Growth Momentum: Expectations from Union Budget 2013-14”. The panel discussion featured top financial leaders like Sanjay Issac George, GVK; Pradeep Swaminathan, BEML; V. Balakrishnan, Infosys Ltd.; S. Subramanian, Titan Industries Limited; Jayaraj Hubli, ABCTCL; A. Subba Rao, GMR Group; Bhaskar Bodapati, BIAL; Anil Kumar A, Purvankara Projects Ltd; Nrupesh Mastakar, ABB Ltd; Jatin Dalal, Wipro Ltd.

A general sentiment among the financial leaders was that because of the uncertainty with regulations, industries were shying away from investing. This had considerably affected investor sentiments and was taking investment out of India. Hence, a firm regulatory framework was the need of the hour to ensure flow of institutional investment or foreign direct investment.

New Delhi Chapter 

The launch of this forum, in the Capital, brought together over 150 leading CFOs from various industry verticals across India. The forum hosted an exclusive panel discussion on the theme of Investment and Growth Opportunities in FY13 - CFO on the centre stage’ analyzing the crucial role of a CFO in taking vital decisions that are likely to have tremendous micro and macro impact on the statistical architecture of India.

The discussions were presided over byDr. M Veerappa Moily, Hon’ble Minister for Corporate Affairs. Dr. Moily shared his valuable insights on the subject, and also articulated the shifting global economic order and the opportunities it presents to Indian companies.

The event also witnessed the unveiling of the YES BANK – National CFO Forum Charter, and the launch of the inaugural issue of YES - CFO Insights’ a quarterly publication of thought leadership articles by leading CFOs, focusing on contemporary themes and topics pertinent to recent economic developments and policy changes.

Mumbai Chapter

The YES BANK - National CFO Forum was launched onSeptember 7, 2011, at Hotel Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

The launch of this forum brought together over 250 CFOs from various industries across India, and enabled them access to knowledge and expertise. The forum hosted an interactive discussion by senior financial leaders on Changing Role of the CFOs – Opportunities & Challenges”. The area of focus was the CFO's evolving role as the chief flag bearer of Corporate Transparency, Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in an organization.

The event also witnessed the unveiling of the YES BANK – National CFO Forum Charter, and formation of the Forum’s Governing Council (40 members), chaired by Mr. Y M Deosthalee,Chairman and Managing Director of L&T Finance Holdings & co-chaired by Mr. S. Mahalingam, CFO and Executive Director of Tata Consultancy Services.

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YES - CFO Insights

YES BANK CFO Insights Magazine is a quarterly publication which aims to become a valuable repository of experiences, thoughts and insights of erudite CFOs across India.

It focuses on contemporary themes, and includes contributory articles on topics pertinent to recent economic developments and policy changes that will help CFOs to make far-sighted decisions and seize hidden opportunities, leading to consistent growth of not only their organizations, but also the industry at large.

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