Financial Express has always believed in recognizing excellence and best practices amongst organizations and individuals.
It has served as a platform for the exchange of progressive ideas and established itself as the business daily embraced by profound thinkers, leaders and communicators.
Towards this, the business publication recently celebrated– Financial Express CFO of the Year Awards 2018 which was held in Mumbai on March 27th, at St Regisl, Mumbai.
Financial Express CFO of the Year Awards celebrated excellence, best practices and outstanding achievements by India's leading Chief Financial Officers and companies.
24 innovative companies, across small, medium and large enterprises in the manufacturing and services segments were recognized for their exemplary performance. The evening also felicitated there inspiring leaders for their individual contributions to the Indian industry – Bharat Doshi, former Executive Director and Group CFO of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited was awarded the Lifetime Achievement of the Year award; while Anshula Kant, CFO, State Bank of India won the Newsmaker of the Year award and Seshagiri Rao, Joint Managing Director and Group CFO won the CFO of the Year Award. Amoung the winning companies were stalwarts like Larsen & Tubro Infotech, Eicher Motors, Castrol India, Hindustan Media Ventures, Future Supply Chain Solutions, India Energy Exchange, Indraprastha Gas, Marico and others.
Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister ; member, Niti Aayog and one of India’s leading economists and thinkers, Bibek Debroy was the chief guest at the evening.
Mr Bibek Debroy and Mr George Varghese, Group CEO, The Indian Express gave away the awards.
Embodying the Indian Express Group’s spirit of excellence and credibility, Financial Express CFO of the Year Award nominations witnessed a thorough scrutiny by Financial Express editorial team and Knowledge Partner, Deloitte, to ensure that only the finest and innovative companies were placed in front of the eminent jury comprising a panel of globally recognized innovators--- S Ramadorai, Former Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services was the chairperson, and other members were Amit Chandra, MD-Bain Capital; Ajay Srinivasan, Chief executive of Aditya Birla Capital Ltd; Paresh Sukthankar, Deputy MD, HDFC Bank; and Pradip Shah, Founder, IndAsia Fund Advisors.
This prestigious Award saw a packed room and brought together those are empowered to drive innovation in their organizations - CEOs, COOs, CFOs and others in their capacity as CXOs or Innovation Heads.
Commenting on the initiative, George Varghese, CEO, The Indian Express Group said, ‘CFOs play a crucial role in the overall performance and are catalysts for future growth of the company. Together with the CEO, they have the mandate to drive strategic planning and innovation for long term investments, building strong future centric companies. At Financial Express, we look forward to celebrating their achievements and fuelling the Indian economy.’