Sandeep is a Chartered Accountant and MBA with over 18 years of diverse experience ranging from being an Investment Research professional to an Entrepreneur. He has worked at companies like Crisil, HSBC, Moody’s Analytics & Fidelity Investments, and as an entrepreneur, he started a retail cafe in Bangalore. He also worked as a CFO in a couple of B2B retail tech SaaS startups.
Sandeep has vast domain experience working across various functions like corporate finance, investment research, fundraising, product management, profit and loss oversight, investor relations, staff development, and leadership. He is adept at overseeing various financial and managerial responsibilities to ensure optimal business performance and substantial revenue enhancements.He is into fitness and does not miss his Yoga and Badminton sessions.
Sivakami is an enthusiastic chartered accountant from Chennai. A professional with about five years of experience from Deloitte (including Articleship training) in evaluating business process controls, creating SOPs, testing ITGC, working on Sox engagements, and performing statutory audits. She has enjoyed spearheading the team on various occasions and ensuring assignments’ timely completion. She has worked in the Manufacturing, Technology, textile designing, Software, Media and Entertainment, and Automotive domains.
Apart from work, she enjoys cooking and listening to religious discourses.
Hemanth Sai Praneeth is from Visakhapatnam. He did his MBA in Finance from Andhra University and Engineering from MVGR College, Vizianagaram. After Engineering, he worked as a Software Developer for around three years handling clients from insurance and banking domains. He is interested in Data Analytics and has working knowledge in Python, Data Analysis, and Power BI.
Dinesh has been leading companies as a group CFO on board positions for a decade in companies like Meril Life Science, an Indian MNC in Medical Device, and Meru Cabs (Seconded from True North). Before this, he has worked with True North looking after financial aspects of portfolio investee companies, with J&J for about four years in their Medical Device business, and with Colgate for eight years in India and globally.
Having worked in three formats viz MNC, Private Equity, and Promoter driven organization, he loves to work on streamlining operations and financial strategy to turn around companies. This includes people, processes, systems, profitability, working capital, and multi-country products and growth.
He loves reading in his spare time and traveling.
Lalit is based in Mumbai and has three decades of rich experience across various industries, leading large teams of finance professionals across multiple geographies.He is adept at formulating and implementing business strategies across industries like retail, general trading, auto components, car rental, and F & B.He has the expertise in implementing best business practices, fundraising, financial analysis, and remodeling and turning around businesses. Also, having worked with large family-owned business organizations, he had the opportunity of dealing with multiple stakeholders.He believes that God is in the details and that data-driven decisions create value for businesses.
Viral Shah is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over six years of experience working in his own family business of textile manufacturing. There he has gained expertise in manufacturing processes and financial operations. During his articleship, he has worked in the fields of taxation, both direct and indirect, auditing, ROC Compliance, and project financing. On the personal front, he has a fascination for automobiles and luxury cars and has good knowledge through deep learning in the same field.
Mr. Thanvi is a Chartered Accountant by profession and an intermediate-level Rank holder at a pan-India level. He is also a qualified Company Secretary and has an international degree from the Institute of Chartered Secretary, London. He has completed his Executive Program from IIM Ahmedabad in Innovation, Corporate Strategy, and Competitive Performance and holds a Diploma from HR Blocks, USA,and a Diploma in Central Excise and Customs.
Hemant has served as Nominee Director, Director on the Board of Project Companies and Project Holding Companies, and was part of the Audit, Nomination,and CSR committees. He has worked as CFO / Gr. CFO for large corporate houses having multiple business verticals and was responsible for managing financing, accounting, and compliance. Over his career, he has worked with financial institutions and large corporate houses and has directly worked with Promoters.
Hemant has more than 25 years of experience in financial controls, accounting,large-scale project financing, equity raising, banking, financial management,structuring, project management, and Corporate Secretarial role. He has hands-on experience dealing with banks and financial, private equity players, investment bankers, regulatory agencies, and auditors. He has worked on negotiations of commercial contracts, joint ventures, equity share subscription agreements,concession documents, etc. His career over three decades has been around the Infrastructure Assets, including Education (e-learning), Infrastructure Advisory, EPC companies, PPP projects, and the Power sector, including Renewable, Biomass, Thermal, Gas, Coal, and Transmission assets. He has in-depth knowledge of the transmission, wind & solar industry.
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Satish is a Chartered Accountant from Bangalore with over 30 years of experience, mainly as CEO, CFO, and ED positions in MNCs, export-oriented units, and manufacturing and project execution companies. Before joining CFO Bridge, he was the CEO of Anna Kitex Group of companies based in Cochin from 2015 to 2020.
He continues to be on the Board of one of their listed companies. In the above positions, Satish took initiatives in providing strategic, operational, and financial leadership focusing on Business Finance by working closely with members of the Board and the senior leadership team. He could take the lead in developing long-term plans for the group, formulating strategies, setting budgets at the business unit and SBU levels, and ensuring planned/ budget-based execution. He ensured lean structures, SOPs, cost controls, and performance management systems resulting in an effective P&L / WC Management, thus achieving the desired ROI.
Since 2017 he is also mentoring and provided counsel to many tech-based startups and SMEs. He is in the core leadership group of VAAN Mobility, a tech-based startup focusing on electric mobility solutions.
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Ramki is an ACA, ACMA, and ACS and comes with an overall 26+years of industry experience in the Manufacturing, IT, ITES, Consulting, and Services industries. Ramki started his career in Corporate Finance and has extensive experience in controllership, finance operations, and setting up back-office functions for large entities. He specializes in helping Listed Companies to have a highly automated Investor Relations function, including investor targeting, creating a healthy pipeline of investors, and setting up a healthy communication channel between companies and their investors. Ramki has worked extensively with fund houses and sell-side/buy-side analysts in India and overseas. Besides this, Ramki specializes in helping companies that are IPO bound by transforming their people, process, technology, governance, and legal framework.
He started his career with Chemplast Sanmar Group in Chennai, worked in a Senior Management position in Indian listed entities like Mphasis, and was CFO at Sansera and Quess. He has also worked in large multinationals in Senior Management positions in Timken, IBM, Hewlett Packard, and was CFO at Ingram Micro. Post his stint in Quess, Ramki has been running his Consulting firm – Ramki Consulting specializing in Investor Relations, Tax, and Treasury functions. Ramki has been on the Board of many corporates, including listed ones, and was awarded Top 100 CFOs in the country twice by CFO India Magazine in 2015 and 2021.
Sidharth lives in Bengaluru and is an alumnus of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and an MSc in International Finance from the University of Leeds, UK. He has 17 years of diverse finance experience spanning Investment Banking at DSP Merrill Lynch, Tata Capital, Grameen Capital, and Corporate Finance at high growth VC/PE backed companies, namely Delhivery, Housing.com, and Quess Corp. Sidharth’s focus areas are Business Planning, Capital Raising, M&A, Business Valuation, and Strategic Planning.
Pradip Namjoshi is a Chartered accountant with 28 years of work experience, of which almost 21 years has been as a Finance Head and CFO. He has worked in the engineering industry, chemical plants, automobile industries, agricultural products, media, including print and TV, and the Education and IT sector.
After gaining his qualification, he started his career with Lona Industries (Pigments and Chemicals) and then continued with Alta Leasing and Finance (A finance company) and ION Exchange (India) Ltd (Engineering, Chemicals, Services, etc.). He has worked in various roles of Accountant, Training, Internal Audit, and System Implementation. For the last 20 years, he has worked as a Finance Head and CFO with Union Batteries and BUI (100% EOU), Sakal Papers (Marathi News Paper), SAAM TV (Marathi News Channel). He has also worked with NKB Technovations group (including Automag – Conveyor manufacturer for Automobiles, Klaus Multiparking – Automated Car Parkers and ZYNQ Software – a Mobile APP support company for a USA based app).
He extended his scope with German and Japanese GAAP as he worked with a couple of German and Japanese joint ventures while working at NKB Group. Along with his Accounting and Finance exposure, he has a Teacher’s Bone. He has conducted more than 350 lectures in Finance, Accounts, Compliances, etc., for MBA, PGDBM at MIT College, and PICT – SITM, both in Pune. He has been a speaker on various platforms with Commerce Colleges and Institutions like D & B, MCCI etc.
A Qualified Chartered Accountant, LL.B, DISA and Master in Business Finance, Madhav is a strategist and motivator with over 20 years of rich and practical hands-on experience in Business and Financial leadership roles. He has demonstrated versatility in handling multiple stakeholders, and establishing best business practices across Retail & Service industries like high-end Luxury Fashion, Food, and Beverages, and Retail Healthcare.
Madhav has expertise in turnaround business, system and process standardization, Internal controls, Cash Flow management & ERP Systems implementation, and hands-on experience in Dynamics NAV.
Ayush is a Chartered Accountant and is a seasoned Finance Professional with over 20 years of vast experience in driving Finance Strategy, Corporate Finance, Setting Global Shared Services (Excellence Centres), Finance Change Management & Transformation, Team Management, FP&A, Treasury, Trade Finance, Tax Strategy, Legal, Compliances & M&A.
Ayush has worked with various companies at leadership positions across multiple Industry verticals in India & abroad, including Manufacturing & Mining, IT Services, Investment Banking, Commodity Trading, Oil Distribution like Hindustan Unilever, Sterlite Industries (Vedanta Group), Patni Computers, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and Trafigura Group.
Ayush loves traveling, exploring new places, and spending time with friends & family. He believes in building solid relationships on unwavering trust while always carrying a positive attitude that nothing is impossible.
Akshay, a young and energetic chartered accountant with 5+ years of experience, has chosen the path less taken by the regular newbies in the financial sector. Along with his fine knowledge in Audit and Assistance, Direct and Indirect Taxation, and Accounting & Compliance, he has guided start-ups and SMEs on various concerns such as forming internal controls, financial planning, cash flow management, and other business management activities. He has always been keen to support and guide start-ups on financial literacy, standing as a pillar of strength for them. He is an active social media content creator, creating content on financial literacy and spreading knowledge across the start-up world through various social media platforms. Akshay is the youngest CFO bridge partner handling the Delhi-NCR region for the group.
Tarun is a Chartered Accountant & DISA qualified with nearly 20 years of experience in Finance Controllership, Financial Planning & Control, SOP Development, Process Implementation, Process Optimisation, Accounts, Internal Audit, Indirect Taxation, MIS & Budgeting, SAP, and business set-up.
He has gained sound experience in financial procedures and building internal financial controls for profit monitoring and working capital management. He understands information systems from an organizational perspective and has experience in process mapping for configuring the same in SAP.
Tarun has a track record of enthusiastic leadership and achievement in all former assignments and was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. Tarun has broad experience working in the health and pharma sectors, manufacturing, trading and service industry, and privately-owned companies for investor-driven organizations.
Hemant Mundhra is a CA CMA based in Dubai for 20+ years. He is a results-driven international business CFO with rich experience in diverse industries across the Middle East, from Manufacturing to Service to Royal Family Office for various industries and corporate groups such as Al Tayer Group, Saif Al Ghurair Group, Dhabi Group, and Aditya Vikram Birla Group.
Hemant has a successful track record in producing target-based business plans and working with CEOs as a Business Partner. He has a hands-on understanding of Profitability & Cost drivers, Risk & Compliance with local laws. He has grossed up savings and increased the profitability (approx. USD 47.5m) for businesses in his career so far.
Subbu (ACA, ACMA, ACS) comes with an overall 32+ years of industry experience (22 years in Sr. Leadership roles incl. CFO). He is well-versed with business processes of Software services (IT/ITES), Manufacturing (Fertilizers, Sugar, Chemicals, Plastics, Agro Products), and Trading (HW/Consumer durables) sectors.
Subbu started his career with Murugappa Group and has led the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) of HCL Technologies for the last 11+ years ($11+ billion size). He was a CFO at Canon India as well.
Versatile in business finance, operational finance, and controls working collaboratively to achieve desired results. He has worked on the CXO agenda (strategic projects) with a high degree of ownership for timely outcomes. Subbu has worked on P&L turnaround agenda at a multi-level and has experience in pricing and deal structuring in IT and Non-IT. He has conceived and implemented many IT tools and data analytics dashboards for process efficiency, effectiveness, actionable insights, and decisions. Subbu has experience in setting-up in-house shared services in O2C process, Credit control, MIS back-office, etc., to centralize and optimize the finance function.
Ronak Karelia has an experience over two years in growing business in the SME space. He has previously worked in warehousing and material handling domain and assists us in business development.
He also has the knowledge of SME operations at different levels and understands the entire spectrum of a sales cycle. He has good analytical and organization skills and believes in continuous learning.
Harshit, a resident of Mumbai, is a Chartered Accountant with an analytical mindset. He has experience in the fields of Statutory Audit, Internal Audit, Taxation, and Accounting. He has skills such as Financial Modelling, Valuation, Financial Planning, Financial Statement preparation & analysis, Budgeting, and Management. Before CFO Bridge, he worked with Morgan Stanley in the Hedge Fund Service department, providing services to the funds such as maintaining books of accounts, calculating NAV, preparing investor statements, budgeting expenses, and providing assistance for audits. Outside work, he has a keen interest in football and music.
He is a resident of Mumbai and is a Chartered Accountant with an analytical mindset. He has experience in the fields of Statutory Audit, Internal Audit, Taxation and Accounting. He posses skills such as Financial Modelling, Valuation, Financial Planning, Financial Statement preparation & analysis, Budgeting and Management. Prior to this he was working with Morgan Stanley in Hedge Fund Service department providing services to the funds such as maintaining books of accounts, calculation of NAV, preparing investor statements, budgeting of expenses and providing assiatance for audit. Personally he has keen interest towards football and music
Parag lives in Thane and is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years of Finance & Accounts experience. His experience has been spread over Packaging, FMCG & Consulting space. His focused attention to the larger picture, along with process drive, helps him be comfortable at both regular business affairs and strategic matters, including Mergers & Acquisitions. He believes in quick decision-making & simple yet sustainable process practises.
Arti lives in Mumbai and is a Chartered Accountant with experience in Manufacturing, entertainment, healthcare, and beauty care sectors. She has qualified expertise of over 1.5 years in Statutory and Tax audit and has worked with SRBC and Co LLP and KKC LLP in Statutory Audit in the Assurance domain. She has a problem-solving attitude, is adaptable, and believes in continuous learning. Apart from work, Arti is keen to travel & trek and loves spending her free time cooking.
Vatsal is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate from Delhi University with experience in Corporate Finance, Statutory audit, Tax audits, and Corporate & Individual Taxation. He has worked in the Consultancy, Hospitality sectors. Before joining CFO Bridge, he worked with KPMG India in CFO Advisory, where he gained experience in corporate finance and OYO Group. During his articleship, he gained experience in auditing listed and large corporations. Outside work, Vatsal likes to play cricket and watch movies.
Shubham is a Chartered Accountant living in Pune with experience in the Energy, Oil & Gas sectors. Before joining CFO Bridge, Shubham worked with a listed organization named Suzlon Energy. He was responsible for preparing financial statements and projections, liaising with statutory auditors, closure, and assisting in IFC, cost, tax, and GST audits. His expertise in IndAS and working knowledge of SAP R3 and SAP HANA give him an extra edge in the ERP-driven world.
His three years of article-ship at Joshi and Sahney Chartered Accountants has exposed him to audit, direct and indirect taxation, and accounting. His proactive learning approach and collaborating with cross-departmental functions, understanding of the business processes, ability to identify and close the process gaps make him stand out in any given scenario. Outside of work, Shubham likes to play various sports. He loves to travel and explore new places.
Sachin is a leader and a strategist with over 20 years of rich & insightful experience in Financial leadership roles, demonstrated versatility in handling multiple stakeholders, establishing best business practices across Manufacturing & Service industries like Integrated Logistics, Auto Components, Precision Components, Precision Engineering, Electronic Surveillance, and Health Insurance. He is adept at driving internal and external stakeholders, including multi-geography / location, cross-cultural & diversely functional resources while ensuring strategy, objectives & initiatives alignment.
Sachin has expertise in process standardization & ERP Systems implementation, hands-on experience in Oracle, SAP, Dynamics NAV while bringing global best practices for cost optimization and effective controls.
Mugundan is a Chartered Accountant and Insolvency Professional. Has been in the industry handling core finance function for over two decades and was the MD of construction equipment distribution operations with P&L responsibilities for six years before moving into service recently.
His experiences include a multitude of industries like intermediate raw material manufacturing for plastics and paint industries, distribution industries (JCB, CASE, Kubota Excavators), processing industries (aluminum extrusion), importing and further distribution of Machinery and FMCG locally (Kubota tractors, combined harvesters, rice transplanters, and distribution of frozen fish), Automobile and ancillary services (TVS & Sons). His stints have been predominantly in India, West Africa, North America, and South Africa.
He has exposure in starting a business from scratch and establishing a distribution network for CASE & Kubota brands of construction equipment, where he took both the P&L responsibility and took care of the interests of the principal shareholder. He brings on board the core finance capability, keeping stakeholders’ interest above everything, holistic approach, and focuses on driving finance towards effective planning and delivery. He is also an Independent Director with Mahindra First Choice Services Limited.
Subhrangsu lives in Hyderabad and is a CA with over 23 years of multi-industry experience with reputed companies & MNCs. He has also done a business management program from IIM-Calcutta.
Subhrangsu has senior finance leadership, business partnership, and CFO-level experience. He has built and led efficient, result-driven teams in multiple industries and has a strong business and operational connect for designing and embedding strategy within the organization for value creation and growth. He has led finance & digital transformation and consistently created value to business. Before joining CFO Bridge, Subhrangsu held senior leadership positions in reputed companies viz Mylan, BiologicalE, and Aditya Birla Group.
Subhrangsu likes mentoring startups on their way to scale up and enhance valuation. He is a technology enthusiast by choice. He enjoys listening to music and reading books.
Sivakumar Kalyanaraman (Siva) is a Chartered Accountant with 18+ years of experience and is based in Chennai. Before joining CFO Bridge, Siva worked with Financial Software and Systems (FSS) – a global leader in payments. He has been associated with FSS since January 2008. Before FSS, Sivakumar worked with Infosys as part of their finance team. Siva’s expertise is in commercial excellence, fundraising, diligence, M&A, corporate development, strategic planning, budgeting, and MIS.
Himanshu is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary Intermediate by profession having vast experience working in taxation, various audits, credit lending, and hedge funds accounting in the BFSI, Real Estate, Digital Marketing sectors. He has worked with the Edelweiss group as Credit Manager with secured and unsecured fundings focusing mainly in SME industries where he had dealt with various services and manufacturing industries. He has also worked with SSNC Globeop under hedge fund accounting, primarily focusing on Financial statements and investor group NAV packs. He is very keen on sports and the outdoors, traveling and exploring new places.
Saugata is a Finance Professional with over two decades of proven expertise in leading large-sized teams in Finance Transformation, Controllership, FP&A, Pricing, and Revenue Management across listed Bluechip Indian Cos and MNCs. His last role was with HSBC Global Financial Center as Vice president- Finance. He has worked in ACC Ltd, GE, Kirby Building Systems, Fidelity Investments, Bank of America, and ANZ in the past, encompassing sectors like Cement, Building Materials, ITES, Consulting, and BFSI. At a personal level, he loves to drive across nooks and corners of the country with his family.
A Committed professional, having more than a decade of experience in providing solutions at the corporate level. In Margins Consulting – my new venture, I look forward to working with emerging companies to help them set and monitor their processes, thereby improving their margins.
Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working with corporates and having a strong network across banks and financial institutions. Holding current board positions as an Independent Director. Skilled in Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Cross Border Acquisitions and Leverage Buyouts (Europe, Africa), fundraising through PE/IPO/Commercial Papers. Brings along a rich experience of over 25 years of financial dexterity and strategic management.
Prabhu lives in Bengaluru and is a Chartered Accountant with close to 20 years of experience in Controllership, Financial Planning, and Business Partnering. Before joining CFO Bridge, Prabhu worked as Director of Finance at Antworks. He has earlier served in various companies, including GE Healthcare, Honeywell, Cisco, & Novozymes. Over the years, Prabhu has gained extensive expertise in working with multiple stages across industries in key areas, emphasizing financial and strategic planning, financial modeling and MIS reporting, budgeting, costing, peer review analysis, cost optimization, & effective working capital management.
Learning never exhausts the mind and is the Key to Growth.
“Ram lives in Chennai and is a versatile Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. He has experience of over 30 years in organizations across Cement, Textile, Leather, IT and ITES and Food and Beverage Retail and was also the COO in his last stint. He has wide experience in Financial Planning, Setting up accounting systems, ERP implementation, handling PE Investors and Board meetings and Strategy and Planning. He believes that the business must be run with a quantitative focus with simple metrics and processes that can be understood by the end user. He has worked with a lot of entrepreneur driven organizations and family-owned businesses and understands the transformational challenges for these businesses.”
Bindu is from Chennai. She is an MBA in Finance & Analytics from Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad & an Engineer from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. Prior to that, She worked with MPA Financial Services as Manager in Project Appraisal & Structured Finance. where she was involved in Debt Syndication Process, building Financial Models and preparing Information Memorandum. Also well versed in preparing Resolution plans for Stressed Accounts. She also worked as Equity Research Analyst.
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Archana lives in Navi Mumbai. She has completed her Inter ICWAI and MCom. She has 11 years experience in Finance and Accounts, Majorly in Internal Audits, Process audits, Data Analytics and Process Reengineering. Worked previously in Knowledge Process outsourcing (KPO) at Vertex Customer Solutions, OEC Records Management Co Ltd and Aneja Associates, handled clients like Piramal Enterprises, PN Writers, ITNL, ILFS, Nayara Energy and TCE. Possesses extensive audit management experience in Internal Audit, Concurrent Audit, Process Audit for various companies and process audits of different banks to ensure its smooth running in long-term business process. Well-versed in managing transition projects from ground-up while identifying the client requirements and catering to their needs. Accomplishment in providing scalable financial suggestions/advises that meet demanding time restraints and exceeds expectations.
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Kratik is a Chartered Accountant holding experience in Financial Planning & Analysis, Statutory Audit, Tax Audits and Valuations. He has worked with GroupM Media in FP&A roles and with Deloitte in Audit & Assurance where he had experience across Advertising, Manufacturing and Healthcare Industry. He has worked with small Proprietorship Firms to Large Corporates and believes in versatility or Jack of all, over specialisation. He likes to stroll on the streets of old city areas, knowing its culture and trying street foods.
Pooja is a Finance Professional with more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance, FP&A, Taxation, Treasury, MIS & Accounts in various Leadership roles. She has worked at senior leadership levels in various service-based organizations like FCB India, ARM Worldwide, Synapse, Publicis, GE Capital & Fidelity Investments.
Pooja is passionate to work with Startups since she loves their energetic and enthusiastic culture.
Pooja has been a speaker at various CFO events, and is regularly invited to share her experiences with MBA students in esteemed colleges like FMS, Delhi, FORE school, DTU etc. She loves to write content about Finance and Leadership that has been published on various online and offline platforms.
Sudhakar is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Sudhakar has around 17 years of experience in advising multinational corporations on various issues pertaining to corporate tax, international tax, transfer pricing cross border mergers and acquisitions, group structuring, and exchange control matters. His focus areas include – corporate and financial structuring, inbound and outbound investment advisory, Promoter stake enhancement and related tax advisory and routine tax advisory, planning and litigation. He has specific expertise in IT/ITES, Pharma, Real Estate and PE sectors, where he has worked with multinational corporations and Indian players on a diverse range of corporate, international, and M&A tax related issues.
Disha is a Chartered Accountant living in Mumbai. Before joining CFO bridge, Disha worked with Nirvan Capital as an Assistant Vice President. She was responsible for projections and preparations of financial statements, creating information memorandums and pitch decks for start-ups, Private client relationship management, HR recruiting, and training. Interacting and working with start-ups from varied business sectors has helped her develop strong financial modeling skills. Her three years of article-ship at PK Shah & Co. has given her exposure to audit, direct and indirect tax, and project financing. Disha likes to pursue her artistic interests in pottery and painting outside of work. She loves reading books and traveling to beaches.
Soumya is a Chartered Accountant with over 10+ years of experience in various facets of finance. Having served 50+ clients spread across various sizes in the manufacturing and service domain, she demonstrates a great sense of business and financial acumen in helping clients understand business issues better and get quality insights to drive efficiency. Her core areas of expertise come under financial analysis, business & financial MIS reporting, budgeting, product costing, customer analytics, and process improvement. Outside of work, Soumya is an art lover who loves to travel and collect unique pieces of art.
Ankita is a qualified cost accountant with AIR (40th Rank). She has also pursued Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (UK CIMA). Ankita’s peculiar characteristic that remarkably singles her out from peers and contemporaries is her acute business acumen coupled with robust accounting and people management skills. Having collective experience of more than a decade across education, media, and FMCG industries, her key strength lies in streamlining operations to drive efficiency in business processes.
Hitesh joined CFO Bridge in 2013 and is part of the core leadership team. During his tenure of more than eight years at CFO Bridge, Hitesh has managed & supported CFO offices of 30+ companies from the manufacturing, service & start-up domain. He has been instrumental in delivering end-to-end analytical & strategic solutions for various business problems. Hitesh has gained extensive expertise and exposure to different facets of finance & strategic decision support with an emphasis on strategic planning, financial analysis, business & financial MIS, budgeting, product costing, customer analytics, cash conversion cycle, process improvement, cost optimization, effective governance, competition analysis, and tax compliances.
Hitesh has also been involved in fundraising support for various start-ups, including preparing a strategic business plan, pitch deck, preparing data room & maintaining investor relationships.
Hitesh has completed his MBA in Finance from IMT Ghaziabad (2013) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Before joining CFO Bridge, he worked with Capgemini for three years.
Gautam is a Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. In his experience spanning more than 17 years, Gautam has worked with high growth and best in class organizations like Bharti Airtel, Interglobe Enterprises [Indigo Airlines] and Tata Teleservices.
Prior to joining CFO Bridge, Gautam served as Sr. Vice President at Sterlite Power. Previously he was Finance Head for Enterprise Business at Tata Teleservices.
Gautam enjoys collaborating and driving business performance and profitability, managing working capital and cash flows and building high caliber teams. He has steered strategic initiatives like spectrum auctions [bid value USD 1 Bn], debt refinancing [USD 3 Bn], JV incubation [investments of USD 100 Mn] and divestments/equity funds raise.
Sonali is a Chartered Accountant with 20 + years of experience as an Executive and a CFO – handling Corporate Finance, Accounting, Management Reporting, Legal, Compliance, Strategic planning. She has diverse industry experience in the Startup, Outsourcing, IT, Aviation, Media, and non-profit sectors, enabling her to navigate almost any business environment. Sonali has worked with various financial systems and functional implementations with process structuring, giving her a unique edge and belief that a simple process change can lead to significant efficiencies. Her passionate commitment to child development motivated her to move to the NGO space and work for Save the Children for four years post a long stint with Wipro. She loves to support various non-profits running children-focused initiatives and follow travel and food blogs in her free time. Sonali is based in Gurgaon and is an alumnus of Hansraj College, Delhi University.
Manoj is based in Chennai and is a versatile Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has a total experience of more than 20 years. Before joining CFO Bridge, Manoj served as Vice President – Corporate Strategy at Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. He has previously worked with Ocwen Financial Corporation and Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Manoj’s focus areas are making start-ups investor-ready and growth-ready, structuring, strategic planning, performance management & incentive program design.
Shilpa lives in Mumbai and is a CA with over 20 years of experience across operational and strategic areas of finance and accounting across varied size and scale of companies. She has handled CFO roles in MNC, Indian corporate, and startups and has been responsible for accounting and controls, financial planning and analysis, treasury, taxation, fundraising, and managing PE/VC investors. Shilpa has a keen eye for the bottom line and enjoys partnering with businesses for profitable growth. She draws her inspiration from the teachings of Bhagavad Gita, and when not managing her daughters’ activities, she likes reading and writing blogs on issues of current interest. Her LinkedIn profile is a treasure trove of her articles ranging from business strategies to real-life experiences.
Sachin lives in Pune and is a versatile Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He has experience spread of over 27 years across industries and geographies and is an expert in Engineering, Automobile, and Auto Component industries. His in-depth understanding of strategy and process drivers makes him at ease in Board and team meetings. He loves running. He believes that being fast, decisive, and adopting sustainable practices makes the winning proposition.
Gautam lives in Mumbai and is a CA and ICWA with more than 25 years of experience in every single area of finance & accounts. He has served as CFO of Hicare and as Director of Finance at Raymond Apparel. He has earlier worked in various divisions of Marico for a long time. His exposure of working with companies in multiple stages of maturity across industries such as FMCG, Retail, Services, Manufacturing, Fashion & Packaging & with Large Indian groups, MNCs, Private Equity & Family Managed businesses has given him a wealth of experience and wisdom when it comes to advising SMEs. He loves listening to music, watching soccer & reading to keep himself updated. He believes that discipline, passion, and teamwork make the winning formula.
Pooja lives in Mumbai and is a MBA in Human Resources, Certified Psychometric practitioner and a Happiness coach with more than 20 years of experience in Global Human Resource Management with several multinational companies in Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Telecom industry.
Pooja has lead several successful global transformational organization and HR interventions through the fabric of culture and leadership by architecting differentiated talent models to deliver best in in class and innovative HR Programs. She brings in expertise in Strategic HR, Employer Branding, Capability Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee communication, Performance, Rewards & Benefits and HR Business Partnership.
At the core of her efforts is an intent to ride the “Future of Work” wave and foster a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. A people science evangelist, an entrepreneur by heart, an avid Story Teller who loves biographies, being a full time mother and advocating creativity in every walk of life.
Pooja is also a visiting faculty in various education institutes teaching and upskilling young talent and is associated with an NGO to support under privilege children.