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4th edition of CFO Conclave 2014
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·      Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized 4th Edition of CFO Conclave 2014 on Friday, 19 December 2014 at The Gateway Hotel, Vadodara. The theme for conclave was “The Borderless CFO: Powering Growth in a Global Environment”, and it addressed all the challenges facing a modern, CFO and the opportunities they have to lead their organizations. 

·      Mr Tapan Patel, Chairman – CII Gujarat State Panel on MSME & Past Chairman – CII Central Gujarat Zonal Council & Executive Director, Gujarat Metal Cast Ltd., said “The CFO’s role has evolved significantly in the recent years, from being a financial gatekeeper to that of a business partner to the CEO, to take on the opportunities and challenges in this volatility and uncertain world. In addition to striving in this situation, the CFOs today have a dual role to play: meeting the expectations of the CEO and running to focus on growth agenda, enhanced governance, managing ever changing stakeholder expectations, and last but not the least, tax and regulatory changes and related uncertainties.” 

·     Mr Girish R Satarkar, Chairman – CII’s CFO Conclave 2014 & Convenor, CII Central Gujarat Zonal Panel on Economic Affairs, Taxation & Legal and Executive Director,

·       Diamines and Chemicals Ltd., accentuated on the Changing Role of CFO (Chief Financial Officer). The role of CFO is becoming very challenging, considering fast paced changing environment. He not only has to continue to deliver towards his basic responsibility but also has to play a strategic role in the growth of business. 

·       Mr Maulik Mehta, Mentor,  CII Central Gujarat Zonal Panel on Economic Affairs, Taxation & Legal & Past Chairman, CII Central Gujarat Zonal Council & Director, Grand Polycoats Co. Pvt. Ltd. said “The experience of high-performance businesses show the way, they tend to have CFOs who have seen their strategic influence grow over the years, including providing insightful analytics to the business, executing business transformation initiatives, influencing the strategic planning process, and assessing technology investments. They are more likely to have carried out operating model rationalization and to have implemented a global business services model. Lower performing companies will need to follow this lead. CFOs have made a lot of progress in terms of getting the basics right, and we have driven efficiency and effectiveness into the business. The next step is really going beyond that to become a strategic thinker, and I think that’s why the CFO’s role is changing 

·      Mrs Shabri Bhattasali, IRS, Hon’ble Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, was the Chief Guest of the Conclave. She quoted that Government is committed to an investor friendly and facilitative tax system which would help to deliver on the 'Make in India' Initiative and promote ease of doing business. 

·      A number of eminent speakers from industry shared their expertise, insights, knowledge and technology. The conclave was attended by more than 100 delegates from industry & academia.

 

 

 
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Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized 4th Edition of CFO Conclave 2014 on 19 December 2014 at Vadodara. The theme for conclave was “The Borderless CFO: Powering Growth in a Global Environment”, and it addressed all the challenges facing a modern, CFO and the opportunities they have to lead their organizations.

 

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized 4th Edition of CFO Conclave 2014 on Friday, 19 December 2014 at The Gateway Hotel, Vadodara. The theme for conclave was “The Borderless CFO: Powering Growth in a Global Environment”, and it addressed all the challenges facing a modern, CFO and the opportunities they have to lead their organizations.

Mr Tapan Patel, Chairman – CII Gujarat State Panel on MSME & Past Chairman – CII Central Gujarat Zonal Council & Executive Director, Gujarat Metal Cast Ltd., said “The CFO’s role has evolved significantly in the recent years, from being a financial gatekeeper to that of a business partner to the CEO, to take on the opportunities and challenges in this volatility and uncertain world. In addition to striving in this situation, the CFOs today have a dual role to play: meeting the expectations of the CEO and running to focus on growth agenda, enhanced governance, managing ever changing stakeholder expectations, and last but not the least, tax and regulatory changes and related uncertainties.”

Mr Girish R Satarkar, Chairman – CII’s CFO Conclave 2014 & Convenor, CII Central Gujarat Zonal Panel on Economic Affairs, Taxation & Legal and Executive Director,

Diamines and Chemicals Ltd., accentuated on the Changing Role of CFO (Chief Financial Officer). The role of CFO is becoming very challenging, considering fast paced changing environment. He not only has to continue to deliver towards his basic responsibility but also has to play a strategic role in the growth of business.

Mr Maulik Mehta, Mentor,  CII Central Gujarat Zonal Panel on Economic Affairs, Taxation & Legal & Past Chairman, CII Central Gujarat Zonal Council & Director, Grand Polycoats Co. Pvt. Ltd. said “The experience of high-performance businesses show the way, they tend to have CFOs who have seen their strategic influence grow over the years, including providing insightful analytics to the business, executing business transformation initiatives, influencing the strategic planning process, and assessing technology investments. They are more likely to have carried out operating model rationalization and to have implemented a global business services model. Lower performing companies will need to follow this lead. CFOs have made a lot of progress in terms of getting the basics right, and we have driven efficiency and effectiveness into the business. The next step is really going beyond that to become a strategic thinker, and I think that’s why the CFO’s role is changing”

Mrs Shabri Bhattasali, IRS, Hon’ble Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, was the Chief Guest of the Conclave. She quoted that Government is committed to an investor friendly and facilitative tax system which would help to deliver on the 'Make in India' Initiative and promote ease of doing business.

 

A number of eminent speakers from industry shared their expertise, insights, knowledge and technology. The conclave was attended by more than 100 delegates from industry & academia.

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