Employers’ Council Members - Finance
Basant Kapoor is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Cost Accountant. He has 18 years of experience working with various organisations like Future Group as CFO, Big Bazaar, Siemens, Apollo Tyres & RPG Group. He is currently working with Sahara Q Shop where he heads the Finance and Commercial domain in West and South India.
He has been part of various IT related developments across the organisations; Acquisitions (within India and abroad), Realignment of businesses; Creating environment for operational excellence. Besides being part of Accounts and Finance team, he has been closely associated with Operations, Sales and Marketing teams to understand, visualize and provide support for Business transitions.
Dhaval Radia is presently the Chief Financial Officer at Greenlight Planet Inc. since Jun 2013. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer at GE Intelligent Platforms, one of the core growth businesses of General Electric (GE) in India. Dhaval had been with GE for over a decade, serving several finance leadership position across Energy, Healthcare, Transportation and Financial Services business arms of GE.
A PGDBA – Finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, he has spent 8 years across different parts of US and Asia, leading positions in areas of corporate finance, risk management, management accounting, internal audit, controllership and compliance. He also served for 3 year in Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), which is GE’s premier financial leadership development program for developing future leaders of GE.
Manish Chitnis is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of experience in various facets of finance, accounts and Treasury management. He has skills and financial astuteness to carry out transactions for large sums of money and for dealing with financial vendors i.e. banks, financial institutions, mutual funds, auditors, rating Agencies, private equity funds and regulatory bodies.
He is currently working as Senior Vice President – Treasury in Capital First Limited, an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, the largest Private equity fund in the world. Manish is a keen planner with experience of handling a large team of people in the finance and treasury functions.
Mehrab is currently The General Manager, Investments with Tata Investment Corporation in Mumbai, India. He is a qualified chartered accountant, company secretary and CFA (Level I) with rich experience in investment research, portfolio management and investment banking. He has diversified experience of both equity and fixed income markets, including research and portfolio management. He has been responsible for managing the portfolios of a third party (mutual fund) and also proprietary money (corporate).
He has also experience of investing in different categories of mutual funds including equity, fixed income and cash management. He has worked in Delloitte in their audit department and has also done research on US and European financial services sector, including investment banks, money center banks, commercial banks, retail banks, AMCs and investment companies, brokerage houses, insurance companies, independent research service providers, thrifts, etc.
Mr Mehernosh has 16 years of professional experience in multinational environment, including 11 years in senior leadership position as a business oriented CFO. He is a CA, CWA and MBA.
He is presently working as a Prosperity Coach, Trainer and Consultant at Mission Prosperity. Prior to this he was the Chief Financial Officer with Hover Automotive India. He has the rich experience of working with Johnson Control India as Financial Controller and Director – Finance; Legrand India as Vice President, Finance & Admin. The portfolios handled by him include Financial planning, Financial analysis, Asset management, Legal & Company Secretarial Commercial, Continuous Improvement and ERP Implementation.
He has also handled Leadership Programmes at ISB, Hyderabad, Johnson Control Asia and Thunderbird Corporate Learning, Arizona, US.
Pradeep Parakh is the Group President (GRC) & Company Secretary of Bajaj Hindusthan Limited - the largest sugar and ethanol manufacturing company of India. Currently, he is in charge of the governance, risk management and compliances function throughout the Shishir Bajaj Group companies. His responsibilities include developing the governance framework, quantification and analysis of regulatory risks and overseeing financial and regulatory compliances. He also holds board positions in several Shishir Bajaj group companies.
Prior to joining Bajaj Hindusthan, he held accounting, financial management and compliance management positions in Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd., Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd. and Ambuja Cements Ltd.
His professional experience spans over 26 years in areas of corporate management and policy formulation, strategy & planning, corporate & securities law compliances, mergers & acquisitions, etc. with hands-on experience in financial control, accounts & auditing, risk management, commercial, secretarial and legal functions in varied industry sectors - Engineering, Cement, and Sugar.
Darshan Naphade is currently working in Reliance Industries Limited as Vice President in the FC&A Function. He is leading the function for key parts of RIL- Corporate Services and HR. An astute and result oriented financial professional he has over 22 years’ experience in fields like Accounts, Business Finance & Reporting and Commercial Functions. He has been instrumental in setting up and transforming NextGen processes and practices across RIL business groups, thus, achieving global benchmarks with a great deal of process standardization, simplification and optimization.
Darshan has worked in several key areas in RIL- namely- contracting, supply chain and vendor management in addition to various business roles. His exceptional relationship management skill with proven dexterity in managing operations amidst tight deadlines is legendary in Reliance. His team works closely with him and he believes in motivation by demonstrative abilities.
Another achievement to his credit is the creation of an online Learning and Development module in Accounts Payable and Material Accounting.
Surendra Mehta is the Head – Corporate Risk Management at IGATE Patni. He is a Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary with +20 years of experience in various areas of Finance and Commercial function. During his career, Surendra Mehta has had exposure in Finance & Accounts, Corporate Risk Management, Taxation, Secretarial, Legal, Business Finance, M&A, and Commercial & Project Functions in different industry segments. Prior to joining iGATE he worked for a GE joint venture company as CFO and Company Secretary.
As Head- Business Finance, he has been involved with providing key insights and analysis to Business and Delivery Heads, Sales and Corporate Leadership team to drive growth and improve operating margin. His current role involves SOX certification, internal audits and oversight over the compliance function.
Hemant Mogra has over three decades of experience in Financial Management, Accounts, Costing, Budgeting and Taxation with various reputed organizations. He is currently associated with Binani Industries Ltd. as Vice President (Corporate Accounts), at Mumbai.
He has extensive experience in conceptualizing and implementing financial procedures, including maintenance & finalization of accounts, working capital management, profit monitoring & building internal financial controls.
Hemant Shukla is the Vice President of Claridges Group, Mumbai. He has over 25 years experience including eight years with two MNCs- covering real estate, infrastructure, Power projects and manufacturing industries. He is highly qualified with CWA, ACS, LLB and MBA (Finance). He has been the Head Finance and Company Secretary with HCC Real Estate Ltd. and Head – Finance, Hydro Power Business in ALSTOM Projects India Ltd.