Mumbai, Maharashtra, India:In a first of its kind honour for next-in-line Chief Financial Officers in India, 100 future CFOs and finance leaders, across industries, were recognised for their work in various areas of finance. The event, titled: CFONEXT100 – stars of tomorrow, was organised by 9.9 Media that brings out CFO India, the country's most read magazine for senior finance professionals. The future CFOs were chosen from over 300 nominations received, by a panel of 40 eminent jury members – influential CFOs of India Inc www.cfoinstitute.com/cfonext100/web/jury.
Held at ITC Grand Central, Parel in Mumbai on December 11, the ceremony was attended by over 100 Future CFOs, Jury members and guests.
Welcoming guests to the evening session, Co-founder and Director of 9.9 Media, Mr Kanak Ghosh said that CFONEXT100 was an effort to create an identifiable pool of rising stars in the field of finance. This would be an annual event from now on and would get even bigger and better in the years to come. He also explained the process through which the jury had selected the 100 honourees from over 300 nominations received.
The chief guest for the evening Mr Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, HDFC Bank felicitated the winners. On the occasion, he spoke about how the CFO position is getting increasingly complex and challenging; and cautions future CFOs to be well prepared. Other speakers included Devraj Doss, CFO, Diageo, Pratibha Advani, CFO, NIIT, Vibha Padalkar, ED & CFO, HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company, Giri Giridhar, President – Finance, Wockhardt.
The event was sponsored by “Presenting Partner” Mazars; “Knowledge Partner” Hewlett Packard; “Associate Partner” Puravankara and Mercer; “Special Partner” Toyota. The beverage partner for the evening was Black Dog.
9.9 Media is one of India’s most diversified media companies that integrates its print, online, research and event platforms to serve highly-targeted communities such as Owner-Managers / Entrepreneurs, CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CFOs, Manufacturing & Logistics professionals, IT professionals, Channel partners, Gamers, Personal technology enthusiasts and those leading institutes of higher education. Some of its leading brands include The CTO Forum, Digit, Industry 2.0, thinkdigit.com, consumermate.com, CFO India, Inc India and Edu. The 9.9 School of Convergence is focused on developing talent in journalism. 9.9 Media was founded by five professionals: Kanak Ghosh, Asheesh Gupta, Vikas Gupta, Anuradha Das Mathur and Pramath Raj Sinha. Its investors include Helion Venture Partners and TVS Capital Funds Ltd.
The list of CFONEXT100 honourees is available on http://www.cfoinstitute.com/cfonext100/web/home/winner.
Seema Menon, National Head - CFO India, 9.9 Mediaworx Pvt. Ltd., +91 9740394000