Event theme:
“Exponential Opportunities in Experiential Times”

Evolution in consumer behaviour is changing the face of retail. The biggest driver of the change is the consumers’ need to consume ‘experiences’ in a dynamic environment. Consumers, coupled with leaps in technology, and changes in policy environment are redefining retail as we know it.

Are we prepared to leverage the exponential opportunities that have been unleashed? Are we prepared to ensure that consumer experiences are secure and free from fraud? How do we continue to ensure that the adoption of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) translates into a hassle-free experience for businesses and end consumers? Finally, how CFOs and finance professionals in retail, learn to harness the true power of the digital economy in retail? Answers to all this and more discussed only at the RAI Retail CFO Summit 2018.

About RAI

Retailers Association of India (RAI) is the unified voice of retailers in India. A not for profit organization, RAI works with all stakeholders for creating the right environment for the growth of modern retail industry in India. We encourage, develop, facilitate and support retailers to modernize and adopt best practices that will delight customers.

About CFO Summit

Factors like leaps in technology, rise of digital channels, entry of foreign players and increase in business costs are all affecting a company’s financial health. They are raising new challenges for Chief Finance Officers (CFOs) who have to not just mitigate the risks and ensure profitability but also adopt to the changing roles. RAI’s CFO Summit focuses brings together CFOs and other finance professionals in retail and CEOs to discuss all that matters in achieving sustainable business growth.

Attendee Profile

  • MDs, CEOs, CFOs, Group CFO, Group Finance Director, Director Finance, Head of Finance, Group Finance Manager, Independent Store Owners, Investments and Venture Capital

Objective of CFO Summit

To share the Best Case Practices in the field of Finance in the Retail Industry

To provide a platform to discuss and engage industry experts on how finance can contribute to growth

Create opportunities for stakeholders to showcase their products & services to grow the Industry

To discuss and evaluate innovation in finance

To provide an opportunity for industry to network, interact and learn

Speakers 2017

Chief Guest

  • Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, Maharashtra chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is widely known as an able-administrator, good organiser and orator-par-excellence. He has risen to the top because of his sheer hard work and performance.<br />

Born on July 30, 1962, he is from Chandrapur district in Vidarbha. Son of a doctor, Shri Mungantiwar is highly qualified and has completed M.Com, LLB, M Phil, DBM and BJ. <br />
A four-time MLA, he has been the Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Department during the Shiv Sena-BJP saffron alliance regime. 
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He has been into politics from his student days.In 1979, he was appointed as the Secretary of Students Union at Sardar Patel Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur. In 1981, he was appointed as Secretary BJP, Chandrapur and later as Chandrapur district President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJUM).
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In 1989 and 1991 he unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from Chandrapur. In 1993, he was appointed as Vice President of BJUM's state unit. In 1995, he was elected from Chandrapur Legislative Assembly constituency with a vote difference of 55,000 which is the largest Vidarbha has ever seen. In 1998, he was appointed the General Secretary of BJP's state unit. In 1998, he received the Best Orator award for his performance in Vidhan Sabha. In 1999, he was made a minister in the Sena-BJP government.
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In 1999 and 2004, he was reelected from Chandrapur. In the October 2009 and 2014 elections, he contested from Ballarpur and got elected for the fourth and fifth time respectively. “He is involved in a number of social initiatives in Chandrapur and is always accessible. He is a mass leader and gets along with all the party workers,” one of his aides from Chandrapur said.

    Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar

    Honorable Minister of Finance & Planning, Forests, Maharashtra Government


  • Anil is a Partner with Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP and leads the Retail sector for Deloitte in India.  He is a part of the M&A Tax group and has over 18 years of experience in handling matters pertaining to Indian tax and regulatory. 
Anil has been involved in providing tax structuring services and tax due diligence for various retail clients including listed companies in India and Private Equity /Venture Capital investors. He also specialises in group restructuring involving mergers, demergers, spin offs and post-merger integration and cross border acquisitions.

    Anil Talreja

    Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP

  • Anurag comes with rich experience of over 20+ years, with significant hands on experience in ATM Managed Services, Maintenance Services and Professional Services.<br />
Prior to Tata Communications payment Solution Limited he was associated with Diebold Systems Pvt Ltd where he was working as a Director – Outsourcing and Managed Services, South Asia. Anurag also worked with Tata Consultancy Services across geographies and domains.<br />
 He holds Bachelor of Engineering and Master in Business Administration from Jabalpur University.

    Anurag Nigam

    Vice President & Chief of Operations, Tata Communications Payment Solution Ltd.

  • Over 22 years of post-qualification experience in the field of Accounting, FP&A, Business Strategy formation & implementation, IPO, Investors Relations, Corporate Governance, Financing & Treasury, Taxation, MIS, Budgeting/AOP, Establishing Process and Controls, Automation, Enterprise Risk Management, Audits & Investigations and matters relating to commercial & business operations. 

He has worked with top companies like Jubilant Foodworks Ltd., Radico Khaitan Ltd., Shaw Wallace Co. Ltd., HFCL Communication Ltd., Jindal Poly Films Ltd.

    Arvind Vats

    Chief Financial Officer, Spencer’s Retail Ltd.

  • Ashwin Khasgiwala is a Chartered Accountant and has over 18 years of experience in the fields of Finance, Accounting, Compliance, Business Process & Information Technology. He has worked in Deloitte for 1 year and for over 17 years in Reliance Group in various senior positions. Currently he is a Director and Chief Financial Controller of Reliance Retail Limited which is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited.

    Ashwin Khasgiwala

    Director & Chief Financial Controller, Reliance Industries Limited

  • Arunkumar Nath

    CFO & Director Finance - South Asia, Levi Strauss & Co

  • Anil is a Partner with Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP and leads the Retail
sector for Deloitte in India. He is a part of the M&A Tax group and has over 18 years of experience in handling matters pertaining to Indian tax and regulatory.
Anil has been involved in providing tax structuring services and tax due diligence for various retail clients including listed companies in India and Private Equity /Venture Capital investors. He also specialises in group restructuring involving mergers, demergers, spin offs and post merger integration and cross border acquisitions.

    CP Toshniwal

    Executive Director, Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd. (FLFL)

  • C R Vasudevan is the CFO of Pan India Food Solutions Private Limited, and he leads the financial and commercials goals of the company, besides other administrative and control functions. Vasudevan, an alumnus of IHM Mumbai (the premier Catering College in India) has the unique distinction of having worked in possibly all the functions of the restaurant business before taking control of the finance portfolio.
Carrying an immense first-hand knowledge of restaurant operations of more than 16 years before holding the helms of the finance function, he takes charge of not just the finance portfolio but also administrative, controls & all commercial functions of the company.

    C R Vasudevan

    CFO, Pan India Food Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

  • <p>Deepak Kumar Bansal is the Chief Financial Officer of Essar Retail Holdings Limited having mobile handsets, mobile wallet, mobile insurance & warranty and customer interaction business. He is responsible to provide leadership to whole finance function apart from corporate and business functions to facilitate business growth and implement corporate strategy primarily focusing on collaborative physical to digital foot print.</p>
<p>He has more than 19 years of experience in the area of corporate finance, M&A, business planning, risk management, taxation, MIS and corporate governance in
various sectors, including retail, process outsourcing, FMCG, oil & gas and metals & mining – ferrous & non-ferrous.</p>

    Deepak Kumar Bansal

    CFO, The Mobile Store

  • <p>Dinesh Maheshwari is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Future Retail Ltd. (FRL). He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.</p>
  <p>He started his journey with FRL in December 2004 and has over 22 years of rich managerial experience post qualification. He has also worked with other corporate houses viz S.R. Batliboi & Co., IIT Capital Services Ltd., and Mukwano Industries Ltd.</p>
<p>He has Strong domain knowledge of Finance, Accounts, Taxation, and Corporate Restructuring and commercial functions.</p>

    Dinesh Maheshwari

    CFO, Future Retail Ltd.

  • Ganesh Babu

    CFO, AND (House of Anita Dongre Ltd.)

  • Jayesh Bahadur

    Vice President – Merchant Relations, Sodexo

  • <p>Jayesh Patel (age 41 years) is a qualified Chartered Accountant having an
experience of 16 years. He has obtained qualification in Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA) from Information Systems Audit and Control Association of USA and Middle Management Development from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.</p> 
                        <p>Currently he is working with Globus heading the Finance & Accounts department as the Chief Financial Officer, Warehousing & Logistics department as Head Logistics and Business Head - Ecommerce.</p>
                        <p>He has expertise in the areas of planning and risk management, setting up systems and procedures, implementing ERP and arranging project finance and working capital management. As a head of Logistics Department he is responsible for availability of right merchandise at right time and at right place and improving turnaround and processing time at warehouse.</p>
                        <p>He has previously worked with Chartered Accountant firms like G. M. Kapadia & Co and N. A. Shah Associates, where he has specialized in the areas of Audit, Taxation and Management Consultancy.</p>

    Jayesh Patel

    CFO, Head - Logistics, Business Head - Ecommerce, Globus Stores

  • <p>Kumar Rajagopalan is the CEO of Retailers Association of India (RAI). In his current role at RAI, Kumar focuses on creating a positive business environment for modern retail in India.</p>

<p>Over the recent years, Kumar has represented RAI as the voice for retailing in India and works with all levels of government and stakeholders. RAI supports employment growth and career opportunities in retail, promotes and sustains retail investments in communities from coast-to-coast, and enhances consumer choice and industry competitiveness.</p>

<p>Kumar is also a Director with Retailers Association's Skill Council of India (RASCI) and Independent Director on Board with Aeon Credit Service India Private Limited.</p>

<p>Kumar brings with him over 28 years of profound knowledge and business experience, having worked as the country head - retail solutions at IBM. At IBM, he was responsible for leading the business and solution development functions as well as closely working across the brand teams of IBM to define and execute the overall sales and thought leadership strategy for IBM India.</p>

<p>Kumar has also worked as the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of 'Crossword Book Stores'. Kumar started his Retailing career with Shopper's Stop Ltd. During his 13 years tenure with Shoppers' Stop, he has had varied responsibilities including: Head of Finance and Systems, Head of Operation, Head of Buying and Merchandising for Non-apparels, Head of concessions, Head of a venture called 'Bargains'.</p>

    Kumar Rajagopalan

    CEO, Retailers Association of India

  • Munjal Kamdar is a Partner with Deloitte in the Risk Advisory service area based out of Mumbai. Munjal’s expertise is in the areas of IT Risk Management, IT Security and Regulatory related Technology risk and controls. Specifically he has developed expertise in the domains of Cyber Strategy, Information Security Assessment & Transformation, Vendor Risk Management and Governance Risk and Compliance.
He has worked in multiple geographies including India, USA and Canada.
Munjal spearheads the initiative on Vendor Intelligence Center (VIC) whereby clients are provided comprehensive vendor risk management solution through a hybrid of onsite and offshore delivery model.
He has also authored a publication with CIO & Leader on “Managing & Monitoring IT Supplier Risk”.
Munjal is Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

    Munjal Kamdar

    Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP

  • Naveen Duggal

    CFO, Kaya Ltd

  • Mr. Naveen Golchha, is working as Chief Financial Officer with Major Brands (India) Pvt. Ltd. Chartered Accountant by profession he joined Major Brands (India) Pvt. Ltd. in September 2006 and has completed seven years now. He started his career as a practicing Chartered Accountant and moved in to the Industry to explore better prospects. His work experience is diversified from manufacturing industry to film production and is now associated with retail industry for the last 5 years.

    Naveen Golchha

    CFO, Major Brands (India) Pvt. Ltd.

  • Nitin Khanna presently holds the designation of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Inorbit Malls (India) Pvt. Ltd., a K Raheja group company. As a leader of the financial and commercial operations, Mr. Nitin Khanna is accountable for the administrative, financial, risk management and statutory compliance of the organization. In addition to this his role also involves developing and implementing financial strategy. He also is responsible to closely monitoring the control systems ensuring preservation of
assets and ensure optimum financial results. At present Nitin leads and is actively involved in undertaking key decisions for 6 malls (Malad, Vashi, Bangalore, Vadodara, Pune and Hyderabad) which includes 588 stores and 31 anchors having a monthly footfall of 3.5 million.<br />
Nitin joined Inorbit malls in the year 2015 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Nitin is a Chartered and Cost accountant and bring in 20 years of experience in Strategic Financial Planning, Risk Management, Taxation, Internal Control and Statutory compliance audits. Before joining Inorbit malls, Nitin has worked as a CFO for VF Corporation, a fortune 500 company. He handled the operations for India and Mauritius. As a board member Nitin managed brands like Lee, Wrangler and Vans. With his leadership and financial management skills these brands have witnessed a growth of 20%+ CAGR in a short span of 3 years. Apart from this he has had the opportunity to work with big names like Castrol – BP, Blue Star Air Conditioners, Blow Plast and Indo Rama where ha handled accounting, Commercial, Working Capital management, Internal Audit, Project Accounting & Indirect Taxation. Nitin loves read books in his spare time. Also he has a passion for cricket and loves to play the game in leisure time. He loves watching movies too.

    Nitin Khanna

    CFO, Inorbit Malls (India) Pvt. Ltd.

  • Prakash heads Corporate Accounts, Direct & Indirect Taxation, Banking & Treasury, Insurance Risk Management functions of Shoppers Stop Ltd.. He also heads Banking & Treasury of Hypercity Retail India Ltd. and finance function of Crossword Bookstores Ltd.<br />
Prior to joining Shoppers Stop Ltd. in 2001, Prakash worked for leading corporates like – Philips India Ltd., Greaves Ltd., Merind Ltd., Canon India Ltd. He has around 25 years of enriched work experience in finance domain.<br />
Prakash has been instrumental in automation of accounting function and facilitated seamless integration of various ERPs across the organisation. He headed various key projects like VAT implementation, INDAS Transition, IFSC implementation as well as GST implementation for Shoppers Stop & Crossword Bookstores Ltd. 
Prakash has completed his Masters in Finance from NMIMS.

    Prakash Sawant

    Vice President Finance & Accounts, Shoppers’ Stop Ltd. & Head Finance & Accounts, Crossword Bookstores Ltd.

  • Prashant is a Partner with Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP and leads the Indirect Tax services in India. He is based in Mumbai and has 34 years of post-qualification experience. Prashant serves clients mainly in the Consumer Business space viz. Consumer Product Companies, Retail, Wholesale & Distribution, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure companies.
Prashant also leads the GST initiative in Deloitte India and is working with many Apex chambers on making suggestions for GST implementation.
He has been consistently named in the list of leading indirect tax advisors by International Tax Review (ITR) World Tax for past several years. He has also been named in the list of leading tax advisors by ITR for last few years including in 2016
Prashant has also assisted the Maharashtra Government in implementing VAT in the State.

    Prashant Deshpande

    Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP

  • Advocate Prashant Mali is a Internationally renowned Cyber Law & Cyber Security Expert,
Author & Practicing High Court Lawyer based out of Mumbai, India . He is also President of the award winning premier technology Law Firm "Cyber Law Consulting ".This year He has been awarded as "Cyber Security Lawyer of the year-India by Financial Monthly magazine of U K. He has also been awarded as "Cyber Security & Cyber Law Lawyer of The Year:2014" by Indian National Bar Association. He is Masters in Computer Science & Masters in Law with certification in Computer Forensics & Systems Audit with working experience in the field of IT Security & Law for more than 20 Yrs. He has been interviewed by, BBC World, Doordarshan, Bloomberg,NDTV, Zee Business etc and Quoted by leading News papers of India & abroad like Times of India, Business Standard,Asian Age,Bloomberg News to name a few. He regularly writes for leading magazines and is a passionate speaker at National &
International Seminars.He has authored 6 books on Cyber Crimes & Cyber Laws. He is a legal adviser to Police, Govt Companies ,MNC's, Corporates and represents them in various courts. He has successfully argued and got decisions in landmark cyber cases as a expert Legal counsel. Recently was invited by Oxford University to Present a paper on "Cyber Terrorism & International Law" and his abstract of Research paper namely " Defining Cyber
Weapon A techno Legal perspective" is selected by NATO's Cyber Conflict Centre in Tallinn, Estonia. His Research Interest are in Cyber warfare, Cyber Security, Cyber weapons and International Cyber Law. He is passionate speaker and invited in many National and International Conferences as key note on topics like Electronic evidence, Cyber Laws, Cyber Insurance,Social Media, ecommerce, Cyber security policy & IPR. Recently he spoke at a
Gartner 2016 Summit on Infosecurity. Some of his clients include Aditya Birla Group, Deloitte, Nation Stock Exchange, Reliance Industries, Siemens and also celebrity clients like Anurag kashyap, Sunny Leone etc.

    Prashant Mali

    International Cyber Law Expert & Cyber Security Expert

  • Pratap Swarup is the Chief of Finance with Best Seller India  since August 2010 and has 20  plus years of experience.
He has worked in various industry viz. Consumer durables, Retail Trade etc. He was earlier associated with Mirc Electronics Ltd. & PJL Clothing India Ltd. and has a rich experience in both wholesale & retail.
He has established various best practices along the length & breadth of various aspects of Finance function during his varied stints in Corporates. Pratap has been instrumental in driving change initiatives through networks and institutionalize some of these for transforming the way business financial health is managed.

    Pratap Swarup

    CFO, Bestseller Retail (India)

  • Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP

    Rajat Wahi

    Partner, Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP

  • <p>Ranjit Satyanath is Head of Technology at Infiniti Retail. He is responsible for driving operational efficiency through Technology. Previously he headed Technology for more than 8 years at Shoppers Stop Ltd. & Crossword Book Stores Ltd where he has been responsible for several key implementations such as Business Intelligence, Mobility & Warehouse Automation. He has been an IT Practitioner for the past two decades with experience across industries such as Retail, BFSI, Media & Logistics. Prior to Shoppers Stop, Ranjit worked at ICICI Bank in the Retail Technology group where he played a key role in the implementation of Loan Management, Credit Rating, Delinquency Management and CRM applications.</p>

    Ranjit Satyanath

    Head - Technology, Infiniti Retail Ltd. (Croma)

  • <p>Ravi is the Director of Target Accelerator program with focus on identifying early stage startups and leading internal incubation efforts from use case identification to product delivery, at the end of the 16 week program with focus on Target stores, Target.com, Consumer IOT and other digital platforms.</p>                             
<p>Ravi has over 10 years of context and hands-on technical experience with focus on, both, breadth (Private equity, investment banking, insurance, healthcare and supply chain) and depth (financial valuation, analytics, reporting & data quality).</p>

    Ravi Sangtani

    Director – Target Accelerator, Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.

  • <p>Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for  more than  29 Years

Profile  of  professional work experience:    Finance, Accounting, Strategy, Risk Management, Commercial,  Governance and Compliance, Information Technology and Taxation (IT & T) and Supply Chain experience  across  Retail, Engineering, FMCG and IT Hardware and Services Sectors with  many Indian and Global MNC Companies such as Murugappa Group, Unilever (earlier Hindustan Lever),TVS Group.
<li>Helps  businesses create,  monetize  and sustain value through initiatives on all aspects viz.,  Strategic Planning,  Business Acquisitions and divestitures
Recently (in 2016) facilitated strategic  unlocking of Value in brands business of Arvind thro’ FDI / Private Equity investment in several million USD
Leads initiatives  in Integrated Supply Chain Demand and Supply Planning and Distribution,  Outbound Logistics  in Retail Fashion Apparel Industry with the Theme of  “Delivering Delight to Customers” 
Actively pursues Total Quality Management practices in Warehousing and Distribution
Drives  Turnaround and Profitability improvements, Total Cost Management,  Change Management Initiatives in Existing and New Businesses
Risk  Assessment and providing Safeguards in Key Risk Areas
Leveraging and Integrating IT Systems and processes, from implementation of end to end ERP and BI  (Mfg pro, Oracle  and SAP).  
Has been Active Member of  many Industry working Groups and Chambers/ Associations for  improving policy awareness and for providing voice of members with the various Authorities for proactive policy formulation and implementation;  
Represented Textile Manufacturers and Retailers in the GST Textile Committee deliberations and held many Awareness workshops for Industry and Trade jointly with Government of India, CBEC and State Govt. representatives.
<li>Follows closely the current developments and best practices in Finance Function including Regulatory framework, Accounting Standards/ IFRS and Compliance/ Governance.

    S Kannan

    Executive VP & CFO, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd

  • In his current responsibility, Sanjay is part of the core leadership team spearheading the transformation agenda at Future Group.  During his part nearly 3.5 years at Future Group, there has been a significant improvement in operating and financial footprint of future group entities.  The market cap of listed companies of the group during this time has multiplied 11 times from 3500 crs to 38000 crs.  This transformation journey also included key acquisitions like retail operations of Wallmart India, Nilgiris & Heritage in South of India, Fab Furnish from Rocket Internet of Germany and Kara from Grasim Industries.<br>

For all these significant contributions, Sanjay was elected as "Best CFO" for 2016 by IMA.<br>

Earlier Sanjay has served as Group CFO of Zee Group and CFO of international operations of Avantha Group.  Sanjay has been instrumental in acquisition of companies in Belgium, Canada, US, Ireland, France and Indonesia.<br>

Sanjay's 24 years reflect diligent efforts of leading transformation across various companies and help them unlock their intrinsic value.

    Sanjay Jain

    Group CFO, Future Group

  • Sumit Zaveri

    CFO, Godrej Nature's Basket

  • Venkatesh Tarakkad

    CFO, TCNS Clothing Co. Pvt. Ltd

  • Venkat joined Tata Administrative Services in 2001 and was with Tata Sons Limited as a part of the group finance team. He thereafter joined Trent as CFO from May 2008. He has been recently appointed to the Board and is currently Executive Director (Finance). 
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He oversees the accounting, secretarial, legal & strategy functions and has anchored Negotiation of defining strategic alliances for Trent in recent years, including the JV with Tesco Plc for the Star Bazaar business and the JV with Inditex for Zara stores 
In India.

    Venkatesalu P.

    CFO, Trent Limited

  • Vijay is All India Ranker in CA Finals, with more than 14 years of experience. Currently working with  Hypercity Retail (India) Ltd and was previously associated with Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd & Piramal Health  Care Ltd.</p> 
                        <p>He joined Hypercity when it had one store operational and since then is with the company for close to  seven years. He currently heads the finance & accounts function.</p>
                        <p>Over the years he has played an important role as finance interface in implementing ERP’s/systems  across business functions. He received certificate from Mr. Kumarmanglam Birla for implementation of  Project Hyperion (ERP) in Aditya Birla Nuvo in 2003.</p>
                        <p>He was instrumental in designing the MIS system and formulating the business related financial  processes of Hypercity. Automation, simplification and risk mitigation were key focus areas.
                        <p>While managing Hypercity's Banking & Treasury portfolio he brought in innovative credit products by  leveraging resources to full potential. He was awarded Best Employee in 2010 by the management.</p>
                        <p>He was incharge of strategic project in relation to refining the business model which focussed on right  locations, right sizing of stores, right product mix, right (optimizing) costs & maximising revenue  potential. This has greatly helped Hypercity achieve Store level operational profitability and ultimately  enabled company to achieve its first ever company level EBIDTA profits.</p> <p>He also leads the Innovation project of the company.</p>
                        <p>He has also recently taken over the responsibility of the Legal Department at HyperCITY.</p>

    Vijay Jain

    CFO, Hypercity Retail (India) Ltd.

  • Originally from Jaipur, born and brought up in a joint family culture, happily married since 93’ to Renu a Cost Accountant and are proud parents of Aayushi (pursuing article ship for CA) & Anmol (preparing for Pre-Board).<br />
During the last 23+ years of work experience spanned across companies like Tata, GE, Monsanto (Solutia) Chemical business, Filtration business of Pall, Retail business within B2B & B2C segment of Office Depot & Skechers, developed diverse competencies in controllers’ role, successfully lead the support functions comprising of Accounts, Finance, Legal Compliance, Logistics, IT, operational management and in the last about 12+ yrs in Strategic Management Role.

    Vinay Gupta

    CFO, Skechers

  • Vinod Menon is the Group President – Finance, Landmark Group India. 
Vinod oversees the Finance, Legal, Secretarial, Corporate Affairs, IT, Treasury, Taxation, Internal Audit and Customer Relationship Management across all Landmark Group Companies in India.
He is responsible to drive synergy and focus to the varied operations of each Business and align the Corporate functions across the Group to enable Sustainable Growth and Profitability. 
Vinod is a veteran in the finance domain and comes with over 25 years of extensive experience. Previous to joining Landmark Group in 2014, he worked for Britannia Industries Ltd. for over 21 years in various roles such as Head - Mergers and Acquisitions, Head - Internal Audit, CEO - Dairy Business, Vice President - Strategy and New Business Development and finally as the Chief Financial Officer of the organization.
Vinod has completed his Chartered Accountancy from the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants in India and his Bachelors in Commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics.

    Vinod Menon

    Group President - Finance, Landmark Group India

  • Vishal is a Partner in the Risk Advisory function and leading the Digital Risk service offering for Deloitte India. He is based out of Mumbai office. <br />
During his 16 years advisory professional career, he has gained rich experience in Cybersecurity and also  instrumental in conceptualizing and developing capability for critical service offerings, such as revenue assurance, vendor risk management, telecom security and data privacy.<br />
His engagement delivery portfolio ranges from security strategy & governance to technology risk and business operations.  He has managed and delivered multiple project in the area of Data Privacy, Business Resilience, Network Advisory and Revenue Assurance.  Currently, he is driving the Digital Risk agenda for the clients who are taking up Digital Transformation programs.<br />
Vishal is an Engineer in Electronics and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Telecom Management. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and has been awarded honorary title of DSCI Certified Privacy Professional (DCPP).

    Vishal Jain

    Partner – Risk Advisory, Deloitte

RAI Finance Committee

  • Arunkumar Nath
    Levi Strauss India (P) Ltd.
  • Arvind Vats
    Spencer’s Retail
  • Ashwin Khasgiwala
    Reliance Industries Limited
  • Bibek Agarwala
    Lifestyle Business, Raymond Group
  • C P Toshniwal
    Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd.
  • Deepal Bansal
    Essar Retail
  • Dinesh Maheshwari
    Future Retail Ltd.
  • Himanshu Gupta
    Fortis Healthcare
  • Jayesh Patel
  • Kannan S
    Arvind Lifestyle
  • Madhavan Ganesan
    Reliance Retail Ltd.
  • Mohan Sundaram
    Madura Garments
  • Mukesh Lakhotia
    Twentyfour Seven Convenience Stores, Div. of Godfrey Phillips India Ltd.
  • Naveen Duggal
    Foodworld Supermarkets
  • Naveen Golchha
    Major Brands (I) Pvt Ltd.
  • Nitin Khanna
    Inorbit Malls (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pratap Swarup
    Bestseller Retail (India)
  • Sanjay Chakravarti
    Shoppers Stop Ltd.
  • Sanjay Gupta
    Trent Hyper Market
  • Srinivas Visvanathan
    Aditya Birla Retail
  • Tanmay Kumar
    Burger King
  • Venkatesalu P
    Trent Limited
  • Vijay Jain
    Hypercity Retail (India) Ltd.
  • Vinod Menon
    Landmark Group India

Partners 2018

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  • Luxury Partner
  • Employee benefits Partner
  • Procure-to-Pay Partner
  • Real Estate Partner
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  • Digitization Partner
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