Corporate Credit and Debt Recovery Summit 2018


Amber Gupta

Head Legal and Company Secretary

Birla Sun Life Insurance Co Ltd

Aravind Gangadharan


TanServ Business Process Pvt. Ltd.

Ashish Pattni

General Manager – Credit Control (ISC), Finance & Accounts

DSV Air & Sea Pvt. Ltd

Jaspreet Singh

Head – Credit Control & Collections, Finance Group


Jaspreet Singh – is a commerce graduate and stood 2nd during the MMS (Finance) course from Mumbai University. He is a seasoned risk management professional possessing 11+ years of rich and value-added cross-functional experience in the field of Credit risk appraisal & underwriting, Credit operations & collections risk; Credit policy; FP&A; Business process transitioning across Retail Assets, Credit Cards, Merchant Acquiring, Corporate Banking and ATIC domains. He has worked with different companies like HSBC, First Data, Barclays and from 2015 he has been with Intertek. As recognition for his contribution and leadership, he and his team were awarded ‘Intertek Team of the Year 2015’ award for the best performing team in the South Asia region. He is a Certified Corporate Credit Analyst from the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Jitendra Jain

CFO Corporate Finance

GMR Group

Jain has more than 23 years of strong background in financial sector in areas such as Corporate Finance, Equity / Debt Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Treasury and Forex Management, Investor Relations, M & A, Asset Liability & Risk Management. Before joining GMR Group in July 2009, Mr. Jain has worked in Treasury department in one of the India’s leading public sector Bank in Kolkata, as a Fixed Income Fund Manager with a leading private sector Asset Management Company in India, and in Finance department of a major Corporate handling Treasury, Corporate Finance, and Investor Relations & Strategic planning functions. Mr. Jain academic qualifications include PG Diploma in Financial Management (NMIMS, Mumbai) and Bachelor of Engineering (Nagpur University). Besides these, he has also completed Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB-I), and Diploma in Operation Research from Operation Research Society of India and Diploma in Business Finance – ICFAI, Hyderabad – All India Gold Medallist. Mr. Jain is a regular speaker at various financial markets, seminars, conferences and forums. He has been extensively quoted on various newswires. Mr. Jain has great interest in policy advocacy and presented various papers to MoF/SEBI/RBI on various policy initiatives on Infrastructure Financing. Mr. Jain has been member of various RBI/SEBI Committees.

Karunesh Kumar

General Manager & Director - Carrier Settlements & International Collections

Tata Communications Limited

Karunesh Kumar is the General Manager & Director, Carrier Settlements & International Collections Tata Communications with over 24 years of experience in diverse fields as F&A, Customer Service, Credit and Collections in different Industries like Manufacturing, Media, Telecommunications. He has worked with different organisation like Bharti Airtel Limited, HCL COMNET, Grey Worldwide and from 2007 he has been with Tata Communications. He has an Executive MBA in International Business from IIM -Calcutta, PG in Public Administration and Public Finance.

Neeraj Basur

Chief Financial Officer

Blue Star Limited

Neeraj Basur is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with over 2 decades of industry experience currently working with Blue Star Limited as their Chief Financial Officer. Before he took on his current role with Blue Star in July 2014, Neeraj was in the role of Chief Financial Officer with Max Bupa Health Insurance since its inception in 2008 and played a crucial role in preparing Max Bupa’s strategic and financial road map as well as framing the investment framework and setting up of the systems, policies and standards for accounting and risk management as their founder team member. Prior to that, he worked for over 6 years as Senior Vice President- Corporate Finance with Max India where he was responsible for investor relations, M&A, fund raising, risk management and financial planning activities for all diverse Max group companies. In his previous stints he has worked with HCL Technologies, Spice Telecom and Escorts Ltd. Neeraj has gained rich and diverse experience in industries like manufacturing, telecom, software technology, life insurance and health insurance. He has also undergone Accelerated General Management Program at ISB Hyderabad. Neeraj has a proven track record of creating, delivering and enhancing stakeholder value as a trusted business partner. He possesses proven acumen for financial management and effectively integrates financial governance, enterprise risk management, strategy development and reporting to optimize enterprise value. He possesses rich experience of talent acquisition, people development and grooming and consistent track record of building motivated and high performing teams.

Pallav Patni

Finance Director(CFO), India & South Asia

Kellogg Company

Pallav Patni - Finance Director (CFO), Pallav is a Senior Finance & Strategy professional with over 15 years of experience in FMCG / CPG space. His experience in the industry covers the entire gamut of Strategy, Corporate Finance, FP&A, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Internal Controls, Taxation, Shared Services and Commercial Finance. Pallav is currently the CFO of Kellogg India & South Asia based out of Mumbai. Before joining Kellogg India in 2015, Pallav worked with FMCG giants like PepsiCo and HUL in multiple roles over the last decade. He headed the Strategy & FP&A function for PepsiCo Foods as well as PepsiCo Beverages in two separate stints. His last role at PepsiCo India was Director, Commercial Finance. Pallav is an Engineer and an MBA Finance from IIM Kolkata.

Rajiv Kapahi

Senior Director- Finance, Operations, Distribution-India Hub

Boston Scientific India

Rajiv, is a seasoned business leader with nearly 27+ years of rich cross-functional and cross-industry experience in Consulting, Office Automation (Ricoh), FMCG (Gillette), Manufacturing (Owens), Healthcare (Max), IT/ITES (Dell), Life Insurance (DLF Pramerica) & Medical Devices (Boston Scientific) sectors. He has deep management experience, strong leadership skills together with broad business perspectives developed across many multinational environments, both globally & in India. Ever since joining Boston Scientific in 2011 as their Director Finance for the India Hub, comprising the responsibilities of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives.

Rajiv was instrumental in streamlining the finance and IT functions together with setting up of the requisite strategic & operational infrastructure for the next stage of Boston Scientific’s growth plans in India. As recognition for his leadership, contributions and game changing inputs …he & his team was awarded Boston Scientific’s Asia Pacific Star award for the best performing team of 2012-13 in the APAC region.

Sachin Kalra

Head Legal

Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Limited

Sachin, having pursued his master degree from the esteemed Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune holds specialization in Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law. Post graduating, Sachin joined as a faculty of law with the same University. Subsequently he decided to pursue career in the litigation & Corporate world in pursuit of which he joined the legal team at Vodafone and thereafter Samsung and Bharati Retail. Sachin has a rich experience of fifteen years not only in the Legal fold but also in the Compliance fold and has a wide experience of handling a diverse range of legal matters in different industries like Telecom, FMCG, Retail , Electronics, Consumer Durables & Insurance. Sachin have been selected as one of the top 500 counsels in India recently which got published by Intellectual professional (LLP) and nominated and Awarded by Jury for Legal Era “Under 40 Rising Star Award 2017” and also Awarded by Indian National Bar Association (INBA) Emerging In-house Counsel of the year 2017”. He is today heading the legal team at Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Limited and is responsible for all legal matters governing the working of the organization which include corporate, criminal and consumer litigation matters including employee litigation related matters, contract management and other aspects of non-litigation activities. However, with a penchant for research and love for academics, he continues to hold a keen interest in interacting with and tutoring law students on a wide array of subjects beyond the rote learning of textbooks.

Santosh B. Parab

General Counsel & Head of the Legal Department

IDFC Bank Limited

Saurabh Srivastava

General Manager – Indirect Tax Operations

Bayer CropScience Limited

Shobha Khaladkar

Associate Director- Credit Management

Abbott India Ltd

Shrikant Bhakkad

Vice President - Finance

PEBS Pennar

Sonali Wartak

General Manager

Castrol India Limited

Sridhar Kuchibhottlla

Founder & CEO

TanServ Business Process Pvt. Ltd.

Sridhar Kuchibhottlla - Founder & CEO, TanServ Business Process Pvt. Ltd.

Sridhar Kuchibhottlla is the Founder and CEO of TanServ which was set up by him in the year 2012. TanServ is an organization that caters to services in the niche area of Working Capital Optimization. Before setting up TanServ Sridhar was working with GE Capital as the Vice President – Working Capital Solutions. Sridhar has proven his abilities at building profitable businesses by delivering strong P & L results across industry segments. He has been an expert at turning around and developing profitable portfolios for business.

Prior to his stint at GE Capital –WCS, he was head of sales for retail assets at SBI Card. He led the sales through some of the most turbulent times. Prior to SBI Cards, he has worked with Godrej GE appliances Ltd and Wipro Infotech. Sridhar holds a master’s degree in management from Xavier’s Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar and has almost 25 years of experience in managing businesses.

Subba Rao Amarthaluru

Executive Director - Finance and Strategy

CLP India Private Limited

ASR has recently assumed the position as Executive Director, Finance & Strategy at CLP India, responsible for finance, business development, commercial and procurement. Prior to joining CLP India, ASR was President and Group CFO of USD 3 billion RPG Group. He was also a member of RPG Group’s Management Board. During his close to three year stint, the aggregate market cap of RPG Group companies rose by more than five times, with a substantial re-rating of the valuation of all the companies. CEAT, the flagship RPG Group Company, raised Rs.400 crore through QIP, a first ever equity issuance by any RPG Company. ASR significantly contributed to a strong profile creation of the Group through extensive interactions with investors, banks, media and various stakeholders. Before joining RPG Group in August 2013, ASR was associated with GMR Group for close to 14 years since December, 1999. After initial stints both in corporate finance and business finance, he became Group CFO of GMR and continued in this role till he joined RPG. ASR led and partnered in various business structuring and funding initiatives, from corporate finance to project finance to private equity and public equity, building more than Rs.50,000 crore in assets during this long stint. After qualifying in 1986, ASR spent the initial six years in audit practice both independently and with M/s Sudit K Parekh & Co, Mumbai, as their Hyderabad office Manager and then moved to ITW Signode, Hyderabad, in April, 1992 to head the corporate finance and accounts. Between mid 1996 and end 1999, he was associated with Kotak Mahindra Finance at Mumbai. ASR has extensive experience in various facets of finance function ranging from project finance to corporate finance to mergers & acquisitions, private equity to public equity and managing the market cap. He has been the recipient of two finance leadership awards viz., CNBC Best CFO Award in the Infrastructure Sector for 2010 and the Best CFO Award in the Infrastructure and Construction Sector from the Institute of Chartered of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for 2010. He was also voted as the Best CFO in the Infrastructure Segment across Asia both in 2011 and 2012 in an annual survey conducted by the “Institutional Investors” magazine. He has been a regular speaker in many Infrastructure and finance events. He served as member on ICAI’s Committee for Members in Industry. He was also nominated as a member on the Accounting Standards Board of ICAI. During his tenure as Group CFO at GMR, he served as a member of several GoI initiatives on Infrastructure Financing. He also authored few articles in some business newspapers.

ASR is a Commerce Graduate and a Chartered Accountant. He also went through a four week MDP at IIM – A.

Sugata Sircar

CFO and Country Finance Partner

Schneider Electric India Private Limited

Sugata Sircar - A Chartered Accountant with 28 years of experience in various industries including Electrical Energy, Gas Distribution, Manufacturing of Chemicals, Textiles, Tyres and FMCG. He has worked as CFO and as Managing Director of a public limited company in India. In his current role as CFO for India Zone, he partners the President & MD in managing all businesses of Schneider Electric in India and neighbouring countries. His prime focus is in business performance management and decision support related to investments and business models and in organisational transformation. He has worked extensively in efficiency improvement, processes and systems and risk management. He sits on the board of several Schneider Electric companies in India. He is actively engaged in CFO and CEO Forums and is currently the President of the CFO Committee of the Indo French Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has been awarded as a CFO several times.

He likes to blog and engage on subjects on business and leadership.

Sunil Narwani

Head – Order to Cash, South Asia

Bayer Crop Science India

Sunil Narwani - He is a Chartered Accountant with industry experience of over 17 years (Agro-chemical and airline industry) in the domain of Accounts, Finance, Commercial Support, Credit Management, Controlling and Internal Audit. Currently working as Head - Order to Cash in Bayer Crop Science Limited and responsible for processes like Commercial Agreements (Rebates), Customer Master Data, Credit Management, Order Management, Order Fulfilment, Billing, Collection & Dispute Management, Accounts Receivables.

Vikram Nanda

Head of Credit Control & Collections

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.

Vikram Nanda is the head of Credit Control & Collections at Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. With over 25 years of varied industry experience, Vikram headed the Corporate Credit team for American Express prior to joining Thomas Cook. He has also done his SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT training from American Express. Has successfully driven projects on corporate risk and worked on refining processes at various levels of Accounts Receivables.

Mahesh Fogla

Chief Financial Officer

Patel Integrated Logistics Ltd

Nakul Khanna

Head Receivable Accounts

Ballarpur Industries Limited

A result oriented professional with 25 years of experience in various aspects of Accounts. Involved in the design and delivery of innovative accounts assignments; leader in facilitating change through redesign of internal operating and business processes. Currently associated with Ballarpur Industries Limited as General Manager – Accounts. He specialized in GST implementation, Credit Control matters including maintenance of top line, Systems implementation, debt management and internal controls. Part of core team of ERP implementation. He is heading Accounts Receivables, C & F accounting, analysis of NSR and designed & implemented Credit monitoring system based on number of days outstanding. He helped reducing debtors outstanding significantly by debtors account reconciliation. He is a process champion on GST and implemented GST for 26 GST registrations PAN India, imparting GST training & sharing GST updates with employees at Units & at Zonal offices. He has also worked with Duncans Industries Ltd. from 1997 to 2002 & before that with Goodlass Nerolac Paints (now known as Kansai Nerolac Paints) from 1993 to 1997.

Zameer Nathani

Director Legal

Raymond Limited

An LLM (Master’s Degree in Law), with 6 meritorious certifications from World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) Academy, United Nations on IPR, Arbitration and Mediation etc., and an Executive MBA from the renowned Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Ex-Professor of Law and Management, and examiner and moderator, University of Mumbai. Ex-Law Firm Attorney for Eureka Forbes, LG Electronics, Johnson and Johnson, Motul Oil, Ginger Hotels (JV of Taj Hotels) etc. Ex-Associate Vice President–Legal for Reliance - Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Ex-Head - Legal for Balaji Telefilms Limited and Balaji Motion Pictures Limited and reported to Founder and Managing Director Mrs. Shobha Kapoor. Presently Director – Legal, for Raymond Limited. Heads the legal team of Raymond, ColourPlus, Park Avenue and all other group companies under the umbrella of the Raymond Group. Chairman, Media and Entertainment, Indian National Bar Association under the Chief Patron Mr. Ram Jethmalani (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Parliamentarian). Board Member, Aga Khan National Arbitration and Conciliation Board for India Speaker to global audiences including Ex- Supreme Court Judge and Ex-CEO of Global Companies at Make In India – Legal Environment for Business, special invitee to the renowned Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry etc. He is a Recipient of “under 40 Rising Star” Award of Legal Era in presence of Ex-Judges of Bombay and Hong Kong High Court at a ceremony at Taj Lands End. Recipient of the most prestigious award of "General Counsel of the Year 2016-IPR" from Indian National Bar Association by the hands of Judge of Delhi High Court at the 67th Constitution Day Program at Delhi. Program inaugurated by Mr. Suresh Chandra, Union Law Secretary, Government of India. Chief Patron of INBA is Senior Advocate and Parliamentarian Mr. Ram Jethmalani. Supported by Make in India. Mr. Nathani is also a Recipient of "Legal Innovation Award 2017" of Bloomasia from India’s eminent Senior Counsel Mr. Satish Maneshinde for Make in India innovation conceptualization on Paperless courts, future institutional arbitration of government, time based hearings, full case scheduling, e-hearings, e-services and Courts 80-20 Rule.