Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CIMA Panel discussion

Panel discussion on 'Finance transformation: the evolution to value creation' of CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
November 4, 2009, 7 pm (Taj Business Hotel, The Taj Mount Road, Chennai)
Invite-CIMA-Panel discussion
Members:
1) Dr T.V. Somanathan , Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd
2) Neel Sathasivam, Chairman & CEO at eNoah iSolutions India.
3) Raj Chandrashekar, Head of Global Finance Shared Service Centre
4) Bobby Srinivasan, President – Institute for Financial Management and Research
5) S. G. Murali, Executive VP - Finance, TVS Motor Co., and CFO, Sundram Clayton Ltd (?)

6 comments:

Murali said...

Dr T.V. Somanathan ,
Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd
T.V. Somanathan holds a Ph.D in Economics from Calcutta University, Master of Arts (MA) in Economics and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) Honours degrees from Punjab University, and has completed the Executive Development Program of Harvard Business School. He is a fully qualified chartered accounting/corporate secretarial professional–Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, London, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, London, Associate of the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants and Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a recipient of a number of academic awards from these institutions.
He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1987 (ranked 2nd All India) and was awarded the Gold Medal for the Best IAS Probationer of his batch.
He has worked in a variety of positions in the Government of Tamil Nadu including Deputy Secretary (Finance), Executive Director, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board, Joint Vigilance Commissioner, Commissioner for Disciplinary Proceedings, Project Director, Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project and Secretary, Planning & Development. In 1996 he joined the World Bank, Washington through the Young Professionals Program, and was in charge of infrastructure projects and financial management in the East Asia & Pacific Regional Vice Presidency. In 2000, he became one of the Bank’s youngest Sector Managers when he was appointed Manager of the Budget Policy Group. In 2001 he returned to the IAS, in Tamil Nadu.
He is currently Secretary to the Chief Minister (Monitoring), Secretary to Government, Special Initiatives and Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Limited. He has been in charge of the Chennai Metro Rail Project since December 2006.
He has published over 80 papers and articles in journals and newspapers on economics, finance and public policy, and is a regular Visiting Faculty member at several institutions. He is the author of a book on Derivatives (Tata McGraw Hill – 1998), and of chapters in Land Reforms in India (M. Thangaraj [ed.] Sage Publications–2003) and Public Institutions in India (Pratap Mehta & Devesh Kapur [eds.] Oxford University Press–2005).

Murali said...

Neel Sathasivam
Chairman & CEO at eNoah iSolutions India.
Neel Sathasivam, the pioneer in outsourcing, has proven competence in migration over several diverse process-transforming businesses; improving quality and deriving significant cost savings through process optimization, process re-engineering and best practices. He also has set up world-class infrastructure for BPO and IT operations at Ford and lately at Pfizer.
Neel launched and managed shared service centers for the Ford companies in the Nordic and Central European regions during 1985-1990. He was instrumental in setting up the Ford Global Shared Service Center in 1998 that grew from 17 to 700 employees during his time as the Managing Director.
Under his leadership, the Ford Global Shared Service Center received the Golden Peacock National award for Quality & Innovation in implementing ISO, Six Sigma, Sarbanes & Oxley and 5S quality standards. It won the Ford President's Customer Driven Quality award for distinguished achievements towards customer satisfaction. It also received the Ford Chairman's accolade for its outstanding volunteer work in the local community.
Neel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, U.K. (FCMA). He worked at Ford Motor Company for 37 years in the areas of Finance, Corporate Governance and BPO. He was the head of Internal Audit for Ford European Operations during 1991-1995.
At present Neel is the Chairman and CEO of eNoah iSolutions India.

Murali said...

Raj Chandrashekar
Head of Global Finance Shared Service Centre
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 1990. Post-grad from IIM Bangalore 1992
17 years experience in the Financial Services industry.
15 of which have been with Standard Chartered, across multiple departments and countries.
Prior to that, 2 years managing primary debt investments in UTI.
Head of SCB’s Global Finance Shared Service Centre since 2006. Leads a team of 700 people representing a third of SCB’s global finance resources. Provides Accounting, Reporting, Tax and Systems Maintenance services to more than 40 country and group offices worldwide.
Prior to that, was the CFO for SCB in Philippines for 2 years. And prior to that he was in Singapore for 5 years, and was the Head of Wholesale Bank Finance for SCB in Singapore before moving to the Philippines.
41 years of age, married and has two sons, 12 and 10 years of age.
When not at work, enjoys racquet sports, golf, reading, traveling with his family and scrabble. Not necessarily in that order.

Murali said...

Bobby Srinivasan
President – Institute for Financial Management and Research
Dr Bobby Srinivasan is a Professor of Finance and is currently the President of the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Case Western University, USA and has since taught in the US, Canada and in Singapore for well over 35 years. He is a consultant for high net-worth individuals in the areas of wealth management both in India and in Singapore. His skills include running management development programs in trading financial instruments, which he does regularly both in Singapore and India. As an academic, he has published books, monographs, research articles in many financial journals and has supervised a large number of MBA theses, MS and Ph.D. theses.

Murali said...

S G Murali
Executive Vice President - Finance, TVS Motor Co., and CFO, Sundram Clayton Limited
Mr S G Murali, Executive Vice President - Finance joined TVS Motor Company Ltd. (TVSM) in July 2002. TVS is one of the biggest 2-wheeler manufacturing Company producing a range 2 wheeler and 3 wheelers with a turnover of Rs 3700 crores. The Company was awarded the prestigious Deming Application Prize, the highest quality award given by Japan. Besides plants at Hosur (Tamil Nadu), Mysore (Karnataka) and Nalagarh (Himachal Pradesh), the company has also established a state of the art plant in Indonesia.
S G Murali besides heading the finance function for TVSM is also the CFO for the Sundaram Clayton Group of Companies. He handles the Investor Relations for the company and a key member of the Management Committee.
Prior to joining TVSM, Mr S G Murali has spent 28 years with Hindustan Lever Ltd. (HLL) During his tenure besides handling Corporate Accounts, Treasury, Taxation, Management Accounts, Internal audit Investor Relations and supply chain, he was extensively involved in the various M & A activities of HLL. He was also Commercial Controller of the Beverages Profit Centre and Chemicals, Fertiliser and Agri operations in HLL.
Happily married to Padma, a highly acclaimed classical Bharatanatyam dancer, Murali is blessed with a son and a daughter. Enjoys a game of Badminton when- ever time permits.

Murali said...

Presentations by
1) A. V. N. S. Nageswara Rao, Chairman, The Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India, Southern India Regional Council, Chennai (www.sircoficwai.com)
2) Andrew Harding, Director, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London (www.cimaglobal.com)

Brief interaction with Arati Porwal, Chief Representative - India Liaison Office, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Mumbai (www.cimaglobal.com), November 4, 2009, 5.15 pm (The Taj Mount Road)

Met
1) Dr I. Ashok, Secretary, The Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India, Southern India Regional Council, Chennai (www.myicwai.com)
2) M. Ponnusamy, Dean, The Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India, Southern India Regional Council, Chennai (www.sircoficwai.com)
3) Murali Sundaram, National Head-Enterprise Relations, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Mumbai (www.cimaglobal.com)
4) Althea Paul, Regional Representative-South, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Mumbai (www.cimaglobal.com)
5) Dr K. Paul Jayakar, Director IT & RMS, Brahmayya & Co, Chennai
6) P. Raju Iyer, Chairman, Inter-Institutions Coordination and IT Initiative, SIRC-ICWAI, Chennai
7) V. Bala Subramaniam, Chennai
8) Indra Rani J., GM-Finance & Operations, Sella Synergy India (P) Ltd, Chennai