In recent times, the role of a CFO in an organization has undergone vast changes. A CFO is not only just a financial authority but a strategic partner to the CEO, supporting in the crucial decision-making and application of strategic methods in the company. Besides making responsible decisions about investment, CFOs today are expected to remain updated with the latest technologies. At present, Indian companies are gearing up for global competition and their outlook is extremely futuristic. With this outlook in hand, the role of CFOs is even more significant. India is one of the best countries in Asia in terms of its Geography, culture, and heritage. In the business sector, it has improved significantly over time. Listed down are the top 20 CFOs in India based on their performance, credibility, and talent.


11. Koushik Chatterjee

Mr. Koushik Chatterjee, a distinguished professional, serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Officer, and Board Member at Tata Steel, bringing with him a wealth of expertise in effective business strategies, business development, and planning. His commitment to excellence extends to volunteering at prestigious organizations such as the International Integrated Reporting Council, International Accounting Standards Board, and TCFD. Know more

12. – R J Jeyamurugan

Mr. Jeyamurugan currently holds the esteemed positions of Chief Financial Officer and Secretary at Asian Paints Ltd, showcasing his exemplary leadership as a former Vice President of the company. An accomplished Associate Member at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, he demonstrated his strategic prowess during the GST protocol, ensuring Asian Paints’ seamless adaptation. Know more

13. Ramakant Baheti

Ramakant Baheti, the Chief Financial Officer of Avenue Supermarts, is a distinguished graduate from ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants in India) with a wealth of 23.5 years of professional experience. His multifaceted skill set encompasses strategic planning, financial analysis, retail expertise, and effective team management. Mr. Baheti has been a pivotal figure at Avenue Supermarts since 2000, driving the company’s financial success. Know more

14. S. Sreenivasan

S. Sreenivasan has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Bajaj Finserv since September 2011, where he plays a pivotal role in overseeing various responsibilities, including managing the insurance business, engaging in strategic and government discussions, crafting annual operating plans and long-range strategies, conducting reviews of insurance operations results, and supervising Bajaj Allianz Financial Distributors Limited operations. As a distinguished leader, he is also an active member of the Investment Committee and Risk Committee. Know more

15. Supratim Dutta

Supratim Dutta assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer at ITC on September 5, 2020, following his accreditation as a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. With an extensive tenure of nearly 30 years within the Company, he has showcased his expertise in various senior capacities across business finance operations and corporate functions. Additionally, Supratim has actively contributed to industry bodies, notably serving as the Chairperson of the Finance and Banking Committee at the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Know more

16. Shankar Raman

With a rich professional journey spanning over 35 years, Mr. R. Shankar Raman is a distinguished Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, showcasing his expertise in various capacities within the finance domain. His association with leading listed corporates has been instrumental in shaping his extensive experience. Know more

17. Arnab Roy

With an aggregate professional experience of 26 years, Arnab Roy has primarily been associated with leading US MNCs, demonstrating expertise in multifaceted areas such as Finance, Accounts, Tax, Operations, Supply Chain, HR, IT, Admin, and Regulatory Issues. Having served as the CFO & Head of Operations for the last 17 years, this seasoned professional has been an integral member of the country and APAC leadership team within US MNCs. Know more

18. Ashok Sonthalia

Ashok Sonthalia, the Chief Financial Officer – Designate at Titan Company Ltd (LTI), is a seasoned finance professional with nearly 30 years of diverse and extensive global experience. A Chartered Accountant with additional qualifications, including a one-year management program from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and a General Management Program from the European Centre of Executive Development (CEDEP), Fontainebleau, France. Know more

19. Puneet Sharma

Puneet Sharma, serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Axis Bank since March 2020, brings to the role an extensive background with over two decades of experience in banking, the financial sector, and consulting. Know more

20. D. Muthukumaran

D. Muthukumaran joined Adani Ports on July 25, 2022, bringing with him a wealth of financial expertise amassed over 25 years in various disciplines. A 1995-batch Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, Muthukumaran has held pivotal roles in esteemed organizations such as Deloitte, Lazard India Ltd., Aditya Birla Group, and Renew Power. Know more

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