I am an Independent Non-Executive Director at public companies and private companies. (Prataap Snacks Ltd, Mahindra HZPC Ltd, Risk Educators P Ltd, Traktion Solution P Ltd and others)
Most importantly I am working with many start-ups as an Advisor or Mentor. I am a member of Inflection Point Ventures an Angel network.
I am also running a platform “2nd Innings Advisory” which is a platform for successful leaders from the Corporate world to discover ways to give back to the new and young Corporate India and the World.
In addition, I am advising publicly listed companies in controllership, internal controls, and risk management.
I am serving as an honorary “Director Education” at Global Risk Management Institute, Gurgaon (GRMI) besides being a member a member of the Board of Directors and Academic Council of the same Institute (Risk Educators P Ltd).
I am a Chartered Accountant who has worked as a finance leader for 30 years. (23 years at PepsiCo, DCM Toyota and Nagarjuna Fertilizers Ltd)
I am a Finance professional having over 30 years of post-qualification global experience with more than 23 years in PepsiCo (Foods & Beverages industry) with prior exposure to Automobiles & Fertilizers. At PepsiCo, I have implemented measures leading to top line growth and bottom line improvement across businesses in Asia. I am deft at partnering with businesses and aligning business objectives to meet desired growth objectives. I have proven competence in M & A process management and business integration. I also have expertise in control mechanisms leading to process improvement and productivity enhancement. I have led significant change management initiatives in PepsiCo across the Asia Sector, such as supporting the creation of the MENA Dairy JV, leading the Control Operating Model design, the COSO Portal design, leading change in product portfolio at Frito-Lay India as the CFO and many more. I have been recognized by way of many awards at PepsiCo for excellence in Strategic, Control and People Leadership.
I am an active member of the Association of Independent Directors of India (http://aidindia.co.in), Global Association of Risk Professionals USA, Inflection Point Ventures (https://ipventures.in/) and The Institute of Internal Auditors USA (https://www.iiaindia.org/).
I graduated from Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India with a Bachelor of Commerce and am a Chartered Accountant (ACA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.