Past Event: Thursday, January 27, 2022

India has not only faced the COVID-19 crisis with great resilience but has also initiated a more broad-based growth recovery amidst the pandemic. The turnaround and revival were made possible due to the numerous initiatives of the government with industries taking the leap of faith. In such crucial times particularly, the CFO plays a vital role in contributing to a company’s financial health and organisational resilience.

Against this background, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), with Grant Thornton Bharat as Technical Partner, is organising the 12th edition of The India Finance Forum (TIFF) virtually with the theme, ‘Beyond Resilience: Turnaround & Transformation” on 27 and 28 January 2022. The forum will bring together some of the best minds of the industry and policy arena in order to exchange information, discuss emerging challenges and strategise for growth and transformation that would allow the industry to not only sustain but also thrive in the new normal.


Day 1: Thursday, 27 January

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Welcome Address

M Ponnuswami

Chairman & Managing Director, Pon Pure Chemical India Pvt Ltd & Chairman, CII Southern Region EoDB & Policy Subcommittee

Inaugural Session


Thematic Address

Vishesh C. Chandiok

CEO, Grant Thornton Bharat


Keynote Address

Rupa Dutta

Principal Adviser, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India


Keynote Address

Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

Hon’ble Minister for Finance and Human Resources Management, Government of Tamil Nadu


Closing remarks

M Ponnuswami

Chairman & Managing Director, Pon Pure Chemical India Pvt Ltd & Chairman, CII Southern Region EoDB & Policy Subcommittee

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Jatin Dalal

President & Chief Financial Officer, Wipro Ltd

Sushanth Pai

Chief Financial Officer Ltd

Bhaskar Anand Rao

Chief Financial Officer,

Bangalore International Airport Ltd

CFO Panel Discussion – Resilience & Transformation


Kairav Modi

Chief Financial Officer – Digital Industries, Siemens Ltd

Raja Lahiri (Moderator)

Partner, Growth & Transaction Advisory and Technology Sector Leader, Grant Thornton Bharat



Day 2: Friday, 28 January

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Address by session chair


Director & CFO, Grundfos Ltd & Convenor,

CII Tamil Nadu, Economic Affairs & Taxation Panel

Session on Taxation Compliance

Direct Tax

Sridhar R

Partner – Tax, Grant Thornton Bharat


Indirect Tax

P S Krishnan

Partner – Tax, Grant Thornton Bharat


Easing Taxation through Digital Transformation

Sumit Kawariya

Finance Controller, Clear

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Address by session chair

M P Vijay Kumar


Sify Technologies Limited

Valedictory Session: CFO - Driving Success in Critical Tasks

Rationale of Mergers and Acquisitions

Nitin Kumar Parekh


Cadila Healthcare Limited


Governance & Compliance

Sunil Bohra

Executive Director & Group CFO

Minda Industries Ltd


Cyber security

Ashutosh Jain


IndusInd Bank


We look forward to your participation.