Safest in the Game of Roads

Harsh Goenka, the fifth generation of a reputed Indian business family, was only 24 years old when he took over as the Managing Director of CEAT. It was back in 1983, and within six years, he became the Chairman of RPG Group, a conglomerate with a diversified portfolio in the areas of infrastructure, tyres, information technology, pharmaceuticals, energy, and plantations. CEAT witnessed another next-gen induction when Harsh Goenka’s son,...


10 Most Inspiring Young CXOs in India

Who is a leader? There can be many definitions. In simple terms, we can say that a leader is someone who does more than lead people. Driven by the right motivation, leaders make a positive impact on the people...


The Risk Taker

One of the youngest deputy CEO in the wealth management industry, Feroze Azeez’s journey has been a series of calculated risks which has resulted in continuous success over a span of 17 years. His meteoric rise has seen him...

Bottling Nostalgia

Neeraj has spent over 10 years building the company from the ground up to become one of the fastest-growing CPG companies in India. At Hector Beverages, Neeraj leads a team of CXOs handling several functions including manufacturing, finance, supply...

Delivering Care

Rohit co-founded Cloudnine in 2006 and expanded operations from a single hospital in South Bangalore to other locations across the country. Cloudnine has now 19 hospitals and clinics in Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram, Pune, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Rohit has led...

Seizing the Opportunities

Sonia Notani is a founder member at IndiaFirst Life, with wide-ranging expertise in the BFSI space. In her decade-long stint at IndiaFirst Life, she has handled a well-rounded portfolio across functions and verticals. Currently, she spearheads the company’s Marketing,...


An Entrepreneur Elevating Living Standards of Urban Indians – The Story of Furlenco

Before returning to India in 2010, Ajith Mohan Karimpana was the Vice President of Goldman Sachs in the US. Relocating to India brought Ajith face-to-face with hassles like accepting a lousy deal where he was offered only $300 for...

A Tale of How a Corporate Employee Was Nudged Towards NGOs

With a few organizations, India’s non-profit sector is still embryonic. The scale of challenges we face today requires top talent. However, non-profits sit at the very bottom of the aspiration hierarchy when it comes to choosing a sector for...

Revolutionizing Digital India by Offering an Innovative Solution to Access Mobile Apps without Internet

Since India announced nationwide lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19, internet consumption all over the country has been steadily rising. Daily active user (DAU) base across online streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime video shot up...

Offering Airline Hospitality and Star Hotel Features in a Cab

A driver with lousy behaviour coming late in his poor-quality car is an everyday ordeal for many commuters who use ride-hailing services. Dhruvam Thaker was one among those commuters. He says, “During my corporate tenure, I used to travel...

Being a Swiggy Delivery Boy to Building Affordable Coworking Spaces

Yogesh Thore quit his job in Sales and Marketing because he thought, he was not 100 per cent efficient in that job. “I was not giving my everything to make things happen. Over a while, I understood that I...


COVID-19 and Its Impact on Indian Economy

A seasoned leader with over 25 years of experience in IT and transformation projects, Manjula carries extensive global business management experience. She brings a unique combination of experience in business management, engineering, consulting, pre-sales and training. Her role as...


The Impact of COVID-19 on Fintech and the Future of Banking Solutions

Harish Prasad heads the Banking Solutions business for FIS in the AP-MEA region. He is actively involved with Financial Institutions across the region on adopting innovative new capabilities. He is a veteran of the Banking technology industry in India...

How can Leaders Create a Productive Work Culture in Teams Working Remotely?

Khushboo Jain co-founded crowdfunding platform in July 2014 and has served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. In addition, she heads ImpactGuru’s Communications, Design and Brand teams. Khushboo Jain is actively involved in the company’s marketing and communications strategies,...

COVID’s Impact on Technology Sector: The Most Important Things that Everyone Needs to Know

Piyush started ESDS in 2005, making him a first-generation entrepreneur, through his experience in a variety of roles across ESDS. He has built a reputation in the IT industry for his exceptional ability to build and grow business and...

If Indian Exchanges Follow the Philippines Example, it will Only Erode Essential Wealth from the Country

Tejas Khoday is the Co-Founder & CEO at FYERS and is counted among the youngest professionals to get the NSE’s broker license. He has over 10 years of experience in proprietary trading, risk management, and broking. Tejas and his...

COVID-19: A Critical Time to Embrace HR Technologies

Subramanyam is an entrepreneur with immense experience in finance, legal and business management. He is a corporate lawyer and a fellow member of “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India”. A finance and business management specialist, it was Subramanyam’s...

Leadership and Growth in Tough Times

Mansingh Gadhvi is an author, seasoned business leader, strategic advisor and management consultant with close to two decades of corporate experience in different roles. He has worked with world’s top companies in the past like Salesforce, Oracle, SAP and...

Things to Do When You Lose Job Due to COVID-Outbreak

Tushar Chadha is a proactive professional with diversified recruitment experience into IT, BFSI, Retail and Consumer Internet industry. He has a unique experience of building the business from scratch in a start-up, small and medium enterprise and large multi-national...

Impact of COVID 19 on World Economy

Chandra is an experienced technology leader and entrepreneur with corporate, start up and financial industry experience across a 20 years career. He is a successful practitioner in the digital and technology domain and has an experience in solution definition, architecture...

Social Distancing: Ushering in the New Age of Digital Connect for Traditional Businesses

An entrepreneur, strategist and a creative, fact-based thinker, Debprotim Roy is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Canvs. In his role, Debprotim leads a young and growing team at Canvs, providing all aspects of leadership, and in doing...

What CIOs Can Do to Minimize the Impact of COVID-19 on Their Businesses?

Neelesh Kripalani has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. At Clover Infotech, he is responsible for research and analysis of disruptive technologies and leveraging it for the digital transformation of the customers. Prior to his...


Post COVID-19, Building Automation System Market is Poised to Witness Accelerated Growth

The Building Automation System Market is expected to grow from USD 75.0 billion in 2019 to USD 121.5 billion by 2024—growing at a CAGR of 10.1 per cent. “The outbreak of COVID 19 has impacted industries world over and...

COVID-19: One Good Reason to Invest Heavily in Smart Cities

India’s major cities are now designated as coronavirus red-zones and experts say our fight against COVID-19 now rely on the successful use of the smart city investments. “Through tech-powered war rooms, dashboards, and surveillance systems, smart cities have been...

Why is Cloud the Most Essential Infrastructure Today?

During this COVID pandemic, cloud servicing providers are emerging as one of the few corporate winners, as more online activities are happening around the world than ever before. “Our team is working continuously 24/7 and tirelessly just to ensure...

India Needs a World-Class Ecosystem to Nurture Startups

Hemant Gupta is the Managing Director at BRTSIF (BIL Ryerson Technology Startup Incubator Foundation) and the MD & CEO of BSE Sammaan CSR Ltd. a fully owned subsidiary of BSE Ltd. After 26 years at Citi, one of the...

How is COVID 19 Redefining the Global Supply Chain Model?

COVID has exposed the underlying weaknesses of companies across the globe and many of them are feeling the pain of supply chain disruptions caused by this pandemic. “One vulnerability that some Indian sectors share with supply chains worldwide is...


Fighting for Survival

As the spread of COVID-19 brought economic activities a near standstill, businesses across the globe are fighting for survival. When I sit to write the editorial for this issue of CXO Outlook – with which we intend to bring...

Anant Goenka
Managing Director
CEAT Limited

Arjun Juneja
Chief Operating Officer
Mankind Pharma

Byju Raveendran
Founder and CEO

Feroze Azeez
Deputy CEO

Munaf Kapadia
Founder and CEO
The Bohri Kitchen

Neeraj Biyani
Co-Founder and COO
Hector Beverages

Neha Bagaria
Founder and CEO

Ritesh Agarwal
Founder and CEO
OYO Rooms

Rohit M. A.
Co-Founder and MD
Cloudnine Group of Hospitals

Sonia Notani
Chief Marketing Officer
IndiaFirst Life Insurance