1. V G Gopalakrishnan
3/2, Kannammal Street, Bharani Colony, Saligramam, Chennai – 600 087, Tamilnadu, India.
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER | VICE PRESIDENT
Financial Planning| Internal Control| Commercial| Logistics| Statutory Compliance| Secretarial Functions
Cultivating Ties with Boards, Customers, Regulators, Employees & Community with Positive Approach
Visionary, Process Oriented and Result-Mind CFO with proven record of establishing
cross-functional partnerships to deliver stellar results. Agile global strategic leader
driving operations within marketing, sales, analytics and business dev elopement
areas in premier fortune 500 companies. Accountable for multi-million dollar budgets
and allocating resources to exceed profit and sales goals. Particularly adept at
streamlining, reorganizing and leading large, global staffs productively. Especially
skilled at strategic planning, budget controls and problem resolution. Outstanding
communication talents with proven ability to build and lead highly efficient teams, to
train personnel, and to convey complex concepts in understandable terms.
Strategic Positioning & passionately striving towards constant improvement.
Leadership …. | Team Commitment …. | Superlative Professional Acumen ….
An astute professional with an overall solid experience of 30+ years impressive success in the high-tech sector, running
company-wide F & A & operational functions and leading large scale projects, from inception to successful completion,
while making/executing sound strategic decisions with high focus on Financial Management, Quality Management and
VP & CFO who has shaped high performing cultures with major growth brands with progressive technical resources,
prolific communications and robust development programs that bring double digit revenue growth. Employs human
capital practices that attract and retain high potential talent.
Gained expertise in leading the finance function across a gamut of industries including Retail, Manufacturing,
ITES/BPO, Infrastructure and Energy. I have garnered exposure across an array of responsibilities & areas such as
Strategic Planning, Finance & Accounts, Secretarial Functions, Taxation – Direct and Indirect, Budgeting, MIS and
Develops executable strategy that motivates teams individually and financially to exceed the corporate objectives
through various economic cycles.
Versatile and seasoned professional who adapts well to rapidly changing environment & has insightful experience in the
training capabilities and has worked extensively in varied Multi functionalities.
Finance & Accounts – Developed and implemented procedures to improve efficiencies while adapting to new market
Streamlined divisions and saved company money by creating and developing corporate business plan and financial
Strategic Planning – Expert at assessing problems, identifying alternatives and making decisions in allocating resources
to accomplish an assigned project.
Aims to provide an environment of mutual trust & respect and demand the highest ethical standards from staff and
Performed monthly sales forecasting and competitive analysis to determine product performance levels and the need for
new product developments and modifications on an annual basis.
Exceptionally quick ability to identify, focus, and execute pivotal priorities & demonstrated capabilities in taking
initiatives, motivating and delegating work.
Creative problem solver who enjoys being part of the discovery and creativity processes of product design, working
with and developing a team.
A result-oriented professional with good communication skills, leadership, team management, client relationship
management, analytical and co-ordination skills. Comfortable in interacting with customers and across hierarchical
levels in the organization for smooth execution & completion.
Areas of Impact
• Strategic & Tactical Planning/ Budgeting/MIS • Change Management • Organizational Reengineering
• ROI, Value Proposition & Profit Optimization •Team Building & Leadership • Problem solving / Counseling
• HR/ Commercial/ Secretarial Functions • Training & Development • Fund Flow / Internal Control
2. • Auditing/ Taxation / Accounting Functions • Financial Planning / P & L • Statutory Compliance
• Client / Vendor Relations • Competitive Market Analysis • Policy/Procedure Formulation
Vice-President – Finance & Asia Pacific Controller, Sutherland Global Services : Feb 2010 to Oct 2014
Vice President – Finance & Accounts, Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai : May 2008 to Dec 2009
Chief Financial Officer, Kancor Ingredients Limited, Cochin : Mar 2007 to May 2008
Chief Financial Officer, Colorplus Fashions Limited, Chennai : Mar 2000 to Feb 2007
AGM, Finance and Systems, Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Ltd., Chennai : May 1999 to Feb 2000
General Manager - Finance, Mahindra Industrial Park Limited, Chennai : Jun 1998 to Apr 1999
Senior Manager, Finance & Accounts, PT Perkasa Heavyndo Engineering, Indonesia : Jun 1997 to May 1998
General Manager, Corporate Finance, Maxworth Group, Chennai : Apr 1995 to Mar 1997
Manager, Finance & Banking, Madras Cements Limited, Chennai : Jun 1994 to Mar 1995
Deputy Manager –Accounts, Tamil Nadu Petro products Limited, Chennai : Jul 1986 to May 1994
Audit Assistant, R.G.N. Price & Co, Chartered Accountants, Chennai : Oct 1984 to Jun 1986
Apprentice, M/s Fraser & Ross, Chartered Accountants, Chennai : Oct 1981 to Sep 1984
The Key achievement with Sutherland is successful payroll pre audit in three geographies by an external audit firm
before credit of salaries every month. I was also deeply involved in the recent acquisition of an India based BPO with
Global presence and integrated the operations of the entity.
Seamless delivery to Clients. Strict adherence to monthly, quarterly and Annual account closing timelines of Clients
Process improvements and cycle time reduction using Six Sigma and Lean methodologies
Ensuring a Controllership Framework through Governance, Risk and Compliance reviews
Managing Revenue portfolio of Rs.1000 Million p.a. and responsible for providing a minimum Gross Margin of 50%.
Piloted the smooth implementation of SAP R3 (FICO, MM, SD modules) while focusing on process improvements.
Gross Annual Revenue of over Rs.1800 Million and managed a working capital limit of over Rs.500 million
Leveraging USD and INR rate fluctuations to the best business advantage by meticulous risk hedging.
Streamlined the Capex Approval and implementation process.
Successfully handled due diligence as well as the transition of Colorplus brand becoming part of the Raymond portfolio.
Replaced high cost short term borrowings with Debentures leading to reduction in Interest cost as well as stability to
Cash Flows. / Significantly contributed to the Profitability of the Business through effective financial restructuring.
Played an active role in development and implementation of Showrooms expansion across the country and Overseas.
Implemented a cash management system for quicker collection of receivables.
Led the team to ensure smooth implementation of Customized Accounting Software and its integration with stand alone
packages, without impacting regular business. / Monthly Board Review of Actual performance vis-à-vis Budgets
Gross Annual revenue of over Rs.1600 million and helped in achieving PAT of 25% for the year ended March 2006.
Implemented quarterly Management Audit and Review and reporting thereon to the Board of Directors.
Pioneered lot of cost reduction initiatives, inventory and debtor reduction to ensure healthy cash balance
Deployed cash surpluses into high dividend yielding mutual fund schemes and ensured NIL drawal against sanctioned
working capital requirements.
Set up the Corporate Finance function with requisite infrastructure, manpower and Systems & Processes.
Identified vendors and negotiated with them to set up the complete IT infrastructure, fully integrated with the plant from
the construction phase itself.
3. Successfully coordinated the setting up of the Corporate IT network and implementation / customization of SAP R3 well
within budgeted time and cost.
Involved in preparing the project report for implementation of the first ever private sector industrial park in Tamilnadu.
Made presentations to Institutions and banks on the project feasibility and achieved quick financial closure for timely
implementation of the project. / Successfully implemented CODA Financials software package.
Responsible for three plants – and instrumental in ensuring timely reporting, prompt invoice processing to ensure
smooth plant operations.
Gross Annual revenue of over USD 250 million. / Managed issue of public equity (INR 50 Million) for a group company.
Negotiated working capital amounting to INR 50 Million for group companies with banks at attractive rates.
Synchronized a windmill construction project successfully and availed of 100% depreciation in 1995.
Developed a wind farm management information system for reporting on efficiency parameters and financial
Review of Capex proposals from proposal stage to implementation and analyzing whether the estimated results were
achieved post implementation.
PG Diploma in Management- Anna Institute of Management - 1991
Cost Accountancy - Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India - 1989
Chartered Accountancy – Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - 1987
Intermediate Examination of The Institute of Company Secretary of India - 1984
PG Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management - Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - 1982
B.Com, Bangalore University - 1981
Management Accountancy and Corporate Management from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1990 and
Training & Development
General Management Programme with Administrative College of India, Hyderabad.
Project Management with IIM, Ahmedabad.
Merchant Banking and Financial Services with ICFAI.
Personality Development, Presentation Skills, Team Building and Staff Appraisal.
Leadership skills / Communication skills / Presentation skills / Negotiation Skills / Handling conflicts
SWOT analysis / Personal effectiveness / Time Management/ Managerial effectiveness / Relaxation Techniques
Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
Associate Member of the National Institute of Personnel Management.
Interest & Hobbies
Sharing of Knowledge / Listening to classical music, reading business and management articles in business journals
Played cricket… follow cricket, tennis, F1 Racing
Date of Birth : 29th
4. Marital Status : Married
Passport Details : valid up to
Languages Known : English, Tamil & Hindi.
References : Available upon request