8th National Finance Conclave was held at KIIT School of Management


KIIT School of Management (KSOM) organized its 8th National Finance Conclave on 9th December 2017. The theme of this year’s conclave was “Policy Interventions: Challenges & Prospects of Indian Business & Finance.” The conclave was inaugurated by Mr. Jitendra Panda, MD & CEO, Peerless Securities Limited, in the presence of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Hon’ble Founder, KIIT & KISS, Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KIIT Deemed University, Prof. Debasish Das, Director, KSOM and Prof. S.N Mishra, Dean, KSOM.

The Founder of KIIT & KISS Prof. Achyuta Samanta in his welcome address highlighted the relevance of theme in the wake of Demonetization, GST and the impact of policy changes on business prospects. Besides, he underlined an incredible financial model of KIIT & KISS, where the world’s largest tribal educational institution runs from the funds contributed by stakeholders of KIIT, which is highly appreciated by policymakers of the country.

Setting the context, Mr. Jitendra Panda elaborated on the philosophy behind the formulation and implementation of financial policies across various markets. He went on to emphasize the working of major policy initiatives such as Demonetization, GST, Make in India, Digital India and Ease of doing Business etc.

The first-panel discussion was on the theme “Policy Interventions: Impact on Stakeholders’ Business Performances which was moderated by Ms. Lakshmi V. Iyer, CIO – Fixed Income & Head – Products, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. The other panelists were Mr. Subrat Das, CFO, SembCorp Green Infra Ltd.; Mr. Srinivas Baratam, MD, Kriscore Financial Advisors; Mr. Mahesh Gupta, Director – Finance, Appster; and Mr. Sanjeev Goswami, Founder Director, Fractal Capital.

The second-panel discussion was on the topic  Policy interventions: Business Challenges and Innovations” which was moderated by Dr. Rajeev Uberoi, General Counsel and Group Head Legal & Compliance, IDFC. The other panelists were Ms. Renu Rajani, VP – Financial Services, ADM Service Line, Infosys; Ms. Sangeeta Sumesh, ED & CFO, Dun & Bradstreet Technologies and Data Services Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. Vikas Sarda, CFO, Unitus Capital and Unitus Seed Fund; and Mr. Aakarshan Mookim, Head-Business Finance (FP&A/Commercial   Finance), Macmillan Education.

The conclave also had six workshops for the students with topics relating to contemporary banking, mutual fund, micro-insurance, corporate governance practices and digital innovations.

The conclave was a part of three National Level Conclaves in the areas of HR, Marketing and Finance conducted by KIIT School of Management to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and thoughts on pertinent themes of the current era. This year’s conclave witnessed huge participation from management students, academia and industry practitioners.

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