Ramkumar Krishnamachari

Director, Advisory Board

Ram has over 27 year of experience in finance of which past 14 years has been in the role of a CFO. He was amongst the Top 20 rank holders at AICWA & ACA (1987-89).

Ram has deep domain experience across the entire gamut of Finance, including Business Finance, Financial reporting, ERP, Investments, Compliance, Taxation, Cash Management, Risk Management, Working Capital, Project Finance, Strategic Initiatives, M&As and Divestures, Internal controls, Corporate governance, Secretarial function etc.

He has wide exposure and experience which is well grounded in ensuring key business objectives of value maximization for shareholders, providing great service to user and customer community, adhering to high corporate governance standards, creating and fostering a great environment for the employees and being a responsible corporate citizen.

He was till most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Just Dial Limited and was instrumental in laying the groundwork and led the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Company which turned out to be a resounding success despite a sluggish market. Since 2010, he worked very closely with Just Dial’s senior leadership & Board in scaling up the business and incubating various growth strategies. In his role as the CFO, whilst providing leadership to the entire Finance, Legal, Taxation & Secretarial function, he was also responsible for Investor Relations & Stakeholder Management. One of his proud moment during his tenure with Just Dial was when Just Dial’s team has won the ‘Plaque’ at ICAI Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting’ (2013-14).

Ram was the CFO of Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance from 2008-2010. Prior to joining RSA he was the CFO of Reliance Capital.

At present, Ram is an Angel Investor, Independent Director and Mentor to a number of Startup Companies.

 

Education

  • B.Com (Hons), ACA, AICWA, CPA, CFA

 

Membership

  • ICAI, AICWA, AICPA, CFA

 

Awards & recognition

  • ICAI Award for excellence in Financial reporting (2013-14)
  • 100 most influential CFOs in India 2015 awarded by CIMA
  • CFO of the year in Cost management 2014 by 9by9 media