In Conversation With Mohandas Pai Part-1By kamla bhatt • Apr 19th, 2012
Category: Bangalore, Business & Tech, Featured, Ideas, India
How do you keep a company financially healthy? How do you deal with the capital structure and the financial forecasting of a company? That is the challenge many companies face, and having an efficient and effective Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is key to the financial success of a company.
Meet Mohandas Pai, who has carved out a niche for himself in Indian’s financial and accounting world. As the CFO of Infosys, one of India’s largest IT company, Mohan implemented a series of international compliant accounting standards and processes at the company and won recognition for it.
His next stint at Infosys was as the head of Human Resources, Education and Research. Mohan appears to have brought in the same kind of vigor, energy and process-driven mechanism that he appears to favor and helped build Infosys campus in Mysore.
In 2011 Mohan shifted gears and went from Infosys and joined Manipal Global Education Services and is currently the chairperson of the board there. Along with Ranjan Pai, he is also an investor and they recently invested in Bangalore-based company BookAdda.
In Part 1 of our interview Mohan talks about how his interest in the financial world developed as a teenager and his fascination with reading the annual reports of companies. He shares a very interesting story of howe he how he was recruited into Infosys by Nandan Nilekani and about his stint at the IT company that put Bangalore on the world map.
You can watch a short video clip interview with Mohan.
Tune back in for Part-2 of our interview with Mohan.