Mr. Prem Thakur
Achiever's Success Story
Transformation in organization's Finance & Financial Structure
Mr. Prem Thakur stands honored as the recipient of the esteemed “CFO of the Year” award, a recognition he proudly shares with friends and fellow professionals. His journey from the IT domain at Sopra Steria to the Rasik Group, a significant SME player in product manufacturing contributing substantially to the GDP, has been a transformative experience.
With a background in Finance and International Business, spanning 23 years across diverse sectors—publishing, manufacturing (with giants like General Motors and British Motors), and IT/ITES (from Xansa to Sopra, an international UK/France-based MNC)—Mr. Thakur’s career has been a mosaic of economic and financial challenges. His adaptability and diverse skill set have equipped him to navigate these challenges, consistently supporting organizations in achieving their objectives.
This award isn’t just about creating value; it’s about the expedited creation of value. In a short span, Mr. Thakur has crafted financial strategies, facilitated fund raising, orchestrated overseas setups and acquisitions, enhanced the organization’s financial brand, evolved product pricing, automated processes, and built a dynamic, winning team aligned with business objectives.
During his tenure at Sopra Steria and Rasik Group, Mr. Thakur demonstrated his prowess in negotiation with banks/NBFCs, consultants, and regulators. His focus, persistence, and expertise in managing quick turnarounds, overseas M&A deals, company structuring, tax planning, and steering businesses towards growth and IPO listings have been exemplary.
Expressing profound gratitude towards the Finance Industry, leaders, peers, and well-wishers for their nominations and invaluable feedback, Mr. Thakur remains committed to continuous evolution and learning in this ever-evolving business landscape. As a perpetual learner, he remains dedicated to acquiring new hacks and skills to navigate the dynamic business environment.