MBA from IIM (Lucknow), India; BTech/Engineering from NIT Trichy, India. Nishant Saxena was with Cipla India initially as a management consultant and then as the India CFO and moved further as Africa CFO and now as Global Chief Strategy Officer. Formerly, Winner Industry CFO Awards 2017: a) Young CFO Of The Year b) Best-in-class High Performance Team These were awarded against 3 year performance as CFO of Cipla SA/SSA. Revenues grew 2-3x market growth rate; Profit margins doubled to the highest in pharma industry; Cash flow and ROIC tripled; receivables went down to half; aggressive cost optimization and so on. Finance moved from an accounting/compliance function to being a strong co-pilot to the business. He brings more than 18 years of corporate experience in Strategy, Finance and Leadership. He had previously worked with P&G in M&A and India operations. He has worked as an expat in Japan, Philippines and Singapore, has done short stints in Australia and Korea, and was consistently rated a top performer. Nishant started the National award winning Elements Akademia and was profiled as a Leader-in-Making (Business Word), Path-breaker CEO (Economic Times), Indias Hottest Start-ups (Business Today) and One of 50 Social Entrepreneurs Making India Better (Outlook Business). He was recognized by the World Bank for high impact social entrepreneurship, for training and placing more than 10,000 unskilled youth. He has delivered financial consulting/trainings in blue-chips like Nestle, KPMG, Aircel, Cadbury, Kraft, Aon Hewitt, Conagra, Macmillan, J&J and P&G, in India, Asia and Africa. He has been a Guest Faculty in some of Asias Top B-School IIM (Bangalore and Lucknow), NUS Singapore and SP Jain Dubai.