Vikram Sankhala

Vikram Sankhala

Interest

Tennis, Learning Classical Guitar, Reading.

Summary

Experienced Finance professional with demonstrated track record in Steel, Pharma, Education, Government and Power Sectors. Exemplary Direct and international Taxation Skills with an excellent understanding of debt financing and capital markets. Quantitative thinker with strong technical qualifications, skilled at developing, maintaining, and reviewing spreadsheet-based financial models. Strong understanding of advanced financial analytics, including risk-management principles. Adroit communicator, adept at face-to-face meetings and presentations. Skilled multitasker; highly organized and able to prioritize deadlines in work-intensive environments.Good Knowledge of Purchase procedures and Inventory Management. Innovative teacher using LMS like the Moodle as a learning management Tool.

Custom

Publication:

'Future of the Finance Function - From Juggler to Scorekeeper, Analyst to Catalyst'

Journal of Industrial Engineering

The Role of the Finance Function is has been evolving over time. From being a bean counter

it is now increasingly taking the role of a strategic partner in Business by using complex

analytical tools. The paper examines the changing role of Finance over its recent history and

discusses the directional trends in its evolution.

The paper won the Best Paper Award at Dr Reddys Lab, finance paper competition.

Work History

Work History

Joint Commissioner

Ministry of Finance

Under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance are two separate Boards – The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). The CBDT looks after Income and Wealth taxes and the CBEC looks after Excise duty, Service Tax and Customs duty.

My role was in the Income Tax Department at the field level - Collecting taxes, Computerization, MIS and Administrative Support. The entry is through the combined Civil Services examination, where my All India Rank was 357. The Services, include IAS, IFS, IPS etc.

Oct 2012 - Present

AGM

IMS Learning Resources

IMS is among the leaders in Management Entrance training Test Prep Market in India with more than 90+ centers and over 50,000 students. My role is product development and launch.

Nov 2011 - Oct 2012

Assistant VP

Reliance Power

Reliance Power constructs and operates power projects and has a portfolio of over 35,000 MW of power generation capacity - thermal, hydro,gas, wind and solar.

I am a part of the Corporate Finance team looking after SAP Projects, Payroll, International Taxation and Business Process Excellence. 

Jul 2010 - Nov 2011

Associate Director

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd is an integrated global pharmaceutical company, and a dominant international player in the area of Generics. 

I was a part of the Corporate Finance team at Dr Reddys involved in Project Finance, Tax support, Risk Assessment and Business Process Excellence of the AP and AR Back Office.

Jul 2010 - Jul 2011

Associate Professor

Institute of Technology and Management

ITM institute of Financial Markets is a niche Business School at Navi Mumbai and offers a range of educational programs in the broad field of finance, Capital Markets, Insurance and Risk Management.

I taught Risk Management, Financial Services, Taxation and Advanced Quantitative Techniques.

May 2004 - Oct 2008

General Manager

Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications, is India's largest private sector information and communications company, It owns a high-capacity digital network, and offers services spanning the entire communications value chain.

My role involved Domestic and International Taxation, Investor Relations and SAP support.

Jan 1989 - Oct 1991

Junior Manager

Steel Authority of India

SAIL is India's largest steel producing company and has five integrated steel plants. I was in the SAIL's admistrative Services handling procurement at Bokaro Steel Plant.

Education

Education
Mar 2005 - Mar 2006

Certified Financial Risk Manager

Global Association of Risk Professionals

The FRM is a globally recognized benchmark certification program for financial risk managers, and is considered to be the de facto global qualification in the practice of financial risk management. FRM exams are considered to be among the most challenging in finance. It covers covers Market, credit, operational, liquidity, and integrated risk management, Quantitative methods, Capital markets, Investment management, hedge fund risk, and relevant regulatory and legal issues essential to risk professionals.

Jun 1997 - Mar 1999

MBA

Indian Institute of Management

IIMC is one of India's premier management Institutes and was ranked eighth by the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report in the Asia-Pacific region for 2012.In India, it was ranked second by the Business Today 50 best business schools of 2011.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is a full-time, two-year residential academic programme and is its flagship programme. It includes courses in Accounting, Behavioural sciences, Finance, Economics, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Business operations, Public policy, Strategy and General management.

At 32, I was the oldest student in the batch and my performance was somewhere in the middle of the batch.

Jun 1984 - Apr 1988

B.Tech(Hons)

Indian Institute of Technology

IIT, Kharagpur is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the government of India. In India, among engineering colleges, it is ranked at No.3 among all Engineering Colleges.

I took part in social, cultural and sports activities and represented IIT in Hockey where we won the Gold Medal at the Inter IIT. I was reasonably good at studies.

Skills

Skills

Teaching

  Demonstrated potential for Quality teaching using multiple methodologies. Excellent Quantitative Skills. Pioneered E-Learning using Moodle for the Institute Excellent Student Feedback   Responsible for Courses in:   Risk Management, Taxation, Financial Services Advanced Quantitative Techniques.

Finance - IT Interface

Good knowledge of Financial Processes Reasonable know of SAP from ranging from Architecture to Applications Reasonable knowledge of Operating Systems, Hardware and Computer Networks.

Business Process Excellence

Developing Ptrocess flow charts  Developing Standard Operating Procedures  Business Process Review Voice of Customer Surveys, Automation of processes, Website Development Document Management

Corporate Finance and Investor Relations

  Working on valuation, M&A, and fund raising deals Risk Financing and Captive Insurance Continuous and transparent interaction with investors / analysts. Regular dissemination of information about the strategic and economic developments to the current and potential stakeholders. MIS reporting for senior management reviews. Tracking of peers within the Indian Telecom sector on a daily basis. Developing an annual department budget.

Project Finance

  Raising Finance for Pharmaceutical venture for manufacture of intermediates. Cash Flow Modeling, NPV, IRR, Scenario Testing Drafting of Business Plan and review of Financial Projections Excel based Simulation Testing – Random variation of critical variables individually and in combination. Review of financial and legal documents,Arrangement of Guarantees

Transfer Pricing

  Managing all aspects of intercompany pricing arrangements between related business entities, documentation and planning, performing market studies and industry research. Management of Transfer Pricing documentation matters, and defending transfer pricing in audits

International Taxation

  Structuring outbound investments Developing Global Tax minimization strategies. Provide innovative tax planning, consulting, and compliance expertise. Advising U.S. and foreign multinational companies on the tax implications of their international operations Tax-efficient structuring of international transactions, effective use of tax treaties, planning related to offshore investments activities

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Engineering

Institute of Chartered Financial Analsts of India