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Mani Padmanabhan
Co-Founder, Vanman MA(vassureu.in) ; Partner at Peachtree MA

Mani Padmanabhan is a Multi-domain Finance and People leader with 3 decades of rich and varied experience across large corporates & MNCs, listed Indian entities,Startups and SMEs. He is a Director at Vanman MA Pvt Ltd. and a Partner with Peachtree MA offering bespoke CFO and advisory services as below

• Strategic Finance services

• Corporate Governance advisory and support

• Advisory / Board services

Professional Achievements

Mani's major achievements in his career include the following

• Led business re-structuring post M&A resulting in four-fold increased revenue and multifold increase in profitability

• Designed / Strengthened governance frameworks and programs and worked actively with Board committees (in Indian and US listed entities)

• Created innovative funding structure giving operating flexibility and substantially reducing cost of borrowings.

• Generated huge cash savings from innovative tax positions and business restructuring

• Always been a natural business partner and a people leader

Other achievements

In addition to his professional achievements, Mani has been an advisor, mentor, author and writer. His major contributions have been:

• Sounding Board to many startups – co-created business strategies and GTM strategies. Elicited interest from US investor for $20M for an Indian e commerce company

• Authored ‘Decoding Risk Management – an introduction’ (possibly the first book on ERM by an Indian author)

• Articles on Governance, Ethics covered by International journals and magazines.

• Active contributor to women and children education for the last 18 years

Professional Experience

Here are some of Mani Padamanabhan's recent professional experiences.

Partner at Peachtree Management Advisors; Director at Vanman Management Advisors (from 2015)

Assurance Head (Compliance, ERM and SoX) (2013-2015) at Dr Reddy's Labs, reporting to Committees of Board

CFO at Vodafone West (2007-2013)– largest business entity for Vodafone India. Deeply engaged in Transformation and business restructuring post M&A

Leadership roles in Tata Steel / Rhodia Specialties / Coca Cola / Airtel / ConAgra (1991 to 2007)

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