Vishal Kumar
Group CFO

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Vishal has had an illustrious career marked with distinctions in companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Asian Paints, Kellogg India, Wockhardt Limited, Cadbury India amongst others.

Vishal’s key expertise lies in the area of GST and other indirect taxes, financial planning & budgeting, financials controls and risk management including regulatory affairs and treasury.

In his previous assignments, Vishal was Head of GST and Indirect Taxation at Wockhardt Limited where he spearheaded the implementation of GST and subsequent transition to new GST regime, ensuring GST compliant IT systems and providing training to all stakeholders. In addition, as a Deputy Finance Controller with Kellogg India Private Limited, Vishal was instrumental in implementing the initial strategy for transition to GST and acted as a single point of contact for various Tax and Govt. agencies, RBI compliances and regulatory matters. In this capacity, he also front ended organization wide cost control measures and drove profitability.

Vishal’s career highlight, however, came when PricewaterhouseCooper put him on a key assignment with the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Government of India to co-lead theunique ‘GST Advisory and Support Project’. He had been credited as one of the key members of the GST Strategy and Formulation team that brought about the remarkable indirect tax reform in India.

Vishal also holds a Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com) degree.

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