Managing an enterprise’s costs whilst also channeling investment and resources toward innovation and growth are constant challenges for CFOs and finance leaders – building an agile finance function that can make data-driven decisions, despite ongoing disruption, is critical for the success of any organisation.

The finance function will play a pivotal role in achieving AstraZeneca’s bold aspiration to be pioneers in science, lead in chosen disease areas and transform patient outcomes, and by 2030 deliver 15 new medicines, achieve industry-leading growth whilst being carbon negative.

Join us for this invitation-only roundtable with our keynote speaker, Mani Sharma, Group Controller & Head of Global Finance Services at AstraZeneca, alongside Vivek Saxena, Finance Leader at Genpact, to hear how CFOs can build a future-ready, insight-led function and discuss:

  • Best practices for establishing the enterprise’s technology backbone and realizing its value through the power of automation and advanced analytics.
  • How finance guides on Deals, M&A discussions to achieve growth, as well as proactive cost management.
  • Finance’s critical role in becoming a sustainable business and managing and reporting on emissions, including Scope 3.


Time Session
18:00 Champagne Reception & Networking
18:30 Guests seated and welcome by FDE
18:50 Introductory address by Vivek Saxena, Finance Leader, Genpact
18:55 Keynote address by Mani Sharma, Group Controller & Head of Global Finance Services, AstraZeneca
19:10 Moderated Discussion
19:40 Break & Networking
20:00 Dinner is served
21:25 Closing remarks
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