Q2 Zurich dinner


Executive Breakfast Briefings

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018
Time: 18.00 – 21.30 
Venue: Savoy Hotel Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Co Chair: Jay Scanlan, Head of Growth Ecosystems, Genpact, and former Global Digital Strategy Leader, McKinsey & Company
Co Chair: Shantanu Ghosh, SVP and Global Head CFO Services and Transformation Services, Genpact, and former CFO of GE India


The digital era for finance:
Touchless, real time and more intelligent

As customer and consumer expectations have been transformed with technology, finance must keep up. To realise the value of digital, the CFO needs to move finance from a transactional accounting function to a strategic growth partner.


This exclusive FDE dinner round table will look at how to:

  • Become a strategic growth partner: CFOs must bring greater intelligence to the leadership team to support decision-making on demand. This requires enhanced forecasting from predictive and prescriptive analytics, improved user experiences, and access to the right talent
  • Dedicate more time to generating insight: CFOs are making transactional activities invisible with touchless processing. They’re uncovering new opportunities for real-time financial close with digital technologies, and revolutionising reconciliations with blockchain. All the while augmenting the workforce with intelligent automation

Join us to discuss the how digital finance can transform your function and ensure you partner to bring growth to your business.


Co Chairs:
Jay Scanlan & Shantanu Ghosh

Jay serves as the Head of Global Growth Ecosystems for Genpact, where he is helping to build a new age Partnership and Alliances function, establish multiple advisory boards. Jay was most recently a Partner at McKinsey & Company where he worked for 17 years. He co-founded and co-led McKinsey’s global Digital Strategy and Organization Service Line. Jay has degrees in political science, economics and business management from Davidson College, Johns’ Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Shantanu is the global business leader responsible for Genpact's service lines that cut across all industry verticals - Finance & Accounting (F&A), Transformation Services, Sourcing and Procurement, Customer Service, and Human Resources. In addition, he leads Genpact's Consulting and Risk Advisory services and the Lean DigitalSM Transformation program which leverages the company’s core strengths in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies combined with domain expertise, design thinking, and digital technologies. He joined Genpact in early 2005 and has built the F&A business for global clients outside of GE, making Genpact a recognized industry leader in the domain of F&A services. He frequently represents Genpact at industry forums and contributes to thought leadership efforts through white papers and webinars.

Prior to joining Genpact, Shantanu was CFO for GE India with oversight responsibility for all GE businesses in the country. In this capacity, he led the implementation of GE’s risk and compliance frameworks in the different operating companies, was the head of GE’s Corporate Audit team in India and was responsible for GE’s Finance Management Training Program for India. Shantanu joined GE as the CFO and pricing leader for GE’s Consumer Finance business in India. Before GE, Shantanu worked with Unilever India. Shantanu is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from St. Xavier’s College, India.


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Delegates attending FDE events are carefully chosen. They are made up of senior executives from some of the world's largest and most successful companies across Europe, typically CFOs and Finance Directors. FDE events are strictly invitation only and are limited in the number of delegate places.


Our Aims:

Since 1992 FDE magazine has delivered informative and authoritative coverage of the finance function, bringing you comment and analysis from the world's most powerful business leaders. The objective of FDE briefings is to gather a community of leading Finance Directors / CFOs at world class venues to gain valuable insight from distinguished speakers. Participants have the opportunity to meet, network and discuss relevant issues and trends at a 5 star venue.