Venkatraman Narayanan MD & CFO, Happiest Minds Technologies
Dalal Street Investment Journal|September 13, 2021
''Digital technologies are assuming center-stage across all industry verticals''

What are your top three strategic priorities as CFO of Happiest Minds Technologies?

Well, if you ask me what keeps me on my toes, I would define it in the following three themes.

1. Build an operationally resilient organisation — On August 29 we completed a decade of existence as a company. As a young company, we have had our share of ups and downs. Each trough or peak has helped each of us hone our skills to navigate both positives and adverse circumstances while providing a platform to build a happy, learning, sustainable and perpetual organization. All of this has been a team effort and we are now preparing ourselves for the next decade and further.

2. Enhance stakeholder engagement and returns — We are grateful to our stakeholders – my fellow Happiest Minds, customers, vendors, investors, and society at large for their continued trust and support all these years. Their continued trust is critical to building an organization of strength. So it becomes important to continuously engage with all stakeholders, listen to them and align initiatives that maximize stakeholder value and returns.

3. Balancing returns, rewards while achieving and maintaining high levels of corporate governance — Right from our inception, we always worked and aspired to build a company with prudent corporate governance practices. The Golden Peacock Award which we won recently is a validation of our efforts over the years to establish and run good corporate governance practices. As a listed company we have now set for ourselves higher goals for governance and disclosures. We are continuously looking to evolve and meet these exacting standards we have set for ourselves.

What is your outlook on the IT sector? On a global scale, what are the emerging trends and opportunities?

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