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Hetvi Gandhi

Hetvi Gandhi

FINANCE HEAD | CFO
Mumbai, Maharashtra

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About Hetvi Gandhi:

Accomplished professional with 20 years of expertise in strategic financial management, accounting, MIS, and leadership. Proven expertise in driving business growth, optimizing financial performance, and implementing robust financial controls. With a successful track record of leading finance teams through digital transformation, implemented innovative solutions to streamline processes, enhance data analytics, and leverage emerging technologies. Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities to establish effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

Experience

Chief Financial Officer | Monarch Networth Capital Ltd                                      Since Jul’22

As the CFO, spearheaded finance automation initiatives, leveraging experience from Angel to lead the development of Monarch Network's mobile app. Played a pivotal leadership role, overseeing the company's restructuring process, managing tax-related matters, and ensuring adherence to regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Raised approximately 155 crores through fundraising initiatives and currently have an additional 500 crores worth of projects in the pipeline.

Entrepreneur | Own Business                                                                                   2018 – 2022

Established own venture in Marine Lines and continued to operate from there. Built relationships with a well-known Audit firm and other connections, take on outsourcing projects and handle them independently. Conducted outsourced internal audits. Occasionally got involved in RBI audits as well.

Assisted Angel once again with their second fresh round of fundraising and migration to Oracle ERPs. Oversaw the entire Oracle migration process, including the implementation of BI tools for utilizing live data effectively. Pivotal role in the screening process, conducting thorough due diligence, and coordinating with stakeholders for the third fresh round of fundraising. Evaluated merchant bankers, addressed stakeholder interests, and ensured legal compliance throughout the IPO process, from the grassroots level onwards. Managed a 30-member team, overseeing financial activities including planning, accounting, consolidation, compliance, and tax planning for our group and subsidiaries.

  • Managed KPMG's due diligence for a $38.40M private equity investment by the International Finance Corporation.
  • Introduced a branch-wise business plan formulation process and utilized analytical tools to track performance and strengthen control. 
  • Implemented IFC for the group and subsidiaries, ensuring enhanced accountability and compliance.
  • Headed automation projects to reduce book closure time and improve efficiency, resulting in cost savings of Rs 10 crore.

Vice President – Finance | Total Logistics                                                                                                                                   Jan’11 to Aug’12

  • Spearheaded the business's inorganic growth strategy through acquisitions, taking the lead in identifying and acquiring suitable companies.
  • Headed the finance & banking activities, operational & corporate accounts, taxation, and streamlined payments to shipping lines.
  • Implemented multiple cost-saving initiatives, achieving an annual savings of Rs 20 million.
  • Created the Forex Department, optimizing remittances and maximizing returns from international business partners.

General Manager – Finance & Accounts| Anagram Securities                                                                                               Jun’09 to Dec’10

  • Played a pivotal role in completing the Rs 164 crore 100% buyout by Edelweiss Capital, leading KPMG's due diligence.
  • Saved Rs 3 Cr in annual interest with credit line renegotiation/restructuring, involving Rs 200 Cr in fund-based & non-fund-based facilities.
  • Executed a system for mandatory stock and fund flush out to clients as per SEBI guidelines.
  • Implemented a web-based payout system for Franchisees/Sub-brokers, reducing TAT by 50% while enhancing accuracy and control.
  • Streamlined NBFC process flow and managed a Rs 90 Cr. loan book. 
  • Achieved Rs 0.4 Cr. cost savings through professional clearing member renegotiation.

Assistant Vice President – Finance & Accounts | Angel Broking                                                                                           Jun’07 to Mar’08

  • Led the leadership team and served as the head of the team in the presence of a neonatal network and implemented policies and practices to strengthen corporate governance.
  • Since 2008, held leadership roles overseeing investments in the shipping industry, managing substantial funds of 100 to 200 Cr.
  • Secured a 150-cr investment by conducting thorough due diligence to streamline operations and demonstrated a professional setup to the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Separated ownership from the management team, was a crucial measure for success.

Head – Finance & Accounts | Pioneer Property Zone Services                                                                                             Mar’05 to Apr’07

Deputy Manager – Accounts & Taxation | Kesar Enterprises Limited                                                                                Sep’00 to Mar’05

Taxation Executive | Leela Scottish Lace Ltd                                                                                                                             Apr’99 to Aug’00

Education

Chartered Accountant from ICAI, 1999

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University, 1995

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