Aiswarya Ravi is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of fintech Kinara Capital where she oversees the fast-growing company’s financial operations, including Accounting, FP&A, Debt & Equity financing origination and execution, Investor Relations, and meeting regulatory compliances. With over 15 years of experience, Aiswarya has propelled Kinara Capital’s growth by skillfully managing risk and planning around anticipated budget requirements.
Aiswarya joined Kinara Capital in 2015, the same year when the company first hit profitability. Since then, her innovation and strategic planning has resulted in Kinara staying profitable despite pandemic and other shifting macro factors. In a short amount of time, she has executed the raise of over $300 million and managed 40+ lending relationships with Banks, NBFCs, Social Impact investors and PE investors across India, EU, and USA. Further, Aiswarya has brought in a higher-level of efficiency at Kinara Capital with the use of RPA and by automating several accounting and financial analysis functions, including data reconciliation and financial reporting.
Prior to joining Kinara Capital, Aiswarya was responsible for strategic planning, corporate finance, internal audits and board reporting for all businesses of ITC Ltd and the GMR Group. She has also been actively engaged in advocating and mentoring young women to pursue careers in finance. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA) professional by ISACA.
Recognized for her trendsetting approach, Aiswarya Ravi most recently was named among ‘Top 20 Most Impactful CFO Leaders’ in India at the CFO Vision & Innovation Summit 2022. She was also recognized as the ‘Woman CFO Innovation Leader of the Year ‘ and the ‘Young CFO of the Year’ at CFO Vision & Innovation Summit 2021.
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