May 30, 2021
When asked about a personal habit that has served him well over the years, finance leader Puneet Pamnani raises his voice slightly and seeks to mimic the delivery of his wife’s tone: “This is what you do for a hobby? You read company annual reports?”
To which Pamnani defends his favorite pastime with the...
May 26, 2021
When it comes time for Harmit Singh to brief Levi Strauss & Co.’s management team regarding the latest performance results, Levi’s CFO will often share a briefing document that features a front page bearing the heading “What’s Working and What’s Not.”
“It’s more difficult to understand what’s not...
May 23, 2021
Andrew Kenny still remembers the smell of day-old pizza that lingered in the back of the Cairo conference room as negotiations between his then company, food processing giant ADM, and a future joint venture partner entered day five.
“Planting a flag in Egypt was extremely important for us because it was not just about...
May 19, 2021
There’s little question that the pandemic has led business leaders to amp up digital initiatives across most industries.
In response, CFOs have more frequently been called upon to serve up some detailed answers for investors eager to keep a grasp on all spending tied to such initiatives.
However, capital spending...
May 16, 2021
Space is not typically the realm that CFOs point to when we ask about experiences that prepared them for a finance leadership role.
However, the first 10 years of Alex Amezquita’s professional life frequently involved celestial spaces.
“I was an engineer and chip designer, and some of those chips are floating around...