Venkat K Narayana has recently been elevated and given the role of the Chief Executive Officer of the Prestige Group. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, Cost Accountant, Law Graduate and Chartered Secretary, UK; Venkat, 37, has been associated with Prestige for fourteen years, and has served as its Chief Financial Officer for nine of them!
As Chief Executive Officer, Venkat's mandate is to conceptualize and implement a scalable business strategy and provide overall strategic leadership to the business. His focus lies in building high quality capabilities to further strengthen the foundation of the Prestige Group and to scale the realty business to the next level of growth. He also continues to directly oversee the functions of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations.
His achievements at Prestige, to name a few, include the successful listing of Prestige shares on Indian Stock Exchanges (IPO) and the follow-on issues thereafter, the introduction of Private Equity Investments, Joint Ventures and numerous strategic initiatives in the Group and the alignment of its various businesses into streamlined verticals by way of a Restructuring.
His prowess and unstinted success were acknowledged and he was ranked as one of the Best CFOs in Asia (in the property sector) by the Institutional Investor Magazine's 2014 and 2015 All - Asia Executive Team Rankings. He was also conferred the CFO100 Award by CFO Institute under the "Winning Edge Category" for the years 2012 and 2014. The Investors' Relation programme designed and managed by him at Prestige has been rated as the Best in the property sector in India, and Second Best in Asia!
Throughout his tenure, Venkat has played a pivotal role at Prestige; and his foresight, planning and leadership skills have helped usher success into Prestige's canopy.