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I had the opportunity to work closely with Chandan at VF Corporation & Kontoor Brands in India. Chandan's prior experience across International markets and other industries helped him to understand the nuances of Retail industry and settle in quickly. During our time together, we underwent process migrations, restructuring and also a business turnaround situation. Chandan brought his expertise in all these situations and worked closely with me developing alternate business models, ensuring controls and compliance, conducting audits and reporting to our global office as per standards. He would literally ensure 'crossing the t's and dotting the i's' and ensure 100% accuracy all the time. I've always seen him carrying a positive attitude and never getting flustered whatever be the situation. On the whole, a well rounded professional, strategic business partner and a great friend to have conversations with.
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- Krishna Dorai, Managing Director & CEO, Kontoor Brands (VF Corp)

"I have worked closely with Chandan in his role as the CFO of VF/Kontoor brands and have found him to be very proactive in finding solutions and effectively driving improvements in the organisation. He has sharp commercial acumen and is a fantastic leader. Its great to work with him!"

~ Aman Dutta, Partner: Business Consulting, Ernst & Young, India

"Chandan is the perfect match for looking at business needs and finance controls. While uncompromising on ethics and protocols, he always pushes business teams to strive to higher levels of adherence and does not hesitate to go at ground level to weed out issues. He has tremendous national and international profienecy in the finance vertical. My stint at VF corp with him, when I was heading Lee Jeans was no different. I always wish him great luck and more expertise on the way."

~ Sharad Walia, Country Head, Lee India, VF Corporation 

"Chandan was a great support as we built businesses in India. His guidance to the business team helped give perspective on financial viability, aiding profits and helping decision making for building the brands in terms of product and merchandise planning. His insights created a strong partnership with the finance function."

~ Pankaj Agarwal, Director Retail,  India, VF Corporation

"Shalimar was a turnaround story & lot to achieve in a short period of time and Chandan came with the required skill set to build up the momentum . His subject knowledgeable is very good , understands the dynamics of market well . His ability to engage with teams across the level is his biggest strength."

~ Shankar Subramanian, VP Sales & Marketing, Shalimar Paints, India

"Impeccable Leadership is a style of Chandan Arora!!

Known him for years now, truly acknowledge his core competence of managing complex businesses & portfolios. His ability to drive change management, plays an important role in turnaround and growth strategies. He is a person and professional to be vouched as a people mentor and companion too!!"

~ Ashish Mishra, HR Leader, Shalimar Paints, India


~ Armin Daruwalla, Director Legal, Diebold Nixdorf, India

"I had the privilege to work with Chandan during my stint with Diebold. We worked together on quite a few complex business related issues, where Chandan was able to bring in his domain knowledge and help resolve the issues successfully to the satisfaction of the company and the customer. Chandan is always pragmatic about guidance he provides keeping in mind the business requirements in view and ensures that the correct strategy is applied. As a colleague, Chandan earns my highest recommendation!!"
"Chandan worked in DN for 3 years as Director- Finance, during that tenure I worked with him on various assignments/projects. Chandan is a team player and is always willing to go the extra mile to help. He is very analytical and takes decision based on data and facts. He is a subject matter expert in his field. I wish him the very best in his career."

~ Indrani Saha, Director HR, Diebold Nixdorf, India

"Chandan assisted and interacted with me from late 2009 until 2011, when we were looking for an experienced finance professional with a proven track record in managing expectations in joint ventures and bringing value proposition to both the partners. He helped the company by performing Due Diligence in conjunction with KPMG while evaluating the potential JV footprints in Middle East. He was a great help during the Purchase Price Accounting of our ME investments by interacting with our Corporate Accounting team and on system integration & overall controls, and compliance by interacting with Internal Audit Group for the Joint venture structure. During my work with Chandan, I found he possesses high level of patience, maturity, integrity with solid background in Finance along with Business acumen. Chandan knows how to focus on detail but not compromising on the big picture. I wish him all the very best in his career and I recommend him for any senior finance level positions he may willing to accept without any hesitation."

~ John Estruch, Finance Director, Praxair Euroholding, Spain

"I have worked with Chandan over two years for one of largest JV project between Praxair and Air Liquide in mainland of China in 2007 and 2008.

I have been consistently impressed by Chandan's attitude towards and his performance on this complicated job. His interpersonal and communication skills have allowed him to develop strong and effective working relationships with different parties with different culture backgrounds and interests (US, French, Chinese and etc., to me it's really kind of diversity...).

Chandan possesses solid experiences and knowledge required for in the finance, accounting and internal control aspects with a brilliant business sense. His ability to remain calm during stressful periods like the end of the year proves his ability to work well under pressure.

I recommend him for a quite senior level in the top management without reservation."

~ Robinson Hua, Audit Partner, Mazars Shanghai, China

"Chandan worked at Praxair as Regional Finance Controller-South India and Credit Controller from 2004-2006. He led the implementation of ERP systems and was a key member of the finance leadership team. Chandan is a logical and analytical team player with great attention to detail. He has collaborative project management skills and a "big-picture" approach to achieving company objectives. He has excellent understanding of technology and is a good presenter. Chandan expanded his finance experience across various domains of financial management function and built strong relationships across departments. He excelled in all areas and was an asset to the organization. He was offered a senior finance role in Praxair Asia where he worked for 5+ years."

~ Sharad Madhok, Executive Director & CFO, Praxair India

“I have known Chandan for more than a decade now, both as professionally as well as personally. One word to describe him is "go-getter". If it's on Chandan's plate, it will get done”

~ Munish Dev, Global Sales Head, HCL Tech, USA


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