Director (Finance), PFC conferred ‘Best CFO-PSU’ Award
Bengaluru: Ms. Parminder Chopra, Director (Finance), Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) received the prestigious ET Ascent “Best CFO-PSU” Award at a glittering ceremony held at Taj, MG Road, Bengaluru.
Smt. Chopra has over 32 years of rich and varied experience, she specializes in handling crucial and core finance functions such as fund mobilisation, corporate accounts, banking & treasury, asset-liability management, stressed asset resolution etc.
Before joining PFC, she was associated with key organizations in the power sector like National Hydroelectric Power Corporation of India (NHPC) and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL).Smt. Chopra, who joined PFC in 2005, spearheaded the key initiative to diversify PFC's fund mobilisation to international markets that allowed the lender to raise money at lower costs. With her focussed approach, share of fund mobilisation in foreign currency grew from a meagre 2% to 15% within a short span of 2 years.
Smt. Chopra has also been lauded for many firsts including launch of PFC’s maiden Green Bond issue & PFC’s first fundraising from US bond market under sec 144(a). She also played a key role in PFC's mega acquisition of the Government of India's holding of 52.63% in REC Ltd. and overcame challenges related to PFC’s capital adequacy levels and negotiations with various parties regarding PFC’s borrowing agreements & domestic & international credit rating.