A Chartered Accountant by qualification, having qualified in 1994, Amit Abrol spent about 4 years in the financial services sector before his entry into the publishing industry, which, incidentally, happened quite by accident. After 5 years at Sage India, he was almost going to move to another industry, when an opportunity to work with Penguin came knocking. From then on, it’s been a journey within publishing, and Amit has since worked at Parragon and Hachette, and then eventually at HarperCollins, where he has been for the last 5 years.
Amit is the CFO and Operations Head at HarperCollins and looks after the Finance, Operations, HR and IT functions in the company. He believes in being honest to oneself, whether professionally or in the personal sphere. He also thinks that being hands-on is a very important facet of any leadership position, and tries to do exactly that as often as required. He enjoys his work and does it with passion, and feels that the ability (and the challenge) to wear different hats due to the different functions which his job involves, is something he revels in.