Giridhar Sanjeevi

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - The Indian Hotels Company Limited

Mr. Giridhar Sanjeevi is a Chartered Accountant (An All India Ranker) and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (class of 1987). In a career spanning 30years, he has built a broad-based career, both finance and commercial across multiple businesses, consumer business, financial services, retail and pharma and across multiple geographies – Asia and Europe. He joined The Indian Hotels Company Limited from Merck and Co., the American Pharma company, where he was the CFO for South Asia and the Business Head for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. He started his career in ITC Ltd, where he did a variety of roles across businesses in India and the Middle East. Subsequently, he was with IL & FS as an investment Banker and head of M&A.

In addition, he was also the Head of the operations at Eastern India. Mr Giridhar spent several years with Diageo Plc. He was their Global Business Development Director at London, covering M&A and Strategy. Earlier he was the Finance Director at Singapore for large parts of Asia. Mr. Giridhar has significant experience in business and financial transformation. At Wockhardt, where he was the Global CFO, such transformation efforts led to a very visible 18x jump in share price. He has also built experience in retail through stints in shoppers stop and Aditya Birla Group, where he was the CFO.

He has won several awards including Most Influential CFOs of India awards from CIMA in 2015 & 2016, CFO for the year of Excellence in Finance in Managing a Turnaround given out by IMA (2013). He loves to build High Performance teams and has led global Finance Director development programs at Merck & Co for high potential talent. Deeply passionate about Authentic Leadership and committed to Doing Well by Doing Good. He is associated with some NGO’s and has been on the advisory board of United India, Beyond Sight Foundation.

Mr. Giridhar Sanjeevi was appointed to the Board as Director and Chairman on 15th June 2018.