Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Indian Hotels Company Ltd
Giridhar Sanjeevi, also known as Giri, is the Chief Financial Officer of the Indian Hotels Company Limited. Giri joined The Indian Hotels Company Limited from Merck & Co, an American Pharma company, where he was the CFO for South Asia and the Business Head for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Giri spent several years with Diageo plc, where 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. Giri drove a comprehensive financial transformation at Wockhardt, where he was the Global CFO. He also built experience in Retail through stints at Shoppers Stop and Aditya Birla Group, where he was the CFO. Giri is a Chartered Accountant and a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
Giri has won several awards including Most Influential CFOs of India award from CIMA in 2015 & 2016; CFO for the Year for Excellence in Finance in Managing a Turnaround given out by IMA (2013). Giri loves to build High Performance teams and has led global Finance Director development programs at Merck & Co for high potential talent. He is deeply passionate about Authentic Leadership and committed to Doing Well by Doing Good. He is associated with some NGOs and has been on the advisory board of Unltd India, Beyond Sight Foundation.
In a career spanning 30 years, he has built a broad-based career in both finance and commercial across multiple businesses such as consumer businesses, Giri Giridhar financial services, retail, and pharma, and across multiple geographies including Asia and Europe.