Chief Financial Officer
Sanjeev Churiwala is the Chief Financial Officer at United Spirits – a Diageo Group Company, and is a part of its Executive Committee.
He has around 23 years of diversified work experience. In the initial 9 years of his career, he has worked in operation roles in business development, projects and commercial functions and the later 14 years in core finance & strategy.
Prior to joining Diageo India, Sanjeev was with LafargeHolcim`s Indian subsidiary Ambuja Cements, a leading producer of building material, where he held the position of CFO since early 2011, leading the finance function and also overseeing the secretarial and legal functions.
Sanjeev worked with Ambuja Cements and its subsidiaries for about 15 years in various roles that included finance, business development, project management, commercial operations, business and financial integration. Prior to joining Ambuja Cements as its CFO, Sanjeev also served as country CFO for Holcim’s operations in Sri Lanka for about 4 years. Sanjeev had brief stints with Electrosteel Castings Ltd as CFO & Company Secretary and with ICRA Ltd.
He is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India, besides holding an Executive MBA from the London Business School, UK.
In 2011, Sanjeev received the Best CFO Award from Business Today - Yes Bank for commitment towards Triple Bottom Line ethos of People, Planet & Profit. In 2015, he received the prestigious Best CMA CFO-2014 Award among private sector companies in the manufacturing sector, awarded by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.