United Spirits Limited announces the appointment of Sanjeev Churiwala as Chief Financial Officer

2 Nov 2015 | Press release

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Monday, November 2, 2015: United Spirits Ltd. (USL), a subsidiary of Diageo plc, today announced the appointment of Mr. Sanjeev Churiwala as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective November 16, 2015.

Mr. Churiwala joins USL from LafargeHolcim's Indian subsidiary, Ambuja Cements, a leading producer of cement, where he held the position of CFO since early 2011. He worked with the Ambuja Cements-LafargeHolcim group for about two decades in roles that included finance, business development, project management, commercial operations, business and financial integration.

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, and holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School, UK.

Mr. Anand Kripalu, Managing Director, United Spirits said, “I am delighted to welcome Sanjeev to United Spirits and to our executive team. His strong track record and depth of experience will serve USL well and we are confident that he will be a key contributor to the achievement of our performance ambition.”

Mr. Churiwala replaces Mr. Vinod Rao, Finance Director, Diageo Asia Pacific, who has been serving as interim Head of Finance at USL.