Sanjeev Churiwala is presently the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Diageo India
(United Spirits Ltd), 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.
Sanjeev has recently been appointed as the Chairman of Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd (RCSPL)
that runs the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL franchise.
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.
He is a fellow member of 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.
Sanjeev has received many external recognition for his work. In 2011, he received Business Today
& Yes Bank – Best CFO Award 2011 for Commitment towards Triple Bottom Line-People, Planet
& Profit. In 2014, he received the prestigious Best CMA CFO-2014 Award among private limited
companies in the manufacturing sector, awarded by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
Sanjeev is passionate about Cricket & Football and all the life lessons that can be learned through
sports. He prefers to spend his leisure time with his family and enjoys doing community service.
Sanjeev and his wife Rashmi are blessed with two daughters - Samiksha and Advika, and son