Sanjiv Puri, was re-designated as the Managing Director of the Company effective May 16, 2018. Sanjiv was appointed as a Director on the Board of ITC effective December 6, 2015 and Chief Executive Officer effective February 5, 2017 taking independent charge of the executive leadership of the Company. Sanjiv is also the Chairman of the Corporate Management Committee. Prior to this, Sanjiv was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ITC since July 22, 2016. Before taking over as the COO, Sanjiv was responsible for overseeing the FMCG, Paperboards, Paper & Packaging and Agri Businesses of ITC. Sanjiv is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and Wharton School of Business. Sanjiv joined ITC in 1986.
Prior to his appointment as Director on the Board of ITC, Sanjiv was President, FMCG Businesses – Cigarettes, Foods, Personal Care, Education & Stationery Products, Matches and Agarbattis, since December 2014. Sanjiv has handled a wide range of responsibilities including business leadership positions as well as in manufacturing, operations and information & digital technology. Sanjiv became Divisional Chief Executive of the Tobacco Division in 2009, with additional responsibility for the Company’s Trade Marketing & Distribution Vertical. Sanjiv has led ITC Infotech India Limited (I3L), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC, as its Managing Director from May 2006 to August 2009. Sanjiv served between 2001 and 2006 as the Managing Director of Surya Nepal Private Limited (SNPL), a joint venture subsidiary company of ITC in Nepal. Sanjiv has also been a Director on the Board of The Tobacco Institute of India and past member of the Board of Governors of Media Research Users Council. Sanjiv has served as the Chairman of FICCI’s FMCG Committee, the Agri & Food Processing Task Force of the CII Eastern Region and as a Council Member of the CII Eastern Region. Sanjiv was also in the Executive Council of The Indian Society of Advertisers.Presently, Sanjiv is the Chairman of SNPL and the Sr. Vice Chairman of I3L and its wholly owned subsidiaries in the UK and USA. Sanjiv is also a Member of the FICCI National Executive Committee and the FICCI Steering Committee.