Chairman & Managing Director
Sanjiv Puri (56), is the Chairman & Managing Director of ITC effective May 13, 2019. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of ITC with effect from December 6, 2015 and Chief Executive Officer from February 5, 2017. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer of ITC since July 22, 2016. He was re-designated as the Managing Director of ITC effective May 16, 2018. Puri is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and Wharton School of Business. He joined ITC in 1986.
Prior to his appointment as a Director on the Board of ITC, Puri was President, FMCG Businesses - Cigarettes, Foods, Personal Care, Education & Stationery Products, Matches and Agarbattis, since December 2014. He has held business leadership positions and also handled a wide range of responsibilities in manufacturing, operations and information & digital technology. Puri became Divisional Chief Executive of the Tobacco Division in 2009, with additional responsibility for the Company's Trade Marketing & Distribution Vertical. He has led ITC Infotech India Limited (I3L), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC, as its Managing Director from May 2006 to August 2009. Presently, Puri is the Chairman of I3L and its wholly owned subsidiaries in the UK and the USA. Puri served between 2001 and 2006 as the Managing Director of Surya Nepal Private Limited, a joint venture subsidiary company of ITC in Nepal, and is presently its Chairman. He has also been a Director on the Board of The Tobacco Institute of India and a past Member of the Board of Governors of the Media Research Users Council. He has served as Chairman of FICCI's FMCG Committee, Chairman of the Agri & Food Processing Task Force of the CII Eastern Region and as a Council Member of the CII Eastern Region. He was also on the Executive Council of The Indian Society of Advertisers.
Presently, Puri serves on the National Executive Committees of CII and FICCI. He is also a Director on the Board of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and a Member of the Steering Committee of FICCI. During the year, he was conferred 'Distinguished Alumnus Award of the year 2018' by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.