Mr. Sanjiv Puri

Chairman & Managing Director, ITC Limited

Sanjiv Puri is the Chairman and Managing Director of ITC Limited, one of India's foremost private sector enterprises with a portfolio of diversified businesses spanning FMCG, Hotels, Paperboards & Packaging, Agri-Business and Information Technology. ITC is a global exemplar in sustainability and a carbon, water & solid waste recycling-positive enterprise for over a decade, supporting over 6 million livelihoods in India. Puri is also the Chairman of ITC Infotech India Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries in the UK and USA as well as Chairman of Surya Nepal Private Limited. Puri is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and Wharton School of Business. He joined ITC in January 1986.

During his career of over three decades at ITC and its subsidiaries, he has held several business leadership positions and also handled a wide range of responsibilities in manufacturing, operations and information & digital technology. 

Presently, Puri serves on the National Executive Committees of CII and FICCI and also on the Steering Committee of FICCI. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development. He has served as the Chairman of the Expert Group constituted by the Fifteenth Finance Commission of the Government of India for recommending performance based incentives for States to promote agri-exports and as a Member of the technology discussion group 'Farm to Table - driving India's agriculture sector digitally' constituted by the NITI Aayog.  Puri is a Director on the Board of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. He is the Chairman of the CII Agriculture Council and a Member of the CII Economic Affairs Council. He is also a Council Member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).