Giri is a Chartered Accountant (An All India Ranker) and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (class of 1987).
In a career spanning 30 years, Giri has built a broadbased career, both finance and commercial, - across multiple businesses - consumer businesses, financial services, retail and pharma - and across multiple geographies - Asia and Europe. He has lived and worked in India, Dubai, Singapore and London.
Giri joined The Indian Hotels Company Limited from Merck & Co, the American Pharma company, where he was the CFO for South Asia and the Business Head for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Nepal.
Giri started his career in ITC Ltd, where he did a variety of roles across businesses in India and the Middle East. Subsequently, Giri was with IL&FS as an Investment Banker and head of M&A. In addition, he was also the Head of the operations at Eastern India.
Giri spent several years with Diageo plc – he was their Global Business Development Director at London, covering M&A and Strategy. Earlier, he was the Finance Director at Singapore for large parts of Asia.
Giri has significant experience in business and financial transformation. At Wockhardt, where he was a Global CFO, such transformation efforts led to a very visible 18x jump in share price. Giri has also built experience in Retail through stints in Shoppers Stop and Aditya Birla Group, where he was the CFO.
He has won several awards including Most Influential CFOs of India award from CIMA in 2015 & 2016; CFO for the Year for Excellence in Finance in Managing a Turnaround given out by IMA (2013).
Giri loves to build High Performance teams and has led global Finance Director development programs at Merck & Co for high potential talent.
Deeply passionate about Authentic Leadership and committed to Doing Well by Doing Good. He is associated with some NGOs and has been on the advisory board of Unltd India, Beyond Sight Foundation.
Giri lives at Mumbai. His wife Laxmi is a home maker. His daughter Raksheta is a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and currently works with Barclays. His son Hrishikesh is currently pursuing his Undergraduate Program in Economics at Mumbai.