Sanjay Srivastava

A business leader Shaping the New Normal. Making India World’s New Growth Engine

Sanjay Srivastava is a man with a plan which ensures Indian economy & businesses are creating salient global impact. Sanjay is recognized amongst Asia and India’s exceptional growth leaders for building Platforms, ecosystems and “Make in India”. He has more than 25 years of cutting-edge experience in global Destination creation, running large P&Ls, strategic expansions including JV Investment Platforms, M&As, Sales, Operations across industries and geographies.

It is fascinating to learn that Sanjay has built, transformed, and scaled companies & businesses across Diverse Industries, such as Cities, Urban Infrastructure, Technology/ ICT, and Financial Services. Sanjay has been a highly valued executive for top corporates such as Mahindra Group, Accenture, Tata Group, and CRISIL.

Sanjay has always followed his intuition and that had made a positive difference. A B.Tech in Computer Science and an IIM Calcutta management alumnus, Sanjay has been focusing relentlessly since 1995 on a goal to place India at the forefront of global economic and business prominence. His first job in the corporate world was with CRISIL, a Standard & Poor’s Company.

Identify early trends, connect the dots & pursue with commitment is Sanjay’s success mantra

As a young graduate and a top marketer, Sanjay made an enormous impact in launching new India First services leveraging confluence of Financial Services and Information Technology during his five-year tenure there.

In 2000, when Internet and the telecom revolution was just taking off in India, Sanjay joined Tata Group’s ventures into the domain. He made a quality contribution in the subsequent 12 years to build pioneering Enterprise Internet and Telecom Services. His stints as Vice- President for Global and National Enterprise Business at Tata Communications’ and Tata Teleservices were focused on growing profitable businesses following Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures. Sanjay and his team were acclaimed as the driving force behind groundbreaking, profitable, and revolutionary managed services solutions that competed & won with the best around the world.

Most recently, Sanjay led Mahindra Group’s Integrated Cities Business for 7+ years from 2013 till late 2020 as CEO & Business Head – Mahindra World City, Jaipur and Board Director at 3 Joint Venture Investment Platform companies along with International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Sumitomo Corporation.

Under his leadership, the business saw India’s fastest growth in creating economic centers attracting over 160 B2B and Social infrastructure clients from 20 countries & India with over USD 2 Bn of on-ground investments across 3 integrated cities. A shining example of “Make in India, Made for World” indeed!

Sanjay also completed his global executive education at Harvard Business School during this tenure.

Sanjay has championed and co-led various initiatives for positioning India in global economic map for over 2 decades: collaborating closely with various stakeholders including Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI), Invest India, CII, FICCI and other industry bodies, etc.

The Mantra for 2022 & beyond…Shaping the New Normal

Post 2020, Sanjay has been driving thought leadership planning & execution across Strategy, Policy and Growth in the New Normal. He has been appointed as a Strategic Advisor in the Global Advisory Boards of several Startups and early growth businesses helping them navigate the Post Covid19 world.

Sanjay Srivastava has received numerous accolades, including being honored as the Most Admired Leader for “Business transformation and make in India” in 2020.

Sanjay is an accomplished electronic media expert, frequently invited to share his valued opinion on geopolitics, economics, India, business, and start-ups. He is a frequent contributor to numerous panel discussions and thought leadership articles.

According to him, the post- COVID-19 era is a golden opportunity for India to establish its leadership on the global economic map. He believes that that Make In India and Made for World should and must reflect world-class innovation & benchmark for goods and services. This will help India achieve its goal of becoming a USD 5 trillion economy, providing GDP growth, economic prosperity, and employment for itself and rest of the world.

He has always adhered to the idea that learning, unlearning and relearning, is a positive virtuous cycle.

In conclusion we asked him, “After all this and more, what’s next?” He replied in his inimitable style: “The journey has just begun”!

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