Sandeep Batra, CFO, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited

A Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by qualification, Sandeep joined ICI straight after qualifying as a CA in 1988. He worked with ICI for 21 years in various business and corporate roles including running a few businesses of ICI. In 2009 he moved to Pidilite Industries as their CFO with responsibility for Finance, Legal and Secretarial functions for all the group companies in India and overseas.

“A CFO, in addition to being a good consultant, must certainly understand business, technology, and the people.”

In this episode brought to you by The Brand Called You, Ashutosh Garg engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Sandeep Batra, the CFO of Crompton Greaves Consumer Electrical Ltd. Sandeep is a senior corporate professional and a Chartered Accountant. Sandeep calls himself an ‘accidental Chartered Accountant.’ He says the only reason why he chose to study commerce is due to the fact that he scored too low in his boards. Sandeep explains the evolution of the role of CFOs. He talks about his transition from being an accountant to a CFO. The senior corporate leader opines about the level of transparency required in board rooms. Sandeep tells how crucial the relation between a CFO and CEO is in a company. He introduces us to his set of core values that he follows in his professional life. Watch the full episode to learn more about Sandeep Batra’s inspiring career.

Sandeep Batra, CFO, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited

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A Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by qualification, Sandeep joined ICI straight after qualifying as a CA in 1988. He worked with ICI for 21 years in various business and corporate roles including running a few businesses of ICI.

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