Sanjeeb Chaudhuri

Part-Time Non-Executive Chairperson (Independent Director) at IDFC FIRST Bank

Mr. Sanjeeb Chaudhuri is an MBA in Marketing and has completed an Advanced Management Program. He has over four decades of senior multinational business experience across global banks and consumer companies. He was listed among the Top 25 Media Visionaries in Asia Pacific in 2016 and is a featured speaker at premier global marketing and media events in Europe and Asia.

Mr. Chaudhuri has deep knowledge of consumer and commercial markets for products and services across major developed and emerging markets of India, rest of Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. His operating experience includes driving digital transformation at global banks across Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He has first-hand experience generating multi-million-dollar efficiencies from simplification, offshoring and technology-based operating solutions. His portfolio includes Retail, Fin Tech, Internet of Things, Smart Cities and Marketing Tech businesses.

Mr. Chaudhuri has been an Independent Director and Audit, Nomination and Remuneration and CSR Committee member at Aditya Birla Group company, ABFRL, the largest fashion retailer in India with thousands of outlets and employees across the country. He has been Director of Citigroup Europe plc, Dublin and been on the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee at Bank Handlowy, the third largest bank in Poland. He was also a Director and Audit Committee Member at Standard Chartered Securities Ltd, India. He is a Board member and Advisor to large commercial and nonprofit organisations across Europe, US and Asia.

Mr. Chaudhuri is currently a Global Mentor at the Centre for Technology Management at Columbia School of Business, New York, where he advises Chief Technology and Chief Information Officers at large corporations globally to leverage technology for outstanding business results. He has been on the International Advisory Board of The Open University School of Business and Law, UK, for over a decade. He has been Guest Faculty on Business Strategy, Financial Services and New Age Marketing at Wharton School of Business and Judge Business School, Cambridge.

Mr. Chaudhuri’s association with the rural markets started while he was still pursuing his MMS qualification at the J Bajaj Institute in Mumbai. He was selected as an intern by Hindustan Unilever Ltd in 1974 to prepare a feasibility study on improving the returns for poultry farmers in rural Maharashtra. As part of his project, he visited many poultry farms in the state and developed a strategy by which egg prices could be stabilised through the year by creating innovative cold storage capabilities being built by organisations like Mafco.

He truly believes that the rural economy is the backbone of this country and will progress further through targeted interventions by the private sector - banks, other financial institutions and other corporates.


  • Part-Time Non-Executive Chairperson (Independent Director)

    Current role