Mr Ritesh Tiwari (46) is the Executive Director, Finance & IT and Chief Financial Officer of Hindustan Unilever Limited. He is also the Chief Financial officer for Unilever, South Asia.
Executive Director, Finance & IT and Chief Financial Officer
Ritesh is a global finance leader with rich experience in leading diverse teams across the UK, India, and other Asian markets. He is a future-focused, high-energy, results-oriented business leader driven by his purpose 'Reimagine possibilities and bring value with values.'
Before his current role as the CFO of HUL, Ritesh was Vice President, Finance - Global Performance Management for Unilever and CFO for Unilever International based out of London, where he helped bring together the financial and human capital of Unilever to deliver performance with impact. He also played a pivotal role in Unilever's performance management, leading the strategic scenario planning and response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ritesh joined Unilever as a management trainee in 1999 and held roles across core finance, demand planning and procurement within India and South Asia early in his career. He then went on to take leadership roles – namely, Global Category Finance Director based out of the UK, Group Financial Controller of HUL and Vice President Finance - Global Supply Chain based in Singapore. Driven by his mantra of 'delivering in the present while building for the future,' Ritesh is credited with bringing digital transformation, simplification, and leading projects with high business impact throughout his career.
Ritesh is an active member of various industry bodies, including Chairman of the CFO Council of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), Senior Vice President of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Independent Director on ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) Board and a member of the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) National Committee for CFOs.
Ritesh is a Chartered Accountant & Cost and Management Accountant. He is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling with his wife, Manisha and two sons.