Sanjiv Puri holds the position of Non-Executive Chairman at Asia Tobacco Co. Ltd. Mr. Puri is also Chairman & Managing Director at ITC Ltd. and Member-Executive Board at Indian School of Business and on the board of 5 other companies. ITC has set ambitious sustainability goals for the future. Select excerpt from the speech is below: The untamed spread of the COVID-19 virus, over the past few months, has caused unimaginable crisis across the globe. aqua) comprising spices for ‘food-safe’ markets, processed fruits, and frozen snacks etc is also doing well posting 25 percent growth in revenue. Disclaimer: This media release is auto-generated. We actually need to improve the quality of earnings by improvement in productivity, in the quality of produce, get into pesticide-free production, get into organics, get into horticulture, which raise the incomes. Sanjiv Puri | Kolkata Area, India | Executive Director, ITC Ltd | 500+ connections | See Sanjiv's complete profile on Linkedin and connect He was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ITC since July 22, 2016. He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. ITC’s large afforestation initiative covering over 8,00,000 acres not only enables competitive fibre sourcing for its Paperboards Business, but has also generated 147 million person days of employment for marginal farmers. There is no other sector in India, like agriculture, where nearly 50% of the livelihoods are engaged in. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of ITC with effect from December 6, 2015 and Chief Executive Officer from February 5, 2017. The wide ranging reforms, accelerated infrastructural development and policy interventions to shape competitive “Make in India” supply chains, will augur well for the economy and is expected to spur growth over time. He was re-designated as the Managing Director of ITC effective May 16, 2018. In addition, the Company’s extensive interventions in agriculture help in empowering millions of farmers. It is today even more imperative that business and industry, as large economic organs of society, act with compassion and embed societal value creation and particularly livelihood generation in their strategies to rebuild the future. Career . These interventions are now bearing fruit and is evident in the company’s highest ever quarterly revenue from the FMCG segment in the first half of 2020, despite challenging operating environment due to Covid-19. The corner office of Virginia House on Chowringhee Road, Kolkata, has a new occupant who brings with him the promise of taking forward the philosophy that has shaped this company. The company also has to its credit the launch of wide range of innovative and first-to-market products like Savlon surface disinfectant spray, Savlon clothes disinfectant spray, Savlon spray and wipe, Savlon germ protection wipes, Savlon Hexa hand sanitiser, Savlon Hexa advanced body wash etc during this period. Which States have been Given Special Provisions by the Constitution of India? In his AGM address Sanjiv Puri, Chairman, ITC Limited shared his Vision on the organisation’s top strategic priorities in preparing for the ‘Next Normal’ and Reimagining the Future for ITC during the unprecedented times, its resolve to support an Atmanirbhar Bharat as well as the Company’s superordinate national purpose to create larger value for the country and its stakeholders. Founded in 2009, the organization aspires to become globally admired media that offers valuable information of its readers through responsible reporting. ITC in collaboration with NITI Aayog has trained 15 lakh farmers in 27 backward districts of 8 states under the Aspirational Districts programme covering 15 crops. Sanjiv Puri graduated from one of India’s famous engineering colleges, the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and went on to become an alumnus of the Wharton School in Philadelphia. He acquired his further qualification from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. These numbers are backed by strong recovery in revenue across all operating segments, including staples, convenience foods, health and hygiene products leveraging the strong equity of the company’s brands and a robust portfolio of relevant and innovative products.