MR SAURABH SANCHETI (PGP 2009)
The Economic Times 40 Under Forty (2020)
Chief Financial Officer, Jio Platforms Limited
Saurabh Sancheti is a proud member of the Jio revolution, which has transformed life for all sections of society. He is currently Chief Financial Officer at Jio Platforms Limited, the digital services arm of Reliance Industries (RIL). Apart from this, he is also the RIL nominee director on boards of two of largest cable companies in India – Den Networks Limited and Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited. Saurabh was part of the core deal team which closed an investment of $20 billion into Jio Platforms in less than nine months by 13 global investors including Google, Facebook and all marquee global PE funds. Saurabh is also credited with turning around the cable business post acquisition. Saurabh believes in karma-yoga and tries to put his best efforts without worrying about the outcome. Saurabh’s mantra is that life is all about striving to be the best version of oneself – revising hypotheses, charting uncomfortable terrain, learning from and embracing failure and NOT quitting. Encouragement from his mentors, unwavering support of his family and blessings from elders have been key enablers in his journey. Saurabh came to WIMWI as a fresher straight from IIT Roorkee and graduated in 2009. He is blessed with a lovely wife (who he met on campus) and two super-energetic young kids.