Rajani Kesari




Ms. Rajani Kesari is a senior management and finance professional with more than 30 years’ experience.  She has led multicultural teams at global level and delivered business partnering to support business growth. Ms. Rajani has extensive experience in M&A, integration, business partnering and developing strong teams.

During her career she has worked in several leadership roles spanning global and regional scope. Ms. Rajani was with Schneider Electric for 9 years during which she led the Finance teams of East Asia & Japan Zone and Greater India Zone. During her tenure she has supported significant growth in the India and strong profitability in East Asia & Japan. Ms. Rajani was with Dr. Reddy’s for more than 10 years where she held roles of Strategic Planning Head & CFO for European business, CFO of API business, Chief Internal Auditor of the Group reporting to the Audit Committee Chairman and Head of Global tax. Ms. Rajani has worked with KPMG in Dubai handling both manufacturing and banking clients. Prior to this she has done her accounting training with PWC in India.

During her career Ms. Rajani has worked in several geographies including Germany, HongKong, Singapore and Dubai.

Currently Ms. Rajani is the Region Finance Head – Asia for LafargeHolcim managing Finance for India, South-East Asia and Pacific.

Born in 1971, Ms. Rajani is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant from the USA.