Mr. Soumen Ray has recently assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer at Bharti Airtel, showcasing his proficiency as an accomplished Chartered Accountant with over twenty-three years of experience. His extensive expertise spans financial planning, management accounting, factory commercial operations, treasury, and corporate accounts.

Before joining Bharti Airtel, Soumen Ray served as the CFO of Bajaj Auto Ltd., a position he held since 2018. During his association with Bajaj Auto, he played a pivotal role in various facets of taxation, finance, and treasury, contributing to the company’s financial success. Prior to his role at Bajaj Auto, Mr. Ray held senior positions at renowned organizations such as Viacom, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Eveready Industries, and Airtel, showcasing a diverse and well-rounded professional background.

Gopal Vittal, the CEO of Bharti Airtel, commended Mr. Ray, stating, “He brings in the right mix of domain expertise, commercial acumen, strategy, and business partnering.”

A Chartered Accountant with 24 years of valuable experience, Soumen Ray has held business partnering roles in two of India’s largest FMCG companies. His earlier six-year stint in another FMCG company equipped him with hands-on experience in management accounting, factory commercial operations, treasury, planning, and corporate accounts.

In summary, Soumen Ray’s appointment as CFO at Bharti Airtel reflects his well-rounded financial skill set and extensive industry experience, positioning him as a valuable asset to the company’s leadership team.

“Soumen Ray, the visionary Chief Financial Officer at Hindustan Unilever Limited, is a beacon of financial excellence and strategic brilliance. With a rich history of impactful leadership and diverse experience, Soumen has significantly contributed to the success and growth of Hindustan Unilever. His remarkable achievements in global risk management projects and commitment to innovation make him an indispensable force in the finance industry. Soumen Ray’s unwavering dedication and exceptional leadership continue to inspire and set new benchmarks in the realm of financial management. “

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