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Mr. Sheshadri Savalgi

CFO, General Mills India

Achiever's Success Story

Introducing the Indomitable Mr Sheshadri Savalgi

Mr Sheshadri Savalgi is a Finance leader with close to two decades of rich experience in Fortune 100 MNC’s. He is a CA, CMA, CGMA and has helmed diverse leadership roles, excelling in complex tasks such as defining & executing growth strategies, leading change management in post-acquisition enterprise, apart from core finance domains roles such as FP&A, Supply Chain Finance and Business Strategy. 

He mentors finance professionals across platforms, sharing his growth journey from a humble background to a thought leader in corporate world. He says, “The role of a CFO has evolved from being a “Finance leader with business understanding” to being a “Business Leader with Finance expertise”. 

Sheshadri say’s “Some Mantra’s which have helped me in my journey are

“Thinking Unrestrained” The boundaries of our thoughts are as a default, limited by the 3E’s we have in our lives. Environment, Exposure and Experiences. Thoughts lead to mindset and its key to break the ceiling of our comfort zones by being deliberate in thinking unrestrained, laying out exhaustive list of choices beyond our 3E’s. 

“Bold Aspirations” Thinking unrestrained can help us effectively tackle the “How” part, but for “What” and “When” having Bold Aspirations is critical. Aspiration which makes us nervous and jittery are the ones which end up expanding our comfort zones and realise our potential. Never shy away from aspiring boldly. 

”Best in class team” Life and career is a team game though it may look like an individual one. Strive to create, coach, mentor a best-in-class team. A strong team magnifies the results multi folds both in terms of impact and sustainability.    

Lastly, he says “I believe in creating an impact, touching people’s lives and leaving a legacy. Each one of us have the potential to do the same.”

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