Sanjay Rughani joined Standard Charted Bank in Tanzania in 1999 as Manager, Business Finance and Support, where he served until 2001 when he took up the role of Regional Finance Manager Africa on international assignment in the UK. Over the years, Sanjay has held senior roles in multiple markets across the Bank, key among them are Finance Director for Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania and Executive Director, Finance in Ghana including Area CFO for Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone and Cote d' Ivoire. Until his appointment as CEO, Sanjay was the Head FSSC (interim) for India, as well as Head, Finance Operations & Change Management for Africa.
Sanjay is recognized with driving significant business transformation in his role as the CEO, he has also won a few significant accolades for his position and through his strong leadership representation with different important thought leadership forums. He is credited with enhancing business performance, building and optimizing on human capital, championing responsible business and sustainability, driving digital integration and innovation and being a force for good for national and global prosperity.
Sanjay’s professional credentials and qualifications include being a Chartered Accountant through NBAA Tanzania, a Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), MBA in Finance, a Fellow of Institute of Information Management Africa (Nigeria), Management post-graduation in HRD and a Bachelor of Commerce.
In addition to his role, Sanjay is currently Chairman of Professional Accountants in Business Advisory Group (PAIB AG ) of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Chairman of CEO Roundtable Tanzania, Deputy Chairman of Tanzania Bankers Association (TBA), Executive member of Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC), Director of Association of Tanzanian Employers (ATE) and a Member of YPO. His past key governance representations include being Non-Executive Director for Standard Chartered Bank Uganda, President of Lincoln Community School (International School in Ghana), Chairman of Ghana Business Coalition against HIV & AIDS (GBCA), Director Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and Founder member of FSSC forum in Kenya.
He is a Tanzanian national. Sanjay is married and has two children (a boy and a girl)