Sarvita Sethi, a chartered accountant with more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance, is set to become the first woman chief financial officer of the country’s largest beverage maker —. Sethi, in her forties, is currently based out of Athens, Greece and is expected to take over from Sanjeev Kumar any time soon. Kumar is currently heading the financial operations for India and South West Asia for the beverages maker.
Sethi, who had worked for Sainsbury’s and Viacom in London prior to joining Coca-Cola in 2008, is known for her “results-oriented” mindset and her expertise in financial operations of the fast moving consumer goods firms. In fact, her journey in the professional world began as an audit manager for the global audit and consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) in London, the UK, in 1996, which has given her an eye for accuracy and financial scrutiny, it is learned. Prior to joining the professional world, Sethi went to City University London to successfully finish her Bachelor in Science degree in Economics and Accountancy in 1995.
Her role as a commercial financial officer at the global QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) chain Yum! Restaurants International helped her learn crucial insights about the food industry. She worked for a little more than two years for Yum! In Surrey in the United Kingdom, immediately before joining The Coca-Cola Company as Commercial Finance Director for Great Britain and Ireland regions.