Sudhanshu Priyadarshi, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sudhanshu Priyadarshi, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has over two decades of experience in the Tech, Logistics, E-commerce, Retail, CPG & Pharmaceutical industries in U.S., Asia, and Australia. Most recently he was the CFO of Flexport, a SoftBank backed digital freight forwarder where he led all financial operations, Global Real Estate and Insurance P&L for the company. Sudhanshu joined Flexport from Walmart, where he was Vice President of Finance for Walmart U.S. eCommerce, driving all retail finance operations for Walmart.com, Hayneedle.com, Shoes.com, Moosejaw.com, Store No 8 (technology start up incubator) and Walmart’s partnership with Google. Prior to this role, he was the Vice President, Finance & Strategy at Walmart U.S. and was responsible for leading finance for Walmart’s general merchandise & soft line business unit, a $100B division.
Prior to Walmart, Sudhanshu was the Global Chief Operating Officer of Cipla, a $7 billion market cap publicly traded global generic pharmaceutical company. Cipla operates in more than 150 countries and Sudhanshu was responsible for delivering Cipla’s global revenue of $2.2B and operating profit. He was also responsible for managing key B2B partnerships, Global Supply Chain and Procurement. Previously, Sudhanshu served as the Global Head of Strategy & Corporate Development at Cipla. Sudhanshu was instrumental in transforming Cipla from a B2B/contract manufacturing business to a global multinational. He has also served on the board of Cipla EU Ltd., London and Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited, Uganda.
Sudhanshu worked for PepsiCo from 1999 to 2013 growing through the ranks in various management and leadership roles in Finance, Strategy and Operations. In his last role at PepsiCo, Sudhanshu served as CFO of Global R&D and Global Nutrition Platforms, a $10B nutritious food and beverage business. Prior to this role, Sudhanshu was in the Corporate Strategy & Development group where he was responsible for PepsiCo’s international M&A with specific focus on Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. Sudhanshu has also managed cash flow & capital spending for PepsiCo’s worldwide operations and finance for PepsiCo’s $1B snack business at Walmart.
Sudhanshu is a graduate of Physics from India and MBA in Finance from University of Technology, Sydney. Sudhanshu resides in Palo Alto with his wife and two daughters.