On International Women’s Day, the Cement Manufacturers Association announces the launch of Women of Cement. CMA applauds and would like to highlight the women in Cement fraternity. Women of Cement celebrates the resilience, strength and commitment of women in the Cement Industry and we therefore would like to call them – Women of Cement.
CMA extends greetings to women across the Cement Industry for Women’s Day on March 8, 2020. We share our photograph of smiles from CMA on the occasion.
She has close to three decades of experience in driving disciplined performance management, business partnering and leading multicultural teams from across the world.
Prior to joining as the first woman CFO of ACC, Rajani was Region Finance Head – Asia for LafargeHolcim, managing finance operations for India, South East Asia & Pacific. She has held leadership roles across sectors such as Energy Management, Consulting and Pharmaceuticals to Building Materials with extensive experience in M&A, internal audit and controls and global tax leading multicultural teams. She has led teams spanning the Country, regional and global levels, including India, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.
Rajani has held leadership roles in finance at Schneider Electric and Dr. Reddy’s. During her tenure at Schneider Electric, she was the only woman CFO in the energy industry. She has also worked in KPMG handling both manufacturing and banking clients. She completed her accounting training with PWC in India. Rajani is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant from USA.
Apart from leading from the front at the workplace, Rajani also leads by example at home. She has two kids with whom she spends most of her free time. “At home, first and foremost, I am a mother,” she says. Her children’s sense of wonder and fearlessness, she believes, is a great mind set to paving the way for a world where more and more women assume leadership roles.
“We determine our own strengths and weaknesses. My advice to all women would be to believe in yourself and consistently build on your strengths. Success will then follow. The best way to predict your future is to create it yourself!” says the CFO.