A Lawyer I Would Be!: Sanjeev Jha

Sanjeev Jha, CFO - INDIA, KELLY SERVICES India Pvt Ltd shares his thought on the alternate dream profession and several other things that will surprise the CFO community.

If I were not a CFO… 
I would have been a lawyer, or a professor or a social activist. I believe in social equality and social justice. These professions would have fulfilled my aspiration in this regard.
 
India of My Dreams
India of my dreams would be a place where all are educated, senior citizens have the best of facilities and social protection, children have the best education and sports opportunities and all eligible would have employment. India would be clean and green. It would have strong and empowered women. India would protect its ancient cultural and heritage and be proud to carry it forward with modernomics. 
 
SUN SIGN
Scorpio
 
YOUR FIRST JOB
Deloitte
POLITICAL VIEWS
None
 
VISION FOR SELF
Contribute to society
 
PHILOSOPHY
Believe in self and fear God
 
The Leader I Would Like to Be & Why
Not any one in particular, but I am influenced by Swami Vivekanand, Mahatma Gandhi and also Steve Jobs. I would like to be a leader who leads by example. Leadership for me is a great responsibility. I would like to be leader who can create more leaders and great human beings. Also, emotional and spiritual leadership is necessary.
 
One costly mistake that I turned into an opportunity 
Adapting to people and adapting fast is one mistake I often make. This propensity has taught me that you can’t change the world. Hence, you should change yourself, when needed.
 
SHORT TAKE
 
PASSION BEYOND NUMBERS 
I like table tennis, golf, tennis and swimming and wanted to learn saxophone...it’s on my bucket list
 
LESSER-KNOWN FACT 
I write poems and dance a bit
 
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT(HOW I UNWIND AFTER WORK) 
Time with family, reading, music and of course, good food!
 
CARTOON/FICTIONAL CHARACTER I IDENTIFY WITH 
Superman
 
A SONG I CAN’T FORGET 
Kya yahi pyar hai….
 
ONE PROUD POSSESSION 
My parents
 
FAVOURITE BOOK 
Necessary Endings by Dr Henry Cloud
 
FAVOURITE POISON
Mocktails
 
FAVOURITE FILM
Airforce One
 
ONE GUILTY PLEASURE 
Let it be secret
 
I as a mentor & mentee
My mentors taught me to be myself and not change the core of my being,  and to align to the goal and role and not the person. They taught me to work smart and aim high. I try to teach the similar lessons as a mentor. I try to instill self-belief in my team and the ability to adapt fast to change. We are living in a super dynamic era and I advise my mentees to live by the adage ‘love what you do and do what you love’. 
 
Where I see India in near and long term
It’s a golden decade for Indians. The short term is a period where it's transforming and in the long term, it's going to be a superpower without a doubt.  
 

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