The CPG Guys

Principles of Successful Leadership with Unilever's Vandana Khanna

November 17, 2021 Peter V.S. Bond & Sri Rajagopalan Season 1 Episode 146
The CPG Guys
Principles of Successful Leadership with Unilever's Vandana Khanna
Show Notes

The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Vandana Khanna, Director of Digital Finance Transformation at Unilever.

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Vandana answers these questions:

1) Your career has passed through several CPG brands, J&J, PepsiCo amongst them and core finance such as D&B. Decompose this for our audience and tell us how different it is CPG vs core financial companies.
2) The pandemic has irreversibly altered shopper behavior it seems - do you agree. In the role you perform, how are you responding to this and preparing Unilever to win during the transformation?
3) The word data lake is a misused and confusing term. Decompose this for our audience. How are you creating a data lake?
4) From your experience, How does Finance play a big role in ecommerce transformation?
5) Your role involves - Design the Roadmap and Path to scale Emerging Technologies like RPA, Cognitive and Intelligent Automation capabilities. What does this mean in everyday life?
6) You are a partner to supply chain and factory finance - in these days of supply chain constraints how does your role help these functional groups?
7) Diversity & inclusion has taken on a stronger meaning these days. How are you Champion Inclusivity and belonging for People of Color these days?
8) What is your advice for others on the finance transformation journey like you? 

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