Ashish Agarwal


Ashish has over a decade of experience in accounting and financial management within the agriculture and FMCG sectors. He has worked across multiple countries across Africa, and recently moved to Indonesia to take on the role of CFO for Jiva Indonesia.

Ashish originally joined Olam, one of the world’s leading agricultural companies, in 2011 where he was a Management trainee in Nigeria. Due to his proven record of delivering strong financial performance in highly regulated, unstable & complex business environments, Ashish went on to lead finance for their largest Packaged Foods entity as the CFO. From here, Ashish worked across several FMCG companies within and external to Olam, taking on the role of CFO, and ensuring strong and growing performance of each.

His career journey has given him in-depth experience in managing digital transformation in emerging markets, in particular in setting up integrated 360-degree finance functions to drive profitability and sustained growth

At Jiva, Ashish’s core mandate has been to setup the core Finance & Data teams to ensure adherence to regulations and data integrity, while driving the organization to transition from excel based data capture to digital and automation.