Founder, Avaana Capital
Anjali Bansal is a former global Partner and MD with TPG Private Equity and a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York and Mumbai. She founded and ran Spencer Stuart's India practice successfully growing it to a highly reputed pan-India platform. She was also a global partner and co-led their Asia Pacific Board & CEO practice as part of the Asia Pacific leadership team. She started her career as an engineer.
She serves as an independent non executive director on the public boards of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals India, Bata India Limited, Tata Power and Voltas--a Tata Enterprise. She is on the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Global Centers, South Asia. Previously, she chaired the India board of Women's World Banking, a leading global livelihood-promoting institution.
She is an enthusiastic participant in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, is charter member of TiE, serves on the managing committee of the Indian Venture Capital Association, investor and mentor to young entrepreneurs and companies including Female Founders Fund, Facebook SheLeadsTech, Niti Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission and others.
An active contributor to the dialogue on corporate governance and diversity, Anjali co-founded and chaired the FICCI Center for Corporate Governance program for Women on Corporate Boards. She serves on the managing committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization.
She has been listed as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Indian Business” by India’s leading publication, Business Today, and as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune India
She has a Bachelors in Computer Engineering and a Masters in International Finance and Business from Columbia University.