Chairman of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Former Managing Director, Britannia Industries
Vinita Bali is a global business leader with extensive experience in leading large Companies both in India and overseas. She has worked with eminent multinationals like The Coca-Cola Company and Cadbury Schweppes PLC in a variety of marketing and general management roles in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa, Chile and the USA, in addition to Britannia Industries Ltd., in India.
Effective April 2014, Vinita is pursuing her interests in the corporate and development sectors, through a portfolio of roles and responsibilities. She is a Non-Executive Director on the global Boards of Syngenta International AG, Smith & Nephew plc, Chairman of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and on the Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Department of Nutritional Science. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of several companies in India – CRISIL Ltd, Titan Industries Ltd, and Kasturi & Sons Ltd; as well as, on the Advisory Board of The World Gold Council and as a Member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore.
Vinita is among 27 global leaders appointed by the UN to help improve maternal and child health as part of its SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) initiative. She has been recognized in forums nationally and internationally and has won several awards for her various contributions to business.