Anjali Bansal, Founder of Avaana Capital

Anjali Bansal, Founder of Avaana Capital

Anjali Bansal is the Founder of Avaana Capital, investing in technology & innovation-led start-ups who are catalyzing climate action and sustainability and delivering exponential returns. Previously, Anjali has been the Non-Executive Chairperson of DenaBank, appointed by the Government of India to steer the resolution of the stressedbank, eventually leading to a merger with the Bank of Baroda. Prior to that, Anjali was aGlobal Partner and Managing Director with TPG Growth PE, responsible for India, SEAsia, Africa & the Middle East.  She started her career as a strategy consultant withMcKinsey and Co. in New York. Anjali has invested in and mentored various successful start-ups including Delhivery,Urban Company, Darwinbox, Nykaa, Lenskart & Coverfox. 

She is closely associated with NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform and Digital Solutions. She has been appointed on the Expert Advisory Committee for the Start Up India Seed FundScheme announced by the Honourable Prime Minister.Anjali is a member of the Steering Committee advising the government on OpenNetwork for Digital Commerce (ONDC). She also serves as an independent non-executive director on several leading boards including Tata Power, Voltas, & Piramal Enterprises. She has previously chaired the India board of Women’s World Banking, a leading global livelihood-promoting institution, been a board member at GSK Pharma, Siemens & Bata, and been on the Managing Committee of the Indian Venture CapitalAssociation. 

She has been appointed as President, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry,and serves on the CII National Committee on Corporate Governance. Anjali previouslyco-founded and chaired the FICCI Center for Corporate Governance program for Women on Corporate Boards. She is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and a charter member of TiE. She has been listed as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Indian Business” by India’s leading publications Business Today,& by Fortune India.