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Sarita Nayyar

Managing Director, World Economic Forum USA, World Economic Forum USA

BA (Hons) in Economics, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India; Master’s in Management, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India; MBA (Distinction), University of Michigan, USA Chief Operating Officer, Centre for Global Industries, which is the foremost multi-stakeholder platform for shaping the future of industries in a strategic and socially responsible way. The Centre engages Industry Partners across 23 industry sectors to bring insight to strategic decision-making on the most important industry and cross-industry issues. Chief Operating Officer, World Economic Forum USA, responsible for operations, finance, accounting, human resources and legal. Lead the Global Challenge on Food Security and Agriculture initiative. Member of the Board of Advisors, Freedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. Previously: Head of Consumer Industry overseeing global partnerships with companies in consumer industries. 1987-2007 Kraft Foods. Senior Vice-President and General Manager of a $1.6 billion business unit and various senior business and marketing, innovation and new product development roles. 1981-1984 Tata Exports, India. Marketing Manager. Member of the Board, ASCENT, a national non-profit organization for professional development and career advancement of multicultural women. Member of the Board, Forte Foundation, a consortium of top business schools and leading companies working to increase women business leaders.