Sarita Nayyar

Managing Director; Chief Operating Officer, USA, World Economic Forum LLC

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. Previously: 1981-1984, Tata Exports, India. Marketing Manager. 1987-2007, Kraft Foods Global, Inc. (now Mondelez International, Inc.). Senior Vice-President and General Manager of a $1.6 billion business unit and various senior roles in business and marketing, innovation and new product development. Since 2007, with World Economic Forum: 2007-2011, Head of Consumer Industry overseeing global partnerships with companies; 2012-2016, Managing Director, World Economic Forum, USA; since 2017, Chief Operating Officer, World Economic Forum, LLC. Deputy Head of Industries. Oversee relationships in Consumer, Financial Institutions, Information and Communication Technologies, Media and Entertainment, and Mobility industries. Steer the Forum’s System Initiatives on Future of Consumption and Future of Food Security and Agriculture. Previously: 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. Member of the Board of Advisors, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University.

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