Ms. Anjali Bansal is the Founder of Avaana Capital which invests in technology and innovation led startups for catalysing returns and impact at scale.

Ms. Bansal is former Non-Executive Chairperson of Dena Bank (now Bank of Baroda) appointed by the Government of India to steer the resolution of the stressed bank. She was earlier a global Partner and Managing Director with TPG Growth Private Equity.  Earlier she was Global Partner and India CEO with Spencer Stuart and co-led their Asia Boards practice and a strategy consultant with McKinsey and Co in New York. She started her career as an engineer. 

Ms. Bansal serves as an independent non-executive director on leading boards including Piramal Enterprises, Tata Power, Voltas, and Delhivery.  She has previously chaired the India board of Women's World Banking and was on the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Global Centers, South Asia. 

She is a charter member of TiE, and is closely associated with NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform, Digital solutions, and the Atal Innovation Mission.  She has invested in and mentored various successful startups including Delhivery, UrbanClap, Darwinbox, Nykaa, and Lenskart.  

She has been elected as President Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and serves on the CII National Committee on Corporate Governance. As an active contributor to the dialogue on corporate governance and diversity, Anjali previously co-founded and chaired the FICCI Center for Corporate Governance program for Women on Corporate Boards. She is a member of the Young Presidents Organization.

Ms. Bansal has a BE in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University, a Masters in International Finance and Business from Columbia University, and the YPO Presidents Program at Harvard Business School.