GOVERNANCE / Sarita Nayyar

Sarita Nayyar

Managing Director and COO, World Economic Forum

Ms. Sarita Nayyar was been appointed to the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum in June 2018. Nayyar, who is the Chief Operating Officer of World Economic Forum LLC, will help lead the international expansion of the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network. She brings to the board decades of experience working with business and the public sector in roles including strategy, business development and operations.

Nayyar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, a Master’s degree in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She has worked as a senior executive in management, strategy and marketing roles in Fortune 100 consumer product companies. Nayyar joined the World Economic Forum in 2007, where she has held various directorships including responsibility for engagement with the consumer industries, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of World Economic Forum LLC and Deputy Head of Industries overseeing relationships in Consumer, Financial Institutions, Information and Communication Technologies, Media and Entertainment, and Mobility industries. Nayyar serves on the Board of Advisors, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. Nayyar has previously served on the Board of ASCENT, a national non-profit organization for professional development and career advancement of multicultural women; as well as on the Board of Forté Foundation, a consortium of top business schools and leading companies working to increase the numbers of women business leaders.