Anjali Bansal

Avaana Capital


Anjali Bansal is the Founder of Avaana Capital, investing in technology and innovation-led start-ups who are catalysing climate action and sustainability and delivering exponential returns. Previously, Anjali has been the Non-Executive Chairperson of Dena Bank, appointed by the Government of India to steer the resolution of the stressed bank, eventually leading to a merger with the Bank of Baroda. Prior to that, Anjali was a Global Partner and Managing Director with TPG Growth PE, responsible for India, SE Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She started her career as a strategy consultant with McKinsey and Co. in New York.

Anjali has invested in and mentored various successful start-ups including Delhivery, Urban Company, Darwinbox, Nykaa, Lenskart, Coverfox and Alpha Vector. 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 Fund Scheme announced by the Honourable Prime Minister.

Anjali is a member of the Steering Committee advising the government on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). She also serves as an independent non-executive director on several leading boards including Tata Power, Kotak AMC, and Piramal Enterprises. She has previously chaired the India board of Women’s World Banking a leading global livelihood-promoting institution, board member at GSK Pharma and on the Managing Committee of the Indian Venture Capital Association.

She has been appointed as President, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and serves on the CII National Committee on Corporate Governance. 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 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, and by Fortune India.