Anjali Bansal

Anjali Bansal is the founding partner of Avaana Climate and Sustainability Fund, which invests in technology and innovation-led start-ups catalyzing climate solutions and sustainability. Previously, Anjali was the non-executive chairperson of Dena Bank, appointed by the Government of India to steer the stressed bank’s resolution and merger with Bank of Baroda. Prior to that, Anjali was a global partner and managing director with TPG Growth PE, responsible for India, South-east Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. in New York.

Anjali has invested in various successful start-ups including Nykaa, Delhivery, Urban Company, Darwinbox, Farmart, and climate tech leaders such as Turno,, and Eeki. She serves as an independent director on leading boards including Tata Power, Nestle, and Piramal Enterprises. She has been appointed on the board of ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) and GIFT City; she chairs the Climate Council within IVCA. She is also a member of the Evolution Review Committee for Niti Aayog, India’s premier policy think tank chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Anjali has previously chaired the India board of Women’s World Banking, and served on the boards of GSK Pharma, Siemens, and Bata. She has co-founded and chaired the FICCI program for Women on Corporate Boards.

Anjali is a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and a charter member of The Indian Entrepreneurs (TiE) Young Entrepreneurs (TYE). She has been recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women” by India’s leading publications, including Business Today, Fortune India, and Forbes India.

She has a bachelor’s in computer engineering from Gujarat University and a master’s degree from Columbia University.