Functions in Syngenta
Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
Vinita Bali started her career in India with the Tata Group, and then joined Cadbury India, subsequently working for Cadbury in the UK, Nigeria and South Africa. From 1994 onwards, she held a number of senior positions in marketing and general management at The Coca-Cola Company in the USA and Latin America, becoming Head of Corporate Strategy in 2001, and then joined the Zyman Group as Head of its Business Strategy practice in the USA in 2003. From 2005 to 2014 Vinita Bali was the Managing Director of Britannia Industries, India’s publicly listed premier food company. Apart from her functions in Syngenta, Vinita Bali is currently holding the following Board memberships:
– Listed companies: Non-executive Director of Titan Industries, CRISIL and Smith & Nephew PLC
– Non-listed companies: Chairman of GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), Vice Chairman of CARE India Solutions for Sustainable Development and non-executive Director of Katsuri & Sons Ltd.
She also holds Advisory or Governing Board mandates in several institutions in the development sector.
Vinita Bali holds an MBA from The Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Bombay and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Delhi.