Founding Partner, Avaana Capital

Anjali Bansal is the Founding Partner of Avaana Capital, which manages Avaana Climate and Sustainability Fund – investing in technology and innovation-led start-ups catalysing climate solutions 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 and Lenskart. She also serves as an independent non-executive director on several leading boards including Tata Power, Nestle, and Piramal Enterprises. She has been inducted on the Board of ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce), the world’s first open access infrastructure for digital commerce and GIFT City, and chairs the Climate Council within Indian Venture Capital Association.

Anjali is a Member of the Niti Aayog Evolution Review Committee, India’s premier policy think tank chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Expert Advisory Committee for the Start Up India Seed Fund Scheme.
Anjali has previously chaired the India board of Women’s World Banking, a leading global livelihoodpromoting institution and been a board member at GSK Pharma, Siemens, Bata, and Delhivery. She has previously served as President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce, and has co-founded and chaired the FICCI Center for Corporate Governance program for Women on Corporate Boards.

Anjali 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, Fortune India and Forbes India.