Ireena Vittal

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"Ireena Vittal, MBA, has significant expertise in emerging markets, Indian agriculture, and urbanization. She has contributed in a variety of private-sector roles, most recently as partner at McKinsey & Co., where she was a founding member of both the economic development and global emerging markets practices. Prior to her 16-year tenure at McKinsey, Vittal held positions at Max Touch (now Vodafone) and Nestlé. Ms. Vittal is an independent advisor to a range of companies, including Godrej Consumer, AXIS Bank, Wipro Ltd., Tata Global Beverages, the Indian Hotels Company, and Titan Company, and she serves on the global advisory board of Ms. Vittal received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a BS in electronics from Osmania University." [1]

Appointed to the Board of Compass Group "in July 2015. Ireena was formerly a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and Axis Bank Limited, Head of Marketing and Sales at Hutchinson Max Telecom and a former partner at McKinsey and Company.

"Current external appointments Non-executive director of Zomato Media Private Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, WIPRO Limited, The Indian Hotels Company Limited, Tata Global Beverages Limited, Tata Industries and Titan Company Limited. [2]

After 25 years in the corporate world, she is currently working in the urban and agriculture space and is also an independent director on the board of select Indian companies such as Axis Bank, Titan Company, Indian Hotels, Godrej Consumer, Tata Global Beverages and Wipro and also on the global advisory board of, a nonprofit dedicated to applying human-centered design to alleviate poverty. [1]


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  1. Executive leadership, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, accessed May 3, 2020.
  2. Compass Group plc Board, organizational web page, accessed April 2, 2016.