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Sarita Nayyar Appointed to World Economic Forum Managing Board
  • June 2018
The World Economic Forum, the international organization for public-private cooperation announced the appointment of Sarita Nayyar to the organization’s Managing Board.
In addition to her role as the Chief Operating Officer for the World Economic Forum LLC, as a member of the Managing Board, Nayyar will ensure operational excellence of the Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco, USA, and lead its international expansion with new centers opening in India, Japan and the People’s Republic of China. The Network seeks to rapidly achieve global scope and scale in establishing a new operating system for international technology governance and cooperation.
“I am honoured to be appointed to the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum. It is more important than ever that the benefits of emerging technologies are maximized while risks are minimized, making the work of the Forum critical. I am excited to contribute to this process and look forward to helping grow the Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network beyond its already impressive reach,” said Nayyar.
Nayyar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, a Master’s degree in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She has worked as a senior executive in management, strategy and marketing roles in Fortune 100 consumer product companies. Nayyar joined the World Economic Forum in 2007, where she has held various directorships including responsibility for engagement with the consumer industries, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of World Economic Forum LLC and Deputy Head of Industries overseeing relationships in Consumer, Financial Institutions, Information and Communication Technologies, Media and Entertainment, and Mobility industries. 

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