Avani Saglani Davda

  • Avani Saglani Davda

    Managing Director, Godrej Nature’s Basket

    Ms. Avani Davda is the Managing Director of Godrej Nature’s Basket. Ms. Davda was nominated as a Young Global Leader in 2014 by the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. Also featured in Fortune US’s annual global list of ‘40 under 40 leaders’ in 2013 and Fortune and Food & Wine’s list of ‘25 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink’ in 2014 – the only Indian woman on the list. Prior to her current role, she worked as Chief Executive Officer of Tata Starbucks Private Ltd. In a span of 3 years she has successfully led aggressive expansion of over 80 Starbucks stores across six key metros of India. Before Tata Starbucks Private Ltd., she worked as Vice president in the office of Director, Tata Sons who oversaw consumer companies of the Tata Group: Tata Global Beverages, Taj Hotels, Infiniti Retail, Tata Housing and Tata Infrastructure and Realty. Ms. Davda has worked closely on the strategic initiatives for TGBL and Infiniti Retail. She also played a pivotal role in the development of two joint ventures namely TGBL and PepsiCo India and also between Starbucks and TGBL in preparation for entry into the India market. Ms. Davda started her career with Tata Group as a recruit into the Group’s flagship leadership program ‘TAS’. Ms. Davda holds a Master’s degree in Management Studies from NMIMS and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with Honors (Advertising & Media) from H.R. College, University of Mumbai.