Michigan Ross Alum Named to Board of World Economic Forum


Sarita Nayyar, MBA ‘87, has been appointed to the Managing Board of The World Economic Forum. The international organization for public-private cooperation is best known for its annual meeting of financial executives and world political leaders held in Davos, Switzerland.

Nayyar has worked for the WEF since 2007 and is currently its chief operating officer.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum,” Nayyar said. “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.”

The Managing Board has a collective executive responsibility for the Forum and reports to the Board of Trustees, whose members include Al Gore; Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund; and Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group.

Nayyar holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi, a Master’s degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, and an MBA from Michigan Ross. She has worked as a senior executive in management, strategy and marketing roles in Fortune 100 consumer product companies.


Read more about Sarita Nayyar on the World Economic Forum website

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