vinita bali

Director

Age

Birthplace

Committees

Since 2020

India

  • Compensation (member)
  • Finance and Strategy (member)

Vinita Bali

Former Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Britannia Industries Ltd., and Former Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company

Vinita Bali brings extensive experience leading large multinational corporations to Cognizant’s Board of Directors, gained through her tenure as CEO of Britannia Industries and through over two decades serving in senior business and marketing roles around the globe for Coca-Cola and Cadbury Schweppes.

Key skills and qualifications:

  • International business development
  • Operations management
  • Public company governance
  • Public company leadership

Relevant experience:

Vinita was elected to Cognizant’s Board in February 2020. She was most recently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Britannia Industries Ltd., an India-based food company, from 2005 to 2014. Prior to Britannia, she spent most of her career serving in leadership roles across the world for The Coca-Cola Company and Cadbury Schweppes plc. Vinita spent nearly a decade with Coca-Cola in several roles, including Vice President and Head, Corporate Strategy, based in the United States; President,  Andean Division, based in Chile; and Worldwide Marketing Director, based in the United States. Prior to that, she spent 14 years with Cadbury, serving in senior marketing roles across several geographies, including South Africa, Nigeria, India and the UK.

Vinita currently serves on the boards of directors for two companies listed on the National and Bombay Stock Exchanges in India: Syngene International Ltd., a research and manufacturing company, since 2017; and CRISIL Ltd., a global analytical company providing ratings, research as well as risk and policy advisory services, since 2014. Since May 2021, she has also served on the board of directors of SATS Ltd., Asia's leading provider of food solutions and gateway services, which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. She previously served on the boards of directors of several other companies listed on the NYSE or exchanges in India.

Vinita holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi, India, and she has a Master of Business Administration from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in India.