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Independent Non-executive Director - Vinita Bali

Appointed Independent Non-Executive Director in December 2014 and Member of the Remuneration Committee and Ethics & Compliance Committee.

Career and Experience

Vinita holds an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Bombay University and a BA in Economics from Delhi University. She commenced her career in India and subsequently worked with Cadbury Schweppes plc in the UK, Nigeria and South Africa. She joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1994 and held senior global positions in marketing and general management, based in the USA and Latin America, becoming President of the Andean Division in 1999 and VP, Corporate Strategy in 2001. In 2003, she joined Zyman Group, LLC, a US based consultancy, as Managing Principal. From 2005 to 2014 Vinita was MD and CEO of Britannia Industries Limited, a leading Indian publicly listed food company. Currently, Vinita is NED of Syngene International Limited, Titan Company Ltd, CRISIL, India (a Standard & Poor Company) and Kasturi & Sons Ltd, a non-listed publication group. She is also Chair of the board of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and a member of the Advisory Board of PwC India.

Skills and Competencies

Vinita has an impressive track record of achievement with blue-chip global corporations in multiple geographies including India, Africa, South America, the US and UK, all key markets for Smith & Nephew. Additionally, her strong appreciation of customer service and marketing brings deep insight to Smith & Nephew as we continue to develop innovative ways to serve our markets and grow our business.

Nationality
Indian

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