Anita Belani is a seasoned professional with 29 years of rich post MBA experience as a senior business &
human capital leader. She is currently the Operating Partner of a growth PE Fund called Gaja Capital.
Anita is also an independent director on the board of Wanbury Ltd, Eternis Fine Chemicals, Euro Kids and
SportzVillage India Pvt Ltd. She has held an independent director position with Laxmi Organic Chemicals Ltd
and has been on the Advisory Board of Crederity Inc.
Prior to joining Gaja Capital Anita was a Partner with BMR Advisors. In her previous role as Managing Director
India for Russell Reynolds Associates she specialized in assignments across sectors, leveraging her extensive
human capital and consulting background to provide strategic leadership solutions for her clients. She was also
responsible for CEO / Board advisory assignments and specialized in the Private Equity / Venture Capital area
in addition to focusing on diversified industrials..
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Anita was with Right Management as the Country Head for India.
Her areas of expertise included helping clients solve their business issues through human capital solutions in
such areas as change management, restructuring, organizational effectiveness, succession planning,
leadership development and talent management. Prior to joining Right Management, she was Country Head for
Watson Wyatt India and was responsible for building a successful consulting brand for the organization. In all
these roles she was responsible for P&L management, business strategy & implementation to build successful
franchises in India.
Anita has previously worked with Sun Microsystems in San Francisco as a Senior HR Business Partner in
charge of strategic global HR. Prior to that, she was in a senior business partner role with KPMG in the USA
and was instrumental in building the India operations of Jardine Fleming. She has also worked with American
Express TRS in the early part of her career,
Anita takes keen interest in mentoring startups and is a key member of the Lead Angels network which focuses
on investing in early stage companies. She is a Certified Executive Coach and has coached several C-suite
level executives across various sectors.
Anita did her M.B.A. from XLRI, Jamshedpur and B.A.(Hons) in Economics from Miranda House, University of