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Independent Director, Infosys
Chitra Nayak has over 25 years of experience in go-to-market, general management, and operations leadership roles at various organizations. She currently serves as a Member of the Board at Invitae, a medical genetics company; at Morneau Shepell, a tech-enabled HR services company; at Forward Air, a freight and logistics company; and at Intercom, a messaging platform company. She also advises startups on go-to-market strategies. Most recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the go-to-market strategy at Comfy, a real-estate tech startup, and prior to that she was COO at Funding Circle, an online SMB lending marketplace. Chitra has been in leadership roles at Salesforce for eight years as COO, Platform and Senior Vice President, Global Sales Development. She was earlier part of AAA, Charles Schwab, and the Boston Consulting Group.
Chitra has a passion for empowering women in the workplace. She is the co-founder of Neythri.org, which supports South Asian professional women. She was also the co-founder of the Salesforce Women’s Network initiative. She has co-created and taught an MBA class on ‘Women in Leadership’ at California State University, East Bay.
Chitra holds an MBA with Honors from Harvard Business School, an MS in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, and a B.Tech in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.