Lavanya Nalli is Chairperson of Nalli Group, a $100M national retail chain specializing in textiles and women’s ethnicwear. Established in 1928, the iconic brand from South India is a category- killer in saris, and famous for its Kanchipuram silks. She started her career with Nalli in 2005, focusing on growth and business development, operational excellence, and new business initiatives. Under her stewardship, Nalli also diversified into other businesses and newer formats. She graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA in 2011, and worked at McKinsey & Company (Chicago) advising CXOs of Fortune 500 companies on issues ranging from top-line growth and profit improvement initiatives, change management programs and multi-channel strategy. She moved to India in 2013 into the e-commerce world as Vice-President at Myntra (Flipkart Group) and is now back at Nalli Group, leading new business initiatives, as well as growth and expansion efforts for its core businesses. By 2017, Nalli had expanded its footprint to 34 stores.