Rohini Anand

Senior Fellow, Human Capital The Conference Board Founder & CEO Rohini Anand LLC

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Rohini Anand

Rohini Anand

Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board
Founder & CEO, Rohini Anand LLC

Dr. Rohini Anand is a Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board. She is Founder and CEO of Rohini Anand LLC providing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) advisory services to clients in the public and private sectors. She is a strategic business leader and trusted board member who has successfully transformed cultures and built an iconic brand with an enduring reputation, resulting in accelerating new business creation. With expertise that spans executive leadership, human capital, global corporate responsibility, wellness and diversity equity and inclusion, Rohini brings a unique perspective on the critical alignment of the business culture and the triple bottom line to drive exceptional performance. Rohini is recognized as a pioneer in the DEI field and is a sought- after expert by leaders around the world. Her global experience, cultural dexterity, extensive network and ability to influence leaders result in a reputation for judgment, integrity, and accountability. 

Rohini Anand is a thought leader and a published author. Her best selling book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, has been endorsed by luminaries like Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO Chobani and Tent, Leena Nair, CEO Chanel, Michel Landel, Danone S.A Board member and former CEO, Sodexo, amongst others. It has received accolades from around the world.

Most recently Rohini was SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo. She reported to the Global CEO and was a member of Sodexo’s North America Executive Committee. Rohini successfully positioned Sodexo as a global thought leader in DEI and Corporate Responsibility. Sodexo’s remarkable global culture change, led by diversity and inclusion, is featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled Shifting the Diversity Climate: the Sodexo Solution .

Rohini has been featured in several articles in CNBC, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Rohini has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg and CNN Money as well on National Public Radio. She is the recipient of many accolades including the Mosaic Woman Leadership Award, the Women’s Foodservice Forum Trailblazer Award, Webster University’s Women of Influence Award and the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Award (WWAAC), amongst others.

Dr. Anand received her PhD from the University of Michigan. She serves on the advisory boards of several organizations including WomenLift Health a Gates Foundation initiative, Pulsely and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Center for Inclusive Governance’s Advisory Council. She also serves on the external diversity advisory boards for Sanofi and for Charter Communications and chaired the Catalyst Board of Advisors. She is a Board Director for Galt Foundation and Tent Partnership for Refugees.