Anand Vijay Jha is the Vice President and Head of Corporate Affairs for Walmart India. He is responsible for government relations and public policy, corporate communications, philanthropy and the company’s social responsibility and sustainability initiatives.
An ex-Civil Servant, before joining Walmart, Anand was the Additional Director General and Director in Competition Commission of India (CCI). Prior to CCI, Anand served with Government of India holding several high-profile assignments, including being Commissioner of Mumbai Division of Indian Railways wherein, he was responsible for all aspects of communications for commuters’ safety. As Director in the Ministry, he was responsible for legislative drafting and interpretation of statutes affecting the supply chain management and policy making, execution and monitoring on all Human Resource matters. Anand also played key roles in setting up and operationalization of Rail Land Development Authority, a statutory body responsible for raising revenue through non-tariff measures such as commercial leasing of land.
Anand is a L.L.B. from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and L.L.M. in International Trade & Commercial Laws from Durham University, UK. He also holds an MBA in Strategy from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi. He has received training at several premier institutions such as IAS Academy Mussoorie, ISB Hyderabad and INSEAD. He is a regular visiting faculty in top Law/Business Schools and Public Administration institution.