Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar


Falguni Nayar is the founder and CEO of Nykaa, a multi-brand omnichannel beauty, fashion and lifestyle focused retail business established in 2012.

Providing a comprehensive e-commerce experience, Nykaa offers over 4.3 million product SKUs from over 4,000 brands. Under Falguni’s helm, Nykaa has emerged as India’s leading beauty retailer, playing a critical role in developing the Indian beauty market and further being recognized on Time’s 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Having graduated from IIM Ahmedabad, before founding Nykaa, Falguni spent nearly two decades as one of India’s leading investment bankers with the Kotak Mahindra group. During that time, Falguni guided several founders through roadshows globally towards stock market debuts. Last year, she expertly led Nykaa to a stellar debut on the stock exchanges.

Falguni’s accolades include EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2022, Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and Bloomberg Global Annual 50. Falguni is also on the board of several companies, including Dabur and Kotak Securities.