Neela joined Greycroft in 2022 and is based in Boston. She is an experienced global CEO who has grown and scaled digital consumer businesses across Europe, Asia, and the United States. Neela is a recognized leader in the Retail/Consumer space with a track record of digital transformation, international expansion, and building outstanding leadership teams.
Prior to Greycroft, Neela was most recently Executive Vice President at CVS Health and President of CVS Pharmacy, with oversight of the company’s 10,000+ pharmacies across the United States. Prior to CVS Health, Neela was CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings, a global home furnishings retailer that includes Crate & Barrel, CB2, and Hudson Grace. Before 2017, she was on the executive board of Otto Group, responsible for retail and brands, and Executive Chairwoman across five operating companies, including Crate & Barrel. Earlier in her career, Neela spent 12 years at Tesco PLC in various leadership roles in strategy, international, merchandising, eCommerce, and grocery retail. During her time at Tesco, she rose to oversee the General Merchandise division for the UK business and sat on the UK Board of Directors.
Neela studied English Literature at Oxford University and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and Singapore. She is a member of the 2020 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Institute, which challenges entrepreneurial leaders to build a better society. Neela lives in the Greater Boston area with her husband Michael and two sons JJ and Arun.