Vijay Talwar
Vijay Talwar
Chief Commercial and Digital Officer
Vijay Talwar is an accomplished multinational business leader with 25+ years of broad industry experience in consumer products, online, sports and retail sectors encompassing both emerging and premium brands.

He joined Avolta (formerly Dufry, Autogrill and HMS Host) in March 2023 as Chief Commercial & Digital Officer, responsible for Digital, Marketing, Commercial, Category Management, Procurement, Store Design and Supply Chain, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

In 2019 Vijay was promoted to CEO, Foot Locker EMEA, becoming an executive officer of Foot Locker, Inc. In his role Vijay focused on driving productivity and capitalizing on growth opportunities, while furthering an elevated multi-channel experience across this important geography. Vijay was responsible for guiding strategic direction and vision for the Foot Locker EMEA, including franchise


In 2016, Vijay joined Foot Locker, Inc. as President - Digital and overseeing the portfolio

of digital businesses including Champs Sports, Foot Action, Eastbay and Six:02. Vijay has served as the CEO, CFO and President of International at Blue Nile, a global online jewelry

retailer. He joined Blue Nile in 2010 where he started the International division.

From 2008 to 2010, Vijay was the Chief Executive Officer of the William J. Clinton Foundation India, a global 501c nongovernmental organization established to provide healthcare and sustainability programs across India and South Asia.

From 2002 to 2008, Vijay worked at Nike, Inc, where Vijay served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to that role, he served in multiple finance, strategy and business development roles at Nike.

Prior to Nike, Vijay was a Consultant at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. As of October 2021, Vijay serves at Dunelm Group plc as Non-Executive director.

Vijay He holds an MBA in Marketing & Strategy from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is married with two children and lives in Basel, Switzerland.