Speaker

Sridevi Kalavakolanu

Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

Sridevi Kalavakolanu is Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing at Walmart where she oversees strategy and execution of supply chain compliance operations in Asia, Europe and Africa. She is responsible for capacity building, risk management and stakeholder engagement including support to key corporate initiatives such as the Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.Sridevi Kalavakolanu is Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing at Walmart where she oversees strategy and execution of supply chain compliance operations in Asia, Europe and Africa. She is responsible for capacity building, risk management and stakeholder engagement including support to key corporate initiatives such as the Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.


Sridevi has over fifteen years of experience in responsible sourcing and has previously worked with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) in San Francisco, where she provided training and consulting services to a range of companies in the apparel, footwear, automobile and energy sectors and with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public in Washington, DC.


Sridevi has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and was a Monbusho Scholar at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.