Managing Director, India

Ambika Sharma is Managing Director for India at the U.S.-India Business Council. Prior to this position, Sharma was the Director General – International at the Federation for Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). During her three-decade career, she led a number of innovative and impactful initiatives at FICCI across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Oceania, Africa and Foreign Trade Policy Division teams. She also steered the agenda for the Forum of Parliamentarians and led special initiatives including economic diplomacy, diaspora-focused projects and strategic and multilateral policy matters.

At FICCI, Sharma was responsible for aligning the international agenda with the organization’s domestic strategy. In this context, she worked closely with the Government of India, representing FICCI at bilateral and regional level deliberations and led conceptualization and implementation of mega programs at the national and international levels. In 2016, she also served as a member of the Executive Council of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to represent industry and support BIS in the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and related matters.

Sharma holds a degree in Business Economics from India’s prestigious Delhi University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Gold Medal. She has participated in a number of Executive Training programs conducted by the EU, senior leadership management programs at institutions such as XLRI, Jamshedpur, and worked with the FICCI Women on Corporate Boards (WCB) initiative.