Managing Director, India

Ms. Ambika Sharma is the Managing Director, India. Prior to this position, Ambika was the Director General – International, FICCI. During her career of over three decades, she has led some of the most innovative and worthwhile endeavors of domestic and international teams including the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Oceania, Africa and Foreign Trade Policy Division. She steered the agenda for the Forum of Parliamentarians and special initiatives including economic diplomacy, projects with diaspora and strategic and multilateral policy matters.

She was responsible for taking forward FICCI’s international agenda and dovetailing it with domestic strategy. In this context, she works closely with the Government of India, representing FICCI at bilateral and regional level deliberations and leads conceptualization and implementation of mega programs at national and international levels.

In 2016, Ms. Sharma was appointed Member, 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.

Her academic background comprises a Post Graduate 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 EU. She had also been nominated by FICCI for senior leadership management programs at institutions such as XLRI, Jamshedpur and has been engaged in the Women on Corporate Boards (WCB) initiative of FICCI.