Chennai: Arthur D. Little (ADL) today announced Ashish Sharma has joined the company as a Partner. This continues on from a series of local appointments to strengthen ADL’s presence in India as it scales its regional footprint. He will be based out of the company’s Delhi office.
Sharma has over 20 years of consulting experience across India, the US, Europe, the Middle East, West and South Africa, and Southeast, East and Central Asia. He has worked in public policy with governments and regulators, as well as the World Economic Forum, on issues of importance such as digital infrastructure and industry development, the digital divide, sustainable urbanization, and smart mobility. Sharma also headed up reports for NASSCOM, the National Association of Software and Service Companies on a cyber-industry growth roadmap for India, as well as engineering and R&D initiatives stretching over nearly a decade.
With extensive experience working with family-owned conglomerates on their digital transformation journeys, Sharma has helped companies recast their operating models, processes, and digital architecture in order to eliminate the false dichotomy of control versus agility, and take full advantage of digital enablement. His work is anchored on integrated business planning for faster market response and enhanced profitability, while institutionalizing the organization’s identity and culture to ensure successful long-term intergenerational transitions.
Sharma has been a valued member of committees nominated by the Indian Prime Minister’s Office and Government Agency NITI Aayog, on digital communications policy, digital infrastructure resilience, and related issues. He was also the government nominee to the executive committee of the recently established university at Kaithal, Haryana.
Barnik Chitran Maitra, Managing Partner, Arthur D. Little India, comments: “Ashish’s extensive experience in public policy, digital transformation and technologies of the future will prove to be a great asset to ADL India. I look forward to working with him as part of our leadership team.”
Ashish Sharma, Partner at ADL, says: “India is at an economic inflection point with technology and digitization at which it is likely to play an important role in capturing untapped innovation potential. I believe that ADL is uniquely positioned to help transform Indian businesses and the government to achieve the Prime Minister’s vision of a USD 5 trillion economy.”
Ignacio García Alves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arthur D. Little, adds: “Ashish will be a great asset to the global ADL Partnership. ADL is committed to building a dominant practice in India and we welcome Ashish to the India leadership team to accelerate our growth trajectory in the region.”
Sharma is a postgraduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, and holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi.