Ashish Sharma has joined Arthur D. Little as a Partner, the firm announced today. As ADL expands its regional footprint, this is the latest in a series of local appointments to bolster ADL’s presence in India. He will work out of the company’s Delhi headquarters.
Sharma has worked as a consultant in India, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, West and South Africa, and Southeast, East, and Central Asia for over 20 years. He has worked on problems like as digital infrastructure and industry growth, the digital divide, sustainable urbanisation, and smart mobi with governments and regulators, as well as the World Economic Forum.Sharma was also in charge of NASSCOM’s (National Association of Software and Service Companies) reports on a cyber-industry growth strategy for India, as well as engineering and R&D projects that spanned over a decade.
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, based on his extensive experience working with family-owned conglomerates on their digital transformation journeys. His approach is based on integrated business planning in order to respond to market changes more quickly and enhanced profitability, while institutionalizing the organization’s identity and culture to ensure successful long-term intergenerational transitions.
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.