Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma - Independent Director - Tata Coffee

Ms. Shikha Sharma

Independent Director

Ms. Shikha Sharma holds a degree in B.A (Hons.) in Economics, Post Graduate Diploma in Software Technology from National Centre for Software Technology and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. With a wealth of experience in banking and insurance, she boasts an impressive track record. During her tenure, she successfully transformed Axis Bank Limited from a predominantly corporate lender to a bank with a robust retail deposit franchise and a well-balanced lending book. Ms. Sharma embarked on her career with ICICI Bank in 1980. She served as the MD and CEO of ICICI Personal Financial Services from May 1998 to December 2000. Subsequently, she held the position of Managing Director and CEO at ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company from December 2000 to June 2009. She later became the Managing Director and CEO of Axis Bank from June 2009 to December 2018.

Ms. Sharma has earned numerous accolades, including the CNBC TV18 Outstanding Businesswoman of the year, AIMA JRD TATA Corporate Leadership, and Business Standard’s Banker of the Year. She has also been recognized as one of the Top 20 Women in Finance-by-Finance Asia and one of the 50 most powerful women in business by Fortune.  Ms. Sharma serves on the board of directors for several companies, including Tata Consumer Products Limited, Tech Mahindra Limited, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, Piramal Enterprises Limited and Mahindra Electric Automobile Limited. Additionally, she is an advisor /consultant to Piramal Enterprises Limited, Billionbrains Garage Ventures Private Limited, Bahaar Foundation - a unit of Akshati Charitable Trust and Google India Digital Services Pvt. Ltd. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of IIM, Lucknow.