Mr. Sunil D Sharma, born in 1977, is currently the Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME). He played the leading role in the establishment of ISSME. An MBA and a Postgraduate in Sociology, Mr. Sharma is a knowledgeable and multi-faceted personality and is well versed with the working, management, applicable laws and rules & regulations of both national as well as international Non-Government Organisations. In addition to these, he has over a half dozen of diplomas & certificates on Finance, Management, Information Technology and Documentation from different institutions across the globe. He has also received numerous awards during his education and professional career. An energetic and dynamic personality, Mr. Sharma has participated in number of local, national, regional, and international conferences as well as concerned UN agencies programmes and other events throughout the globe on SME related issues.
Ever since he took up the reins of ISSME in 2010, Mr. Sharma fine-tuned its activities to meet SMEs’ varied new demands emanating from emerging world economic scenario. He has sought to give voice to the world’s small business community. He has over 18 years of experience in studying the development as well as industrial sector, particularly the issues related to small business development, identifying business opportunities and articulating the concerns and interest of SMEs at different forums. Prior to his association in ISSME, he had gained extensive experiences by working with private sector, industry association, and international non-governmental organisations at senior positions and gained hands on experience in promoting and development of SMEs. He has extensive knowledge and practical experience in setting up units based on alternate and environment-friendly technologies, use of ICT tools, etc. He has widely travelled within India and visited several countries on five continents for issues of high importance to SMEs.
Mr. Sharma is on the Board of Directors of private sector companies in India and abroad. Also, holds the office of Secretary General in two non-government, not-for-profit, leading organizations.