Global Secretariat

Dr. Ambika Sharma

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr. Ambika Sharma is a development sector professional with 25+ years of progressive global experience in organizational development & change management, strategic alliances, participatory multi-stakeholder engagement, evidence-based policy research management, programme management, and knowledge management. She has worked actively in developing countries contexts in South & South – east Asia.

Dr. Sharma spearheads a global chamber for women in business, championing the empowerment of 150,000+ women entrepreneurs in over 30 countries. Her leadership at ABWCI underscores a commitment to fostering collaborations for creating opportunities, and advocating for supportive ecosystems, contributing significantly to both economic growth and the advancement of women-led development on a global scale.

Prior to this she was with The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and has worked with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Winrock International (WII) and the Development Alternatives (DA) group.

She has a Ph.D. in Ecosystem Planning, Masters in geography and a Masters in city and regional planning with additional diplomas in social entrepreneurship, human resources management, environment pollution control, labour law and journalism.

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