Aparna Dutt Sharma  

Aparna Dutt Sharma


Aparna Dutt Sharma is the Founding Member and CEO of India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF). IBEF is a Trust established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. IBEF's primary objective is to promote and create international awareness of the Made in India label in markets overseas.

Aparna Dutt Sharma has rich working experience spanning international trade and promotion, research advisory, country brand strategy and communication. Enthusiastically driving each segment of IBEF, Ms Sharma has contributed substantively towards making the Foundation a credible resource centre for business information on India. She is credited with the conceptualisation and execution of strategic sectoral export oriented campaigns for the Department of Commerce, Government of India, spanning pharmaceuticals, engineering, tea, coffee and spices sectors.

Ms Sharma has been Vice President of World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) based in Geneva. WAIPA comprises investment promotion agencies from more than 160 countries in the world.

In her previous assignments, she has led business information/advisory programme for EIU India of The Economist Group, UK, and has worked with the Embassy of Italy, New Delhi, where she was responsible for bilateral trade and cooperation between India and Italy.

Ms Aparna Dutt Sharma holds a Masters degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India. Besides a Diploma in the Spanish language, she holds Advance Diploma(s) in the Italian language and in Cultural Linguistics in Italian from Universita per gli Stranieri, Italy.

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