Ms. Sharma holds a Master’s Degree in Science from Delhi University. She joined the Life Insurance Corporation (“LIC”) as a Direct Recruit Officer of the 11th batch in 1981 and presently its Managing Director, which role she is performing since 11th April 2017.
Ms. Sharma handled several roles in her illustrious career of over three decades in LIC including as MD & CEO of LIC Housing Finance Ltd. (“LIC HFL”), Executive Director heading Investments, Executive Director heading Pension & Group Schemes, Chief (Personnel) and Regional Manager (Estate and Office Services). She holds the prestige of becoming the first woman to head LIC HFL, India’s second-largest mortgage lender.
Ms. Sharma was conferred with the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award in 2016 and 2017.
Ms. Sharma featured in India’s “The Top 40 CEOs BFSI” published by Business Today in association with PwC. ABP News conferred on Ms. Sharma as “CEO with HR Orientation” and ABP Real Estate Awards awarded her “Women Super Achiever In Real Estate Sector”. She was also granted the “UDYOG RATTAN AWARD” by Institute of Economic Studies (IES), New Delhi in 2013.
The Fine Arts Society, Mumbai awarded “FAS Stree Ratna Award 2018” in recognition of Ms. Sharma’s illustrious contribution and achievement in the field of Insurance & Financial Services.
Ms. Sharma is on the Board of The National Stock Exchange of India Limited.
Ms. Sharma joined the Board of the Company on April 1, 2015.