Sharma was formerly EVP & chief people officer of SBI Card and headed HR for GE’s BPM unit and the HR function for the credit card JV between GE Capital & State Bank of India.
A seasoned HR professional with over two decades of experience spanning domestic and international firms, Sharad Sharma has just joined DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance as the SVP & head HR. His previous stint was with SBI Card, where he was the EVP & chief people officer and headed HR for GE’s BPM unit and the HR function for the Credit Card JV between GE Capital & State Bank of India. His decision to move came soon after GE’s exit from the business.
Having worked across varied industries, Sharma believes that the insurance sector in India has a huge potential for growth, which is what drew him. He tells HRKatha, “As DHFL Pramerica looks ahead at a transformation and next phase of expansion, the HR agenda is also going to be significant, which is what attracted me towards joining them. The insurance sector has tremendous potential to grow in the Indian market, and attraction and retention of talent will continue to remain the focus area for augmenting growth opportunities.”
Sharma has a multi-industry exposure. Prior to SBI Card, he worked with Vertex Data Science as director and chief of HR.
Sharma has a multi-industry exposure. Prior to SBI Card, he worked with Vertex Data Science as director and chief of HR. He has also worked with Max New York Life Insurance for over two years as the corporate vice president & head HR (distribution), before which he was the associate director-HR at Fidelity Investments. In addition, he has worked with FIS, Canon and Airtel in the past.
Regarding his role at DHFL Pramerica, he says, “We will be looking at capability building of our distribution, along with scalability. In addition, we are also looking at embarking on a digital journey for HR in the coming times. This is going to be an exciting phase for HR professionals in the insurance sector.”
Sharma is a Delhi University graduate and holds PG Diplomas in IR & PM and also in training & development.