Mr. Arvind Sharma is a Bachelor of Science and holds PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad- 1977 batch. In his last corporate role, Mr. Arvind Sharma was a member of Global Leadership Council of Leo Burnett Worldwide and Chairman of TLG India Pvt. Ltd., the India Subcontinent arm of the Publicis Groupe, spanning all of the Groupe’s Media, Digital and New Media services. After spending over three and half decades in marketing and advertising, Mr. Arvind Sharma has recently turned tech & internet entrepreneur.
After leaving IIMA, Mr. Arvind Sharma spent his first few years in marketing with Voltas. He then switched to advertising. For over three decades Mr. Arvind Sharma has been closely associated with brands like Ariel, Cinthol, Complan, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Fiat, Glucon-D, Goodyear, Hitachi, Heinz, Marlboro, Limca, Maaza, McDonald’s, Minutemaid, Old Spice, Pillsbury, Samsung, Thums Up, Tide, Telenor, Ultratech, Vicks Vaporub, Whisper. His clients included large local Indian groups like Bajaj, Godrej, HDFC, Reliance, Tatas & Wipro. He has been the copywriter behind a number of famous campaigns in India including 'Kya haal banaa rakha hai kuch lete kyon nahin' for Coldarin, the ‘Aam Admi’ campaign that brought the Congress-led UPA government to power.
Mr. Arvind Sharma is ex-president of the Advertising Agencies Association of India, ex-chairman of Advertising Standards Council of India, ex-chairman of Media Research Users’ Council of India and founding Director of the Broadcast Audience Research Council of India. Mr. Arvind Sharma is also a member of the Board of Governors of Education Support Organization- an NGO focused on innovation in education at the primary & secondary school levels in India. Under the brand Gyanshala, ESO is currently involved in education of approx. 700,000 children across the country.
In the academic field, Mr. Arvind Sharma has been a guest faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad since 2002. Mr. Arvind Sharma has also has been teaching from time to time at Mica, ISB, IIT Bombay, NMIS and Symbiosis. He has been invited to speak at Harvard Business School, Wharton and Columbia.