Deepanshu Sharma

Leadership coach & transformation catalyst. A staunch believer in the human potential and the power to deliver outstanding results through structured thought and regulated energy.

Gurgaon, India

Cross Cultural Management Strategy & Operations Strategic Reviews Presentation & Communication Skills C-Level Presentations Mentoring New Hires Business & Operations Transformation Strategic Marketing Consultancy Leadership Development Coaching Collaborative Innovation Millennials Diversity & Inclusion Market Research
I have had the opportunity to essay multi-dimensional roles during my 25 year journey across leading multinational brands in technology and allied industries.

A majority of my experience has been in leadership positions across multinational brands which offered me an opportunity to build adaptability to continue on my path to learn and grow.

Professionals, start-ups or students can expect to tap into their own energy and release the power of their ideas though a process of structured appreciative enquiry. Net impact can be measured in the form of behaviour change and personal or professional growth.

My own professional journey has given me several opportunities to learn, practice and share every aspect of managing a business, from arriving at a vision and strategy to execution of complex projects.

You could be looking for a coach who can help nail down your bright and shiny goal or to arrive at a strategy and a game-plan to make definite and measurable progress towards these goals. You can expect a sounding board which appreciates your dilemma and someone who can relate to all aspects of managing your career or business.

Chief of Staff at Microsoft Corporation

May 2010 - Oct 2016

Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Microsoft India, spanning all business entities including R&D, Product Development, Sales & Marketing, Technical Support, Services Delivery and IT. Managed multiple roles of strategic importance which delivered key organisational goals. The role offered an opportunity to contribute towards building long-term strategic direction for the Indian entity and ways to impact global business through creation of a collaboration platform for business leaders from all Microsoft business units operating in India. The role helped me grow professionally with through engagements with key decision makers in the Government and the Corporate world and several opportunities to own and execute projects of strategic nature.

GM-Marketing & Communications at AMD Far East

May 2005 - May 2010

Head of Marketing for AMD India, the lone challenger to Intel, the dominant semiconductor vendor for the computer industry. Several opportunities to design and execute guirilla tactics under several resource constraints, Multiple opportunities to work with global leadership to create strategic programs and campaigns.

Head of Marketing & Corporate Communication at Apple Computer India

Feb 2002 - Apr 2005

Managed the marketing and PR function for Apple India and also had the opportunity to design and execute the pilot for franchised Apple retail channel in India.


MDP-Creating and Managing Brand Equity at IIM-Bangalore

MDP-Retailing Management at IIM-Ahmedabad

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing at Times School of Marketing

Sep 1990 - Sep 1991

Push pixels...
Shovel coal into server...
Create mockups...
Defend the wall...
Draft storyboard...
Disrupt an industry...
Achieve profitability...
Become a unicorn...
Become Batman...