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Ms. Virginia Sharma Director

Virginia has 17 years of marketing experience, including 8 years as an executive and 4 years as a “Desi CMO” in India, She is embarking on her next play, leading the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions business in India. She consume content with fervor and has been blogging since 2009 on topics that she is passionate about, primarily marketing, technology and leadership.

She is a strange breed of left and right brained, with an undergraduate in marketing and management and an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship. She joined IBM after graduating from the University of Virginia in 1999. She rose through the ranks at IBM in various global and regional marketing roles, including Asia Pacific and North America and in 2008, She became one of the youngest executives at IBM. In 2009, she moved to India and subsequently became CMO of IBM India/South Asia, one of the most vibrant markets in the world when it comes to talent. During that tenure, she was awarded the Top 25 Outstanding Marketing Leaders of India and was active member of various CMO advisory councils in India. She has also served as chairperson of the Data Driven Marketing and Advertising Conference in June 2013.

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