Rahul Sharma, a prominent media, policy, corporate communications and public affairs expert, is managing director of APCO Worldwide in India. He has over three decades of experience in multiple sectors across India, Singapore, Hong Kong and the UAE.
Prior to joining APCO Mr. Sharma held a variety of leadership roles across the communications, business and policy sectors. He most recently served as deputy secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, president of Rediffusion Communications and president of Genesis Burson-Marsteller’s public affairs practice in India and South Asia.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Sharma was a journalist for a variety of outlets, including The Economic Times, Thomson Reuters, the Hindustan Times and the Khaleej Times.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Rajasthan, masters’ degrees in International Trade and Economy from Flinders University and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in New Delhi.