Women in finance: Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma's inclusion in FinanceAsia's series on influential women in Asian finance comes in acknowledgement of her lead role in growing Axis Bank's business lines.

As Axis Bank’s CEO, Shikha Sharma has overseen a number of impressive initiatives at India’s third largest private sector bank.

Sharma joined in 2009 and, under her leadership, Axis Bank focused on strengthening its retail presence and growing its distribution platform, two initiatives to help boost its long-term business growth.

That has allowed Axis to develop an array of products in its payments business for both retail and corporate clients.

Sharma also oversaw the bank’s upgrade of its representative office in Shanghai to a full branch in January 2014, making Axis Bank the first Indian private sector bank to set up a branch...

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