Using her experience in marketing and sales, Virginia Sharma will be responsible for leading digital ad monetization efforts at JioSaavn.
With a career spanning over two decades in marketing and sales, Virginia Sharma has decided to join JoiSaavn as Vice President, Brand Solutions. Until March 2020, she was with LinkedIn in the capacity of Director of Marketing Solutions, India. Sharma will drive adoption of JioSaavn’s advertising solutions for brands, leading the company’s digital ad monetization efforts across platforms.
During her tenure at LinkedIn, she was able to build a high performance and gender-balanced sales and servicing team, something she talks about with pride. Sharma is also currently pursuing a part-time doctoral degree in the field of global and digital sales and marketing.
“My dream is to become a respected “pracademic” over the next few years, through vigorous research and scientific inquiry into business resilience and business model innovation,” she states in her LinkedIn bio. A platform she says is the best way to connect with her.
Sharma’s achievements include becoming one of the top 10% of sales leaders at LinkedIn in just three years. She is also the first Indian leader to become a Marketing Academy Fellow delivered by McKinsey and Co.
In May last year, she was invited to give the Commencement Speech at her alma mater, the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Final Exercises in Charlottesville.
Through her LinkedIn posts, she likes to raise and discuss the issues facing women in leadership, advertising and technology news. She is a regular keynote speaker at several industry and customer forums and at premier business schools. Sharma is currently based in Gurgaon, India.