Amitabh Sharma is based in Spencer Stuart’s Silicon Valley office and is a member of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice. He advises his clients on leadership succession, executive search, board composition and team effectiveness. Amitabh leverages his extensive global exposure to support companies across the technology sector, with a particular focus on CEO, board and technology officer roles. His clients range from smaller, privately funded businesses to large public entities.
Global executive search expert with operations and technology industry background
Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Amitabh was with another international search firm for 13 years, leading its global systems, software and services vertical and its Asia Pacific technology and communications practice. In addition to his work in the technology industry, he has significant experience in leadership hiring at the intersection of technology and traditional industry, such as auto, manufacturing and services.
Earlier, Amitabh served in a range of business leadership roles. He was chief operating officer of Active Private Equity, based in London, helping portfolio companies scale through technology and operations support. Before that, he worked as a consultant with Shell Global Solutions, operating from London and The Hague.
At Netdecisions, a digital services and strategy startup in London, Amitabh built, launched and ran a number of digital businesses, led operations for the high-growth company and incubated and grew a high-performing managed services business as managing director.
Amitabh began his career at Schlumberger as a field engineer, growing into operational and business leadership roles over his 10 years at the company.
Amitabh earned his Master of Science in management from the London Business School as a Sloan Fellow, and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India. He has lived and worked in the US, India, UK, Netherlands, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt. He is fluent in English and Hindi.