Monica Sharma is a versatile executive with a track record of driving results through strategic and operational initiatives. She has a passion for delivering solutions that combine strategic insights, people, and processes to solve business challenges.
Monica currently works at Viacom International as Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Monica advises senior leadership on traditional on-air and multiplatform initiatives across Viacom’s international portfolio, which spans 200+ countries and 10+ unique media brands. Monica also serves as strategy lead for Nickelodeon Group international and oversees projects that help develop new revenue opportunities across multiple platforms and assets. Before working at Viacom International, Monica worked at Nickelodeon Group within Viacom, where she advised US sales leadership on variety of sales initiatives including annual upfront negotiations, budget planning, and new partnerships.
Prior to arriving at Viacom, Monica worked for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment (now known as iHeartMedia), a portfolio company of Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners. As part of their Strategic Initiatives Office, Monica reported to the C-suite and was responsible for managing sales and business operations projects. Previously, Monica worked for a European media start-up in Switzerland and consulted to early stage companies. She was also a runner-up in the New York StartUP! 2012 business plan competition. Monica started her career as a management consultant at Accenture in their financial services practice, where she advised capital markets clients on key strategic issues. Her projects spanned corporate finance, growth strategy, and organizational re-design.
Monica has an undergraduate degree in business from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she concentrated in marketing and finance. Additionally, she holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
In her free time, Monica enjoys adventure sports, art history, Indian dance/music, and international travel.