Sanjay Sharma is the founder and chairman of GreenPoint Global, a risk advisory, education and technology services firm headquartered in New York. Founded in 2006, GreenPoint has over 380 employees with a global footprint and production and management teams located in the US, India and Israel.
Between 2007 and 2016, Sharma was the chief risk officer of Global Arbitrage and Trading Group and managing director in fixed income and currencies risk management at RBC Capital Markets in New York. His career in the financial services industry spans over two decades, during which he has held investment banking and risk management positions at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Moody’s and Natixis. Sharma was the co-founder of the RBC/Hass Fellowship Program at the University of California at Berkeley, and is an adjunct professor at EDHEC, Nice, in France, New York University’s Tandon School of Financial Engineering and at Fordham University, where he teaches a capstone course on FRTB implementation for their master’s programmes.
He has also served as an adviser and a member of the board of directors of UPS Capital, and on the global board of directors for the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association. Sharma is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and at universities, and is the author of Risk Transparency, published by Risk Books, as well as numerous papers.
He holds a PhD in finance and international business from New York University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and has undergraduate degrees in physics and marine engineering. Sharma acquired his appreciation for risk first hand as a merchant marine officer at sea, where he served for seven years and received the chief engineer’s certificate of competency for ocean-going merchant ships.