Head: International Clients Group, Edelweiss Wealth Management (EWM)
Achiever's Success Story
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With a firm head on his shoulders, a keen eye for detail and someone who is always ready to accept a new challenge, Vivek has crafted a niche for himself amongst global Indian finance professionals, leading the India narrative Meet the finance professional, Vivek Sharma, Head: International Clients Group, Edelweiss Wealth Management (EWS).
A young veteran of 18 years, Vivek commenced his career graph with the consumer banking business at Citibank, followed by a product investment role at ING Investment Management which led to varied roles at Edelweiss.
Vivek is among the few Indian financial services business leaders to traverse roles across the value chain from wealth management, asset management and institutional securities in India and abroad.
Vivek has spent the last few years propagating the India growth story to global investors, a natural people’s person and compelling storyteller. Taking a leaf out of Apple Co-founder, Steve Job’s famous quote: “Ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions.” In his current role, Vivek is developing, building, and growing the international business across Institutional clients for Edelweiss.
Vivek is betting big on the opportunities that the country is providing to the international audience. According to him, “India is at the cusp of a multi-generational growth trajectory. Therefore, the narrative about the on-ground experience needs to be conveyed to the global audience.”
Not one to let cynicism cloud his judgement, Vivek believes in looking at objectives with a realistic lens. He believes that the pandemic has been a blessing in disguise for India in a lot of ways. “Our ability to fight the pandemic and emerge with a new wave of businesses and ideas, has made India look more attractive than at any time in the past. As the country approaches the $5 trillion mark in terms of GDP, the international community would only welcome the opportunity with open arms,” he avers.
Overall, Vivek is a passionate business leader and enjoys working with diverse stakeholders to achieve collective business growth. He brings diverse experience in investment strategy, institutional sales, business strategy domains, and managing different teams and P&L responsibility.
According to Vivek, his first job itself proved to be a major turning point in his life. He says, “It was a shift from a sales role to a product/investment role. I learnt that nothing is impossible and that if you believe in yourself, people will also believe you. Step outside your comfort zone; you will change, grow, and transform. These are the three mantras he follows till date.”
As a successful business and investment professional, time is of essence for Vivek. He believes that a person’s ability to execute projects on time differentiate him as a successful professional.
According to him, qualities such as collaboration, accountability, transparency, and clear communication are the key mantras to successfully grow and build business’s in the long term.
An Economics Graduate, Vivek holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, India. Besides being a regular speaker at capital market forums and an association with Market Advocacy initiatives, Vivek and his wife like to volunteer and support causes that help provide resources for children’s education.