Co-Founder and CEO

VP Sharma is a technology professional with over 34 years’ global experience in Telecommunications / Networking domains. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune, he served in Indian Army (Corps of Signals) for 16 years from 1985 to 2001. During his career in Army, he has served in many operational assignments and military technology projects in India and internationally.

​He transitioned to corporate world & from 2001 to 2010, worked in telecom sector. During this period, he worked for Airtel, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks and Cisco Systems in senior positions.

​In 2017, he left his corporate career to take up social entrepreneurship full-time through two ventures – Gramonnati Trust and Gratitude Farms with a goal to develop 10,000 rural entrepreneurs over the next 5 years from amongst youth, women and ex-soldiers.

​He lives in Pondicherry; an alumnus of IIT Kanpur (M Tech, EE) & Military College of Telecom Engineering (BE, E&C).