CEO/CLO, Sistema Smart Technologies Limited
Brief info
Neera Sharma

is a Director, Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for Sistema India Entities and is based at Gurgaon, India. She has over 23 years of experience as a General Counsel and has worked with DCM Limited, HCL, Idea Cellular Limited, Emaar MGF Land Private Limited, HFCL Infotel and Dishnet Wireless Limited (Aircel).

She has been recognised as a top General Counsel by Forbes India and has been awarded as a Most Promising Woman Leader 2021 by Economic Times powered by Femina. She was conferred with the prestigious General Counsel of the Year Award in 2016 by Legal Era and Femina Women Leadership excellence Award by Times Ascent and is a part of several other prestigious lists of most dynamic General Counsels such as those of Legal 500, Indian Corporate Counsel Association.

Neera is also Founder of Sukh Setu Foundation – a step to spread awareness about Autism and work towards the acceptance of differently abled kids & adults with respect, advocating their rights & inclusion in schools and corporates.


  • Law Graduate from Panjab University
  • MA - Psychology from IGNOU
  • A UCLA Alumni
  • MBA Finance from Amity Business School, Noida
  • One Year Course in Cyber Laws and internet related laws from Indian Institute of Law
  • Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

Neera is one of the Founder Members of the GCAI and is a firm advocate of due recognition being given to in-house counsels. She is playing a key role in helping the association realise its collective purpose of securing recognition of the GC community.

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