Dr. Sharma, former director of Maastricht University India Institute (현대 인도 연구원 원장 * 한인 전문), the Netherlands, and professor of business management and international affairs (The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands and Changwon National University, South Korea) is co-founder of FutureWise and a business diplomacy mentor.
Educated in Korea (PhD, SNU), The Netherlands (MBA, RSM) and India (MPhil, JNU), he has advised government agencies on security and investment in Korean Peninsula, Korean conglomerates (Chaebol) on their India and Europe operations, and global firms on market entry in Asia. He was a member of the India advisory group at the research institute of POSCO, Korea. At KPMG Netherlands, he assisted in the setup of Korea business desk.
A native of knowledge and experience economies (lived in Korea for 13 years and the Netherlands for 8 years), he has taught business management in Asia, Korean language, foreign policy, business diplomacy, circular economy, ethics at various Dutch, Korean, and Indian universities. A guest speaker/faculty at Clingendael (premier Dutch think-tank), Leiden Univ., JNU, IIT-Kanpur, IIITM-Gwalior, SNU, KIIEP, UNESCO-Korea, he has published articles, written regular columns for a Dutch business magazine and featured in Korean TV documentaries. A recipient of national merit scholarship from Government of India and doctoral research fellowship from Government of Korea, Dr. Sharma enjoys delivering lectures/ talks in Korean, English and Hindi with fair French and Dutch, and a smattering of Esperanto. He spends most of his time in Seoul, The Hague and Gwalior.
Teaching blog: The Hague Asia Knowledge
Recent publication: South Korea’s Geo-economic Engagement in the Middle East: Obstacles and Opportunities (East Asia: An International Quarterly, Springer, 2015)
Recent publication: Economics of Shared Cultural Heritage (book chapter in Managing Your Business, Noordhoff Uitgevers, 2017)
Work in progress 1: POSCO-India Fiasco: 21st Century Project and 20th Century Skills? (case study publication expected by 2019)