Sanjay Sharma, Ph.D.

Founder – GreenPoint Global

Sanjay is the Founder and Chairman of GreenPoint Global.

During 2007-16 Sanjay was the Chief Risk Officer of Discretionary Capital 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 25 years during which he has held investment banking, risk management and technology transformation positions at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Citibank, Moody’s and Natixis.

Sanjay is the author of “Risk Transparency” (Risk Books, 2013) which provides a framework for enhancing risk transparency through quantitative parameters, subjective analyses and contextual commentary. He has also published several papers and is a co-author of “The Fundamental Review of Trading Book (or FRTB) – Impact and Implementation” (Risk Books, July 2018).

Sanjay is the Director of the RBC/Hass Fellowship Program at the University of California at Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor at EDHEC, Nice in France. Sanjay has served as an advisor and a member of the Board of Directors of UPS Capital (a Division of UPS) and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and at universities. He serves on the Global Board of Directors for Professional Risk International Association (PRMIA).

He holds a Ph.D. 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. Sanjay 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. Sanjay lives in Rye, NY with his wife and two teenage sons.