S.C.Sharada is a Company Secretary and Law Graduate with over 30 years of professional corporate experience. Prior to setting up her own firm in 2006, she was the Company Secretary and Legal Counsel of Buhler India Pvt. Ltd., a swiss MNC in Bangalore, handling Legal, Company Secretarial, Indirect Taxes and Banking matters. Currently she is offering professional services to Corporates, Business Incubators, Trusts, Societies, Section 8 companies across various sectors focussing on Companies Act, FEMA, Governance structuring, Startup advisory & mentoring, legal drafting & due diligence, CSR, Secretarial Audit etc.
Sharada is an executive alumnus of IIM, Bangalore and a Distinguished Toastmaster, certified by the Toastmasters International, USA.
She has served ICSI in many capacities – as the first woman Chairman of the Bangalore chapter in 2014, a Member of the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) in 2019 and a Member of the Expert Group on Secretarial Standards of ICSI from 2020 to 2022.
Sharada has addressed students, professionals and entrepreneurs on various professional topics at colleges, corporates, industry bodies, business incubators, management institutes & ICSI programmes. She loves writing and has been publishing a fortnightly e-newsletter called ‘Samhita’ since 2009 that carries all regulatory updates.
She is currently serving the Board of Raichur Power Corporation Limited as Independent Director. She is also a Trustee of “Mathru Foundation”, an NGO for specially abled children being run by Arjuna Awardee & Padmashri Dr. Malathi Holla.
Having battled breast cancer successfully in 2013, she actively leads and mentors a few cancer support groups. She has shared her thoughts on Breast Health as a speaker at various forums & TV channel.
As a cancer victor, Sharada has many life-lessons to offer and is grateful to the ‘People Power’ that she enjoys.