Vivek Sharma joined the boards of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in December 2022. He is a member of the Community Health Committee and the Audit and Compliance Committee.
Sharma was the CEO of InStride, a public benefit company that works with major employers to provide their workforce with higher-education opportunities — including degree and certificate programs at global universities — which enhance careers and help create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Prior to co-founding InStride in 2019, Sharma worked for 6 years at The Walt Disney Company, where he was the senior vice president of Digital Guest Experience and eCommerce, with accountabilities across theme parks, resorts, cruises, guided travel adventures, restaurants, and retail businesses globally. Prior to joining Disney, he spent 4 years with Yahoo as general manager for Yahoo Mail and Messenger, and vice president of Yahoo Search products. Earlier in his career, Sharma served as an associate partner with the technology practice of McKinsey & Company in its Chicago and Singapore offices.
Sharma received his bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, in New Delhi, and holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in France.
Sharma serves on the board of JetBlue Airways, including as chair of the Technology Committee. Sharma also has served as an adjunct professor of data science at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business since 2016. He is the author of 2 books: “C-SPARK: CEO-led Workforce Education for the AGE of AND” and “WIREFRAMED: Simplifying Digital Innovation for Business Leaders.”