Sharmishta Chatterjee-Banerjee is Policy Director, Internationalisation at Radboud University’s Nijmegen School of Management (NSM). Before joining Radboud University in October 2020, she was Head of Corporate Connections and Internationalisation at Newcastle University Business School, UK. With extensive experience in the global higher education sector and travel, retail and advertising industries, in her current role she is responsible for leading internationalisation policy and strategy and building NSM’s global visibility and footprint.
Sharmishta holds a MA in Marketing Management from Nottingham Business School, U.K. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, an alumna of the Santander University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) W30 leadership programme and has recently completed Advance HE’s Aurora Women in Leadership programme.
Sharmishta is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion, and has served on Newcastle University’s Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic (BAME) Advisory group. She is also a Governor at Newcastle Preparatory School and a member of the European Foundation for Management Development’s (EFMD Global) External Relations Steering Group. In 2019, she was awarded the Asian Women Enterprising award from Asian Business Connections (ABC) in UK and nominated for the ‘D &I’’ award by Institute of Directors. She has also been recognised as one of the top 20 South Asian British influencers in the North East of England (2020 and 2021) by Asian Standard.
Sharmishta has been an invited speaker for several organisations including EFMD, Common Purpose (UK 101), Chartered Association of Business Schools etc. and helped the design and development of Newcastle University’s first ‘inclusive’ Leadership programme.
A trained classical dancer, Sharmishta has choreographed and directed many productions internationally, generally around works of international authors and poets, around the themes of gender and inclusion. In her spare time, she enjoys cultures, cuisines, cooking and travelling.