Amit Sharma is currently the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of Command Global Services - a strategic advisory firm providing asset recovery, financial/asset management and development services primarily to sovereign clients. Prior to this role, from June 2008, Amit served as the Chief of Staff and Front Office Global Liaison for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., the American investment banking and brokerage unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. In this capacity, Amit was responsible for the development and execution of the U.S. broker dealer product and service strategy, and he led the coordination of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities' cross border activities among its operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Amit worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary, Robert Kimmitt, with whom he worked to develop U.S. policies with respect to domestic finance, financial regulatory policy, international economic affairs, foreign investment, and financial enforcement – including the application of international sanctions policies. Before joining the senior team at Treasury, Amit was a senior advisor in the Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, where he focused his efforts on issues related to illicit finance, and the use of economic/financial tools to combat national security threats, such as global terrorism, WMD proliferation and kleptocratic regimes. He worked closely with governments throughout the Middle East, Asia and Europe in developing transparent efforts for financial systems, asset recovery efforts and cross border/international formal and informal money transfer systems.
Amit held various consulting roles including for boutique financial services companies, domestic non-profit organizations and international development firms - focusing on sustainable development in emerging market economies. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia from 1998-2000, where he also met his wife, Thayer Tomlinson, a fellow volunteer. Amit graduated with a B.A. from the University of Virginia and earned his M.B.A. in International Finance and an M.A. in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Amit is married with one son, Scout, and lives in Guilford, Vermont.