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Professor Sharm Manwani

Executive Professor of IT Leadership

Programme Director Design Programmes

MLP 8246 Sharm Manwani 1 75efq6wzg


  • Business and IT Integration, 
  • Consumer Products, 
  • Europe


EH 516, Greenlands campus

Sharm is the Executive Professor of IT Leadership at Henley. He has a European CIO background at GrandMet (Diageo) and Electrolux where he led a number of international change programmes supporting mergers, restructuring, business process redesign and key account management. He utilised this experience to create and direct three successful Business IT programmes for corporates and consultancies. As a consequence, he advised the European Commission on Digital Leadership education resulting in presentations to corporates and public sector bodies across Europe.

Sharm is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a judge for major Computing awards. He sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Technology Cases. Sharm has presented at many business and academic conferences and consults with major organisations on Digital Leadership, Information Management and Business change.

Previously, Sharm completed his doctoral research into how IT aligns to and delivers business needs at corporate, group and operating unit levels. This led to international links and the position of VP, Research for the Global IT Management Association. He is the author of IT Enabled Business Change, which aligns to a professional qualification from BCS.

Sharm’s current research is in Business Design and IT Leadership. He recently developed an EA Survey with McKinsey which has generated conference and publication outputs. Additional research includes surveys and case studies on CIO skills and career progression. He has a large number of professional and academic publications, winning the Henley Doctoral Research Paper prize.

Areas of expertise: Strategy, IT Leadership, Global IT, Business Processes, Information Management, IT Capability Development, Programme Management, IT-enabled Business Change.

Managing strategic alignment

This module covers the business and technology strategic alignment of the enterprise. It builds the knowledge and skills to gain a strategic perspective of the digital transformation of an organisation...

Module code: MQM2MSA

Programme Director for Strategy & Enterprise Architecture (EuroCIO), Business Design (PA Consulting)

EuroCIO,, PA Consulting,