Sharmi is currently the Director of Lifelong Engagement at African Leadership Academy, leading the effort to reconnect ALA graduates to each other, to ALA, and to Africa. Sharmi joined ALA in February 2012 as the Director of Global Partnerships, and she was responsible for management of institutions and individuals supporting ALA as donors, corporate partners and visitors. Sharmi has worked extensively on issues within education management, leadership, and skills development with public, private, and non-profit organisations in Southern Africa, the United States, and India. At The Resolve Group, Sharmi has provided human capital advisory services to a variety of public and private sectors in Southern Africa. Sharmi holds a B.A. degree from Harvard University, an M.Ed. in international education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an M.S. in organisational behavior from the Kellogg School of Management. Sharmi is currently the Vice President of the Harvard University Association of South Africa.