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May 15, 2023 24 mins
Anil Sharma is a serial entrepreneur, a technocrat-business leader, an angel investor, and a philanthropist with a successful career in building and supporting multiple innovative companies. He is a successful first-generation immigrant with humble beginnings who came to the US in 1997 from India with $100. Anil is currently the Chief Executive Officer of 22nd Century Technologies, a government-focused IT Systems integrator and software solutions company. He has diligently nurtured this $ 2 million IT Consulting business into a $400M +/6000+ employees Public Sector focused IT Systems Integrator, supporting the nation's digital transformation and protecting the critical infrastructure. He is an active angel investor, having invested in and mentored several startups and small businesses. Most recently, he sponsored Accelerate Program and TiE Global, committing $1M in seed money to young entrepreneurs building scalable, technology-driven solutions.

Always keen to share his abilities and resources for the betterment of the communities, Anil has volunteered his time through mentoring, active participation in forums and associations, funding outreach initiatives, academic scholarships, paid internships, and sponsoring charitable events. Anil serves as Chairperson of the Advisory Board at Salvation Army Loudoun County and supports many other non-profits - the Missionaries of Charity, Special Olympics, FACETS, Feed the Hungry of Loudoun, and HOPE. Anil views education and skills development as the key driver to societal upliftment and well-being. He has instituted relationships with several schools to identify talented students and provide them with real-world learning opportunities. He is supporting the STEM program in Loudoun County Public Schools. With his contributions, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and service to the community. He is also the recipient of several other awards, including TiE Gov Con Elite Leader and NVTC Top50. Anil is actively engaged with George Mason University and is a board member of George Mason University Foundation, GMU President’s Innovation Council, GMU School of Business Advisory Board, School of Engineering and Government Contracting Advisory Councils.

Anil Sharma holds a Masters in Computers Applications and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Anupama and their two children.
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