Sameer Sharma has been appointed as the Managing Director in India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) for a period of five years.
Prior to this Sameer Sharma has served the Government of Andhra Pradesh’s , Municipal Administration and Urban Development department in the capacity of Principal Secretary. He has a Ph.D. in Urban Development from the University of Cincinnati. This 1985 batch IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, took over the office of the Municipal Commissioner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in 2009 and used the opportunity to blend his prior experiences as a Municipal Commissioner with the theories he came across in his doctoral program, to initiate a variety of unique and innovative programs in Hyderabad, using technology innovations.
Prior to the current role he has held key leadership positions both at State and Central Government level. Dr Sharma was also the Commissioner of Prohibition and Excise, Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has also served as the Principal Secretary of the Information Technology and Communication Department of the Andhra Government and also Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has also served Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.