Vice President, Government & Public Affairs North America | Wipro LLC
Kapil Sharma currently serves as vice president for government and public affairs, North America for Wipro. Prior to joining Wipro, Kapil worked in the Tata Sons North America office. Based in Washington, DC, the office served as the chief representative for the Tata Group of companies in North America and supports activities such as assisting Group companies with representation before the federal, state and local governments, media relations, business development, corporate social responsibility activities, and brand development.
Kapil previously served as the general manager for Tata Services. Based in Mumbai, India, Kapil primarily focused on global branding and communications. He also assisted Tata group of companies on various issues such as innovation, climate change, and business excellence/quality management.
Before joining Tata Sons, Kapil was the vice president for Madison Government Affairs – a boutique government relations firm – representing non-U.S. clients and U.S. public entities before the U.S. Congress, Administration, and federal agencies.
From 2000 to 2001, Kapil served as senior counsel and legislative director to U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli (NJ) where he managed Senator Torricelli’s legislative, policy, and correspondence staff. From 1998 to 2000, He was a legislative consultant to the law firm of Verner Liipfert Bernhard McPherson and Hand where he assisted in the management and representation of non-US clients before Congress, the Administration and Congress. From 1996 to 1998, Kapil served as a legislative assistant to Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ). While working for Congressman Pallone, among other duties, he assisted in the management of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
Kapil also has extensive political and grassroots experience having consulted on numerous federal, state and local campaigns. He had managed an e-newsletter that provided daily coverage of US media on South Asia and South Asian Americans. Prior to leaving for India, Kapil served on several community advocacy and civil rights organizations, as well as student mentoring programs.
Kapil received his J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law and his B.A. from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. He is also a member of the Maryland Bar Association.