Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan

  • Position: Youth Ambassador
  • Organisation: World Summit Award
  • Country: Singapore

Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan has served as a Youth Ambassador for World Summit Award since 2016. She is a Singaporean citizen who was raised across the Middle East, Europe, South and Southeast Asia. She presently resides in Geneva, Switzerland where she works for the World Economic Forum. Passionate about global governance, Sharmishta likes to think of herself as “a citizen of worlds,” aptly phrased by Taiye Selasi, often feeling like a local in many cities. She believes change to be the sole constant in her nomadic life and is inspired by new situations, people, and ideas. Sharmishta has worked across the public, private and non-profit sectors and published her work on various international platforms such as, Fair Observer the Harvard Kennedy School’s Singapore Policy Journal and the World Economic Forum's Agenda. She is committed to continuing to strengthen the evolution of public leadership through inter-sectoral cooperation, activating powerful engagement for young people and innovating how intergovernmental agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals can succeed. Sharmishta holds an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and a Master's degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.