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Raj Sharma

Co-Founder and CEO


Raj Sharma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Censeo. Raj is a recognized thought leader in applying proven management practices and driving operational excellence within large public and social sector organizations. Over the past 15 years, he has worked with stakeholders within these sectors to drive consensus, build communities, and promote management approaches that lead to substantial public and social impact.

Censeo has become a nationally recognized brand known for a world-class culture that delivers results and exceptional value to its clients, people, and communities.  Censeo has been cited in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Consulting magazine, and Vault for its focus on people, ethics, and clients.

In addition to leading Censeo Consulting Group, Raj is involved in multiple initiatives that are all focused on the mission of improving public and social outcomes through management. Raj is the Chairman of the Public Spend Forum and also serves on several advisory and leadership boards, including as a Senior Advisor at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Asian Law, Board of Higher Achievement, and Advisory Board of Girl Rising India. Raj has also served as member of the Leadership Circle for the Women in Public Service Project, co-founded by Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and managed within the Wilson Center for Scholars, as well as serving as a visiting fellow at the Center for American Progress on the “Doing What Works” team.

 

Expertise Highlights

  • Facilitating large-scale, cross-enterprise supply chain initiatives in complex, decentralized environments
  • Implementing and facilitating strategic sourcing within the federal government
  • Developing leadership and workforce development programs for the supply chain and acquisition workforce
  • Developing and implementing strategic cost-reduction programs encompassing entire value chains
Education

M.B.A., Carnegie Mellon University

B.S., International Business and Finance, University of Maryland

Awards & Recognitions

Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” (2007, 2008, 2009)

Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award (2009)

Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year Award (2009)

Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Greater Washington Executive of the Year Award, Finalist (2009)