Manish Sharma

President & CEO,
Panasonic India

"Do what you love and love what you do!"


EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: In my professional capacity, being the youngest executive officer at Panasonic Corporation is a significant milestone. Personally, I believe every moment is momentous and should be cherished!

EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: I am very fond of Konosuke Matsushita’s work. Additionally, Paulo Coelho and Yuval Noah Harari’s work is engaging and I connect with their books. ‘Inner Engineering’ by Jaggi Vasudev also has been one of the favorites.

EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: I have the Layout by Instagram to create collages of pictures and Calm to declutter occasionally. I have recently installed Google Podcasts.

EXThe next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: A gimbal for my photography needs which would be potentially the next DJI Ronin.

EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: 1. Ability to maneuver through perspectives effectively.
2. Humility.
3. Ability to efficiently execute decisions as time is the biggest resource.

EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM: Semiconductors! They are building blocks of all digital technologies.

EXYour ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: I believe technology has served mankind significantly to lead a better life, and now all efforts should be to ensure that we are also creating a better world. With our mission of “A Better Life, A Better World,” we are developing technologies to complement our vision and are focused on bringing efficiencies to our product portfolio, as well as to its environmental impact.

EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: After celebrating 100 years of our founding globally, we have a renewed focus. Now, my priorities include diversification of the business portfolio and positioning Panasonic as a “Solutions” company. My focus over the next three years will be to work on setting up a base for Panasonic’s vision towards 2030. On a personal level, I would like to utilize my time in reading and writing more.