Ms.SheelaBhide, is a Doctorate in International Trade from the Institute of International Studies, Geneva and Master in Arts and Economics from George Mason University, USA and Master in Public Policy and Public Administration (MPA) from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA and master degree in political science from Poona University and MBA Finance from IGNOU. She joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1973. In her career spanning over four decades, she had held various high ranking positionsas Chairman and Managing Director of India Trade Promotion Organization, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India (GoI)
Special Secretary and Financial Advisor in Ministry of External Affairs (GoI), Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor in Ministry of Defense (GoI), Joint Secretary in Ministry of Corporate Affairs (GoI), Principal Secretary Finance, Government of AP and Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Government of AP. She also serves as Senior Advisor to EU-funded project on “Sustainable Development of Foundry Clusters in India” being implemented by Foundation for MSME Clusters, Delhi, Chairperson on Task Force for Fertilizers and Pharmaceuticals, Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India. She is a USA Fellow of the Edward S. Mason Program in Public Policy Management in Developing Countries at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She has been on the Board of several Public Limited Company and Public sector undertaking.