Veena Sharma is Chief Finance Officer at GIF. She is driven to leverage her technical and commercial experience to enable GIF to deliver its full potential. She joins GIF having worked 13 years in the commercial sector and the latter 6 years at UCL, a top tier global university. At UCL Veena engaged with funding partners such as HEFCE (the British government), the Wellcome Trust, the Sainsburys group, Great Ormond street Trust, Pfizer, GSK as well as numerous research grant funding bodies such as EPSRC. Her commercial background is in large blue chip multinationals, having qualified at Sony and worked with the Hudson group, Murdoch Publishing, Lloyds Banking and Marc Rich Commodities.