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Raj Sharma


Raj Sharma, CEO and co-founder of the Censeo Consulting Group, is chairman of the Public Spend Forum. He works with leadership and management teams to strengthen management and operational practices that lead to increased public and social impact.

Sharma serves on advisory and leadership boards for the University of Pennsylvania Center for Asian Law, the Board of Higher Achievement and Girl Rising India. He also has served as a visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress and as a member of the leadership committee of the Women in Public Service Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

We talk a lot about "procurement reform." Instead, we should be looking at government purchasing through the lens of economics and how markets really work.