Ms. Sharda Beharry, MPhil, PMP – Manager, Learning, Performance and Talent Management, First Citizens Ms Sharda Beharry is the First Citizens representative on the IBF Council. Currently she serves as the Manager, Learning, Performance and Talent Management at First Citizens, a position she assumed on April 01, 2020. Sharda has over six (6) years’ banking experience and was previously a member of the Republic Bank Limited Management team, where she led Analytics and Marketing Technology. During her tenure at Republic Bank she was key in the development and execution of the Group’s digital strategy. She has diverse experience in information technology, project management, digital marketing, data analytics, data governance, job design and training and development. Prior to her banking experience, Sharda worked in the Ministry of Finance, Teleios Systems and served in various roles at the University of the West Indies providing instruction.  She is a graduate of The University of the West Indies with a Master of Philosophy in Computer Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Additionally, she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She is currently pursuing her Executive Master of Business Administration at Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.