Ping Identity appointed Shalini Sharma its new Chief Legal Officer, effective January 10, 2022. She will head the company’s legal department and serve as the primary source of legal advice for issues spanning governance, IP, compliance, privacy, labor, commercial, and strategic transactions.
Sharma is a seasoned legal professional with more than 23 years of international corporate legal experience and 15 years of global financial technology expertise. She will join Ping Identity from Vantage Data Centers, where she oversees legal and corporate governance and compliance during a period of expansive international growth.
Prior to Vantage, Sharma was the assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer at Broadridge Financial Solutions, where she was responsible for legal activities and information privacy across the global organization and served as the focal point for data privacy compliance-related activities. Sharma was previously in private practice as a corporate transactional attorney in the New York office of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP.
Sharma is a founding member of the General Counsel Mentorship Program in Colorado, a member and former board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel Colorado, a member of the Senior Women Corporate Counsel, and a volunteer mentor for the Center for Legal Inclusiveness. She is also a recipient of a Fulbright Award.
Sharma replaces Lauren Romer, the company’s former Chief Legal Officer, who provided exceptional legal expertise and guidance for more than a decade.
“Lauren’s thoughtful counsel was instrumental in guiding Ping Identity through our rapid growth, our IPO, and into the global success that we are today. She will be greatly missed,” said Andre Durand, founder and CEO, Ping Identity. “Yet I’m excited about the talents and expertise that Shalini will bring to the company. Her keen legal mind and leadership skills are a perfect fit for our company’s strategic opportunities and business objectives as we continue to expand globally.”