Sharad Aggarwal

Vice President, Fund Management & Coalition Building

Sharad Aggarwal serves as vice president of fund management and coalition building (FMCB) at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), which brings funders, civil society organizations and other partners together to mobilize a range of resources and strengthen the ability of communities to withstand and recover equitably from disasters. 

With more than 25 years of experience in partnership and resource development, grant and financial management, and program operations, Sharad supports the president & CEO and leads the FMCB team to advance CDP’s fund management, grantmaking, coalition building, and influencing strategies.

Before joining CDP in March 2024, Sharad held senior leadership positions at BRAC USA, guiding and strengthening BRAC’s positioning in North America, and most recently focused on humanitarian fundraising, award management, brand building and DEI initiatives. He joined BRAC USA in September 2015 after more than 15 years with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

During his time at UMCOR, Sharad worked at both the headquarters and country office levels. He identified and implemented strategies for program, organizational and resource development while overseeing staff and operations in Africa, Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. He also led program alignment with headquarters business development, monitoring and evaluation, human resources, and finance and risk management units while ensuring systems promoting program quality were developed and applied consistently at UMCOR’s country offices.

Sharad served previously with Mercy Corps/Scottish European Aid in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the International Rescue Committee in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Washington, D.C., and InterAction in Washington, D.C.

He holds a master’s in public administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service with a concentration in international public and nonprofit management and policy. Sharad completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University, where he concentrated in international relations as well as modern literature and society.