Raj Sharma, Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group - Raj earned a master’s degree in business management, with a concentration in finance, from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and a master’s degree in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston. Passionate about giving back to his community and the world, Raj is active in many local and global organizations. He is a former chairman and current board member of The Boston Harbor Island Alliance, sits on the board of trustees of Emerson College and serves as chairman of Youth Lead, an organization devoted to promoting dialogue and tolerance among young people. Raj is also a charter member of TIE, a global organization supporting entrepreneurship and business formation, and a board member and trustee of the American India Foundation, which is devoted to accelerating social and economic change in India. Raj lives in Massachusetts, with his wife and four children.