Co-founder and COO,
Crimson Global Academy
Sharndre's life passion is helping her generation discover their capabilities, confidence and leadership potential. As Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Crimson Education, Sharndre has helped turn a small start-up into a global education company.
In 2016 Sharndre was nominated as a finalist in the Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards and has mentored students who have gone on to be presented with nationally-acclaimed awards such as the Future Young Scientist Award (over $50,000 NZD in award funds). That same year she graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences specialising in Population Health. This is while overseeing Crimson's expansion across every continent except Antarctica.
Crimson now operates in over 22 cities around the world with a global network of over 2,400 tutors and mentors, and over 20,000 students.
Sharndre was featured on the 2017 Forbes Asia - 30 Under 30 list. She also received the 2017 New Zealand Youth Enterprise Award, designed to recognise and celebrate the passion, success and commitment of young people who are leading change, innovating and creating solutions throughout New Zealand; as well as setting the record of being the youngest person to receive the Best Businesswoman of the Year Award, along with winning the Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year, in New Zealand’s 10th annual Indian Business Awards. In 2018 she was recognised by the New Zealand of the Year Awards as a Local Hero.
In 2019 Sharndre is enrolling in a Masters in Computer and Information Technology at the University of Pennsylvania.