Deven Sharma, a former partner with Booz Allen Hamilton, has been named executive v-p for global strategy at the McGraw-Hill Cos. Sharma succeeds John Negroponte, who is now the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. While at Booz Allen, Sharma had worked with MHC chairman Terry McGraw and other top MHC executives on a number of projects. His mandate at MHC is to identify and develop new business opportunities on a global basis.