V Shankar is Chief Executive Officer and Partner of Gateway Partners, a private equity firm focused on Africa, Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia. Until 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas; and a member of the board of Standard Chartered Bank.
In addition, Mr. Shankar is a non-executive director of International Enterprise Singapore,and a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Societal Leadership at Singapore Management University and the Varkey Foundation. Mr. Shankar's past appointments in anon-executive capacity on various institutions and committees include the board of the Inland Revenue Authority Singapore and Majid Al Futtaim Holding UAE; the Economic Strategies Committee and the National Integration Council constituted by the government of Singapore; Singapore Indian Development Association; the Asia Society, New York; the Sub-Saharan Advisory Board of the Exim Bank USA; and Vice-chair of the Future of Banking Council of the World Economic Forum.
Mr. Shankar holds a BSc in Physics from Loyola College, Chennai and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He was awarded the Public Service Medal by the government of Singapore in 2014.