- Group Executive Director; Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas, Standard Chartered, United Arab Emirates
Shankar joined the Board on 1 January 2012. Based in Dubai, he is Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas. He joined Standard Chartered in 2001 as Group Head of Corporate Finance, was appointed Group Head of Origination and Client Coverage in 2007, and promoted to his current role in 2010. Before joining Standard Chartered, Shankar worked with Bank of America for 19 years. In addition to his responsibilities at Standard Chartered, Shankar is a non-executive director of Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC; a member of the Sub-Saharan Africa advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; a trustee of the Asia Society, New York; and, a member of the board of trustees of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA). He has a BSc in Physics from Loyola College in Chennai and a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore.