V Shankar (“Shankar”) is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in the dynamic growth markets of Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Shankar is non-executive director of Dangote Cement PLC, Nigeria, Gateway Real Estate Africa, Mauritius and the Fund for Export Development in Africa, Egypt.
Shankar previously served as CEO – Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas and a member of the global board of Standard Chartered Plc and prior to that as CEO – BA Asia and Head of Investment Banking for Asia Pacific at Bank of America. His past appointments in a non-executive capacity on various institutions and committees include the boards of the Inland Revenue Authority Singapore; Enterprise Singapore; Majid Al Futtaim Holdings; Economic Strategies Committee and National Integration Council constituted by the government of Singapore; Asia Society, New York; Sub-Saharan Advisory Board of the Exim Bank USA; Singapore Indian Development Association; Global Business Coalition for Education; Vice Chair of Future of Banking Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum; and, financial centre task force appointed by the Treasurer of the State of California.
Mr. Shankar was awarded the Public Service Medal by the government of Singapore in 2014.