Standard Chartered (Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas)
V Shankar is CEO - Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas at Standard Chartered Bank. Based in Dubai, he also serves as executive chairman of Principal Finance and chairman of the Private Bank. He is a director of Standard Chartered Bank.
Before joining Standard Chartered Bank in September 2001, Shankar was with Bank of America in Asia and USA for nineteen years and his last position was as managing director - Head of Asia-Pacific Investment Banking and chief executive of BA Asia Limited based in Hong Kong. Shankar completed his Masters in Business Administration at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a Bachelors degree majoring in Physics at the Loyola College, Madras. He was a member of the task force constituted in 1995 by the Treasurer of the State of California to solidify the State’s position as a financial centre for the Pacific Rim. Shankar is a member of the Board of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and Board of Trustees of SINDA.