V. Shankar

V. Shankar

Co-Founder and CEO of Gateway Partners

V Shankar (“Shankar”) is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Partners, an investment manager focused on the dynamic growth markets of Africa, Middle East, South and Southeast Asia. Shankar is the Chair of the Investment Committee, and leads strategy, management, key investor relations and business development globally, as well as originating and executing deals across the target regions for Gateway.

Shankar is non-executive director of Dangote Cement PLC, Nigeria; Dangote Industries Limited, Nigeria; Gateway Real Estate Africa, Mauritius; Fund for Export Development in Africa, Egypt; and Vision Blue Resources, Guernsey. 

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.