CEO & Partner
Gateway Partners

V Shankar ("Shankar") is 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, Enterprise Singapore and Gateway Delta Development Holdings, Mauritius; and on the advisory board of Institute of Societal Leadership at Singapore Management University.

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 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; 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.