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This Investor Says Saudi Corruption Crackdown Will Be Welcomed

V. Shankar spoke to CNBC on the recent anti-corruption crackdown by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. He describes the Crown Prince’s zeal for reform and seismic changes being made on many fronts – socially, economically, as well as in politics and governance. The interview can be accessed here.

V. Shankar Speaks at the Forbes Global CEO Conference 2017

V. Shankar spoke at the Forbes Global CEO Conference held in Hong Kong from 26 – 27 September 2017. ‘The Future is Now” panel was moderated by Tim Ferguson (Editor, Forbes Asia), and V. Shankar was joined by fellow speakers Ronnie Chan (Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Ltd), Neil Shen (Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital […]

China vs. India: Who will win in Africa?

CNBC Asia’s Amanda Drury conducted a live interview segment with V. Shankar in Singapore on 14 September 2017 for Asia Squawk Box. The conversation focused on investment opportunities in Africa, paralleling the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor backed by India and Japan to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The segment can be accessed here.

V. Shankar Speaks at Afreximbank’s 24th Annual General Meeting

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) held its 24th Annual General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda from 28 June – 1 July 2017. The overall theme was “Trade and Economic Transformation”, while the theme of the side-line seminars was “Expanding African Trade in a World of Rising Protectionism”. As part of the series of seminars on topics relevant to trade […]

“Accelerating SME development in the GCC is need of the hour”: I. Malas

As a speaker at the Top CEO Conference & Awards 2017, TRENDS magazine interviewed Iyad Malas on why boosting the SME sector is vital for diversification in the GCC Region.  Iyad touched on several topics including the significance of the presence of SME’s, the challenges they face and the means of support they receive. You can […]

I. Malas Speaks at The Top CEO Conference in Saudi Arabia

The Top CEO Conference is an open discussion among thought leaders, executives and officials in the GCC.Its purpose is to bring global issues – specifically, disruption – into a regional context, helping executives and leaders look at the possible impact of such issues and consider the best ways to take their organizations forward, while taking […]

Frank Kane’s Working Lunch: V. Shankar is a private equity investor with a wide world view

Over lunch at Cipriani, V. Shankar explains why he would rather invest in fast-food buns than in some high-tech stars. The former regional head of Standard Chartered is in private equity now and takes a wide view of the world from his base in Dubai. Read more here.

R. Goswamy Speaks on NTU-SBF Panel

Private equity (PE) firms raised $4.2 billion to invest in Africa in 2014, more than double the average for the past five years. In 2015, emerging markets investment as a percentage of global PE investment grew to 11% ($33.75 billion), the highest level since the financial crisis.  Emerging markets, particularly in Africa, are witnessing increased […]

V. Shankar Speaks at Africa Singapore Business Forum 2016

Returning for the fourth year, Africa Singapore Business Forum is the premier business platform for exchanging business insights and promoting trade and investment linkages between Africa and Singapore.  An event by IE Singapore, the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy, Africa Singapore Business Forum is an invaluable platform for business leaders and governments in both […]

V. Shankar Speaks at 2016 EXIM Bank Annual Conference

International business, academic, media, and government leaders were invited to speak at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 7th and 8th. The two-day event featured keynote remarks, plenary sessions and panel discussions as well as opportunities for networking. Approximately […]