V. Shankar Speaks at Africa Global Business Forum

V. Shankar Speaks at Africa Global Business Forum

Viswanathan Shankar is Chief Executive Officer and Partner of Gateway Partners, a private equity firm focused on Africa, Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia. Until 2015 he served as the Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas; and a member of the board of Standard Chartered Bank.

In addition Mr Shankar is also a non-executive director of Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Dubai, and a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Societal Leadership at Singapore Management University.  He is also a trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association and the Varkey Foundation, UAE, as well as a member of the steering committee that established the Indian Heritage Centre in Singapore and Vice-chair of the Future of Banking Council, which forms a part of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum.

Mr Shankar’s past appointments in a non-executive capacity on various institutions and committees include the board of the Inland Revenue Authority Singapore, the Economic Strategies Committee and the National Integration Council constituted by the government of Singapore, the Asia Society, New York and the Sub-Saharan Advisory Board of the Exim Bank USA, and the financial centre task force appointed by the Treasurer of the State of California.

Mr Shankar is often featured and quoted in international and regional print media and television and was awarded the Public Service Medal by the government of Singapore in 2014


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About the Forum

The Global Business Forum Series was launched by Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry in 2013, with the inaugural Africa Global Business Forum (AGBF) held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The series was initiated as a platform to engage key leaders from various governments and multinationals to support economic development and explore new investment opportunities in emerging markets across the globe. The objective of AGBF is to encourage international revenue flows into Africa by engaging leading decision-makers on the global investment scene. The Forum will involve prominent African stakeholders to engage in a dialogue at the highest level of implementation, advising on key strategic directives related to Africa’s economic outlook. Our aim for 2015 is to facilitate a platform for serious business developments to be discussed turning the Dubai Forum into the place where tomorrow’s big deals are conceived and nurtured.



Source: Africa Global Business Forum