Shankar has earned a B.Tech. from Anna University, Chennai, a MBA from the Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy and a MS from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Shankar joined Tata Infotech Ltd in 2003 as the Head of Software Testing Center in Chennai with a well-defined objective of growing the Tata Infotech’s Offerings and Delivery capabilities in the Wireless Area. He had grown the business of the center from almost zero revenue to more than $1.5 Million USD in the financial year 2003-04. In addition, he was heading the Wireless Data Division of Tata Infotech, which did more than $3 million USD business during 2004.
Shankar joined Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited in 2004 as part of Managing Director’s turn around team with an objective of turning the company operationally profitable in a span of eighteen months currently working as Vice President (Strategy). Furthermore, he is responsible for maintaining the Management Dashboard for the Board, oversees treasury and funding planning with the Banks and promoters and is chartered to define the business plans and strategies.