A Chemical Engineer from BITS Pilani, Shankar is an MBA, Certified Quality Engineer, Lead Assessor in QSHE Management Systems, GRI & NEBOSH certified with over 33 years experience in Technology,Manufacturing,Projects, IT, Quality Assurance, Safety,Health,Environment, Sustainabaility and Business Excellence. He has managed roles at Gharda Chemicals in Tech Transfer, Asian Paints in Manufacturing, Castrol in Quality & New Product Development, British Petroleum in HSSE , Project Construction of a Wind Farm partnering Suzlon, Essar Energy in HSE /MR in Commissioning of a refinery and certification to an Integrated Management Systems at Essar Energy, Dr Reddy's Global SHE & Sustainability and been a Project manager partnering DuPont to lead a Safety Cultural Transformation , a Global SHE Lead with Hospira / Pfizer, now VP & Corporate SHE, Quality, Sustainability & Business Excellence Head at Tata Projects Limited.
He was anointed a Global Brand Ambassador for Behavioral Based safety implementation, the winner of Innovation in Business Continuity and Resilience Hall of Fame Award and the President's Awards as the Safety Professional of this Year.
He is a sought after Public Speaker at national /global platforms on Quality, Sustainability, SHE, Change Management
He is passionate about implementing Organizational change.
Shankar has had a long association with the CII - he has been Design Committee of CII Green Co - Green Company rating system and on the Corporate Sustainability Sub Committee member & Social Responsibility Panel at CII since 2011, and with the EHS & Sustainability Awards as Assessor, Core Committee member and the Jury from 2012.