1981 - B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering Founder @ CAMS Pvt. Ltd.
Shri. V. Shankar graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1981. He went on to obtain his Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 1983. He founded India’s largest Mutual Fund platform – CAMS – and is presently focused on his public and angel investments.
Shankar’s career journey began in Pond’s India Ltd. (now a part of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.) in 1983. Shankar founded CAMS (Computer Age Management Services Pvt. Ltd.) in 1988 with the objective of providing platform-based services to the Indian financial industry, and was its CEO and thereafter on the Board till 2014. CAMS totally re-imagined Mutual Fund services delivery and developed a platform that remains, till date, the largest such in India. The company employs over 6000 staff and is today co-owned by NSE and HDFC. Shankar also serves as a Board member on several other Companies.
Shankar is acknowledged for his knowledge and rich operational experience of the Financial sector. Apart from being a voracious reader, Shankar is also interested in travel, music, angel investing/mentoring, and in charitable activity. His work in the areas of finance, leadership, people management and social activities has resulted in recognition including the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year award by TiECON in 2012 and the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIM Calcutta. In the last few years Shankar has also become involved with the promotion of Entrepreneurship through The Chennai Angels and TIE Chennai. Shankar is involved with charities for the old, health initiatives for the disadvantaged, education of the underprivileged, and higher education.
For his exemplary commitment to excellence in the finance industry and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to confer this award upon Shri. V. Shankar.