V Shankar

 Mr. V Shankar - Director

Mr V Shankar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Rallis India Limited, a TATA Enterprise. He joined the Board of Rallis in March 2007 as an Executive Director and was appointed Managing Director in January 2009. Mr Shankar moved to Rallis in December 2005 as the Chief Operating Officer and became the CEO effective 1st June 2007. Prior to this, he held the position of COO, Phosphates Business in Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL).

Mr Shankar began his career with Indian Aluminium Company, Limited in 1979. During his career span there for six years he served in the Finance functions at Factory, Profit Centre and Treasury. He then joined Hindustan Lever Limited in 1986 and had a long stint of eighteen years with the Unilever Group of Companies. During this period he served in various positions including Unilever Corporate Audit and as Business Head for Agri Business and later Fertilisers. In Fertilisers, Mr Shankar was appointed Director in Hind Lever Chemicals Limited which went on to merge with TCL in the year 2004. Following the merger, Mr Shankar moved into the TATA Group to head the Phosphates Business.

During his tenure in the Fertiliser business, Mr Shankar was the Chairman of the Eastern Region for the Fertiliser Association of India. Presently, he is on the Association Boards of Crop Life India as well as Crop Care Federation of India. He is also a Governing Board Member of the EU Chambers. He is Vice Chairman of the CII, Agriculture National Council.

Mr Shankar is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary as well as a Law Graduate. Ranked third in the Calcutta University and having qualified with distinctions of All-India rank in both Intermediate and Final CA examinations, Mr Shankar has varied experience in industry for about 30 years.