Shanker Viswanath


Shanker is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with approximately 29 years of rich local and international experience with various Multi National Companies in the areas of Finance, Audit, Consulting and Operational aspects. His exposure pans across Consulting, Pharma & Healthcare, Media and Advertising, Shipping, Freight and Forwarding, Banking and Financial Services, Gems and Jewelry, Liquor, Retail, Manufacturing, Education, and the Hospitality sectors. He also has about 6 years’ experience in delivering / facilitating training programs as a full time training and development professional.

He holds the following certifications:

  • Certified Business & Life Coach from Value Coaching under Coach-II-Lead program which is approved by ICF for 76 hours of ACSTH
  • Train the Trainer from Image Consulting Business Institute (ICBI) who are accredited by National Accreditation Board for Education and Training
  • Professional program in Soft Skill Trainer from Image Consulting Business Institute (ICBI) who are accredited by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
  • Certified Facilitator from 60 Bits Consulting who are accredited by National Skillindia Mission (Nsim) for Process Facilitation
  • Certified Facilitator for the GOAL (Games Oriented Active Learning) Program from Life Academy who are affiliated to IIPE (International Institute for Professional Excellence), Canada
  • Certified in Emotional Intelligence & Emotional Skills Assessment Process from Ashish Sen Consulting and Coaching and EI Learning Systems
  • Certificate Course in Emotional Intelligence from Equipoise Learning Pvt. Ltd
  • NLP Foundation workshop from Onefluencer, who are affiliated to Sue Knight academy

Some of his other credentials and awards include:

  • Social Supporter Award – 2018-19 – from Indian Development Foundation
  • Executive MBA - Post Graduate Program in Development Management (PGPDM) from S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research – Dean Top Honor Award recipient
  • Winner of the Award as "Eminent Skill Developer" at the Indo Global Skills Summit & Expo 2017 in July, 2017
  • Winner of the "Best Trainer Talk" Award in February 2017 at the National Trainers Summit 2K17 
  • Winner of the CSR Award for Education & Skill Development by ICAI, Western India Regional Council in 2015
  • Has more than 40,000 man-hours equivalent of Training experience and has trained more than 8,000 people over the last 6 years
  • Certified Corporate Director and Life Member of Institute of Directors (Life Membership number – LM – 2108). He is eligible for appointment as an Independent Director on Boards on Companies in India
  • Certified Design Thinking Practitioner – Course completed from KPMG

Awards & Certificates

The organizations that Shanker has worked with at senior level positions during his 29 year career as a Chartered Accountant include: