Shankar Jaganathan is passionate about corporate governance, sustainable development and economic history. He is a Chartered Accountant and a law graduate, with more than two decades of varied experience in the corporate, academics and social sectors. Some of the institutions he is/ was associated with include Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation, Indian Institute of Science, Union Bank of India and NMIMS.

Bangalore based, Shankar is an independent director on the boards of companies, guest faculty in leading management institutes and an author of the two books, Corporate Disclosures 1553-2007 AD, published by Routledge and The Wisdom of Ants, A Short History of Economics published by Westland.