Faculty Profile – Team POSSIBLERS
N G Shankar is an audit practitioner and thought leader with an overall experience of 40 years in diverse industry sectors and professional practice. He spent his initial career in accounting, treasury and corporate finance in various companies and then took up a specialized role as Head of Internal Audit at ABB Limited, New Delhi.
He retired as Group Executive President- Corporate Audit from Aditya Birla Group (ABG), a $48 billion Indian multinational conglomerate, where he led the internal audit activity for a majority of ABG’s businesses including metals, carbon black, cement and telecommunications across multiple geographies. His overall industry exposure includes chemicals, oils, pharmaceuticals, electrical engineering, retail, mining and BPO.
A Chartered Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Shankar also completed the requirements for the IIA Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) program. He is also trained as a performance coach. He has closely engaged with board members of companies in diverse industry sectors and has travelled widely to more than 25 countries across West and South Asia, Europe, Americas, Africa and Australia.
He has served as a director on the Board of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) for two years and as a member of the Global IIA Audit Committee. He has also served in various IIA international committees in the last 17 years. He recently completed a three-year term from 2019-2022 as a member of the Global IIA Professional Certifications Board and is now a member of the Global CIA Refresh Task Force.
He is now an independent director with a microfinance company based in Mumbai. With specialization in organizational governance, risk management, internal audit and finance, Shankar has advised clients in related areas and regularly conducts training programs for directors and internal auditors. He authored a book titled “A Handbook on Internal Audit” as a guidance to corporate directors and executive management , the second edition of which was published in 2020 by the Institute of Directors, India.
Committee Member of PHDCCI, member of CIA Global Task Force or of the Risk Task Force, Working committee member of FICCI- GRMI. He is a senior Leadership Team member of POSSIBLERS.