Sankar is a solver of complex, systemic problems that depend on leadership effectiveness for their resolution. He spent the first half of his career as a partner at McKinsey, where he led the growth of the healthcare practice in India and across Greater China. Sankar served top executive teams, particularly in healthcare, in a variety of multinational and local pharmaceutical companies, government and quasi-government bodies, hospital chains and health insurance companies across India, China, Israel and West Asia, and South East Asia. He led an industry-wide effort in India to develop a blueprint for the Pharma industry of the future.
In McKinsey he was Dean of an internal leadership program for young leaders; at present he continues to lead change management and leadership development programs for top and senior managements.
Today, he focuses his energy and expertise on his personal passion: driving change in the not-for-profit/development sector in India, particularly in health care and education – the two biggest and most meaningful systemic issues to solve. His combination of business acumen and intuitive empathy allows him to help create significant improvements in the lives of large numbers of people. He also continues to work with top executive teams at for-profit companies.
In 2001, he was selected by India’s top business magazine, Business Today, as among the Top 25 leading young achievers in the country. One decade later, fuelled by equal parts passion and intellectual curiosity, Sankar continues to enable a wide spectrum of organizations to achieve their own strategic objectives and support the wellbeing of others.