Sankar is a former partner of McKinsey & Company, who led McKinsey's healthcare practice, initially in India, and then in Greater China. At McKinsey, in addition to serving clients, Sankar was the global Dean of the key leadership development program for consultants. He was also the head of the recruiting team for McKinsey's India office. After 14 years in McKinsey, Sankar left the firm in July 2006 to set up as an independent consultant in the not-for-profit/ development sector in India.
Since leaving McKinsey, Sankar has focused on developing sustainable solutions to developmental challenges in healthcare and education. He has worked with a global foundation in India to assess the impact of their programs for AIDS prevention and develop an organizational model for the future. He has been a strategic advisor to a leading non-profit institution in India for the hearing-impaired to help develop a blueprint for its growth path and enhance effectiveness of delivery. Till recently, Sankar was also working with a multi country organization for the blind to develop and establish an international institute for social entrepreneurship. He was recently invited by a leading private University in the US to guide students to effectively support developmental initiatives in India. He continues to help global clients develop top team effectiveness, is lead faculty on some of McKinsey's worldwide leadership development programs, and serves on the advisory boards of a multinational pharmaceutical company and two fast growing companies in the technology sector.
Sankar holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, graduating in the top 5 of his class. He holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Kerala, finishing college first, and University third rank across all branches.