Chief Financial Officer, India Logistics

Mr. Gauri Shankar is the Chief Financial Officer of the Ascendas-Firstspace platform. Gauri has over 16 years of experience in real estate, diversified across private equity investments, fund management, asset management, commercial lending, and transaction advisory.

He is deputed to the platform from Ascendas-Singbridge, where he was previously fund manager for S$ 800 million of India focused Private Funds business. At Ascendas-Singbridge, Gauri was instrumental in deploying ~ S$ 300 million of equity in commercial real estate developments over three years and in divesting ~ S$ 250 million of greenfield and brownfield assets over two years. His responsibilities included investments, fund management, asset management, fund reporting and investor relations.

Past experience of Gauri include: Deloitte, where he helped setup the real estate practise of their US partnership in India; Acacia Investments (TAIB Bank), where he managed their real estate private equity investments in the US, UK and India; GRO (now Accenture), where he led large teams that assisted in the underwriting of CMBS issuances for leading commercial banks in the US; and Samba Financial Group, where he was responsible for commercial lending in the Middle East.

Gauri has a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.