Shankar Sanyal

shankar sanyal

Senior Management Consultant


Bio Summary


I am an ex- McKinsey & Company “Sr. Expert / Engagement manager” having 20 years of consulting and industry experience across several sectors i.e., Automotive, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Power, O&G, Mining, Hospitality and EPC. I have worked across five continents, sixteen countries with global top 500 fortune companies.

Shankar Sanyal short introduction -

• Previous role: Vice President - Strategy @ OYO, a Softbank Vision Fund (SVF) global start-up company. Lead building a strong global team of 800+ engineers, technicians to program manage rapidly growing business across different verticals – Hotels (Budget to 5 Star properties), Homes, Co-working, Co-Living and Cloud Kitchen.

• Functional experience: Shankar is an expert on manufacturing, capital projects and transport sectors. He has gained experience of senior leadership roles in both industry (Suzuki – Manufacturing, GMR Delhi Airport – Transport, Saudi Binladin Group – Capital projects) and consulting (McKinsey & Company), in India and Middle East. Shankar has an entrepreneurial profile – as consultant to hospitality start-ups to his credit and has built a high quality and fast-growing engineering team across the globe to drive growth in the Softbank funded hospitality chain to a USD 10 billion company.

• Industry sector experience: He has excelled in implementation of strategies as management consultant and working for corporates from start-up to giant conglomerates. This has proved invaluable to his clients and he has now a detailed knowledge and understanding of global – automobile, transport, real estate, mining, oil & gas, hospitality, power and utility sectors. He can quickly understand the demands of each sector and come up with right strategy for CXOs for implementation.

• Reasons for looking for another role:

o Lack of clarity in career progression due to slow down in hospitality industry.

• P&L responsibility: 800+ people, 35 in corporate, rest in regional offices.

• Nationality: Indian Passport holder with prior KSA IQAMA & US L1.

• Academics:

o 2001 - 2001: Operation Management, Kansai Kenshu Center (KKC), Osaka Japan.

o 1997 - 1999: MBA, AHK Germany / Indo German Training Center, India.

o 1993 - 1997: Mechanical Engineering, VNIT – Nagpur, India.

Please connect with me over email id ( or call me on my below mobile number for further discussion.



+91 9871642812

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Employment History

company bank

Senior Management Consultant

July 2019 - present

Started independent management consulting work initial as advisor and then full time consultant Key Projects delivered • Formulated India renewable and utility strategy for India's largest infrastructure company • Bu ...see more


Vice President / Senior Expert


April 2018 - January 2021

Joined in May 2018 as head of operations to build a new business vertical from scratch to ramp up growth Primary Responsibilities: • Project management, Operation, and maintenance of 20,000+ franchise business hotels ...see more

McKinsey & Company

Senior Expert

McKinsey & Company

October 2010 - April 2018

Expert, McKinsey & Company (MCK), India, ME, SEA, AUS, UK, Japan, US Primary Responsibility / Role Joined India office in Oct 2010 as Specialist, promoted to an Expert in Jan 2012; worked across multiple geographies wit ...see more

Maruti Suzuki India Limited


Maruti Suzuki India Limited

April 1999 - February 2007

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:

To manage USD 11 billion Construction and Real Estate portfolio

Primary Responsibilities:

• Portfolio analysis & driving implementation of strategic initiatives for contracting companies

• Evaluation of investment and divestment plans based on an overall group objective

• Market study and geographical expansion plans for the group in GCC and North Africa

Key Accomplishment:

• Portfolio restructuring resulting in profitability improvement by 2% and free cash flow of USD 0.8 bn

• International expansion strategy for Qatar, UAE, and Egypt resulting in an additional USD 1.8 bn order book

• Go to market strategy to drive 3% YOY revenue growth and 2% profitability in Oil & Gas, Energy Power & Utility (EPU), Real Estate, Transport, and Social sectors

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

Project Description:

100% variable pay procurement and contracting long term assignment

Key Accomplishment:

• Delivered ~ USD 100 million cost-saving for India’s largest EPC player using advanced analytics, value engineering, procurement, supply chain optimization, and operational excellence

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

Project Description:

To prepare strategy for technical textile manufacturing company opening up a new production unit

Industry: Automotive

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Mechanical Engineering



Business Administration

AHK Germany / IGTC


Language Skills

Country Experience

Australia China India Japan Qatar Saudi Arabia South Africa Singapore Thailand United Kingdom United Arab Emirates United States


Strategy & Planning


Strategic Planning

Industry Experience

Real Estate & Construction