BA Economics graduate & a Chartered Accountant
Mr. Shekar Viswanathan is a BA Economics graduate & a Chartered Accountant.
He began his career in 1981 with Unit Trust of India and then moved to Chase Manhattan Bank, later to Lazard Brothers until 1995. During 1995 – 1998, Mr. Viswanathan was associated with Haldia Petrochemicals Limited - A USD 2 billion petrochemical enterprise, as General Manager – Finance responsible for project fund raising.
In 1998, he joined the Toyota Kirloskar Group, as a member of the Board of Directors of TG Kirloskar. He was then requested by senior Toyota Motor personnel to take over as Director Finance at Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts which makes gear boxes. He was subsequently moved to Toyota Kirloskar Motor and has served on their Board of Directors since 2008 as the Deputy Managing Director. Mr. Shekar Viswanathan was appointed to the position of Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director in Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd in January 2013. He is also the Senior Executive Advisor to the Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Board since 2009.
He is also a Director of Kirloskar Systems Ltd since 2006 & a Director in ASM Technolgies Ltd since 2011. He is an Independent Director in L&T-MHPS Boilers Private Ltd & L&T- MHPS Turbine generators Private Ltd effective March 2015.
He is a member of various industrial associations – Member of National Executive Committee of FICCI, Chairman of CII Karnataka State Council 2015-16 & Chairman of Taxation Committee in SIAM for the last 3 years. He is also a Past President of the BCIC.
Born in Madurai, India, in 1956, Mr. Shekar Viswanathan enjoys playing Golf.
He is married to Dr. Radha and has a son & daughter.