Shankarnarayan has been Chief Financial Officer of Viking Services since May 2017 and is responsible for the financial management, tax, treasury, supply chain & IT functions within Viking. Prior to joining Viking, Shankar was Regional CFO – Emerging Markets & Technologies Region with Archer, where he was hand-picked to head the Finance Division for the newly created EMT region, integrating three divisions and building a team with full support functionality to aid penetration of emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.
Shankar began his career with leading audit firms in India, before embarking on an international journey by joining Ernst & Young in Dubai before joining the world’s largest oilfield services company, Schlumberger in 1998. Shankar has over 20 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, notably 15 years with Schlumberger where he held various senior finance roles including Global Product Line Controller, MENA Financial Controller, and Africa Region Tax Manager and has worked in over 10 countries spread across the Middle East, the Asia Pacific, Europe & Africa.
Shankar is a globally experienced Chartered Accountant and Chief Financial Officer, seasoned in demanding executive roles and complex geopolitical environments, delivering ethical management, corporate governance, and strong financial management within multinational enterprises.