Mr. Shankar Narayan is the Regional Sales Director of HCL Technologies. He leads business development for HCL Technologies for HiTech industry segment in the West Coast. Mr. Narayan has more than two decades of experience in sales and business development across diverse industries such as automotive, manufacturing, food, pharma, fertilizers and chemicals, systems and controls and lately IT.
Mr. Narayan did his M.Tech. in Energy Systems from IIT Bombay in 1992 and describes his stint at the Institute as “best 24 months of my life.” During his stay at Hostel 7, he was in the Hostel Council and was a Warden’s nominee, where among other things he did was – vending out tickets for the film club. His passion for IIT Bombay motivated him to contribute to the alumni activities of the Institute. After coming to the Bay Area in 2005, he has been a volunteer for IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation Ever since, he has been involved in organizing social and professional events including the IITB annual picnic and Diwali Dhamaka, networking sessions, lectures, panel discussions, etc. In 2007 he was the Sponsorship Co-Chair for PanIIT 2007, where he was instrumental in raising over $1MN in sponsorship. In 2008 he was appointed as the Vice President for the Bay Area Chapter. Mr. Narayan has been a regular volunteer to the annual fund raiser campaign (Go-IITB) and has been an active participant in the ‘Callathons’.
Since 2013, he is on the IITBHF board as a Treasurer, where he manages the financial aspects of the Foundation and oversees the compliance and audit of its book of accounts. He works closely to ensure that the donor interests, experience and stewardship is fostered and has taken several initiatives to transform IITBHF activities, infrastructure and methods. These include, Database cleaning, updating Web Infrastructure and creating iCAN – an endowment in the US. He also plays a significant role in partnering with the Board and EC members to drive greater alumni interactions nationwide, supporting, reviving and fostering new chapters. Playing Bridge is his hobby.