Dr. Sankarshan Basu is Professor of Finance at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Starting April 2017, he is also the Chairperson of the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management; he has also been the Chairperson of Career Development Services (between April 2012 – March 2015) and Chairperson of Alumni Relations (between January 2007 – September 2011) at IIMB.

Sankarshan has a B.Sc. with honours in Statistics from Presidency College, Calcutta, M.Sc. in Statistics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Madras, a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Prior to joining IIMB, Sankarshan has also worked with ICICI Ltd. (now ICICI Bank Ltd.), as well as been a teaching faculty at London School of Economics and Political Science and Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. Sankarshan has also been a Visiting Professor at University of Twente, Netherlands, Gothenburg University, Sweden, ESCP, Paris, CFVG, Ho Chi Min City and Hanoi, Vietnam and Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.

Sankarshan is active as a consultant and serves on the boards of a couple of companies.