Mr. Deependra Shanker Agarwal is the President at Shanker Group, a closely held family business group operating for more than 6 decades with major interests in Real Estate, Finance, Automobiles & Oils and Lubricants. The real estate division was founded and established by Mr. Agarwal and is currently a well-known and respected group in Northern India. He has varied experience in incubating, growing, establishing and exiting businesses. He successfully took over a high value added steel plant at seed funding stage in early 2000, took it to a level of being 2nd largest producer in India in its category before successfully exiting from the same. Currently he advises entrepreneurs to successfully incubate, grow, establish and exit businesses.
He acquired various levels of professional education. He completed his under Graduation in Economics from St. Stephens College, New Delhi, Business management from S.P Jain, Mumbai, and his formal education on Venture Capital from ISB, Hyderabad and organic Real Estate development from Harvard Business School, Boston.
He is an experience collector. He is a certified Scuba Diver, Skydiver, Car rallyist and indulges in several adventure sports. He also is active philanthropist. Besides being indirectly associated with NGO’s, he currently funds and manages schools on his construction sites, which provide free education, and mid-day meal to children of all the laborers.
In addition to his participation on several company boards, Mr. Agarwal is the secretary of Real Estate Development Council, an active member at CREDAI Youth Wing, member of alumni association at St. Stephens College, and an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).