N. Sankar serves as the Chairman of The Sanmar Group and its associates, operating in diverse areas such as Chlorochemicals, Speciality Chemicals, Shipping, Engineering, Insurance and Cement. Mr. Sankar has been an Independent Director of Bata India Ltd. since February 2005. He has been a Director of NOCIL Limited since July 2005. Mr. Sankar serves on the Board of a few institutions outside the group, such as F.L. Smidth Limited. He has been the Vice President of the All India Tennis Association, and President of the Tamil Nadu Cricket and Tennis Associations. Over the years, Mr. Sankar has held office in several public bodies representing trade and industry: President of Assocham and Chairman of Indo-US Joint Business Council. Mr. Sankar is involved with the management of many educational and charitable organizations. Mr. Sankar has been the Honorary Consul General for Denmark in South India since 1989. He has also received awards recognizing his services to business and industry, including the 'Lala Shriram National Award for Leadership in Chemical Industry' from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was awarded the 'Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog' by the Danish Government in recognition of his services. He holds a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA.
He did Master's Degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology.