Mahadevan Shankar

Partner – Network & Business Development


+61 423 614 774



Mahadevan is an experienced qualified Chartered Accountant professional having over twenty-five years of global experiences including large developed economies of Australia, Canada, India, Russia and developing economies of South Pacific countries, Central Asia and Africa.

Mahadevan is a former Partner of the largest Big 4 Accounting firm. He has been the Leader of professional teams providing a range of professional services to small, medium and large corporations including unlisted privately held companies and listed companies on ASX, FTSE, AIM, NASDAQ, TSX, BSE and NSE. The services range across External and Internal Audits, Corporate Finance, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Enterprise Risk Services, Corporate Restructuring, Forensic Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions, SME Business Solutions and Strategic Transaction Advisory Services in different countries.

Mahadevan has a proven track record of developing and nurturing cross functional partnerships delivering stellar results.

Subsequent to his working experiences in many countries, Mahadevan has been anchored in Brisbane since 2013 providing cross border advisory on transactions between Australia, India, ASEAN, Middle East and South Pacific region countries. Mahadevan is currently also a Board Advisor & Mentor to many entrepreneurial startups in Australia, India and South Pacific region providing innovative growth plans towards capital raising strategies from domestic and international strategic partners.

Mahadevan is passionately engaged in learning and advising the rapidly growing Solar industry power projects in different countries from distributed rooftop installations to grid sized solar power plants. Mahadevan also has extensive advisory expertise in Manufacturing, Retailing & Wholesale, Extractive sector resources industries of Mining and Oil & Gas, Education Sector, Infrastructure projects including Roads, Ports & Energy, Tourism sector Financial Services and Real Estate including Residential, Commercial & Hospitality.

Mahadevan has advised and co-founded many start-ups across different industries including Manufacturing, Private Equity Fund, Precious Metals, Renewable Energy.

Mahadevan has been elected for a two years term as Executive Committee member to the Australia India Business Council, QLD Chapter since December 2018 and is actively engaged in promoting bilateral partnerships between Queensland, Australia and India. Mahadevan was also Founding Executive Committee member of PNG India Business Forum from 2016 to 2018, Founding Vice Chairman of Association of Indian Chartered Accountants, Brisbane Chapter, Australia in 2013/14 and Founding Vice President of Society of Indian Chartered Accountants, Papua New Guinea in 2004/05.


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