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Sankalp Shangari is the COO and co-founder of DMBCapital Partners.
He has a broad and extensive experience in various sectors, particularly in commodities, having occupied various roles at Macquarie Bank, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. He started his career with Macquarie Bank in London as a credit officer covering South East Asia. He rose rapidly and within twelve months he was promoted to run and expand the Asian Commodity Sales from London. The product suite at Macquarie Bank included coal, oil, gas and CO2 emissions. The success of the expansion led Sankalp to move to Singapore in order to establish an Asia based presence for the firm.
Several months afterwards, he was approached and recruited by Deutsche Bank to join the commodities platform as an origination specialist covering South Asia and as a specialist in metals and mining. Sankalp also took the responsibility to set up the iron ore desk. His success was evidenced by being one of the first bankers to move a physical iron ore cargo in a banking environment. Over time, he took the lead for the large structured origination deals in the Capital Markets and Treasury Services Group. In October 2011 Sankalp joined JP Morgan in a similar role to cover metals, mining and coal and he was asked to build an origination platform in Southeast Asia and Australia based out of Singapore. Sankalp contributed to the buildup of the iron ore derivatives desk as well as structuring coal and iron ore based deals.
At the end of 2012, Sankalp decided to venture on his own and set up a boutique advisory firm to assist corporate and investors in bridging the gap between origination, structuring and distribution. His success in Indonesia, Philippines and India is evidenced by several successful assignments. Currently, he is also overviewing the operations of a physical cargo trading firm.
Sankalp's relationships in the metals and mining sector, coupled with his commodity structuring background make him a valuable partner in DMBCapital Partners, which he co-founded in April 2014.