It was 1980 when a young Vishnu Shahaney started his career at Grindlays bank in Calcutta, India. At the time, Vishnu attributed this starting point of his career to the bank paying well, having a good brand and offering decent training opportunities.
Fast forward to 2022 and Vishnu is now retiring following a four-decade long career across a wide variety of roles at Grindlays and then ANZ after the bank’s acquisition of Grindlays in 1984.
“You learn so much from customers, you build such great networks, you build friendships.” – Vishnu Shahaney
I recently caught up with Vishnu, who will leave the role of Country Head Singapore, South East Asia, India and Middle East, to discuss his diverse career choices, the importance of self-awareness and learning from the tough times.