Nirupa Shankar

Joint Managing Director
Brigade Enterprises
Nirupa Shankar is the Joint Managing Director of the Brigade Group, one of India’s leading real estate developers. She has spent the past 13 years of her career overseeing the company’s Hotel, Office, and Retail portfolios.

Nirupa has the serial entrepreneurial bug in her and has successfully conceptualised multiple award-winning F&B outlets such as HIGH Ultra Lounge and Glass Kitchen & Bar in Bengaluru.
She set up Asia’s first real estate accelerator called Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Program (Brigade REAP) in 2016, an initiative to mentor high-tech start-ups in real estate.

She has also conceptualised and launched Brigade’s flexible workspaces brand called BuzzWorks in 2019.

Prior to joining Brigade, Nirupa worked as a Senior Business Analyst with Ernst & Young LLP in the New York and North Carolina offices. She has Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in Management in Hospitality from Cornell University. She graduated on the Dean’s List and as Vice President of her class.

Nirupa is passionate about writing. Her articles are regularly published in news and trade journals. Nirupa is a regular speaker at various top tier forums, conferences and think tanks. She is also a two-time TEDx speaker and is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt.

Nirupa has won multiple awards and has been recognised as a CNBC Young Turk and featured in the elite Economic Times (ET) 40 under 40 list.

She is a fitness enthusiast who regularly participates in triathlons. She reads autobiographies and plays poker to unwind. Nirupa is the mother of two daughters.