Meet the Committee: Ray Shiwan Shankar

Meet the Committee: Ray Shiwan Shankar
Ray Shiwan Shankar, Partner and head of Private Wealth & Family Office Practices at Oon & Bazul LLP

On our Meet the Committee feature this month, we introduce Ray Shiwan Shankar, Partner and head of Private Wealth & Family Office Practices at Oon & Bazul LLP. As a career lawyer, Ray has also spent time building and operating family offices and companies within various industries, including mining and infrastructure.

Below, Ray shows a different side of him while answering some of our Get-to-know you questions:

I'm at my happiest when…
I’m sat in front of a fat T-bone and bottle of Bordeaux surrounded by great company.

What you might not know about me is…
Judging by my abysmal recent return to the football pitch, i'm pretty sure nobody would know that i used to be a cracking football player....or so i think at least lol.

The best thing in my world is…
My 5 year old daughter.

There's nothing more annoying than…
The cigar den being fully occupied when you need a smoke.

The last thing I bought and loved was…
Tim Tams. Just Divine. Why had nobody told me those things existed?

An indulgence I'd never forego is…
An ice-cold beer to end the workweek.

The place I can't wait to go back to is…
Amalfi Coast, Italy.

My five dream dinner guests would be…
Xi Jinping, Barack Obama, Kim Jong Un, Dave Chapelle and Dua Lipa at one table - that would be wild. Putin not being invited due to sanctions might be reason enough for him to stop the madness in Ukraine.

In ten years' time we will all be...
Looking back in awe at how we collectively survived the horrors of covid lockdowns

Album cover/music video you would like to share?
Timati - the product of having too many Kazakh friends.