Shashank Honavar resides in Milton, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Deepali and 2 kids, Sohum (19) and Divya (15). Originally from Mumbai, India, he has been very active within the local Konkani community serving in different capacities since the founding of KAOGA and was the President for the years 2002, 2012 and 2020.
Shashank loves working with the Youth and his efforts are mostly directed towards increasing their involvement. As a member of the Entertainment Committee, he worked with youth from Georgia and New Jersey to produce the Closing Ceremony for the 2016 Atlanta Konkani Sammelan wherein participants performed to lilting Bollywood tunes on a wide variety of musical instruments. As the President of KAOGA in 2020, Shashank and his team pulled off a 5 ½ hour virtual variety entertainment program that engaged members of all ages and included Bhagavad Gita recital competition and martial arts demonstrations along with the usual song and dance items.
Shashank has an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai and an MBA in Enterprise Risk Management from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. In 2019, after serving in corporate roles for over 23 years, Shashank decided to become an entrepreneur when he founded S-square D-square LLC, a data analytics consulting firm.
Besides being newly elected to the NAKA Executive Board, Shashank serves as an Ambassador of the Chitrapur Heritage Foundation USA, on the Steering Committee of Coalition of Hindus of North America (CoHNA), mentors students enrolled in MS Analytics programs within the University System of Georgia colleges and in 2019 founded the Amchigale Professionals Network, a 450+ member strong market place for job seekers and hiring managers, that uses the LinkedIn platform.