Shabnam Shahani

Executive Director for Strategy and Business Development

Joined: February 2021

Shabnam is responsible for driving AQA's strategy, overseeing implementation and developing new strategic commercial opportunities, which include acquisitions, joint ventures, new markets, technology alliances and leading AQA’s response to domestic and international government tenders and bids.

She's worked for and assisted leading brands such as Macmillan, Reed Elsevier, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Discovery Education, Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment in senior full-time and advisory roles encompassing commercial strategy, business development and profit/loss management. She specialises in both domestic and international education and has lived and worked across a number of countries in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions and the USA. Her experience covers all school years, higher education, English language teaching and workforce learning across the spectrum of curriculum, software as a service (SaaS), assessment, education services and education delivery.

Shabnam holds an MBA from London Business School, a Master's Degree in Education and Technology from University College London-Institute of Education, a Chartered Accountancy Degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Mumbai.

Shabnam Shahani