Shan is a Washington, D.C based consultant working on the intersection of community, economic and digital development. He brings a diverse range of professional experiences—including community organizing, management consulting and urban development policy. Most recently, Shan was the Program Manager at the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, where he helped coordinate New York City’s response to the subprime mortgage crisis. He has also served as a Fellow at the U.S Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where he supported the Startup America initiative. Previously, Shan was an Associate at Bennett Midland, where he consulted on civic tech initiatives for the City of New York—including the development of the city’s 311 helpline system; and a community organizer at Chhaya Community Development Corporation. Originally, from Karachi, Pakistan, Shan holds a BA in Economic Anthropology from Hampshire College and an MBA from Georgetown University with a concentration in community development finance and impact investing.
Position: Consultant, World Bank