Committed to holistic sustainability encompassing social, environmental, governance, and financial dimensions. Founded Shubio, a venture committed to developing ecologically sustainable footwear. Engaged in consumer insights research, explored sustainable materials, anatomy, 3D modeling, production technology, and crafted business models and designs to minimize ecological impact. Educational background includes design and materials studies at Milan, Central Saint Martins in London, and FIT in New York. Made research contributions and completed first year of two-year Master of Industrial Design program at Georgia Tech. Completed a research fellowship in Sustainable Engineering at the Centre for SMART at Loughborough University (UK). Possess technical proficiency in Life-Cycle Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis, NEPA, Environmental Impact Assessment, AERMOD, Social Costing, Policy, and GIS.

Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management, Georgia Tech (Capstone remaining)

Sustainability certifications: GHG Carbon Management, GRI, TCFD

Extensive print, broadcast, and editorial experience. Served as a scriptwriter at CNNI and also as a producer on flagship program, interviewing global luminaries in business, sports, arts, science, and politics, including: Amre Moussa, Andre Agassi, Amitabh Bachchan, Linus Torvalds, Jerry Yang, Andy Grove, Zaha Hadid, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Miriam Makeba, Angelique Kidjo, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Richard Goldstone, Giandomenico Picco, Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher, Phil Borges, Frank McCourt, Foday Sankoh, Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Mikhail Gorbachev. Hosted world leaders for CNN during UN General Assembly. Served as General Editor for the Journal of International Affairs. Print and video photojournalist while based in West Africa, wrote for TheBaltimore Sun and The Star in South Africa and produced video for APTN. Conceived and shot footage for two documentaries, one on malaria treatment and one on gender issues.

media  /  communications

​​​business  /  entrepreneurship

stakeholder engagement  /  PARTNERSHIPS 

​​Expertise in Strategy and Operations. Considerable experience coaching entrepreneurs around the world. As Intrapreneur / Sr. Executive at PepsiCo, developed business addressing malnutrition in India, South Africa, & Nigeria. At AT&T, specialized in change management. Founded Shubio to develop high-tech footwear. Founded House of Genius ATL. 

MBA, Columbia Business School

Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Highly experienced in international development, with issues including environment, economic development, entrepreneurship, women's empowerment, malnutrition, education, food security, global heritage, sustainable enterprise development, and multi-stakeholder partnerships. Worked in post-conflict, post-disaster areas with business, government, and civil society entities. In Indonesia, served as the Local Economic Recovery Advisor for the U.S. Government and the local government in Banda Aceh following the Boxing Day Asian earthquake and tsunami. Served the United Nations in the Division for Sustainable Development, facilitating stakeholder engagement in intergovernmental processes including SDG negotiations, HESI, and SIDS. Served as COO for international tech nonprofit focused on SDG 11.4.

Master of International Affairs, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Shireen Khan

Vast experience working on partnerships internationally, including high-level Government-Business-NGO engagement. At PepsiCo, persuaded international aid agencies to offer funds and expertise. Led a partnership between the World Economic Forum and UNESCO, in collaboration with AMD, Satyam, Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel, serving as Lead Product Manager to develop a global knowledge management IT platform to further multi-stakeholder partnerships in education, presented in Davos. In Afghanistan, brought together twenty Afghan women-owned businesses to create a marketplace for new products and to collect consumer insights. 


Sustainable development

global systems thinker WITH multidisciplinary expertise

Specialist in SUSTAINABILITY, PARTNERSHIPS, innovation, entrepreneurship

Explorer, CONNECTOR, Using insights & technology to drive progress


Experience working in West & South Africa; Central, South & Southeast Asia; Western Europe and the U.S. Multilingual; studied more than a dozen languages.


sustAinability  /  DESIGN    

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