About Our CEO

 

 
As CEO of SafeRock, where we serve Global and Regional companies in North America and Europe, Shah Karim has deep experience serving the consumer, industrial, food, retail, education, and energy sectors.
 
Well connected to industry sectors and academia, Shah is a champion for businesses that desire tactical and strategic guidance to guide their growth. He also works closely with public and private company Management and Boards that are facing transformative challenges and need objective, realistic advice. 
 
Shah is at ease with Strategic Advisory, Growth, and industry challenges, and equally engaged with hands-on guiding data scientists on Big Data, ML, AI, and algorithms. He supported a public company valued at $8.3 billion go private at a +35% premium to market cap after a bidding process with 15 firms; enabled an international retailer grow 19.6%; and created a shared services platform for a $12 billion portfolio company of a +$100 billion private-equity firm.
 
He is rated as a top-100 Industry figure by Retail Digest who has published widely, and a keynote speaker who has delivered keynotes at international conferences in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia on Leadership, Path to Emergence from the Pandemic, Omni-channel, Big Data, Shareholder Growth, and other topics. 
 
Shah is dedicated to personally serving in roles beyond SafeRock. Shah is an Innovation Fellow at Columbia Business School. He serves as an elected member of Yale University’s Alumni Board of Governors and is co-chair of its Graduate and Professional Schools Committee. He has served on Yale’s Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee, the Yale Medal Committee, the Wilbur Cross Medal Committee, and the Board of Governors Nominating Committee.
 
Shah is a Judge for the MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million prize competition entitled “100&Change”. Shah has been an NRF Executive Mentor every year since 2014 and is deeply committed to encouraging students including first generation students. He has co-chaired the Data Science conference at Yale, he serves on Penn State’s Industry Advisory Board for Enterprise Systems, he is an Advisory Board Member of NJIT’s Martin Tuchman School of Management and also a member of the Board of Governors at the College of Merchandising and Digital Retailing at the University of North Texas.
 
He is a Fellow with the Tribeca Disruptors Foundation of the Tribeca Film Festival, which is a community of accomplished and promising innovators dedicated to propelling their respective fields further. Shah received his B.A., M.A., and M.Phil. degrees from Yale University.
 
 

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