Shabahat Ali Shah

Shabahat Ali Shah is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of National IT Board since 2019. He is also the Chairman of Board of IGNITE and among the Board of Directors of Universal Service Fund (USF), Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited (PTCL) and National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC).

As CEO of NITB, Shabahat has taken several digital initiatives with a major focus on e-governance.  He has successfully devised an effective technology plan for handling corona virus spread in the country. He has been instrumental in planning, development and quick deployment of COVID-19 projects under National Command and Control Center (NCOC).

An MIT graduate, Shabahat, has 20+ years of experience in Silicon Valley. He is among one of a very few executives around the world who have experienced working across all three telecom segments: wireline, wireless and satellites.

During the professional career spreading over more than two decades, he has excelled in cutting-edge technologies (PaaS/SaaS/IaaS, business process re-engineering, virtualization, AI/ML & data integration technologies) across a wide variety of industry segments, including but not limited to telecommunications & IT industry.

Previously, Shabahat has also worked in Oracle Communications, Global Business Unit, Santa Clara as Director of Global Strategic Business.

He is also founder/co-founder of three of his Silicon Valley-based startups: Cronus Digital LLC, Helioswire IoT and SPIRE Global Inc.