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Shahid Khan
Arthur D. Little


Shahid Khan is a Partner in the Telecoms/Media/Technology (TMT) Practice and the Global Head of Media/Entertainment at Arthur D. Little (ADL), a preeminent global management consulting firm. Khan is an acclaimed expert, serial entrepreneur, and operator in TMT and Web sectors with an over 25-year track record across the U.S., Europe, UAE, and KSA. As an entrepreneur, Khan ideated, launched, and scaled two award-winning companies which successfully exited in Q4 2019 and Q1 2021. As a seasoned management consultant, he is sought after by CxOs and boards, as well as private equity firms to lead innovation, digital transformation, value creation, M&A, and new business launches. Over the years, Khan has earned a strong reputation as an out-of-the-box, innovative thinker with strategic mindset, deep technology underpinnings, and execution focus. Khan was the Founder and Managing Partner for MAG, a TMT sector-focused boutique management consulting firm, trademarked “The UnConsultants” for its hands-on, execution-oriented approach. He managed key relationships and engagements for leading companies across the Media and Telecoms ecosystem. MAG was named by Consulting Magazine as one of the “Seven Small Jewels,” an award given to high-growth consulting firms, and was acquired by ADL in April 2021. Khan was also the Founder and Chairman of Mediamorph, a Media Tech company that disrupted and transformed how players in the digital content ecosystem buy and sell content efficiently and intelligently. He conceptualized and founded the company; led three rounds of funding from strategic Investors such as Liberty Global, Motorola, Advance Newhouse, and Smedvig Capital; and scaled the company globally. Mediamorph won the prestigious Cablefax Tech Award for technology innovation, was on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list, and was acquired by Whip Media Group. Prior to embarking upon his entrepreneurial ventures, Khan served as Senior Partner, Head of Media sector at IBB Consulting (now Accenture); Managing Director and Head of Media industry practice at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint; Partner and Communication Sector Lead at IBM Global Services. Khan entered the digital media sector in 1998 as a Principal and Head of Media Practice at ZEFER, one of the leading consultancies of the Web 1.0 era. He holds an MBA in finance and marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He was on the board of directors of NATPE, a global association for the content industry, and on the board of directors of the Manhattan chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the world’s premier peer network of CEOs and business leaders. He was named as one of the “50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business” and has won other media industry recognitions.

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