Ankur Shah

CEO in London, United Kingdom

Ankur Shah

CEO in London, United Kingdom

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A proven entrepreneur with a diverse and compelling background;

Ankur started his professional career working under the endorsement of the United Nations (UNHCR) and H. H. the Dalai Lama, travelling to places such as Kosovo and Rwanda. A double scholar at one of the Inns of Court, Ankur was subsequently called to the Bar and practised at a leading criminal chambers in London, leaving the Bar in 2007. That year he started Techlightenment, a business focussed on products and services in social technology; growing the business rapidly to becoming the global leader in its space. Techlightenment was acquired by Experian Plc. in January 2011.

Ankur's latest project is mahabis; the fastest growing new footwear brand in the world. Recently beating both Adidas and Saucony to a prestigious Drapers innovation award, mahabis ships to over 70+ countries pioneering an entirely new way of doing vertically integrated retail. Featured in the FT, Wired, the Guardian, GQ and many more, mahabis continues to aspire to redesign downtime.

Ankur has been regularly featured in both domestic and international mainstream press both and is a regular speaker at industry events.

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