Shah is a corporate finance specialist in the fields of consultancy and start-ups. Upon completing his MBA at the National University of Singapore, Shah returned to home to Aotearoa where he took up a position with the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ). There he honed his skills in leveraged buyouts and mergers & acquisitions.
He made the decision to leave BNZ to start up his own venture capital firm SO Capital. It’s success led to him purchasing Air Napier in 2018 where, as CEO, he is currently disrupting and growing the aviation industry. Through his many years of leadership and finance experience, Shah has a amassed a verifiable history of financial modelling, preparing and implementing short and long term strategic objectives and consulting multinationals.
He has also been called on to provide recommendations to the company boards and CEOs and analyse merger and leveraged buyout opportunities through the application of advanced technical acumen coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills. His professional focal points include advanced business administration, cost integration, carrying out merger & acquisition analyses, complex negotiation, industry networking, multi-corporate operations and performance monitoring.