Sneha Shah

Managing Director, Business Accelerator, Refinitiv

Sneha is passionate about the role purposeful business can play in helping to solve important global problems. In her current role leading the Refinitiv Business Accelerator, Sneha is responsible for creating, investing in and scaling new high growth businesses for Refinitiv in the financial services sector.

Prior to this, she was Managing Director of the Global Risk Managed Services business for Refinitiv and Managing Director of Africa for Thomson Reuters. In these roles, Sneha drove significant growth through partnerships with leading international bodies, and developed solutions in close collaboration with public and private sector organisations to help fight illicit financial flows, digitize land rights, develop financial and capital markets and empower women and youth. Over her career, Sneha has also served in business leadership, operational, product development, program management and trading roles with multinational organizations across multiple continents.

Sneha is a sought-after global speaker on digital innovation with social impact, disruption as a business opportunity, diversity as a competitive advantage, and the importance of purpose in the DNA of business.

She has held key roles in industry associations, including the Board of the US Chamber of Commerce US-Africa Business Center, 30% Southern Africa and One Young World (OYW) Africa. Sneha has also been actively involved in several initiatives of the UN (High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development 2019, UNGA 2019, UNEP 2017), World Economic Forum (WEF), including the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) (2016-2018), and the Global Agenda Council on Governance (2014 to 2016).