Karan Shah

Chief Business Officer

Karan Shah is the Chief Business Officer at Artha Global. Prior to joining Artha, he was the Chief Executive Officer at the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) where he spent seven years and was a member of the team since inception. He was responsible for building the institution ground up and helping scale it into one of India’s leading postgraduate destinations.
Before his foray into education, Karan was an investment banker and worked with organisations such as Elara Capital and Citigroup Global Markets as part of their fundraising and M&A teams.
Karan holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Warwick Business School where he was the Dean’s Scholar for 2012-13 and was recognised by the University for his research dissertation. He completed his Bachelor’s in Financial Markets from the University of Mumbai where he was the gold medallist.
Outside of work, Karan is a long-distance runner who has completed several half marathons and is passionate about all things food and travel.