CEO & Co-Founder
As an immigrant founder, Shafqat is originally from Bangladesh, born in Thailand, raised in Switzerland, and now lives in New York. He believes anyone can build a great company regardless of background or location. Since founding NewsCred in 2008 and launching Welcome in 2020, Shafqat’s primary responsibility is hiring great people and getting out of their way. And above all else, he’s passionate about unlocking the potential of marketing teams around the world.
What’s a fun fact that we would never guess about you?
I used to be a DJ!
If you had 25 hours in a day, how would you use the extra hour?
Golf because I’m addicted and terrible at it.
As a leader, what business book do you suggest as a must-read?
Team of Teams, Shoe Dog, High Output Management