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Episode 87: Sneha Shah (Thomson Reuters), Johannesburg, South Africa

YPO member Sneha Shah comes from an Indian family living in Kenya. After graduating from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, she worked as a foreign exchange and commodities trader in Africa. She then took a job in New York City, New York, USA, with Thompson Reuters, where she’s held a number of leadership positions. Now, she is the Managing Director of the company’s Africa division, based in South Africa.

Sneha is very active in non-profit work and is a member of the African Leadership Network and World Economic Forum. She has also sat on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Africa Business Council.

In this episode, Sneha shares her journey of uprooting her family from New York and moving to South Africa as well as the lessons she learned from managing a team of South African millennials.


Guest: Sneha Shah, Managing Director of Thompson Reuters, Africa
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.