Shabir is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Chairman of DCD Group. His background is in Finance, Commercial Real Estate, Venture Capital and Banking. He is the Deputy Chairman of Al Baraka Bank South Africa and the ex-Chairman of EIIB Bank plc and founder director at IBB Bank plc.
He has served on the UK Government’s Asia Task Force (11-14) and the Ethnic Minority Business Task Force (07-09).
In the charitable and voluntary sector, Shabir joined the Prince’s Trust Council in July 2016 and is the Chair of Mosaic (founded by HRH Prince of Wales). He is also Chair of Governors of Westminster Academy, a Champion of the Three Faiths Forum and ex co-chair and mentor for the YPO-LBS London Business School program ‘Growing Your Business’. Shabir also joined the Board of YPO International in July 2016 and was appointed Trustee of The Woolf Institute UK.
In 2013 Shabir was awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to both business and education, as well as for his philanthropic support of charitable causes.