Tahir Shafiq is a senior executive with 25 years of experience in international business development, engineering, and governance. He is skilled in developing national and global strategic business plans for multinational high-tech and defence companies. In the past, Tahir has developed and managed various international teams and strategic partnerships.
Most recently, Tahir was Director of International Sales and Business Development at Fugro Canada. Prior to that, he was at Applanix Corporation (A Trimble Company), where he managed airborne & land geospatial GPS/IMU Systems business in the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.
Tahir also worked at Raytheon Canada as Product Manager for the defence programs, and at L3 Technologies – WESCAM where he was Sales Director for the Asia region managing Electro-Optical and Infrared airborne surveillance & reconnaissance system business. Previously, Tahir worked for Air Products and Chemicals as a Global Product Manager for the semiconductor division in Pennsylvania, USA.
Tahir holds an MBA from Adelphi University in New York, an International Business specialization from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, a Masters in Management Science, and a B.Sc. in Engineering from Punjab University in Lahore. Tahir is a designated Professional Engineer in Ontario, as well as a Fellow of Engineers Canada. Tahir lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario where he is also very active in community service and currently is serving as a director on the boards of two large not-for-profit corporations.