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Zubin Chagpar

Zubin Chagpar is responsible for Amazon Web Services’ public sector business in the Middle East and Africa. He has two decades of experience working in various roles for leading technology companies. Zubin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from IE Business School. He is a former faculty advisor for Wharton Business School’s Global Consulting Practicum and a current adjunct professor at IE Business School where he teaches rapid prototyping. He is an active investor in start-ups and curates global start-up accelerator Techstars’ Start-up Digest, a weekly newsletter on start-ups with 50,000 subscribers. Zubin is a former board member at ISACA, the world’s largest global professional organization focused on Cybersecurity and IT corporate governance. Key accomplishments during his tenure included the diligence and acquisition of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Institute from Carnegie Mellon, the development of an enterprise strategy and sales team, the development of a policy outreach strategy, the approval of a China entry strategy, and the release of a new lab based virtual environment for cybersecurity learning, CSX.

In his position at AWS, Zubin is executing on the strategy and team recruitment for AWS’ Middle East and Africa business directed towards public sector including governments, education, healthcare, state-owned enterprises, and NGOs. His team is focusing on implementing solutions to address high youth unemployment, economy diversification, improve education and healthcare, mitigate cyber threats, and enable innovation by leveraging AWS cloud and AWS’ partner network.