Shabnum Mehra Palomba currently holds the position of Social Practice Lead and Group Strategy Director in AKQA SF. In addition to being the voice of social at AKQA Shabnum also oversee’s the Wynn Las Vegas account as well as consults on social business across the agency.
Shabnum has been in the digital and social marketing space for over 18 years. She ran on of the US’s first digital agencies ( Beyond Interactive), mobile agency ( IPSH) and and served in various leadership positions with some of the premier global ad agencies (Grey/Mediacom, Razorfish, Phd, McCann).
Shabnum has run social engagements/ programs for clients such as Budlight/Anheuser Busch, Levi's, Charles Schwab, Visa, You Tube and Mattel/Barbie to name a few. In addition to her business Shabnum is on the board of three non profits in SF: Futures Without Violence, Project Ahimsa and B4B.
In her spare time Shabnum loves to cook, she runs a variety of spartan obstacle races, and snowboard races .