Speaker Profile

Shafqat Islam
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer/NewsCred


Shafqat Islam is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of NewsCred, the global leader in enterprise content marketing. As CEO, Shafqat manages the strategic growth of the company. Since its founding in 2008, NewsCred has empowered the world’s most ambitious brands with powerful technology, the largest and most diverse content offerings and proven, unrivaled expertise. In April 2018, NewsCred was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant® for Content Marketing Platforms.

NewsCred has grown to a 200-person team of technologists, engineers, journalists, and creative content marketers across seven global offices including New York, London, and Dhaka. The company is funded by leading investors including FirstMark Capital, FTV Capital, InterWest Partners, and Mayfield Fund.

Prior to NewsCred, Shafqat was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, running technology teams in NYC and Geneva, Switzerland.