Shabana Mansoory serves as the Business Development Director at ACE. She has over seven years of professional work experience, specializing in training, management, business development, database development and communication.
Shabana began her career doing database management for the USAID-funded Trade and Accession Facilitation for Afghanistan I (TAFA I) project. In this role she supported the initiative through database administration, database monitoring, report generation and network security. Shabana’s next role was with AISEC, a global youth organization that helps place recent college graduates in internships around the world. Shabana managed AIESEC Afghanistan’s national student exchange strategy and annual plan, while also assisted in the development and implementation of sustainable strategies to market AISEC’s services to both students and businesses during.
Over the next several years, Shabana continued to build her experience in different areas. She gained experience in capacity building working at Mercy Corps, as a Skills Training Officer, gained further experience in database management working on USAID-funded projects for Chemonics, and conducted IT-related training for TechWomen/TechNation.
In 2016, Shabana joined ACE as a Skills & Training Officer. She was soon promoted to Skills Development & Coaching Manager, and then to Business Development Director. She now manages and works with a team to develop proposals that speak to client needs, concerns, and objectives.
Shabana is associated with a number of initiatives in Afghanistan, such as the first Youth to Business Forum in 2014, TechWomen Afghanistan in 2015, and Internet Society (ISOC) Afghanistan in 2016. She is an activist for girls’ engagement in the areas of education, technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Shabana earned her Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Kabul University, in 2012.