Shamir is the Executive Director for Board Relations for the United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund. In this capacity, he provides strategic leadership on Board engagement to the Foundation. As such, he collaborates with UN agencies, civil society, and corporate sector leaders to develop comprehensive Board engagement plans. Shamir also works closely with the UN Foundation Board on the execution of Foundation priorities.
Prior to joining the UN Foundation in 2002, Shamir managed study abroad programs at the University of Florida’s International Center, where he provided student advisory services, contributed to the university's study abroad program marketing, and lead information forums and workshops. Shamir is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.A. in Political Science with focus on International Relations.