Shamir is Head of Executive Office for the United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund. In this capacity, he serves as the point person for liaising with the President/CEO’s office. In addition, he also serves as the focal point for Board of Directors’ engagement and interaction at the Foundation, and is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing Board activities. As such, he collaborates with UN agencies, civil society, and corporate sector leaders to develop comprehensive Board engagement plans.
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. He is from Nepal and has lived and traveled internationally.