Ishan Shah

Vice President


Ishan is a Vice President in the Digital team.  He joined Apax in 2022 and is currently based in London.

Prior to joining Apax, Ishan was a Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group, working in both London and New York. During his time there, he advised clients across a number of industries and functional areas, particularly focusing on Consumer and growth strategy.

Ishan holds an MBA from The Wharton School and an MA in Economics with First Class Honours from Cambridge University.

Living our values

“My maternal grandfather was kicked out of Uganda in 1972 and came to the UK to restart his life. My father was sent to the UK in 1977, from Kenya, after his father passed away, to go and figure something out. In both cases, they had to adapt to their new surroundings, learn from others and were eventually able to carve out their own paths. This is why Apax’s value of “we learn, adapt and grow” most resonates with me as I saw first-hand how inspirational figures in my family grew in the face of adversity. As a result, this is how I try and approach challenges and opportunities in my life: a way to push myself even when I don’t have all the skills or information to succeed, because that is the way to grow.”



Ishan's Story

Ishan loves to dissect businesses and understand what makes them unique. Having grown up watching his Father run a small business, he also learnt to appreciate hard work and entrepreneurial spirit.

This is what attracted him and excites him about Apax Digital – the ability to invest in, and grow with, tech companies on the cutting edge of innovation, by creating differentiated insight and spotting things that others cannot see.

In his spare time, Ishan can be found playing or watching numerous sports, from Cricket to Squash to Golf as well as continuing to travel to and hike in new countries.