Shakil Khan

Head of Special Projects

Shakil Khan, (Shak) is head of special projects at Path where he focuses on growth and international affairs.  Shak’s unique global perspective and his influential network along with his passion for user behavior and conversion is an invaluable addition to Path’s team. 

Prior to Path, Shak spent the last four years as head of special projects at Spotify and is currently an advisor to founder and CEO Daniel Ek.  As a self proclaimed “start-up guy”, Shak has had a number of online businesses in the UK since 2000 and was part of the founding team at which was acquired by AOL.  He was also the first international customer for Google Advertising in 2001.

Having lived in China, Shak speaks Chinese (as well as English, Urdu, Punjabi, Danish) and currently divides his time between London, San Francisco and airport lounges.

Shak is an investor in SecondMarket, Top10 and Spotify.