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Shant

Oknayan

General Manager, Global Business Solution | ByteDance MENAT

Shant Oknayan is the General Manager of Global Business Solutions at ByteDance MENAT with a mission to lead ByteDance’s business partnerships and operations across the region, including leading short-form video platform TikTok.

With close to 20 years of experience leading business development and expertise in digital and investment strategies for government and private entities, Shant has a proven track record of successfully growing digital platforms. Shant has always been a front-runner with an entrepreneurial and pioneering mindset. He previously worked on developing business strategies for Facebook and Google MENA. In between, he also co-founded award nominated Glambox, the first and leading subscription-based beauty e-commerce in MENA.

Interesting fact, Shant holds double Masters degrees: a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters of Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.

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