Previously, Shaka served in a number of leadership roles for over 10 years at the $7 billion Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators (DMBA), most recently as a Portfolio Manager of Private Equity, Head of a $1 billion Fixed Income Portfolio and Head of Domestic and Emerging Markets across asset classes. Shaka also headed the investment efforts of DMBA Affiliates in Developed and Emerging Markets (UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, Samoa), including Africa. Prior to DMBA, Shaka was a Senior Member of the Global Finance team at Agilent Technologies where he managed finance teams in Asia, Europe, Japan and USA. Prior to Agilent, Shaka was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division of First Security Van Kasper. Shaka also worked at Choice Hotels International in the mergers & acquisitions department. Shaka is the former Chairman and Board Member of Deseret First Credit Union. He currently serves as a Board member of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and the Ouelessebougou Alliance, a Malian West Africa-focused organization. He is also on various Boards of companies in Africa.
Shaka holds a B.S. in Economics, an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Brigham Young University, and a Masters in Government from Harvard University. He is a member of the CFA Institute.