Manager – Strategy & Special Projects, Transnational Academic Group
Director, CMA Investment Holdings
In 2013, Shweta Wahi began her foray into the education sector as an active Director of CMA Investment Holdings – her family’s business that stretches across three business verticals in Asia and Africa. She entered at a grassroots level in Marketing for Transnational Academic Group (TAG), formerly Global Institute Middle East, the operating partner of Murdoch University Dubai, pioneering key activations in social media and student life. In subsequent years, she played a crucial role in launching Curtin University Dubai’s brand and engaging with regional stakeholders to qualify it as one of the top ranked academic institutions in MENA. Her current role as Manager – Strategy and Special Projects places her in TAG’s global project development team, overseeing partnerships across Africa, Europe and Australia. Shweta is also part of TAG’s board of directors, involved with project feasibility and corporate governance.
Prior to joining the group, Shweta spent over 15 years in the fashion industry as a stylist, photographer, make-up artist, wardrobe assistant, assistant designer and finally through her own label, “Shweta Wahi Creations” (SW), in 2008.
Headquartered in the UAE, SW had clientele across Asia, Africa and North America. Shweta was the youngest designer to be showcased at prominent fashion shows including the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week South Africa, India Fashion Week Dubai, among others in Toronto, Ottawa, Namibia and Mauritius. Aligned to her passion for the industry, she awarded several scholarships for fashion design studies, including contributions to the Mauritius Design Council. Her label is also a benefactor to charitable causes supported by her family’s trust.
Shweta is a trained Image Consultant and Digital Media Specialist, working with clients, students and design professionals in the UAE and Africa. She is also commissioned for artwork as a published illustrator and artist, for acrylics on canvas, and painting on silk, glass and ceramics.
Shweta graduated from York University, Toronto with an Honors degree in Visual Arts. She also completed courses in Art, Design and Fashion Styling from Central St Martins, London; and Image Consulting from George Brown College, Toronto. She completed her secondary education in Dubai at the prestigious Gems Modern Academy.
Manager | Strategy & Special Projects
- BFA (Hons) in Visual Art from York University in Toronto
- Inbound Marketing Certified, Hubspot Academy
- Certifications in Fashion Styling and Art & Design, Central Saint Martins