Salma Shah

Director at Kraken Strategy Ltd

Director at Kraken Strategy Ltd
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Salma Shah is the Director of Kraken Strategy Ltd. Previously, she was a Partner and Senior Adviser at Portland, the communications and public affairs company. Salma was Special Adviser to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, from 2018-19. She was responsible for strategy and communication across the Department. She served in the UK government from May 2014, in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG).

Prior to this Salma was a journalist at the BBC, producing the Today programme on Radio 4.