Shahid leads on the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry’s health data and outcomes related activities in partnership with the ABPI’s Pharmaceutical industry Health Information Group (PHIG). His role in the ABPI involves cross-functional working with our members, government bodies and relevant stakeholders and he represents our members externally on policy in these areas including implementation of the ABPI’s Big Data Roadmap, the use of Real World Data, activities relating to Stratified Medicine, and the focus of health systems on outcomes. Shahid led the ABPI’s publication and stakeholder engagement on Reengineering Medicines Development, a discussion document for the cost-effective development of affordable innovative medicines. In addition, Shahid leads the ABPI’s engagement on health data and digital issues in Europe through the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, and through the Innovative Medicines Initiative programme on ‘Big Data for Better Outcomes’, specifically on communication and collaboration with healthcare system stakeholders. Shahid holds a Doctorate in Molecular Biology, a Masters in Information Technology and Bachelors in Biochemistry from the University of Glasgow, with over ten years of experience in the industry working in R&D and Commercial functions. More recently, he has been a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry on a range of digital and eHealth initiatives.