Shakilla Shahjihan

Divisional Vice President, Government Affairs,
Abbott Asia Pacific & Japan

Shakilla Shahjihan is Divisional Vice President, Government Affairs at Abbott based in Singapore. She and her team members across strategic markets in the region lead external stakeholder engagement to drive business priorities. 

Prior to joining Abbott, Shakilla held various positions in sales, marketing and corporate affairs at Monsanto, Boston Scientific and Merch Sharp and Dohme.

Shakilla chairs the Government Affairs Committee of APACMED (Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association), working together with the Secretariat and GAMA leadership team to advocate on issues and bring meaningful programmes for APACMED’s members. She is also an active Management Committee member at the Asia Pacific Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association. She sits on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore. 

Shakilla holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore. 

Shakilla’s passion is to help young women discover their full potential. She is a mentor at the National University of Singapore. She also enjoys discovering new places, the arts and yoga.