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Sho Islam

Director of Business Development
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Sho is the Director of Business Development. He leads AdvanceCT’s development efforts for the Biosciences sector. He joined AdvanceCT in October 2020 with 15+ years of economic development expertise.

Prior to joining AdvanceCT, Sho Islam was the Business Development Officer at Choose New Jersey, Inc., and successfully led the business development efforts in the logistics, technology, and life sciences sectors.

Sho has also led the business development efforts at Rutgers University’s Food Innovation Center (RFIC). His thirteen-plus year tenure at the RFIC included various roles of progressive responsibilities including strategic business consulting, project and client management, contract writing, quantitative research, and data analysis.

Sho received a B.S. in Environmental Business Economics, M.S. in Food and Business Economics, and M.S. in Public Affairs with an emphasis in Community Development, from Rutgers University.