Shaheryar Popalzai

Head of MArCom, PureVPN (Gaditek)

Shaheryar Popalzai is the Head of MarCom at PureVPN (Gaditek). His career as a journalist spanned over a decade before he returned to his roots in digital security. He was invited to train at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center to investigate and report mis/disinformation in 2018.

Popalzai was an ICFJ Knight Fellow from 2015 to 2018. During this time, he worked on news innovation and co-founded Project Shikari, a social media propaganda tracking tool.