Shafian Rahman

Senior Associate | Insights & Strategic Planning
New York |

Shafian specializes in political and policy research, opposition research and news and social media analysis. He works with clients across industries and sectors, including energy and New York State politics.

Shafian’s work entails developing in-depth research products such as background and political research memos, competitor analysis, geopolitical analysis and power mapping. His work has included supporting energy clients in their efforts to establish a clean, renewable energy future, developing stakeholder databases of influencers for clients to guide their public outreach efforts and social media targeting opportunities, and completing a 50-state risk assessment to drive a company’s business development strategy.

Before joining Avoq, Shafian worked as a legislative and intergovernmental affairs intern for the New York City Fire Department. In this role, he communicated with elected officials, attended events and responded to queries by elected officials. He also served as an intergovernmental affairs intern for the Office of the New York State Attorney General and as a constituent affairs intern for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).

Shafian’s New York City roots run deep, as he was born and raised in the city that never sleeps. He’s an ardent soccer aficionado, with an unwavering love for the beautiful game!