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Shabnam Weber

Tea and Herbal Association of Canada
For almost two decades, Shabnam Weber owned and operated her own tea company in Toronto, Canada. With retail stores and a wholesale business, her company was one of the first of its kind in Toronto.  Her passion and love of tea led her to become involved with the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada as a Director, sitting on a number of committees, most notably the Education Committee where she wrote the Tea Sommelier® program. 
Shabnam divested from her business’ and took the position of President of the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada in 2018. She has transformed the association through the programs and resources it offers members and become an industry leader. She speaks at events around the world and represents Canada on the UN FAO’s Intergovernmental Group on Tea where she sits on a number of working groups as well as being the Vice-Chair of the working group on Smallholders and co-Chair of the working group on Tea and Health. 
Through her time as an entrepreneur and her industry involvement for over twenty years, Shabnam has a unique perspective on multiple angles of the business advocating for all.  She values the diversity offered by all parts of the tea industry, both in Canada and beyond, and focuses always on the bigger picture.  Shabnam is a graduate of the University of Toronto with an Honours degree in Political Science and holds a post-graduate diploma in Psychology.