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It's Time to Meet Shefik


Shefik is your new Co-Lead of the employee resource group OUT, joining forces with Eric Hanson.

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, Shefik is currently a Technical Lead at NBC Sports, where he developed mission-critical technology for 2020 Summer Olympics (Tokyo), 2022 Winter Olympics (Beijing), 2022 FIFA World Cup (Qatar), and many more high-profile events.

Formerly the Cultural Committee Chair of OUT, Shefik continues to also serve as a Steering Committee Member of the Black Employee Network (BEN), as he further strides towards a strong commitment to significant Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, here at NBCUniversal.

Alongside his colleagues over the years, Shefik produced and moderated memorable events for NBCUniversal's Employee Resource Groups, with guests such as Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, 2-time Academy Award nominee Siedah Garrett, historic Olympic diver Greg Louganis, Motown icon Smokey Robinson, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Jasper of The Isley Brothers, powerhouse vocalist Sarah Dash of Labelle and Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos, Emmy Award nominee John Amos, Tony Award winner Melba Moore, hip-hop pioneer Doctor Dré of "Yo! MTV Raps", Broadway performers, and many more legendary personalities.

OUT is the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight Ally Employee Alliance. Founded in 1986, the employee resource group and its legacy counterparts make it one of Corporate America's oldest LGBTQ+ employee groups.

Do you have any suggestions for upcoming activities at NBCUniversal, regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion? Contact Shefik to discuss further.

Last Updated: May 20, 2023

About Shefik

Celebrating over 25 years in the entertainment industry, Shefik has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, and MTV World. He currently serves as a Technical Lead at NBCUniversal. His work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation", which is broadcast on over 20 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States, as well as the internationally distributed video series of the same name via Prime Video and other notable outlets.

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