Graduated as a mechanical engineer from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in 1990. In 1993, was awarded the Government of Holland scholarship to pursue masters in Industrial Engineering and Management at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Later on, obtained an MBA degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). In 2006, received the German (DAAD) scholarship to pursue PhD from the Department of Marketing at the Faculty of Business Administration at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Over the years entrepreneurship and strategic management became his passion. In the year 2004, Shahid teamed with one of the leading entrepreneurs of the region to develop a business school in central Punjab. The target market of the business school comprises thousands of family businesses famous for engineering, ceramics products, sports goods, surgical instruments and many other leather products. The MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship was developed with the help of the local entrepreneurs and the business community and the chambers of commerce. The venture turned out to be a success and contributed in the development and the uplift of the region.