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Zia Zaman

Zia Zaman

Chief Innovation Officer, MetLife

Mr Zaman, joined MetLife in July 2014 as the Chief Innovation Officer for the company’s Asia region and Chief Executive Officer of LumenLab, an industry-first innovation centre based in Singapore. As a member of MetLife’s Asia Leadership Group, he is responsible for steering the company’s innovation agenda across the region, with a focus on addressing the health, ageing and wealth needs of Asia- based consumers.

Mr Zaman joined MetLife from SingTel, where he spent 3 years as Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Emerging Businesses for SingTel’s Group Enterprise. He also co-led the acquisition of US-based Amobee, jumpstarting SingTel’s entry into the mobile advertising market.

Prior to SingTel, he was the Chief Strategy Officer for LG Electronics North America during 2008-2011 and also served as the Chief Marketing Officer at FAST where he successfully positioned FAST as a leader in the enterprise search space which culminated in a US$1.2billion acquisition by Microsoft in 2008. At Gartner, a research and advisory firm known for its “crystal ball”, he ran the North American strategy consulting practice during 2003-2006. In the earlier part of his career, Mr Zaman was a member of the M&A team at Sun Microsystems.

He has occupied various board positions at tech startups and was a board member on Viking. He currently sits on the Board of the Energy Market Authority of Singapore. Mr Zaman holds an MBA from Stanford’s GSB. He also has a bachelor’s degree from MIT in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in operations research, also from MIT.

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