Academic Profile

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Academic Profile

Assoc Prof (Adj) Momin Zafar Abdulmajid


Adjunct Associate Professor
College Dean's Office

Email: ZAFARMOMIN@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)67913561 / 98182440
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Education
  • PhD (Business) (Expected) Singapore Management University
  • MBA Kellogg School of Mgmt, Northwestern U. 1991
  • MSc (Mechanical Engineering) Purdue University 1983
  • BEng (Mechanical Engineering) Pune University 1981
Biography
Zafar has more than 25 years of experience in strategy consulting, industry and academia. Currently, Zafar is the Managing Director of Southeast Asia for L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm. Prior to joining L.E.K., Zafar has held a wide range of leadership roles across various geographies, including Partner and Managing Director of both the Boston Consulting Group and A.T. Kearney, and Executive Vice President of one of the longest established multi-billion dollar Gulf conglomerates.

At BCG, Zafar led the Industrial Goods Practice for Asia Pacific and was a member of both its Asia and Southeast Asia leadership teams. He was also the pioneering partner who helped establish BCG’s presence in the Middle East and its offices in the UAE. Before BCG, he was a Partner with A. T. Kearney, where he was the head of the company’s Asian Automotive Practice and a member of its Southeast Asian leadership team.

Since several years on a part-time basis, Zafar has also been managing an investment fund and lecturing at the MBA and Executive Education programs of the Nanyang Business School (NTU). He was a board member for 8 years at Mapletree (MLTM), a $4B SGX-listed REIT and at Center for Non-Profit Leadership, which builds leadership capacity for non-profits in Singapore. He is also on the advisory board of two Asia-focused private equity funds.

Moving from the United States, Zafar initially relocated to Singapore with United Technologies Corporation over 20 years ago. Zafar considers Singapore home and lives here with his family. Before moving to Singapore, he held various technical and managerial positions with General Motors.

Zafar holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University and Purdue University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Business (General Management) at Singapore Management University.
Research Interests
Zafar's research interests are in the areas of: strategic decision-making, corporate portfolio management and the role of REITS as a financial instrument in an investment portfolio.

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