Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Momin Zafar Abdulmajid

Adjunct Associate Professor,

Email: zafarmomin@ntu.edu.sg
Phone:
Office: ADM D01 00
Assoc Prof Momin Zafar Abdulmajid

Biography
Dr. Momin has over 27 years of global leadership experience in strategy consulting, as a Senior Partner and Managing Director at L.E.K. Consulting, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and A.T. Kearney, and in industry as the Executive Vice President/COO at a multi-billion-dollar family-owned conglomerate, and in various management roles at United Technologies Corporation and General Motors Corporation.

At BCG, Zafar led the Industrial Goods Practice for Asia Pacific and was a member of both its Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia leadership teams. He was also the pioneering partner who established BCG’s presence in the Middle East and its offices in the UAE. Before BCG, Zafar was the head of A.T. Kearney's Asian Automotive Practice and a member of its Southeast Asian leadership team. At L.E.K. Consulting, Zafar was the head of Southeast Asia.

For the past 10 years, Zafar also has been managing his own investment fund. He has also served on the boards of SGX publicly-listed companies, non-profits and private equity funds. He is currently an independent non-executive board director of Petronas Chemicals Group, listed on the KLSE.

Prof Momin has been teaching MBA electives related to strategy, strategic decision-making and strategy implementation for the past 10 years as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the College of Business at Nanyang Technological University. Given his extensive experience and background in these areas, Prof Momin is regarded as an Asia expert on the automotive industry, mobility, and asset-intensive industrial enterprises.

Dr. Momin's research interests coincide with his career experience in the areas of strategic management, strategy implementation and business transformation. His doctoral work focused on the identification of middle-manager competencies for leading successful strategy execution. He is also interested in cross-disciplinary research topics related to building successful businesses in emerging markets and the application of technology for building more efficient enterprises.

Prof Momin received his Bachelor and Master in Mechanical Engineering from Pune and Purdue University respectively, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in Business (General Management) from Singapore Management University.
Research Interests
Dr. Momin's career experience coincides with his research interests in the areas of strategic management, strategy implementation and business transformation. His doctoral work focused on managerial competencies for leading successful strategy execution. He is also interested in cross-disciplinary research topics related to building successful businesses in emerging markets and the application of technology to building more efficient enterprises.
Selected Publications
  • Dr Zafar Momin. (2018). Accidental Captains: How to sink strategy even before it is executed.Asian Management Insights, 5 (2), 12.
  • Zafar Momin, Calvin Wijaya, Pattanit Chareonkul, Paul Bernardo. (2017). Poised for Growth: Prospects for Southeast Asia's Private Healthcare Providers.LEK Executive Insights, XVIII (34).
  • Zafar Momin, Paul Bernardo, Calvin Wijaya. (2017). Will Asia go big in Biosimilars Adoption and Manufacturing?.LEK Executive Insights, XIX (26).
  • Zafar Momin, Georg Sticher, Xavier Mosquet, Jagjit Singh, Malte Kalkoffen. (2007). Getting to Win-Win: How Toyota Creates and Sustains Best-Practice Supplier Relationships.BCG Focus, 9/07 (1).
  • Zafar Momin, Jim Hemerling, Immo Rupf. (2003). Rethinking Made in China Cars and PartsBoston Consulting Group.

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