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Zia Zaman

Head of Business Development, Microsoft Asia

As Head of Business Development for Microsoft Asia, Zia Zaman leads growth strategies, M&A, commercial partnerships and strategic investments across Microsoft’s core industries and solution areas. With extensive experience in growth and innovation, he leads a team to discover and deliver on unique local opportunities to empower customers and partners across the region.

Before joining Microsoft, Zaman was the Chief Innovation Officer for MetLife Asia and CEO of MetLife’s LumenLab, an innovation lab that executed pilots that increased inclusion, improved health outcomes, and leveraged FinTech across three continents. He was also the Chairperson for Diversity & Inclusion across all of MetLife Asia. Prior to that he was Chief Strategy Officer for SingTel’s Group Enterprise running its innovation portfolio including cloud. With a background in consulting, he also brings experience from his leadership roles with LG, FAST, Gartner, and Sun Microsystems.

He currently sits on the Board of the Energy Market Authority of Singapore. Zaman holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, a Bachelor’s Degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree from MIT in Operations Research. Zaman is also a Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Zaman is married with two children and lives in Singapore.