With extensive experience in HR leadership and strategy, Syed has worked with global corporations including GFG (Global Fashion Group) and AT&T. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Epitome Global, a next generation lifelong learning and talent analytics company based in Singapore. In this role, he drives a major pivot in company strategy as well all matters relating to people, partnerships, M&A and legal. Before joining full-time, Syed served on the Advisory Board of Epitome Global since it was founded. Prior to CXS, Syed was the Group HR Director for GFG, a global corporation consisting of leading fashion e-commerce companies including ZALORA in Asia. He was part of the corporate leadership team that transformed GFG and led it to a successful IPO in 2019. Syed has served in other senior HR leadership roles with similar transformational mandates, including Chief HR Officer for the Pacnet Group and Executive Director of HR (Asia Pacific and India) for AT&T Inc. In addition to his corporate activities, Syed volunteers to serve as a member of the Executive Council of the Singapore Human Resources Institute. He is also a member of the Board Nominations Committee of AWWA Limited, a major social service organisation in Singapore. Syed is also an active angel investor and advises early stage companies on people, leadership and strategy.