Outside of my day job, I provide strategic consulting to C-suites on matters related to sustainability and innovation.

Preventative health, financial inclusion, and energy transition are the three main areas of interest of my clients.


Leading a team of M&A and investment professionals, I am the General Manager of Corporate Business Development Asia at Microsoft.


Leadership Development


For Corporates

Training and leadership development on topics of innovation and navigating uncertainty, Zia Zaman has taught various large organisations in financial services, energy, and across sectors on how to Grow Outside the Core. 



For Universities


As a lecturer for executive eductaion, MBA schools, public policy schools, and other institutes of higher learning, Zia Zaman leverages his experiences teaching at MIT and training at LumenLab to deliver learner-centric programmes that inspire. 



World-Renowned Innovation Speaker

ZZ has spoken at major industry events such as  WEF Davos, IIF, Global Summit for Women, Milken, InsurTech Connect, RISE, Digital Hollywood, Consumer Electronics Show, and UN Women. 



Currently an executive at Microsoft, Zia is an experienced global executive who has grown businesses, large and small. Previously a Chief Innovation Officer and a M&A investor, Zia is a high-profile, full-spectrum leader with a Stanford and MIT pedigree. 



Zia Zaman has written five books on a variety of topics from the impact of CoViD-19 on young people to a memoir/parenting book. His latest book is a multi-generational novel set in Bhutan, Singapore, and Xinjiang.