Paul Zaman


Paul has a proven track record in the government and corporate world. He has extensive industry experience from around the globe in the ICT sector as an executive level manager and consultant. Most recently, Paul has undertaken the re-formulation of the national ICT strategy for Singapore and reviewed the portfolio of strategic economic assistance programmes that the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore uses to stimulate the ICT economy and create jobs.

Paul has over 23 years experience in a wide range of multinationals in the telecommunications and IT sector holding both senior management and boardroom consulting roles.  He has introduced both Economic Value Added (Stern Stewart) and the Balanced Scorecard (Kaplan & Norton) methodologies into companies as well as leading strategy visioning and formulation projects. Paul has lived and worked in Europe, Australia and South East Asia and for the last four years has been based in Singapore.

Paul was Director of Strategy at Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore until June 2003. Prior to that he was Head of Telecommunications Equity Research for South East Asia for ING Barings Securities. He led the research for the Telstra initial public offering in 1999 at J.B Were & Sons in Melbourne.  At  Telstra, Paul led the management team introducing  Economic Value Added (Stern Stewart) in the Enterprises Group, and in establishing Telstra’s Corporate Venturing unit.

In addition to several years of strategy management consulting, at Andersen Consulting and SRI International. Paul has also held engineering, sales and marketing functional roles in the UK.  Paul’s in line-management, consulting and equity research roles has worked with the many telecommunications and high technology MNCs including: BT International, Televerket, Telstra, SingTel, Optus, Telekom Malaysia, MobileOne, PT Telekom, Oce, Sony, Leica, IBM, Marconi Avionics, Watkins Johnson, Selenia, and Finmeccanica gruppe.

Over this time, he has developed significant evaluation experience of cellular opportunities given his roles within leading financial institutions in providing detailed assessments of pre IPO businesses as well as ongoing market valuations for listed operators.

Paul has worked with other members of Windsor Place Consulting in reviewing cost-based interconnect charges (including modelling work) for a major South East Asian cellular operator.  He also undertook a major financial impact assessment and business forecasting of a cellular licensing opportunity in the region for a leading global carrier.  Paul also has specific market experience in the Maldives through the drafting of the Government’s national ICT policy framework.  This particular project involved a comprehensive appraisal of the local communications market, an assessment of demand profiles and a capability audit of industry players.

Academic achievements include a MSc in Electronic Engineering, University of London and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. Paul is a Chartered Member of Institute of Marketing, Statutory Member of British Institute of Management, Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of Singapore Institute of Company Directors. Paul is also a certified Neuro-linguistic Programming practitioner.