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“Zia Zaman is the rare visionary who is able to translate bold ideas into concrete actions. Under his leadership, LumenLab has consistently pushed the insurance innovation frontier and demonstrated the powerful combination of scale assets and entrepreneurial energy.”

Scott Anthony, Managing Partner, Innosight

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I have spent time working on and understanding innovation in a number of companies in the tech industry and financial services. What most people do is to perpetuate yesterday’s business models, and try to sell that to tomorrow’s customers. This simply doesn’t work.


“Innovation always starts with customers. Immerse Yourself in their stories.”

Zia Zaman, Chief Executive Officer, LumenLab & Chief Innovation Officer, MetLife Asia


At MetLife & LumenLab, I have had an opportunity to enable a shift in the mind-set and culture of the organization towards growth and innovation. The impact is visible, not only in its core business but also in its new business to make millions of people’s lives fuller, thicker, and more secure.

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“Zia’s keynote was indeed one of the highlights of our two-day conference, and everyone loved it!”

Rahul Mudgal, Career Business Marketing Leader, Asia, Middle East & Africa, Mercer 

At the Mercer 2017 Asia HR Conference, Singapore


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Zia Zaman, joined MetLife in July 2014 as the Chief Innovation Officer for the company’s Asia region and Chief Executive Officer of LumenLab, an industry-first innovation centre based in Singapore. As a member of MetLife’s Asia Leadership Group, he is responsible for steering the company’s innovation agenda across the region, with a focus on addressing the health, aging, and wealth needs of Asia-based consumers. With over ten successful incubations and seven insurtech incubations through collab, LumenLab has been recognized with many accolades including AIIA’s Innovation of the Year in 2017.


Zia joined MetLife from SingTel, where he spent 3 years, more recently as the Chief Strategy Officer and running Innovation for SingTel’s Group Enterprise. He also co-led the acquisition of US-based Amobee, jumpstarting SingTel’s entry into the mobile advertising market.


Prior to SingTel, he was the Chief Strategy Officer for LG Electronics North America and also served as the Chief Marketing Officer at FAST where he successfully positioned FAST as a leader in the enterprise search space which culminated in a US$1.2 billion acquisition by Microsoft. At Gartner, a research and advisory firm known for its “crystal ball”, he ran the North American strategy consulting practice. In the earlier part of his career, Zia was a member of the M&A team at Sun Microsystems.


He has occupied various board positions at tech startups and was a board member at Viking. He currently sits on the Board of the Energy Market Authority of Singapore.


Zia holds an MBA from Stanford’s GSB. He also has a bachelor’s degree from MIT in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in operations research, also from MIT.


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