About the speaker for the event
Syed Hamid Alhabshi
Founder/Principal Consultant, SHA Consulting
Syed Hamid Alhabshi graduated from University Malaya with a Bachelor of Economics in 1972. He joined Lever Brothers (M) Sdn Bhd (Unilever) the same year in the marketing department and worked there for six years. During this period, as Brand Manager, he handled leading household brands like Lux, Lifebuoy, Planta, Vim, Omo in addition to other brands. As part of his responsibilities, he was assigned a junior Brand Manager to supervise. The wide exposure during the course of his career gave him a solid grounding in marketing, advertising and promotions.
He next moved to Dutch Baby Milk Industries as Marketing Services Manager, where he was supervising the whole milk, infant formula and Agency lines for four years. In addition, he was also supervising the advertising and market research functions of the company, liaising with the advertising agency and market research company.
Following this he joined Amway Malaysia Sdn Bhd as Marketing & Sales Manager where he was in charge of marketing and sales in addition to corporate communications. He also had valuable experience in Public Relations working closely with a major PR firm for over 7 years. He was exposed to Strategic Thinking since 1985 and has led workshops within the company and applied Strategic Thinking process in the workplace from then on.
He joined Citibank as Vice President Marketing Research & Communications, tasked with introducing marketing to the corporate banking arm of the bank. During his tenure there, new products were supported by a full marketing launch, and became the norm and also extended to other markets in the region.
He then went to the New Straits Times Group as Senior Group General Manager and helped introduce significant system changes to the marketing department in relation to product launches, competitors monitoring and Agency Sales approaches including the Berita Harian sales team turnaround, significantly improving the revenues of the paper.
He left the NST group and went into consulting in 1992, during which time he has consulted with over 40 different organisations in various fields including Strategic Thinking, Change Management, Team Building, Corporate Culture Development, Executive & Management Development, Customer Service and many other arenas. Syed Hamid’s wide usage of problem solving & decision making in management and in dealing with several economic downturns since the mid70s with great success will enable the sharing of effective problem solving & decision making techniques in the workplace.
He is an MIM Certified Professional Trainer (MIM-CPT) and regularly trains and facilitates both public as well as in-house programmes with the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM). Syed Hamid Alhabshi is trained in the Technology of Participation (ToP) in the USA and other countries. He has also consulted in Singapore, Thailand, Sudan and Indonesia. With his wide range of experience in diverse industries, he is able to bring to bear in his consultations and training the valuable experience and perspectives from both sides of the industry.