About the Founder

Zafar Anjum (www.zafaranjum.com) is a journalist, writer, media consultant, filmmaker and entrepreneur who lives and works in Singapore. He has been a journalist and writer for over 19 years and has worked with reputed media companies such as Fairfax Business Media (Australia), Executive Networks Media (Singapore), MediaCorp (Singapore) and Encyclopaedia Britannica (India). For eight years, he led the online editorial team at Southeast Asia’s top enterprise IT publications such as Computerworld Singapore, Computerworld Malaysia, CIO Asia, BankIT Asia and MIS Asia.

Zafar is the author of many bestsellers such as The Resurgence of Satyam (Random House India, 2012), Startup Capitals: Discovering the Global Hotspots of Innovation (Random House India, December 2014), and Iqbal: The Life of a Poet, Philosopher and Politician (Vintage Books/Random House India, 2014). He is also the founder of two startups— https://kitaabinternational.com and http://filmwallas.com.

Zafar has a wide experience in training both students and journalists. For many years, he was a mentor at Singapore’s Ministry of Education for their Gifted Students Programme. As a media trainer and recruiter, he has recruited and trained many journalists in Singapore, India and the Philippines who now have successful careers at esteemed media organizations.

As an editorial consultant, Zafar has worked with organisations such as The Computer Weekly, UK, Digital News Asia, Executive Networks Media, CIO Academy Asia, SAP, IBM, and IDC Singapore.

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