Since 2015 he has been the Director of Academic Affairs at Paris Graduate School. His role is to advise, recommend and influence the senior managers and academic faculty on academic policy issues, both proactively for future developments and responsively on specific/current issues.
Syed has been instrumental in developing global Higher Education for the past 30 years. He has taught and held teaching and academic roles in many well known global institutions. This has included Bradford University, Cumbria University, University of Wales Cardiff, The London School of Commerce, North South University, American International University. His teaching abilities and knowledge has been greatly enhanced over the past two decades. He regularly received “Excellent” Teaching evaluations from students, peers and management
In 2005 Syed also set Up Progemini Consulting Group as it Founder Director Progemini is an Executive Training and Higher Education Specialists Consulting agency based in Manchester and London. Syed was also appointed as a UNDP Consultant between 1999 – 2001.
He gained his BA (Hons) in Business & Management from Liverpool University. MBA at Bradford University Management Centre PhD from the American University and his area of specialism was in Cross Cultural Management and HRM. He is also a member of Institute for Learning (IFL) and a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy HEA).