Syed Ali Abbas
Group HR Director
Global Fashion Group (GFG)
Syed Ali Abbas is the Group HR Director for Global Fashion Group (GFG). In this role, he provides corporate HR leadership for the group globally and serves as a strategic advisor to the 5 member companies: Dafiti in South America, Lamoda in Eastern Europe, Namshi in Middle East, The Iconic in Australia / New Zealand and Zalora in Asia. Together, GFG is the leading growth markets fashion e-commerce group in the world with about Euro 1.1 billion in 2017 revenue and nearly 10,000 people serving customers across 24 markets.
Abbas has 19 years of HR experience. Prior to GFG, he served in senior roles including Executive Vice President of HR for Lazada Group, Chief HR Officer for the Pacnet Group and Executive Director of HR for AT&T Inc. Abbas is currently a member of the Executive Council of the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI). He also serves as a member of the Nominations Board Sub-Committee of AWWA Limited.