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Mariam Jaafar 

Partner & Managing Director

Singapore

Mariam Jaafar is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Financial Institutions practices.

Since joining BCG in 2006, Mariam has worked with both public sector and private sector clients in the US and Southeast Asia. Her recent focus has been on helping clients respond to and pursue opportunities created by digital disruption. She also leads the wealth management segment for BCG across Asia-Pacific as well as the Women@BCG initiative in Southeast Asia.

Mariam previously served as chief of staff and chief operating officer of Barclays Wealth Management Asia, Middle East, and Africa. She started her career with Vertex Management, the venture capital arm of the Singapore Technologies group, where she was responsible for evaluating and managing venture capital investments in high-tech start-ups.

Mariam serves on the 30-member main committee of the Committee for the Future Economy and is co-chair of the Subcommittee on Future Connectivity. She is also a board member of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech).

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads Women@BCG in Southeast Asia
  • Leads wealth management segment in Asia-Pacific
  • Digital disruption
  • Asset management
  • Travel, tourism, and hospitality
  • Organizational redesign
  • Internet channel strategy
  • Go-to-market strategy in IT
  • Consumer segmentation and brand perception in tourism and travel

Education

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • MS, with distinction, Stanford University
  • BS, with distinction, Stanford University
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