Zal Phiroz is a powerful business leader and established industry specialist on marketing and global supply chain practices, within the fast moving consumer goods and IT industry.
Mr. Phiroz is distinguished by his passion for visionary business growth, entrepreneurship, and academia. He has held a number of executive, senior management and senior advisory roles within North America including time spent with Proctor & Gamble and TELUS. Mr. Phiroz currently teaches Supply Chain Management (Masters Level) at Harvard University.
With an established foundation in IT and management, Mr. Phiroz led a number of international special projects at Procter & Gamble, including $100M+ projects on shrink, Wal-Mart capacity optimization, Tide product concentration, IAMS demand projection and recall. In addition to leading an exploratory team tasked with overseeing global P&G innovation, Mr. Phiroz contributed to the Folgers divestiture, Gillette merger, and managed cross-functional special project partnerships with major retailers including Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tesco, CVS and Walgreens.
Within the telecommunications marketing and IT space at TELUS, Mr. Phiroz was charged with quarterbacking the national expansion of smartphone device usage within the overall corporate portfolio. Under the leadership of Mr. Phiroz, the TELUS data device portfolio increased exponentially, and resulted in a market share growth of 16% over two years. Data analysis processes, and customized marketing techniques initiated by Mr. Phiroz are still in use currently.
As the co-founder and President of Pier Consulting Group Inc., Mr. Phiroz is responsible for direct collaboration with medium sized corporations, leading academic institutions, and federal charities on sustainability, macro marketing, and management and coordination of all supply-chain and operations projects. Major projects have included management of international consumer marketing research, aggregate data analysis on competitive markets, growth opportunity quantification, and optimization of supply chain coordination.
Mr. Phiroz holds an MBA in International Finance and two undergraduate degrees in Computer Science. A dynamic public speaker, Mr. Phiroz is a regularly invited to guest lecture at various Universities on topics relating to Supply Chain Management. He has also spoken at TEDx, UN Canada, OPAL (Chicago, Newport, Toronto), and currently instructs graduate level Supply Chain Management at Harvard University.
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