Mahmood is a managing principal and leads ZS‘s global digital and technology practice area. For the past 22 years, he has partnered with 100-plus global life sciences companies advising clients on delivering measurable business outcomes by realizing and optimizing value of investments in technology, digital and AI that directly contribute to the growth initiatives of the organization.



Mahmood is a C-level advisor and strategic leader with over two decades of experience with 100-plus global life sciences companies. He has extensive experience helping organizations drive increased growth, improve collaboration, innovate and deliver value from investments in technology, digital and AI. Mahmood’s areas of expertise include leadership effectiveness, enterprise digital, data and technology strategy, digital cloud transformation and change management. In addition, he has worked with big data, predictive analytics, machine learning and AI, advanced business insights, process optimization and integration of commercial, R&D and clinical processes within enterprise IT to enable real business value.


As a global ZS digital and technology practice leader, he is responsible for the practice strategy formulation and execution, growth, go-to-market teams, strategic partnerships as well as responsible for ZS’s technology innovation investment to develop, disrupt and deploy cutting edge technology solutions and services that are well adopted by the industry.


Mahmood is an industry thought leader and is often consulted by clients on his deep thought subject matter expertise. He is an avid industry speaker who enjoys sharing his extensive experience and industry best practices on how to realize and optimize value of investments in technology, digital and AI to drive business outcomes. He has extensive public speaking experience at large technology conferences, industry seminars and intimate client forums. 



Mahmood holds an executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a Master of Science degree in computer science from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural design from University of Oklahoma.