Zaid is the Co-founder of Reos Partners, a social innovation consultancy that addresses complex, high-stakes issues around the world. Reos helps teams of stakeholders work together on their toughest challenges.
Zaid has over a decade of experience in developing strategic responses to complex social challenges, including aboriginal issues, climate change, child malnutrition, employment, energy, financial systems, global food systems, and security issues.
Zaid has a background in technology and communications. He left university where he was studying physics to join the .com boom, where he set up his own company, Anthropic, which focused on both the delivery of new media and the social implications of technology. He has extensive startup experience, including serving for two years as Chief Technology Officer for smartchange, a .com nonprofit startup.
Zaid is Strategic Advisor to a number of organizations. He is a Guest Lecturer at KaosPilot, an innovative business school in Denmark. Zaid is an alumnus of the University of Oxford, where over 2009-10 he was an Associate Fellow of The Institute of Science, Innovation and Society, at the Said Business School. Zaid is the author of The Social Labs Revolution and he writes for various publications. He was a contributor to the best selling book Worldchanging: A User’s Guide.
A native Londoner, Zaid grew up in Bombay, New Delhi, Abu Dhabi and London. He lives in Oxford.