Mahboob Mahmood is the Founder and CEO of Knowledge Platform. In addition to setting overall strategy and direction, he plays a leading role in new learning initiatives and developing innovative learning solutions.
He has led the company in its design and deployment of Reusable Learning Objects, Scenario-Based Learning and Interactive Simulations and is now leading the company’s efforts in the area of Adaptive Learning Solutions for the schools sector. He has also acted as lead designer for online courses as well as blended learning courses in Compliance, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property Management and Risk Management.
Formerly a partner at the international law firm of Sidley & Austin, Mahboob spent 11 years handling corporate finance transactions in the firm’s New York office, before establishing the firm’s Singapore office in 1997. Mahboob has broad industry experience and has been lead counsel for many complex transactions in the high-tech, financial services, media, utilities and transportation sectors. He has worked with major clients in implementing their business strategies in the United States and many countries of Asia and has handled a number of privatization assignments for The World Bank in Asia and the Middle East.
Mahboob received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1986, his M.A. in Political Science from The Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and B.A. in Politics from Princeton University in 1981. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1987.
Mahboob is Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education. He has served as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, where he has designed and taught an MBA program on social entrepreneurship and has developed case studies and led research on entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy.