Syed Jamal Haider

Syed Jamal Haider

Syed Jamal Haider

Associate Professor

Management and Leadership

Dr. Syed Jamal Haider is an international organizational and leadership development consultant with an interdisciplinary background in business, communication and education. He brings a high degree of practical relevancy into his consulting and teaching practice as a result of his twenty-five years of diverse working experience in the industry and higher education settings. During his fourteen years working at the multinationals – Cargill, Inc., and HSBC Finance Corporation – Dr. Haider worked on myriad projects in leadership and organizational development, including performance management, career development, team building, process improvement, and management and staff development in five different competencies: personal, interpersonal, business, project management and technical. He also served as the director and professor of Leadership and Management Program at University of Saint Mary for five years before joining George Mason University. Apart from working on many research studies, his research experience also includes conducting focus groups in United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia to assess skill standards to improve training and developmental planning practices of multinationals.

Current Research

Business Consulting, CitroPak 2015 – Present
(CitroPak company is the largest producer of different fruit concentrates, purees and specialized products in Pakistan.) Consulting on management and marketing strategies the company can employ to gain a competitive advantage over its business rivals with a controlling market share.


Selected Publications

  • Haider, S. J. (2019). Competing Against a Giant: A Case Study of How a Small Local Company Gained Competitive Advantage Against a Multinational Corporation. Paper presented at The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference
  • Haider, S.J. (2016). Strategic Organizational Leadership: The Importance of Critical and Systems Thinking. Topic presented at Asian-Pacific Forum, KDI Institute of Public Policy and Management.
  • Haider, S. J. (2013). A Case Study of a Failed Multinational-Owned Company Becoming a Successful Locally-Owned Enterprise. Paper presented at 19th Annual Midwest Qualitative Midwest Qualitative Research Conference 2013
  • Haider, S.J. (2010). Transformational Leadership (Innovation and Change). VDM Publishing House. Conducted a two year research study on the relationship between leadership and business performance for a multinational corporation.
  • Cargill, Inc. (2000). Worldwide IT Survey Report. Author.
    Conducted focus groups over three months in United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia to assess skill standards to improve training and developmental planning practices of Cargill, a multinational company.

Courses Taught

BUS 100, BUS 103, BUS 200, BUS 303, MIS 303, MGMT 313, MGMT 471, MGMT 464


  • Doctorate in Leadership and Strategy (Ed.D., 2010), University of St. Thomas           
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA, 2007), University of St. Thomas
  • Master of Educational Leadership (M.Ed., 2002), University of St. Thomas
  • Master of Business Communication (MBC, 2000), University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Systems (B.Sc., 1989), MN State University
  • High School Diploma (1982), Lahore American High School (LAS)