With over 10 years of corporate and academic experience and a total 26 national and international publications to his name, Ali holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Behavior from International Islamic University, Malaysia. He also holds a chartered insurer's certificate from Association of Chartered Insurers, London. His research interests include but not limited to organizational/industrial psychology, social psychology, attitude and attitudinal change, perceptions and personality, creativity and innovation, Management from an Islamic perspective etc. Some of the notable journals in which he has recently published his research include Academy of Management Proceedings, Management Research Review, International Journal of Ethics and Systems, International Journal of Innovation Science, Journal of Religion and Health, Journal of Islamic Marketing and many others. Syed is an HEC Approved PhD Supervisor and has supervised a PhD and 13 MS students so far as principal supervisor.