Syed Jafry joined the company in March 2005 as General Manager and Vice President of the Air Quality Instruments business. He was promoted to President of Thermo Fisher China in 2008, and one year later became President, Environmental Instruments. In 2009, Syed was named Senior Vice President of Customer and Commercial Excellence. In 2010, he became President of Thermo Fisher’s Asian operations and Senior Vice President for Customer Excellence. In 2011, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and President, Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets. In September 2017, his role expanded to include responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and he was named Senior Vice President and President, Regions. Syed started his career at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals in London, U.K. He served for 18 years at General Electric, where he held commercial, product management and general management roles in the U.S., the Netherlands, Switzerland and China. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s certificate in marketing and management from Harvard University Extension School and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Lahore University in Pakistan.
His research interests include fields pharmaceutics