Director of Development
Originally from Bangladesh, Abbas Syed immigrated to the United States at a young age and cut his teeth working with computers in Washington DC and New York throughout the 90’s. Rising to prominence as an respected IT engineer has enabled him to venture into an entrepreneurial space by creating a small international real estate development company, Adobe Builders, where he is the current Managing Director and has been responsible for the development of 150 units across ten buildings. His career in IT has also allowed him the opportunity to create Pragma, an IT staff augmentation company. During his early days of living in New York, Abbas became enamored with the vibrant and exciting art scene of downtown Manhattan, and he knew that someday he would find a way to help bolster this special community. (alt: help contribute to, give back to, help build that community). It was this passion for and belief in the arts and effective storytelling that led him to his current philanthropic position as the Director of Development for Soho Shakespeare Company. What better way to contribute to theater in New York than by investing in the continued proliferation of the master storyteller himself?