Masood heads Immigration@SG LLP as Director and Managing Partner, where he oversees the entire management of the company. He is responsible for providing the overall strategy and advisory for all inbound Singapore immigration matters based on his solid immigration policy planning experience with the various Singapore ministries.
The value and experience he brings to IASG has seen him grow the company to over 30 in headcount in just over 4 years – despite the highly competitive and niche nature of the business. In this time, he has assembled a very efficient, professional team consisting of a mix of both ex Ministry employees as well as individuals with experience from various sectors including Banking & Finance, Medical, Hospitality and Technology.
To date, under Masood’s stewardship, IASG has effectively served individuals and families from as diverse as over 40 Nationalities attain Singapore Permanent Residence and Singapore Citizenship. Additionally, on the Corporate front, IASG has also partnered both SMEs and MNCs fulfil their foreign talent requirements for their Singapore operations through sound advisory and legal documentation work.
In line with IASG’s vision to be a trusted partner delivering solutions to our client’s Singapore immigration needs, IASG is continually working hard to improve our processes and align our protocols with Singapore’s selective immigration requirements as stipulated by the Singapore Government through honest work. We believe our highly-rated public reviews are a testament to the good work IASG has done since inception.
A government scholar with Singapore Management University (SMU), Masood entered the Civil Service as a Senior Officer with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and spearheaded various policy groups to implement new immigration, security and operational protocols to support national immigration requirements; enhance border security; and improve overall efficiency at the checkpoints.
While serving the Ministry, Masood was accredited with numerous awards and commendations by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and also served as speaker for various Immigration conferences regionally, to address concerns on regional Maritime and Seaport Security as well as Singapore immigration.
Upon leaving the public sector, Masood then joined the world's largest corporate immigration law firm, where he managed several key MNC client accounts based in U.K, U.S, and the Asia Pacific on Singapore business immigration-related enquiries. Throughout his time there, he has successfully assisted both small and large businesses to set up in Singapore in compliance with local regulations. Additionally, Masood was also involved in several dialogue sessions with both private and government organizations such as the various chambers of commerce, industry leaders, Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) etc.
Ryhan first forayed into the Immigration sector having spent several years handling immigration work, where he supported various government agencies, statutory boards, foreign embassies on key projects, forging close working relationships along the way. These experiences formed the foundation that enabled Ryhan to thrive in his role at Immigration@SG LLP and moved swiftly up the ranks to Practice Manager where he served up till May 2019. In this role, he oversees the entire Legal team and personally attends to the cases involving high-net-worth individuals and VIP clients. Further, the position involves interacting with compelling individuals from diverse backgrounds including C-Suites and Senior Professionals in providing personalised advisory and guidance on inbound Singapore immigration matters.
With experience in mentoring, it is befitting that as Practice Manager at IASG, Ryhan is responsible for ensuring that the Legal Team is well-trained and polished in their understanding of Singapore immigration policies and procedures. Under his guidance also, the team is adept in handling all manner of inbound immigration work. To date, the Legal Team has proved to be very efficient and well-oiled in not only regular applications, but also complex ones such as those involving divorce, illegitimate children, applicants that are not physically in Singapore, and business owners/entrepreneurs.
Since June 2019, while still supervising the Legal Team, Ryhan also assumes a Corporate Communications centric role, as IASG prepares for further growth and strengthening its position as the premier inbound Singapore immigration firm. With his experience and knowledge, he now further value adds to IASG’s processes by focusing more on industry research work to strengthen not only applicants’ documents package and cover letters, but also sharpening the minds and expanding on all staff’s immigration policy and knowledge required to best serve all our clients.
Before joining IASG, Ryhan brings about with him more than 10 years of relevant experience across the Financial, Marketing, Media and Hospitality sectors having been in the employ of major banks and regional advertising agencies. With his firm understanding in handling individuals from various industries and backgrounds, he possesses the ability to understand strategic business needs, operational efficiencies, and meeting critical timelines.