Shahzad Saleem is the CEO of Cost Transformation Consultancy specialising in operational excellence and cost optimisation building on his previous role as BT Transformation MD and inaugural Race Champion where he led an externally recognised and industry leading in-house consultancy. The internal consultancy led the business strategy to save in excess of £5bn.

Shahzad is a passionate diversity advocate and had the most gender and ethnically diverse team in his prior organisation and nurtured and developed more than 20 junior members of staff in to senior executive roles. Prior to Cost Transformation, Shahzad has previously enjoyed roles as BT Wholesale CFO and CFO/COO Directories. He’s a charity ambassador, and has held numerous non executive roles.

Shahzad is a qualified accountant and holds and MBA and was awarded the inaugural Alliance Manchester Business School Global MBA Citizen Award and regularly appears in top 100 UK BAME exec lists.

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