Shahzad Saleem

Finance & Strategy

Shahzad is an experienced CFO and COO who specialises in cost transformation, turnarounds, recruiting and developing talent and diversity. This former BT Transformation MD has since founded his consultancy services which focus on transformation turnaround and operational excellence.

During his time at BT Shahzad led an externally recognised and industry leading in-house consultancy which specialised in operational excellence and cost transformation.  Through developing evidence-based recommendations and executing sustainable complex change projects, his team directed the cost transformation strategy of the business which resulted in an outcome of £6bn in savings.  Shahzad was proud to manage the most gender and ethnically diverse team in the organisation and nurtured and developed more than 20 junior members of staff into senior executive roles during his time at BT.

Prior to Cost Transformation, Shahzad has previously enjoyed roles as BT Wholesale CFO and CFO/COO Directories. He is a charity ambassador and has held numerous non-executive roles.

Shahzad was awarded the inaugural Alliance Manchester Business School Global MBA Citizen Award, the Gold Medal for excellence from the British Quality Foundation and the Finance team of the year award.