Shazad Saleem


Shahzad Saleem is the Group Transformation MD, and leads an externally recognised and industry leading in-house consultancy. His unit is predominantly focused on complex and e2e transformation with an emphasis on Cost Transformation, the team has also rolled out Continuous Improvement methodology to over 30,000 BT people to date.
The internal consultancy was first founded during Shahzad’s early career at BT in 2004. The business has saved  in excess of £5bn since its inception with the team contributing more than £2.5bn. The team will deliver c£1bn+ of transformation this fiscal.

Shahzad has one of the most diverse teams in the organisation and has nurtured and developed 20 junior members of staff in to senior executive roles during his time in transformation. 

Prior to Cost Transformation
Shahzad has previously enjoyed roles as CFO/COO Directories, successfully growing the business from £6m to £65m EBIT in 2 years. He was also Wholesale Markets FD signing over £3.5bn deals before moving into his current position as managing director of BT Group Transformation.

Prior to BT
Shahzad went from University studying Mathematics to running a successful events management business, then joined ITV in his first corporate role, qualifying as a chartered accountant and attaining his MBA at Manchester Business School.
Shahzad is a keen player and fan of football and cricket. He’s  a charity ambassador, and a Non-Executive Director of British Quality Foundation and Football for Peace.