Salim Sheikh

Associate Business Consultant

Experienced interim CIO / CTO / IT Director who is an Oxford Alumni with over 18 years’ experience supporting customer-centric technology-enabled transformation across multiple industry sectors working with SME, Blue Chip and Digital businesses. Built a reputation for parachuting into organisations and quickly establishing an understanding of business strategy and organisational priorities. Builds high-performance teams, directs multi-vendor suppliers and solutions and serves as a Trusted Advisor to CxO stakeholders. Worked across the UK, in the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Salim has 18 years of business and IT experience and a successful track record of proposing , managing and delivering strategic initiatives and transformation programmes across industry segments (Banking, Insurance, Utilities, Telecom, Transportation, Healthcare, Central and Local Government). Salim’s core areas of expertise include:

• Client and vendor management capability, P&L, Managing on-shore, near-shore and off-shore development teams and ensuring client-satisfaction
• Turned around failing projects by bringing in focus on requirements management, breaking down to first principles and re-negotiating timelines, requirements and re-evaluation of technical feasibility and partner capabilities
• Hands on expertise in business architecture/analysis, project and programme management of development projects in fast-paced, high-tech environments requiring skills in project estimation, Agile & Waterfall, project management (DSDM, RUP, XP, PRINCE2), scheduling, resource management and risk management
• Experienced in delivering IT Strategy and Governance solutions as well as advising on
• BCS Professional member with good knowledge and experience of the SFIA skills framework

(1) University of London - BSc Computer Science (2) University of Wales, Cardiff - MSc Artificial Intelligence with Engineering Applications (3) University of Wales, Aberystwyth - PhD AI – Qualitative Modelling & Reasoning (4) Financial Times, London - Non-Executive Director Certificate (5) Said Business School, Oxford - CIO Academy