Salim SheikhPartner, Technology & Security

Salim Sheikh is part of a multi-disciplinary team of strategy, execution and growth experts.

  • End-to-end or specific needs. Our team is structured to provide the exact skills you need
  • A ‘think + do’ approach. With expertise, methods, and networks to rapidly deliver tangible business benefits
  • A collaborative, pragmatic, and flexible culture. Sharing insights and expertise to bring the best to our clients

Salim is a Partner within our Optimisation & Delivery function and leads the Technology & Security practice, supporting business integration through digital transformation – spanning data management, technology and IT operations change initiatives.

His core competencies and skills include:

  • Senior IT management experience across multiple industries (FS, telco, insurance, utilities, energy, healthcare, airline/aviation and local government)
  • Proven track record delivering digital transformation & technology modernisation – company-wide (involving budgets of £5m-£100m)
  • Enterprise and solution architecture to deliver business change from solution design through to operations
  • Information security and compliance expert (ISO 27001 and GDPR)
  • Practical experience applying Lean and Agile methods (SAFe, LeSS, DAD)
  • TOGAF practitioner & trainer
  • Experience of organisational redesign (of IT/Architecture/Technology functions)
  • Experience of procurement, sourcing and vendor selection
  • Third party vendor management (including managed services & outsourcing partners)

Salim actively helps clients with their technology modernisation – rationalising business operations via cost-reduction, staff augmentation and lean/agile solutions. This includes delivering new target operating models, supported by business and enterprise architecture and underpinned by governance using COBIT and ISO 27001 frameworks.

What sets Salim apart is his “people first” philosophy. As a trainer, coach and mentor he helps individuals and teams to maximise their potential.

Salim is an Oxford alumni and IoT Council member. He is an active blogger and author evangelising topics such as leadership, digital disruption and emerging trends.

Key achievements include:

  • Interim CTO for the largest Property Development company in UAE delivering a simple, lean and digital-ready IT capability via Managed Services & Outsourcing.
  • Chief Architect for HSBC Turkey delivering a £100M Core banking transformation across Turkey.
  • CIO for a UK-based fintech delivering a SaaS based digital platform for asset / wealth /fund managers.
  • Associate Partner and UK Practice Head for Architecture at a global consultancy delivering solutions to blue-chip clients across UK, EMEA, Nordics.
  • Head of Architecture at Virgin Atlantic, ASDA and Aer Lingus.

Salim was very effective in delivering huge business value. He quickly built strong relationships and a deep understanding of business requirement, then built and led a multi-talented team to develop an enterprise architecture that is still producing dividends.

Tibbs Pereira, Microsoft, Ireland
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