During her time at Accenture, Sayed has held leadership positions in human capital & diversity, as well as financial services. Most recently, she was the professional services company’s head of health and public service.
Sayed’s experiences encompasses technology and business transformation projects for public and private sector clients in the UK and globally.
Alongside her work at Accenture, Sayed is a visiting guest lecturer on the London School of Economics Global Masters in Management programme, and is actively working with academia on issues relating to technology and ethics.
Earlier this year, Sayed was voted ‘Woman of the Year’ at the Women in IT Awards in London, and has been named as one of the Top 10 most Influential Black and Minority Ethnic leaders in the UK by the Financial Times.
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“Against a backdrop of seismic change, we are witnessing an expedited need for technology to deliver outcomes that matter for both business and the greater good of society,” said new UK & Ireland technology lead Sayed.
“Our clients are dealing with expectations that demand sustainable products and services. All of this is taking place in a context where the need for digital platforms and experiences is accelerating at pace.
“As such, the role of Accenture Technology has never been more important, and I’m looking forward to leading our UKI Technology business.”
Olly Benzecry, country managing director, Accenture UK & Ireland, commented: “Shaheen’s broad experience with digital transformation and proven track record of success working with our clients around the world make her the ideal person to lead Accenture Technology here in the UK and Ireland.
“She is passionate about driving change for our clients and has contributed greatly to identifying, engaging with and developing the next generation of leaders. I am delighted to see her taking on this important role.”