Shahzad Rauf

Shahzad Rauf

Director Marketing

Accomplished change agent with a diversified experience in leadership roles gained over 20 years in North America, Asia and Africa in Telecommunication, FMCG, US Government & Information Technology Industries. Serve as catalyst for positive change and provide leadership based on inverted-pyramid philosophy, infusing organizations with customer-centric policies and services as the top priority. Visionary executive leader for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations in diverse industries and market segments
Specific skills include the development and implementation of business strategy, leading result oriented teams, people management and talent attraction. Focus on customer satisfaction, quality improvement, financial results, operations, procurement, vendor management, logistics, Greenfield launch, outsourcing and program/project management. Proven change agent, with an innate penchant for delivering results in time within budgets and leading delivery teams
Specialties: Operations, Sales & Marketing, People Management, Project Management, P&L, Budgeting, Capex/Opex Planning
Having the opportunity to work in diverse cultures and continents, I have developed and honed the following skills due to which the assignments were delivered successfully: Communication, negotiation, strategic planning, delegation leadership, team building/trust, process re-engineering, general and operational management, financial and cash flow management


EDUCATION

 

  • Master’s degree in Computer Information System,
  • MBS in International Business
  • BSc in International Economics from Eastern Michigan University, USA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Prior to joining ZealSoft, Mr. Shahzad has served as Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, Launch Director, General Manager at Warid Telecom (Pvt) Ltd. He also worked in the County Government in USA for 10 years and Co-founded the first B-2-B e-commerce market place FoodHunter.net in USA.


BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • Elected Board member of Alfalah Housing Society (750 acre housing society for Abu Dhabi Group employees)

PREVIOUSLY

 

  • Board member of Wincom (Telecom Infrastructure and O&M company),
  • Board of Director ITE@M (Information Technology Association of Michigan),
  • Co-Chair of Michigan Entrepreneur task force and
  • Board member of HelpSource (not-for-profit organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan which helped abused children and neglected elders)

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

 

  • Successfully launched three new GSM operations in Bangladesh, Congo and Uganda respectively
  • Improved EBITDA by 22% reduced administration expenses by 38% and led a team of 750 staff in four countries
  • Won prestigious “40 under 40” Michigan Executive award from Detroit Crain Publications (USA)
  • Nominated for “Entrepreneur of the year” award in the State of Michigan (USA) for developing the first B2B e-commerce Market place for food industry
  • Received Employee of the Year Awards from Washtenaw County Govt in USA (Total Staff 1,500)
  • Received an outstanding achievement award “Toots your Own Horns” from the President of Eastern Michigan University for developing multi-media software that reduced recruitment costs by 70%