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Shaheen Sayed

Senior Managing Director, Health & Public Service Lead, UK & Ireland

Shaheen is CEO of Accenture's Health & Public Service Business in the UK and Ireland and is responsible for providing transformational solutions to the public sector using new platforms and ways of thinking. She holds significant experience from her Global career at Accenture where she has led complex technology and business transformation programmes for clients across the public and private sector. As a ‘’hands on’’ practitioner, she has personally driven some of the most complex implementations in Justice, Health, Rural Affairs and Capital Markets. Most recently, she has been working as an advisor to senior Financial Services clients at the forefront of their digital transformation and driving first-in-kind innovation from inception to execution.

Shaheen is a respected adviser on inclusive business cultures and is a recognised thought leader on human capital and the evolution of talent in the digital age. She is a regular guest lecturer at The LSE on this topic and continues to collaborate with Academics on research in this space.

External recognition includes being featured in the Top 100 Influential Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Global leaders by EMpower and in Cranfield School of Management’s 2018 list of women to watch.

Shaheen is a passionate campaigner for Inclusion & Diversity in the City, with a specific focus on Social Mobility and Race. She sits on The Prince’s Trust Business in the Community (BITC) Race Leadership team.

Outside of Accenture, Shaheen is also the Co-Founder Of ‘’Outsiders’’ a Not-For-Profit organisation focused on the intersection of youth education and digital technology.

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