Sajid Sarwar In 60 Seconds

High impact CFO with over 20 years experience in the UK & Middle East, working for large corporates (Airbus, BAe, Lear Corporation, Ingram Micro) and several start-ups within Technology, Media, and on-demand services.
Specialties include helping businesses scale quickly, working capital management, business turnaround, and selling businesses to Private Equity or via Management Buy-Outs.

Specialist Skills

Cash flow Improvement

IT Distribution sectors forces one to become a working capital expert.

Profit Improvement

Led business transformations focused on margin improvement and cost reductions.

Exit Planning

Sold multiple businesses to Private Equity or Trade Sales.

M&A Specialist

Lead responsible for multiple acquisitions and post acquisition integration.

Executive Coaching

Partner to CEO's in large scale JV's, ensuring leadership is fully aligned.

Track Record Highlights

  • Commercial Manager tasked with supporting the sale of a Telecoms division (Singlepoint - Part of the Caudwell Group) to Vodafone for $600m.
  • Finance Director who grew an IT & Mobile Distribution business (Aptec Distribution) from $200m revenue with 3% margins to $450m with 8% margins over 4 years which was then sold to Private Equity.
  • Interim COO & CFO who turned around a $350m loss-making Distribution business (Al Masa IT Distribution- $12m losses per annum) to break even within 9 months.
  • CFO for a greenfield Joint-Venture (Emiraje Systems) between Airbus and a UAE Government entity, securing a multi-billion order and recognizing annual revenues in excess of $200m within Year 1.
  • Controller for 6 manufacturing plants in the UK & Sweden (Lear Corporation- annual revenues of $600m), implemented new shared services center, leading to 25% annualized savings.

Sector Experience

  • engineering, Aerospace
  • government-defence, Military & Aircraft
  • technology-media-telecoms, Mobile Operator
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics, Automotive
  • sport-recreation, Sports Events
  • manufacturing-transport-logistics, IT Distribution
  • construction, Border Security Solutions

What's next?

To find out how we can help you scale faster, increase cash, profit and valuation and build the business which enables you to fulfil your life's ambition, please book your 30 minute Discovery Call below...

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