Saleem started his career with Philips Electronics where, during his 8 years there he headed Philips Seminconductors (now NXP) international IoT business unit (RFID, NFC and Smartcard chip business). He managed the business unit’s operations worldwide, and was operationally located in the USA, UK, Germany, Austria and Taiwan, Singapore and Japan. He closed off his time at Philips in Global Strategic Alliances where he worked on numerous award-winning innovations with global industry allies. He went on to join the Board of Checkpoint Systems Inc. (CKPT) in New Jersey, USA where he was responsible for the groups international growth and acquisitions, leading the acquisition and integration of Germany’s largest label making business into the Checkpoint family. After two successful years there, he went on to start up a new disruptive technology business which developed an industrial tracking and GPS/Satellite monitoring solution which, after 5 years and a prestigious contract with the DoD, the company was acquired by Lockheed Martin, the largest US Defence contractor.
Saleem was appointed to the Board of Digicore International a South African public company, regarded as one of the three largest pioneers in vehicle and fleet tracking. After successfully developing their international businesses and leading three acquisitions, the company was acquired by Novatel Wireless based out of San Diego, California.
Saleem has also previously been involved as an executive board director of a Jordanian Investment fund and as a non-exec director for six of their high-tech startup investment businesses.
More recently he has been on the Board of Directors of a large UK automotive insurance underwriter where he was responsible for over 1200 members of staff across five operating companies including the groups insurance claims operations which, under his stewardship, went on to be awarded a top 15 position in the ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’, three years running.
Over the last few years, Saleem has been at the forefront of Insurtech and Fintech, specifically in the telematics industry where he has successfully led the turnaround and international expansion of three different businesses as their CEO or Executive Board Director.
Saleem has spoken at and chaired many worldwide IoT and connected car conferences, analyst briefings, conducted live TV interviews and documentaries. In late 2015 he was invited to speak to over 50 Congressmen and President Obama’s government officials in Washington DC at The White House. In addition to this he has also written articles and whitepapers and is a recognized speaker at conferences around the world on patented technology development, mission critical deployments and disruptive new technologies