Muhamed Farooque

CEO of Excelledia
United Kingdom

Muhamed Farooque

CEO of Excelledia
United Kingdom
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Biography

A seasoned entrepreneur, an experienced business leader with a proven track record of success in corporate and government market sectors, specialized in change and business performance. The exceptional knowledge base in technical and commercial aspects of the business across multiple regions.

Muhamed founded Excelledia, a business performance management consulting company specializing in people, process, and technology since 2010 with its headquarters in Leeds, UK. As of today, the company has representation in eight countries with 03 offices in the UK; 50 international partners; and 150 plus employees. The company works with government agencies and international corporations around the globe and across different industries and comprises two distinct initiatives – the original Excelledia Consulting, which offers training and consulting in the space of business process improvement, data analytics, risk advisory, internal audit, and People assessments; and Excelledia Ventures, through which digital innovation using emerging technologies of the likes of Artificial Intelligence (Ai), robotic process automation (RPA, Virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and other turnkey digital transformation projects are offered.

Muhamed’s key areas of expertise are Governance, Risk & Compliance, Restructuring and turnaround Strategic Planning & Business Advisory, Business Analytics, Dashboards & Visualization, Business Performance Management, Venture Financing, Internal Audit Services, Artificial Intelligence (AI), ISO Management Systems, and Service & Customer Excellence Projects.

Muhammed founded Excelledia in 2010 with a clear mission in mind to inspire and guide companies worldwide to embrace and reap the benefits of modern digital technology and encourage an open approach towards collaborative innovation. For a while, it was just a one-man training and consultancy company, bringing in specialists from all over the world to deliver the level of service that was missing in the industry. Within the first few months, the company secured a prestigious training contract with Qatar Petroleum – the largest company in Qatar, and one of the biggest oil and gas producers in the world. There was no looking back since then, with an educational background of being an MBA graduate in Total Quality Management and Marketing, AI (University of Oxford), Venture financing (University of Oxford) has helped Muhamed to earn a name among his peers. The expertise in business development and management consulting combined with hands-on experience in running an enterprise laid the perfect foundation stone in building up the company to what we see today. With a passion for teaching and willingness to share the gained knowledge earned him the role of a visiting professor – The University of Leeds.

Muhamed built a world-class team of business, technology, and technical professionals within Excelledia Consulting and Excelledia Ventures. Muhamed believes this team of talented professionals are the major reason for the success we are seeing today with clients including large government and public sectors, fortune companies in the field of energy, natural resources, chemicals, banking, financial services, healthcare, automotive, infrastructure, real estate, telecommunication, media, transport, logistics, manufacturing sector, consumer, retail, distribution, education, SMEs, Start-ups, and more. What started as a ‘one-man-band’ is now filled with a dedicated team of professionals spread across 8 countries, 80+ international partners, 90+ AI projects, completed assignments in 50+ countries with 7 ventures under its belt.