The faculty for the CFO Academy programs is chosen among the best experts available around the world and comprise of Western business school professors, senior level practicing CFOs from renowned companies, subject matter experts and top consultants from reputed consulting firms. During the programs, we also invite senior level business and finance executives as guest speakers to share their real life business experiences with the program participants in an informal and intimate learning environment.

Global Strategic CFO from World Class Fortune 500 Companies & Top Private Equity Firms

Saleem Sufi has more than 20 years of international experience in Strategy, Finance and Operations with world class
Fortune 500 Companies and top Private Equity Firms in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and North America. As CFO of
various businesses, he has been closely involved with Corporate Boards, CEOs, Business Heads and senior members of
executive management teams in strategy formulation, execution and strategic turnarounds.

As an experienced corporate trainer, he has conducted numerous workshops and seminars on the subjects of Finance,
Strategy, Enterprise Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard. Saleem is an MBA with major in Strategy and
Finance and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Saleem is also the Founder of MECA CFO Alliance and CFO
Academy where his passion remains to help finance professionals grow in their careers faster.

Partner and Lead Trainer
ShiftIn Partners,
a Leading Strategy Firm

Roberto Wyszkowski is an experienced practitioner and lead trainer in the field of Strategy Execution, Strategic Planning and Performance Management.

Since 1997, Roberto has developed his professional career and served as consultant and trainer (internal as well as external) at many large organizations, focusing on strategy planning and execution, change management, and corporate performance management.

He has brought his methodological approach to projects across a wide range of sectors and to an equally wide range of management cultures throughout nearly a dozen countries. During the past several years, Roberto has expanded his international portfolio considerably, managing major projects throughout a wide range of management cultures (in the GCC,
UK, Germany, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Sweden, Venezuela, the U.S., Spain and the Middle East).

Roberto has trained and coached hundreds of managers both for profit and non- profit organizations. Currently, he is leading implementation of strategy execution frameworks for both Private and Government organizations in the GCC.

Founder & Managing Director 2GC,
a Global Strategy Firm

Gavin Lawrie is a classically trained and experienced strategic management consultant. He is one of the UK’s leading experts on strategic Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard design. His expertise derives from his leadership of projects in these fields for major organizations around the globe across many sectors, and from working on the development of Balanced Scorecards with David Norton and Robert Kaplan, the concept’s creators. Prior to founding 2GC in April 1999, Gavin was a leading member of the International Balanced Scorecard Practice of Renaissance Worldwide.

Gavin holds an MBA degree from London Business School, and a BEng Degree from the University of London. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and the Strategic Planning Society. Gavin is an acclaimed speaker at conferences and seminars on issues surrounding the development and implementation of Performance Management systems and Balanced Scorecards.

Committee Members
Rajesh Pareek
Chief Financial Officer
DIFC, Dubai
George Riding
SAP Middle East Region
Andrew Lindley
Abjar Group of Hotels
Nauman Asif Mian
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Gyles
Finance Director
Middle East, ISG
Abdul WahabSoofi
Director Finance
ARMS Group
Samir Shahid
Alliott Hadi Shahid
Faraz Ahmed Siddiqui
CFO/Group Finance Manager
Infinity Holding, Abu Dhabi
Saleem Sufi