Graduate profile

Umer Saleem

“I always try to guide younger graduates by saying, ‘keep positive, keep smiling and keep moving forward, no matter what life throws your way.’ This methodology has got me this far!”


Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)

Graduation year


Over 16 years experience in the intra-logistics (smart automation, warehousing robotics) field. Practical experience backed by an Aerospace Engineering degree, Project Scheduling & Management qualifications.

Broad range of innovative experience in Design Engineering, Sales Market analysis & reporting for UK & European, Middle Eastern business strategies. 

Industry experience includes e-commerce, aviation, air cargo, MRO Spare Parts, Pharma, General Merchandise, Manufacturing & Finished Goods, Retail, Food & Beverage, Grocery and Food Service, Wholesale Distribution, Apparel, Third, Fourth & Virtual Party Logistics. 

Top strengths: strategic, achieving, ideation, restorative & futuristic.

Countries worked: UK, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Turkey, South Africa; Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka; Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, Thailand, Vietnam, China.

Umer is also the chairman of the Middle East Alumnus Association for the University of Surrey.

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