Life at Deloitte
Young Consultant of the Year
Sawood is a Manager in Deloitte Digital, a digital advisory and advertising agency within Deloitte's Consulting practice.
He is the only individual in Deloitte to win two of three CEO-selected awards for impactful teamwork. This year, he combined leading the delivery of one of the firm’s most impactful client projects with leading one of Deloitte’s most active and prominent diversity and inclusion networks.
Sawood, a graphic design graduate, brings a creative skillset to professional services, supporting Deloitte’s talent agenda to draw on different perspectives and encourage greater diversity of thought. His work has delivered measurable success at AstraZeneca, where he led the design and delivery of its contract management platform, known as ‘Falcon’.
Sawood also leads Deloitte’s Muslim Network (DMN) of 1,300 members. DMN delivers societal, educational and profile-building activities throughout the UK. In 2014, he received Deloitte’s Leaders in Society award for increasing the network’s regional and student engagement.
Sawood was recently appointed by Deloitte’s CEO to the firm’s new executive advisory board, Steer. Its 12 members represent 16,000 peers and are tasked with bringing fresh perspectives directly to Deloitte’s UK Executive and supporting decision-making on priority challenges.