Akbar Salimi is the Founder & CEO of SE-Consulting – an Agile Training, Coaching and Consulting company based in Cologne, Germany. He was born in Iran, where he studied Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Teheran. At a young age he became Founder & CTO/CFO of an engineering company with more than 200 employees in Iran. In 1986 he immigrated with his family to Germany, where had to attend university again and graduated from Germany’s finest engineering school RWTH Aachen University in Technical Informatics. Besides his many university degrees Akbar holds multiple Agile related certifications: He is a Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified LeSS Practitioner, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Agile Leadership and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4).
In addition to being the CEO of SE-Consulting, Akbar works as a Trainer, Coach and Consultant with many organizations in various industries and geographies. His primary focus is the telecommunications sector, but Akbar works with clients in ecommerce, logistics, automotive and retail as well. In all cases the common denominator is software.
Akbar – together with two colleagues – has been the main force in transforming SE-Consulting to Scrum and Agile in the past 5-7 years. During the transformation Akbar worked internally in various roles. His primary role as CEO has been Product Owner of SE-Consulting. In addition he has trained and coached many of the Scrum Teams including their ScrumMasters and Product Owners.
„Die Themen wurden auf den Punkt gebracht und kompakt vermittelt. Keine endlosen Powerpoint-Präsentationen oder Monologe, sondern interaktive Übungen. Super!“
– Moritz Siebert