Kashif Saleem, founder and CEO of Perth-based Saleem Technologies, a WA software company servicing the resources and construction sectors, won the Curtin Growth Entrepreneur Award this week (Wednesday 07 May 2014).
Networking WA held the annual WAtoday.com.au Entrepreneur & Innovator Awards, an awards program and event series to acknowledge and encourage both established and emerging entrepreneurs and innovators within Western Australia.
CEO and founder of Saleem Technologies and inventor of Track’em, Kashif Saleem said: “I am honoured to be selected from amongst such high caliber entrepreneurs and innovators. The recognition of knowing we are making a difference goes a long way in driving our passion further in providing software solutions for our customers.”
Saleem’s flagship product – a GPS and Barcode Material Tracking and Management System, Track’em – has been trusted by some of the World’s largest companies and projects, including Woodside, BHP & Mitsubishi Alliance, Samsung, Leighton Contractors, Monadelphous, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), Hertel, John Holland and many more.
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Background: Saleem Technologies
Founded by Kashif Saleem in 2006, Perth-based Saleem Technologies employs 18 full-time staff. In Australia, the company has offices and projects in Perth (Western Australia), Newcastle (New South Wales), and Talinga (Queensland). The Talinga plant is the largest Origin operated coal seam gas plant in Australia.
Internationally, Saleem Technologies has offices in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Chicago. Saleem Technologies patented its main software product Track’em in 2011. Since then the company has been awarded several major contracts, including supplying Chevron Corporation’s Gorgon project, located in WA.
Saleem Technologies formed and patented software called Track’em, developed by Kashif Saleem. Track’em tracks construction materials in mining, oil and gas projects and other large-scale engineering and works projects. It uses GPS technology. Track’em has been taken up by a host of multinational companies, including Woodside Energy, Downer Group, Leighton Contractors, Monodelphous, Fortescue Metals Group, United Group, Downer EDI Engineering, Western Construction, Worley Parsons and John Holland.
Kashif Saleem is a winner of the Western Australian Business News 40under40 Awards for 2014 and Saleem Technologies has been recently rated as one of 10 companies to watch in 2014 by the Washington Times.
Saleem Technologies was also nominated as a ‘Company to Watch’ in the RUST Report and has received the prestigious COMET Grant. He has also been featured on Sky News and CNN.
Saleem Technologies is a private company.
Biography: Kashif Saleem
Kashif Saleem relocated to Perth, Western Australia, in 1998 as a cash-strapped student.
He completed a degree in Bachelor of Business in Information Systems from Edith Cowan University in 2001 where he received the Golden Key Award, the highest achievement in the student category. Kashif then worked for the WA Department of Training, before founding software company Saleem Technologies in 2006.
Kashif also volunteered at Edith Cowan University, mentoring overseas students and is working pro bono on a lifesaving GPS system that can be used in open water long distance swimming and life saving activities.
Furthermore, through the WA Department of Corrective Services, Kashif supports and counsels migrant prisoners.
“Leaving behind a prosperous career in Pakistan, I risked everything in order to start again in Australia,” said Kashif. “Finding solutions using innovation and invention has always been my passion and within the opportunities of WA, I have found my future.”