Shezad Nawab

Shezad Nawab MBE

Shezad Nawab MBE is profoundly deaf. Since graduating from Birmingham City University with a degree in Business and Marketing in 2009, he has been empowering and counselling deaf people in business and entrepreneurship, as well as supporting disabled and non-disabled entrepreneurs. Shezad says:

” My mission is to increase the number of deaf entrepreneurs in the UK through networking and collaboration.”

He now has 17 years of experience in management consultancy, as an interim executive director and as an international speaker, and has received eight business awards, including an MBE in 2017.

Read his story to find out how being an entrepreneur was a childhood dream, how he’s bridging the gap between deaf and non-deaf businesses, and why his dad has always been his greatest mentor.