Shahzad Saleem founded Nishat Chunian Limited (NCL) in 1990 after graduating from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). From a single spinning unit, NCL is now amongst the top five textile companies in Pakistan in terms of sales. The company has since diversified into weaving, home textiles, retail, and power generation businesses under the name Nishat Chunian Group (NCG). Shahzad Saleem has also served as Director on the board of MCB Bank Limited for twenty-three years and Adamjee Insurance Company Limited for five years. He founded and chaired LUMS Alumni Association for multiple tenures and initiated the ‘Pride of LUMS Award’. He stayed as a member of the Board of Trustees of LUMS for eight years. Shahzad Saleem is also a philanthropist chairing Saleem Memorial Trust Hospital; which is the largest, upcoming, not-for-profit hospital in Lahore. The hospital aims to provide subsidized medical services to the underprivileged segments of society.