Program/Project Manager, Delivery Lead with more than 15 years’ experience leading teams in complex concurrent operational and technology transformation programs and projects, for multinational companies based in Australia, Canada, USA, South Africa, Singapore & Middle East, encompassing sectors of Asset Management, IT, Finance, Automation, Retail, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Maritime Services, Construction & Real Estate Qualifications: Electronics Eng, CSM, PMO-CP, ITIL, PMP, PRINCE2, MBA
- Program Manager – Operational & IT Transformation
AKN Investment Group (Canada) - May 2012 - December 2019To provide an integrated solution for asset management, project management, change management, and contract management for a diverse global asset portfolio to achieve maximum return on investment and equity, optimizing cost, and minimizing risk. Direct report to the CEO in Paris. • Led the simplification of the group’s asset portfolio balancing what is desirable for stakeholders and viable profitability and future growth, focusing on achieving short and long-term goals • Managed all facets of implemented change including providing supervision in defining scope, tuning stages, managing resources, schedules, cost, dependencies, integrations & stakeholder engagement. • Supported operations and marketing teams in negotiations, procurements, supply chain management, vendor management, public relations, and business development plans, assessing improvement opportunities and operational excellence • Negotiated with financial institutions to restructure the finance packages on the group’s total global asset, based on future revenue forecast and current market value methodology. • End-to-end process redesign and transformation and oversaw multiple projects and programs concurrently • Operated with the service provider to develop service level agreement (SLA), defining value streams, aligning business strategy, and assessing the utilities and warranties to facilitate the optimum outcome. Outcome: Simplified the group’s asset portfolio, improved operational performance, and efficiency resulting in a 40% cut in costs by reforming operational and financial structure. Developed an online cloud-based, integrated solution for asset management, contract management, project management, RFQs, charter agreements, maintenance schedules, resource management & financial controls.
- Senior Project Manager
AKN INVESTMENT GROUP (Singapore) - September 2010 - April 2012• Hands-on management of multi-phased programs & projects to ensure that they contribute to strategic objectives • Outlined the business case on the viability of changing strategy from outsourcing to create an internal ship management department, operating 18 maritime vessels, from initiatives through implementation • Planned maintenance schedules, overhauls, inspections, defect rectifications, and class renewals. • Negotiated service charter agreements with international oil & gas clients. • Held regular meetings with CFO and Finance managers of the group to discuss consolidated financial reports, management reports, budgets and forecasts, assessing KPI’s, assessing key financial ratios. Outcome: Improved operational performance and efficiency resulting in a 30% increase in revenue by streamlining operational and financial structure.
- Project Lead
AKN Investment Group (South Africa) - September 2004 - September 2010To establish AKN’s first operation in the African continent • Conducted comprehensive quantitative research, in African countries’ economic statistics such as GDP, CPI, currency strength, interest rates, trade balances, inflation, unemployment, political stability, reserve bank, and foreign exchange control policies, relying on secondary data analysis and risk management terminologies. • Identified South Africa as AKN Group’s next point of interest to expand operations. • Created a diversified asset portfolio