Experience

  • Managing Director

    at Flora Green Fields

    April 2014 - at Present

    Ash Shāriqah

    Responsible for providing strategic direction, short and long range planning, new business development and the entire day to day management of the company Increased monthly turnover by 25 % by improving our sales and customer service strategies Built up partnerships with other companies to take on large and complex projects for which the company lacks the capacity and know-how to execute Developed strong relationships with our suppliers that gave us the flexibility to serve our customers better Initiated a barter system with our corporate clients during the difficult economic downturn period

  • University Secretary (Chief Administrative Officer)

    at International University of East Africa (IUEA)

    March 2012 - March 2014

    Central Region

    Responsible for providing administrative and financial leadership in the management of the university in the departments of Finance, Human Resources, IT and Marketing Increased student enrolment by over 800% and revenue by over 600% through aggressive marketing Played a lead role in leveraging IT to improve both internal processes and the delivery of content by improving the wireless network connectivity to cover the entire campus, implementing an e-learning platform for the efficient delivery of courses, designing an intranet that improved internal communication and an ERP system that improved the university’s operations Designed a complete Human Resource manual and introduced performance appraisal tools to improve the productivity of both academic and administrative staff Developed a sustainable marketing plan and communication strategy focused on producing maximum results Played a lead role in developing unique market driven programs

  • Operations Manager

    at Pearl Oils (U) Ltd

    February 2007 - February 2012

    Central Region

    Improved operational efficiency by re-organizing the company structure, implementing an integrated ERP IT system (Microsoft Navision) and introducing standard practices and documents Increased sales on all petroleum products by implementing a pricing strategy that is quick in responding to the market, emphasizing excellent customer services, tying employee compensation to sales, and pursuing bulk sales by targeting telecom companies, oil exploration companies, NGO’s, transport companies and government agencies. Re-organized all non-petroleum business activities under a separate brand to maximize returns on these components (lubes, tires, spare parts, convenience stores and telephone calling cards) and to draw indirect business into the petroleum business. Actively involved in both local expansion within Uganda and regional expansion into Southern Sudan and the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo).

  • Distribution Manager

    at Precise Import and Export Ltd.

    January 2004 - January 2007

    London

    Formulated and finalized key strategies in close consultation with the CEO Played an integral part in the retail-chain expansion by identifying potential locations, negotiating lease agreements and finally setting up the facility for business Determined and achieved set targets (profitability, sales, inventory levels, customer satisfaction) by initiating proven processes and encouraging continuous improvements projects Managed entire IT system (SLA, Integration, Software and Hardware Upgrades, website, User support and training, Network Administration) Directed the successful start-up of a new distribution facility achieving within the first quarter of operation all set KPI’s (distribution volume, inventory levels, on-time delivery (OTD) and service quality) Planned and oversaw inventory and product distribution across the retail outlets as per allocated targets and budgets

  • Systems Engineer

    at Celestica International Inc

    November 1996 - December 2003

    Ontario

    Part of a team involved in the automation of inspection systems and processes in the manufacture of PCB assemblies. This involved complete analysis of existing systems, through process mapping, identifying specific areas for possible automation and finally implementing the right equipment by determining critical specifications, sourcing for vendors, purchasing, installing, and performing acceptance tests Played a lead role in implementing Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) that replaced the manual Visual process of inspecting circuit boards. This reduced the defects per Unit (DPU) by over 50%, cycle time by over 60% and overall production cost by over 50% Maintained a high standard of operation for both systems and people by setting up effective work processes and Best Practices, working closely with the programmers and vendors to resolve both software performance and detection issues and continuously evaluating new and existing equipment for optimum performance

Education

  • B.sc in Computer Science

    at KFUPM

    1985 - 1989 (4 years) Al Minţaqah ash Sharqīyah

Languages

  • Arabic Native

  • English Native

  • Swahili Native

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