Program Manager and Solution Architect with leading experience in APAC; dynamic, detail oriented, trusted and accountable project manager with great communication skills. 15 years’ experience in international environment, 11 years with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security.

Experience

  • Network & Security Program Manager & Solution Architect

    at Thales DIS (ex Gemalto)

    January 2018 - at Present

    Singapore

    • Global program manager for the Gemalto network and security transformation project: renewal of the worldwide network, firewalls, and VPN infrastructures in terms of architecture, processes, and technology. • Solution Architect for all security and network projects, design of the new global SDWAN architecture and network security solutions to protect Gemalto against internal and external threats. • Bringing Gemalto to the future with a world class infrastructure through renewing an aging technology, implementing scalable and robust solutions to reduce incidents, lead times, and time to repairs. • Global budget management for the project (8-figure budget) with aggressive cost reduction goals of 25%. • Responsible for on time delivery of the project including architecture, contract negotiation, setting of SLA and OLA, KPI, and infrastructure deployment. Collaborating with technology and business peers worldwide. • Scope of the project: (100+ sites, 400+ firewalls)

  • IT R&D and Infrastructure Manager APAC

    at Gemalto

    September 2014 - December 2017

    Singapore

    • Responsible for Gemalto IT infrastructure in APAC (30 sites, 5000+ users), including network (WAN, LAN), security, servers, virtualized infrastructure, and cloud services as well as all R&D related IT for 3000+ R&D users in APAC, including applications, front office, and labs. • Team leader of 8 people in 4 different countries (Singapore, China, Philippines, and India) with strong staff management skills such as mentoring, team development, and performance appraisals; demonstrated strong leadership skills involving global and matrix-managed teams. • Responsible and accountable for all projects led by the region, and local scope of projects led by the headquarters. Scope included managing vendors and business users’ relations, defining SLAs, OLAs and KPIs, and specifying standard architectures and standard operating procedures. • Key point of contact for all R&D and infrastructure related issues with oversight of risk management, incident management, and change management process.

  • WW Connectivity Services Manager

    at Gemalto

    September 2008 - August 2014

    Île-de-France

    • Project manager and team leader for all network/telecommunications related projects worldwide: Gemalto WAN; applicative performance (QoS); LAN and security infrastructures; proxy servers and Internet accesses; videoconference solutions; partners/customers connectivity solutions; mergers and acquisitions. • Responsible and accountable for the whole perimeter budget (run and projects); as well as the global architecture; contracts, SLAs, and KPI management with the providers; definition of standard portfolio and processes as well as special needs. • Examples of successful projects: o Renewed the global Gemalto network (90+ sites): RFP, contract and deployment, with 15% cost reduction on the perimeter; o Standardization of the WAN/LAN/Internet/security worldwide; o Build of a new datacenter and IP change of all applications on the new infrastructure; o Supported Skype deployment worldwide (10000+ users); o Integration of 15 companies’ IT infrastructures within Gemalto

  • Network Project Manager

    at EDS

    September 2005 - August 2008

    Pays de la Loire

    • Within France Telecom IT: project manager for all secured connectivity infrastructures (global Internet access gateway, Nomad user VPN gateways, and partner/subsidiary connectivity gateways): need analysis, answers to internal requests for proposal, planning and project management, infrastructure evolutions, architecture conceptions, security policy, IP addressing plan management.

  • Network Project Leader

    at Orange

    March 2004 - August 2005

    Île-de-France

    • Within Orange France IT: project leader for mobile network core services. Supported the integration of some of the mobile network components on the IP internal WAN (such as Edge network BSCs), ATM and Token ring legacy networks migration to the internal Ethernet WAN, interconnection of business partners on the internal network.

Education

  • CISSP certification course

    at Bridging minds

    2019 - 2019 (1 year) Singapore

  • Agile PM Foundation certification

    at Bridging minds

    2019 - 2019 (1 year) Singapore

  • PMP certification course

    at Bridging minds

    2018 - 2018 (1 year) Singapore

  • ITIL v3 foundations certification

    at EXIN

    2011 - 2011 (1 year) Île-de-France

  • Engineering degree Network & Telecommunications

    at EPITA

    1998 - 2003 (5 years) Île-de-France

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • French Native

  • Spanish Conversation

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