Digital Business Transformation & IT Director
Accomplished and resourceful executive with extensive experience leading digital transformation projects such as:
Jabal Omar Dev. Co., KSA www.jabalomar.com.sa
: Digital Transformation & IT Director
Dar AlArkan, KSA www.daralarkan.com
: Digital Transformation & VP of IT
PricewaterhouseCoopers- PwC, KSA www.pwc.com
: Sr. Manager - IT Consulting & IS Audit
Deloitte and Touche DTTI, KSA www2.deloitte.com/sa/en
: Manager - IT Operations & External IS Auditor
Oracle System Analyst, KSA www.oracle.com
: System Analyst & SQL programmer
To Adept at delivering disaster recovery plans, P&P strategies, project roadmaps, and digital IT solutions. Possess an ability to harness talents of teams, manage project at micro- and macro-levels, adjust to the challenges presented, and deliver on promises. Skilled at capitalising new IT transformation opportunities and heading major initiatives from beginning to successful growth stories within challenging economic environments.
Highlights of Expertise
Business Digital Transformation
Team Leadership & Coaching
Strategic Planning & Analysis
Project & Risk Management
Budgeting & Forecasting
Cost Reduction & Control
Jabal Omar Dev. Co., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia www.jabalomar.com.sa
Direct and control digital transformation initiatives and programmes with a $4M annual IT budget.
Digital Transformation & IT DIRECTOR – ENTERPRISE DT ERP & SHARED SERVICES (2017 to Present)
Devise and implement effective digital transformation strategies for high operational performance and productivity. Align JODC services with national transformation programme NTP2020 for the achievement of bottom-line results. Promote and support enterprise change through human, operational, technical, and financial resource mobilisation. Deliver impeccable IT Services to nine subsidiaries and holding company to accomplish all short- and long-term goals.
Steered ERP projects across construction, sales, strategy, governance, CRM, and other divisions.
Won the Oracle implementation award 2017 for deploying Oracle to manage Makkah mega project.
Recognised for publishing the DT article in ME Network Magazine - Melassi Article Jabal Omar 2018.
Safeguarded organisation’s data by introducing a 100-terabyte disaster recovery design solution.
Oversaw the migration of BI automated management dashboards and reporting data warehouse, to enable “big data analytics” decision making tools for the BOD and senior management.
Mastered DT courses - Leading Digital Transformation for Executive – Define DT roadmap & Strategy
Courses: Leading change & Mobilizing People – Leading a peak performance Team – Leading Innovation & Creativity
Bahamdan Tadrees EDU Holding, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia www.bahamdan.com
Spearheaded ERP, LMS, and technology integration projects for five schools and one head office with a $1M budget.
IT DIRECTOR - ERP LMS PM (2014 to 2017)
Streamlined and optimised IT operational framework by defining KPIs, recruitment/selection process, conducting annual reviews, monitoring budgets, and strengthening security parameters. Ensured delivery of quality technical support at 12 sites by leading and coaching a multi-disciplinary team of 12 personnel. Anticipated project requirements; accordingly produced budgets and action plans. Chaired monthly directors’ meeting to discuss progress reports and create corrective strategies.
Saved SR660K from supplier contracts through tender and feasibility study.
Enabled 5 existing schools with a new Education Management System LMS – digitalized weekly and monthly planners and classes’ curriculums. In addition to a new campus with 1,000 node of networks in a fully digitised environment from classes to multi-purpose room to registrar office.
Arab Poultry Breeders Co., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia www.ommat.com
Drove SR14M Oracle ERP and core production project as well as provided strategic direction across business divisions.
GROUP IT DIRECTOR – MENA ERP (2013)
Improved communication channels, staff motivation levels, resource allocation, and time to completion by devising project plans.
Slashed OpEx by 35% through elimination of mal practices and promotion of operational transparency.
Rolled out Group cloud ERP solution and designed data centres for continuous operational excellence.
Introduced shared services across four countries as a centralized service for all the business functions in various cities. Cost saving on services & consumables in both purchasing and waste control.
Poultry automated system from Oracle – fully digitized at farms and slaughter house – controlling from silos till egg hatcheries distribution and waste control.
Management Analytics at Chairman’s finger tips– viewing CCTV and controlling all countries management team from the comfort of his villa in Jeddah Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Oger SOL, KSA www.saudioger.com
Headed and completed the entire lifecycle of SR15B C4iS ECO project.
SR. TECHNICAL MANAGER - ERP (2010)
Reversed company’s negative relation with Ministry of Interior to ensure business continuity/expansion.
Reduced 1/3 Estimating time for each of the MOI bidding process, by installing and configuring an Estimating software, and uploaded all the historical quotations to have big-database for direct pricing any new project.
Dar AlArkan, KSA www.daralarkan.com
Pioneered and led the SR10M IT department focused on providing solutions for mortgage/credit operations software and enterprise-wide ERP integration.
VP & HEAD OF IT DEPARTMENT (2007)
Acknowledged for generating a SR30M portfolio of home loans in the first year.
Designed, created IT Organizational department, hired a team and deployed all required policies and procedures.
Designed and implemented overnight batch processers to Sync data with Arab National Bank for auto-deducting monthly instalments. Augmented collections and receivables by 35%.
PricewaterhouseCoopers-PwC, KSA 1998 https://www.pwc.com/m1/en - Sr. Manager - IT Consulting & IS Audit www.pwc.com
Deloitte and Touche DTTI - Manager - IT Operations & External IS Auditor, KSA 1995 www2.deloitte.com
Oracle - Oracle7 Analyst & Programmer Oracle, KSA 1992 www.oracle.com
Education & Credentials
Bachelor of Computer Science
from Lebanese American University, Beirut 1988 – 1992