FARES E. HAYEK
Doha - Qatar
Corporate Executive with a proven entrepreneurial record of accomplishment delivering development solutions and building organizations geared to sustainable and consistent revenue growth.
Performance-driven Corporate Executive with specific expertise in the investments, construction, trading, property management, management consulting and services environments.
Launched and managed multi-million dollar enterprises in the Middle-East, Africa, Venezuela and the USA with several hundred staff.
Managed local and multinational corporations as well as large established family owned businesses.
Strong change agent, strategic thinker and innovative motivating leader.
Excellent management & project management skills, with great communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
Proactive problem-solver, with superb planning and coordination and advanced organizational skills.
Trustworthy and reliable business advisor, mentor and consultant with commendable ethics.
Adept of systems and procedures, management by objectives and corporate governance.
FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE
P&L management and optimization.
Structuring and managing diverse and complex organizations.
Restructuring and turnaround initiatives.
Corporate performance improvement.
Mergers and acquisitions.
International business development.
Management by objectives.
Customer development and retention.
Cross functional team development and management.
Total cost management.
Business Advisor (July 2014 – Present)
Self Employed – Beirut/Doha
Strategic Planning & Investments
Standard Operating Procedures
Management of Change
Corporate Restructuring, Development and Management
Director for Corporate Strategy & Initiatives (2010 –2014)
International Mechanical and Electrical Company (IMECO) – Abu Dhabi
General Contracting for Oil & Gas and Government sectors – 750 staff members and 8,300 workers with a turnover exceeding 800 million AED.
5 Years Strategic Plan, business plans and budgets for Key Business Units.
Key Performance Indicators and process improvements.
Reorganization and management of the Support Services Office.
Performance-Based Incentive Scheme for Site Projects Management and for Key Business Units.
Review of QHSE SOP’s.
Camps Management Manual and an Employee HR Manual.
JD Edwards ERP system implementation.
Management Systems Director (2007- 2010)
Robust Contracting Dubai llc - Dubai
Civil Engineering Contracting – 2,500 staff members and 11,000 workers with a turnover exceeding UAE 1 billion Dirham.
Procedural review of workflow and modus operandi
Review and analysis of existing monitoring and control systems.
Generation of an integrated Standard Operating Procedures manual.
Preparation of a QA/QC Manual.
Headed the ICT Department
Implementation of the Oracle based ERP system and modules.
Operations Manager (2001-2006)
Prestige Properties of Jacksonville l.l.c. - USA
Real Estate Development, Construction and mixed use real estate Property Management.
Maximized and maintained an average occupancy rate at 92%.
Time to re-let empty property maintained at an average of 6 weeks.
Reduced Rent Debt Arrears by 60%.
Established and implemented a year-round preventive maintenance program.
Introduced Web Based Tenants Requests and Comments software.
General Manager (2000-2001)
Money Transfer Express c.a. – Venezuela
On a term contract basis:
Established throughout Venezuela a Western Union® network owned by a local Banking Group.
Five major local and international banks with 400 service points.
General Manager (1993-2000)
Information System Group s.a.r.l. - Lebanon
Management of Change
Business Process Re-engineering
Human Resources Management
Group General Manager (1988-1992)
United Development (Holding) Company s.a.l. - Lebanon
Diversified Fields of Activity.
Strategic, financial and operational corporate leadership of a holding group net worth of $800 million, 23 subsidiaries, over 300 staff.
Full P&L ownership, legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance.
Turn-around of 5 subsidiaries’ P&L.
Invested in new ventures and joint-ventures and expanded activities to new regional markets.
Project Administrator (1985-1988)
World Bank, NECFISH Project - Djibouti
Scientific & Commercial Research Project.
Administrated a World Bank/FAO funded 14 million US$ research project assessing pelagic fish in the north east coast of Africa.
Coordinated the activities of two Scandinavian trawlers/purse-seiners and a research airplane.
Conducted a marketing analysis of the Lebanon, Cyprus and Egypt markets.
American University of Beirut - School of Business Administration.
B.A. in Business Administration with focus on Management, June 1979.
Fluent in Arabic, French and English, fair in Spanish.