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Senior Assistant / Assistant Manager

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
October 18, 2020

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Mobile : +971-**-*******

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LinkedIn: Cherry Maria Berja


With more than 10 years of combined experience in Administration (including C-level PA role) and Operations, Marketing and Business Development roles.

Proven strong leadership, excellent communication, detail-oriented, work load prioritization/multi-tasking, teamwork, leadership and adaptability/flexibility skills

Offering good communication and presentation skills coupled with understanding of Key Account Management (KAM), KPI, planning process and office management.

My industry knowledge and experience, networking and communication skills and 11 year presence in the UAE enable me to add value to support the development and execution of company strategy and business


Samsung C&T Corporation, Engineering and Construction SCT MENA Regional Headquarters – Dubai, UAE

Senior Executive Assistant, March 2017 – Present

Executive Assistant, Oct 2014 – Feb 2017

Reporting to: Head of Middle East and North Africa RO, UAE Office Executive Management and Office Administration

Assists daily the Head of MENA RO/UAE Office and senior management (as needed)

SPOC for the Head of MENA RO and three Managers and directly performs multiple functions such as records and budgets maintenance, travel arrangements, event management.

Records and maintains agenda, calendars, diaries, business cards, minutes of meetings

Screening and handling high volume of internal and external communications (email and calls), travel arrangements, meeting preparations - high-level (government and private sector)

Produce and review of reports and presentations relative to executive’s assignments

Initial support to high-level, VIP delegation (Seoul HQ and regional offices)

Liaising between members, inter-company departments (Seoul HQ and regional offices)

Following-up with and resolving issues related to administrative functions (inventory/supplies)

Coordinates and attends events/meetings including logistics jointly with departments, event management, facilitation, execution for stands at events

Numerous duties, as required

Marketing, Business Development

Conducts project identification/leads, communication and relationship with stakeholders Page 2

Supports timely responses, formal submissions (EOI, PQs, presentations, technical proposals) in coordination with Proposal team and maintain records and files systematically

Maintains deal database and KPIs alignment with company strategy jointly with project team

Conducts macro-economic market research and contributes relevant and valuable analysis

Produces company and project profiles/presentations, regional and country reports and consolidates departmental reports within the company, including ad-hoc reports and tasks

High-level client meetings arrangement (government and private sector)

Registration and updating profile to client portals, supporting ICV registration

Updates Country Market Research (existing markets), project-specific to support Sales Team Oxford Business Group (OBG)

UAE Office – Abu Dhabi

Senior Project Coordinator, Jan 2012 - Oct 2014

Project Coordinator, Oct 2009 – Dec 2012

Reporting to: Country Director and Regional Director (as needed)

Assisted the Country Director and other senior executives (Editorial Manager) as needed

Handling all calls, correspondence, meetings, travel arrangements (and relative logistics)

Facilitated administration, main office interaction – queries, requirements and ad-hoc tasks

Facilitated cross-functional team, client and partner database, in-house reports and charts and liaising with headquarters and global offices

Target planning with the Country Director (quarterly and annual target)

Managed on-the ground operations and production, moving from full range of development activities during the whole project life cycle:

Market and client research (due diligence research), meeting arrangements (high-level)

Editorial cross-checking, analysts work-up, artwork, payment collection and report delivery

Supported partnership-development with government and private sector

Supported the execution and delivery to stakeholder of The Report: Abu Dhabi publication

Hand over transition at the end of projects and / or end of service such as: ensures completion of reports to Head Office on all pending issues, charts, reports and other documents)

Attends conference, event management, facilitation and execution for stands OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Private Duty Nurse, April 2006 – October 2009

Case: Paraplegia, Diabetes Mellitus (type II)

Location: Camarines Sur, Philippines

Medical-Surgical Nurse (Staff Nurse, Fellow), October 20, 2008 – January 31, 2009 Location: St. John Hospital - Naga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines SKILLS

Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.(20 yrs +), Adobe (8 yrs +)

CRM (6 yrs+), SAP-ERP (5 yrs)

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Administration, Operation Management

Project Management

Creative and Critical Thinking Skills

Detail- Oriented

Multi-tasking Management

Teamwork, Team Management

Documentation, Organization,

Time Management

Market Research, Macroeconomic Analysis


Registered Nurse (PRC License # 0402868)

2003 – 2006: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Naga College Foundation, Philippines 1998 – 2003: Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Ateneo de Naga University, Philippines PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: January 4, 1982

Nationality: Filipino

Gender: Female

Status: Married

Current location: United Arab Emirates

Visa Status: Employment Visa

UAE Driving License: Available

Further information on training or references is available upon request.

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