FAROOQ HASAN SIKANDER
Khyabane Tauheed, Phase-5, DHA,
Karachi - PAKISTAN
** ***** ** *********l experience providing fiscal, strategic and operations leadership in uniquely challenging situations. Presently appointed as Chief Operating Officer at CubeXS Weatherly Pvt. Ltd, managing business development, operations and maintenance of Tier IV compliant Data Center in Pakistan. I have extensive experience in office automation products, self-service banking solutions. I have initiated Cloud Services, Document Archiving & Management, Mobile Commerce and Security Solutions as new business units. Experience in development and implementation of Quality Management Systems and ISO 9000 certification. Experience in marketing of IT support systems and precision air conditioning for data centers. Management experience in IT project development, implementation and support.
Dynamic results-oriented leader with strong track record of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. Utilize keen analysis, insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Possess superior interpersonal skills and capable of resolving complex business issues. I am a team player, believing in motivating staff to achieve peak performance. Excellent business connections.
1997 MBA (Marketing)
American Management Association & ICMC, Islamabad
1994 B.Sc. Hons (War Studies)
PAF Air War College, Faisal (Karachi University)
1978 B.Sc. (Aero Sciences)
PAF College, Sargodha (Punjab University)
2011 – to date Chief Operating Officer
CubeXS Weatherly (Private) Limited, Karachi
Presently appointed as Chief Operating Officer. CubeXS is the first Tier IV compliant Data Center in Pakistan. The company delivers managed services and solutions to enterprise customers, which include Co-location, Disaster Recovery site, BCP, Connectivity. Initiated Enterprise Cloud Services as a new business unit in the company.
2007 - 2011 Chief Executive
Hascombe Business Solutions (Private) Limited, Karachi
Formerly known as Gestetner (Private) Limited
Appointed as Chief Executive. The company deals in products and services relating to office equipment automation, self service banking (ATM), document management solutions, telecom bill printing and security solutions. It has seven branches nationwide with an annual turnover of Rs. 354 million.
2005 - 2011 Chief Executive
Mobile Commerce Private (Limited), Karachi
Initiated Mobile Commerce as a new business unit. Mobile Commerce is a fully owned subsidiary of Hascombe Business Solutions and is involved in bringing mobile phone payment gateway for the first time in Pakistan. The system is operational with four banks, a telecom company and service providers.
2003 - 2005 General Manager Sales
Gestetner (Private) Limited, Karachi
Responsible for sales and support of GESTETNER office automation products. Managing development, marketing and implementation of software solutions related to Network Security, Document Archiving & Management and Bill/Statement printing. Implemented ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System in the company.
1998 - 2003 Chief Executive
Managed development, marketing and implementation of software solutions for business management, education, and healthcare. Developed and Implemented Hospital Management Application for Pakistan Airforce Hospitals nationwide. Conducted aviation related training programmes including CRM, TCAS and Ground Training for pilots in Pakistan International Airlines and Pakistan Air Force. Developed business applications for USA based companies including back office, B2B applications, personal diet programmes and medical transcription solutions.
2000 - 2002 Chief Executive
Novatech Asia (Pvt) Limited, Karachi
Planned, established and managed APTECH Computer Education Center in Karachi. Additionally conducted corporate trainings for Multi National Companies.
1997 - 1999 Group General Manager
Wajedo International Corporation (Pvt.) Limited, Karachi
Managed marketing and sales of computer support products from EXIDE ELECTRONICS, UK and UNIFLAIR, Italy. Project management for development of data centers at Shell, Barrette Hudson, Cyber Net and State Bank of Pakistan. Managed operations for Quality Assurance Division (ISO 9000 certification). Carried out local assessment in Pakistan for ISO 9000 certification on behalf of QA International Certification Ltd. (UK).
1995 - 1996 Deputy Director Operations
Air Headquarters, Chaklala
Responsible for operational readiness and training of F-16 fleet in PAF. Coordinator for inter-services operations and exercises with foreign air forces. Introduced and implemented computer simulation for planning and conduct of operational exercises. Planned and conducted major Operational Exercises and Joint Services Operations for PAF.
1992 - 94 Chief Instructor (F-16)
Combat Commanders School, Sargodha
Commanded F-16 detachment in Combat Commanders School. Responsible for development and validation of combat tactics in PAF.
1982 - 91 Squadron Pilot
Assigned for operational flying duties in various fighter aircraft. Key player is development of local LMS (Logistics Management System for F-16 aircraft). A total of 5000 hours of fighter flying experience.
• Lead Auditor Course ISO 9000, UK
• Quality Assurance Course, PAF
• Implementation of EN 46002
• Internal Auditors Course ISO 9000
• Senior Command & Staff Course
• Combat Commanders Course
• Staff Communication & Management Course
• Gold Medal by Export Promotion Bureau for supporting Small Industries to achieve ISO 9000 certification.
• Chief of the Air Staff’s Commendation Certificates for contributing towards winning TOPGUN trophy for two consecutive years.
• Special Green Endorsements by Chief of the Air Staff.
• Top Graduate Operational Conversion Course
• Top Graduate in Fighter Conversion Course
• Graduated with Sword of Honor from Pakistan Air Force Academy.
Activities and Interests
• Squash, Swimming, Skiing, Scuba diving and Skydiving.
• Date of Birth: 29th August 1959
• Valid International Driver’s License