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Mohammad J. B.
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The writer is a confident, creative, and accomplished technology strategist, a marketer, and a business developer with longstanding experience in ICT and Converged Media. Multicolored background encompasses work ethics and commitment to organizational objectives within highly competitive and rapidly changing emerging markets. Recognized for decisive leadership and ability to adeptly address challenges and execute sound decisions, the writer is a crossgenerational and multicultural team player and leader.
Strategic Planning Corporate Performance Management Organizational Reform & Change Management Technical & Commercial Due Diligence
Multilateral ICT Agreements Negotiation Competitive Market Analysis New Product Development Strategic Alliances & Partnerships
Arriyadah Holding Co. Formerly Al Imtiaz Holding Co., Kuwait
A s t he me di a a nd i nd us t ry i nv e s t me n t s c ou t of t he A l I mt ia z In v es tm en t , A rr i yad a h H ol di n g C o. w as f o u nd ed i n Ju l y o n t he m a n da te t o o w n , op e ra te , an d ac qu i re c omp a ni es ac r os s t h e , D i re c t I n ve s t me n t , Is la m ic B a nk i ng , R e a l E s ta te , E ne rg y, an d M edi a in d us tr ie s v al u e c ha in by a d he ri ng t o s t an da rds o f S ha ri &;a a nd c om mit t i ng to t h e im pl em e nt a ti o n o f w or ld c l as s t ec hn o l og ies .
Advisor to the Chairman & Acting COO
Key Responsibilities & Deliverables: Strategy Development & Performance Management To develop a multilayered term planning framework based on forecasting, strategic planning, return on investment models, and governance compliance for the rollout of Print, Electronic, Mobile, and Broadcast Media companies; formulate strategic direction with respect to the selection, implementation, and road m ap pi ng of converged technology across Arriyadah&;s subsidiaries, and propagate corporate performance management initiatives and guidelines, extend the horizontal performance measurement model corresponding to strategic and tactical business growth of the subsidiaries; forecasting, strategic planning, return on investment models, and governance compliance Investment Scouting & Due Diligence Processing Conduct elaborate market research to identify the movers and shakers of the local and regional media industry, scope venturing approaches, dimension investment viabilities, and guide the commercial, financial, legal, and regulatory due diligence processes for engaged parties; ICT Operations & Project Management Monitor and manage the processes and services provisioned by ICT staff of Arriyadah Holding and its subsidiaries to their internal and external clients including the planning, budgeting, design, implementation, quality assurance, maintenance, and administration. Secondary undertakings include the definition of common processes and procedures, policies, roles, responsibilities, best practices and standards for technologically sustaining the businesses of Arriyadah. Vendor Selection & Contract Management Devise commercial and technical preselection matrices aimed at short listing and contracting technology vendors in the areas of editorial management systems, archiving, workflow/CMS, ERP, CRM, IT infrastructure, and telecom infrastructure, broadcast, web/sheetfed/digital printing, and online and mobile content publishing.
Arab News Agency ANA, Egypt
H e adq ua r te r ed i n Ca i ro , AN A i s t h e f irs t A ra b te l ev is ed n ew s a g e nc y p r od uc in g an d d is t ri bu t i ng a w i de s pec t ru m n ew s m a te r ia l t o g lob a l br oa dc a s t c l i en t el e w i t h f oc us on new s o f t he Ar ab W or ld an d Ar abs c om m un i t ies a ro u nd t h e g l ob e.
Converged Media Strategy Consultant Freelance Consulting Assignment
K e y R es p o ns ib i li t ie s & De l iv er abl e s : Strategic Planning To scope, research and draft leading telecoms industry planning material on Fixed Mobile Convergence, MVNO, Data Services, Pricing, Subscriber Acquisition, Subscriber Retention in relation to the business of ANA and it potential in the mobile data services business. Conduct any and all types of business continuity lifecycle planning and analysis projects Research To adopt both primary and secondary research techniques, leveraging ANA positioning and product development roadmap in both its traditional business as a news provider and as a media and content provider Take personal responsibility for developing and managing key relationships with Mobile Telecoms clients, further growing business, and technology consulting and relationships.
HiTs Telecom, Yemen
Y em e n&;s r d G SM li c e ns ee; H iT s Un i te l is o n e o f th e v en t ur es o f H iTs T el ec om , K SA; a h o ld in g c o m pa ny c om pr is i ng n um er o us re n ow ned i nv es t or s w it h a v is io n t o s t ra te g ic a l l y exp a nd i n t he M E N A reg i on .
Interim Director, Strategy & Planning Freelance Consulting Assignment
K e y R es p o ns ib i li t ie s p r epa r in g fo r h an do v er: Planning Develop highlevel goals and objectives, operating plans, and organizational structure and policies, and strategic and business plan development, general business analysis, new business development; Support organization by providing visibility to pricing metrics. Work closely with Pricing Leader and cross functional teams in price setting, getting and netting for all voice and data products and services; Strategic Growth Initiatives Management Responsible for identifying, analyzing, and driving future business opportunities for business expansion, as well as evaluating and planning potential mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances and affiliations, IPOs as investment portfolio development, and new telecom license bids, acquisitions, and negotiations for fixed, mobile, internet, and media in emerging markets.
NovoTek Group, Jordan
A n IT s ol u t io ns pr o v ide r s t ar t up i n t h e b us i nes s of f i n fr as tr uc tu r e s o l ut i on s , E R P & CR M s o l u tio n s , s ec ur i t y s o lu t i ons , r et a il a nd d is t r ib u t io n , c o rp or at e t el ec o m s o lu t i o ns , a nd p ro f es s i on al s er v ic es .
Advisor to the Board /Interim General Manager Freelance Consulting Assignment
Key Responsibilities: Corporate Strategy Provided relevant situational analysis to support strategy development and an enterprise w i de perspective on policies, practices, and key business issues. Consulted with clients and Novo Te k&; s management to identify appropriate intervention and continuous improvement strategies, including teambuilding, process reengineering, process improvement, performance measures, Position Analysis Questionnaires, personnel changes and development plans; Organizational & Business Development Delivered or oversee delivery of appropriate Project Management Office PMO performance improvement activities and interventions, work closely with clients to create attainable and measurable performance improvement to achieve desired performance objectives, and participate in the implementation process as a partner with clients. Provided oversight/facilitation of institutional orientation programs including new employee orientation and monitoring of management practices related to department/job specific orientation.
Mobile Telecom Group MTG, UAE
A l ea di ng re gi o na l G CC g r ou p of f er i ng c or po ra t e m ob i li t y s o lu t i ons , V AS de v el op me n t a n d h os t ing s er v ic es , m o bi l e c o nt e nt d ev e lop me n t an d agg re ga t i on , an d s t ra t eg ic i n ve s t me n t i n th e t e lec om in du s t r y.
Regional Business Development Manager
K e y R es p o ns ib i li t ie s : Strategic Planning Introduction of corporate mobile solutions and entertainment services Accelerate solutions and technology adoption by customers; research alternative and leading ed ge technologies with focus on MVNO strategy development and implementation, fixedmobile convergence, CDMA, UMTS, WiMAX and Wireless data strategies, broadband and IP, mobile applications, digital media and content business and pricing model development, networkbased content delivery evolution, and SDPs as pertaining to company&;s objectives to form new strategic alliances and partnerships in emerging and fastgrowth markets, create investment and commercial roadmaps integral to entry strategies in target markets. Marketing Communications Define and adhere to MTG&;s new corporate identity standards and style for across print, online, and wireless communications; drive innovative employee engagement programs, provide proactively developed communication strategy and tactics to support retention of regional customers and recruitment of top talent. Develop customeroriented marketing collateral, and marketing communications in print and electronic media; Marketing Plan Preparation, Definition and Implementation Contribute in the definition and enforcement of customer/SP strategy, Marketing Program and Marketing Plan; Ensure achievement of budgeted revenue and profit growth in assigned segment region; Product / Service Development & Strategic Pricing Research and pursue new sales opportunities in accordance with MTG&;s strategy and policies. Identify market opportunities with other operators and assist in their translation into appropriate product/service offerings; provide input into MTG&;s standard measures for service pricing, work with a cross functional team to gather inputs on needs for analytics. Perform and report out on detailed standard pricing analytics; price vs. volume, pricing realization trends, leakage analysis, price sensitivity, segmentation and related price/market analysis. rd Parties Contract Management Manage assigned segments regions dealing directly with SPs and rd party mobile application development and deployment. Strategic rd party accounts, content providers, operators, and regulators New Market Development Develop opopportunities in corporate verticals and infotainment markets, and investment opportunities in regional and global telecom sector. Manage the overall commercial activities of the Group subsidiaries, and setup new offices/subsidiaries
International Information Technology, Bahrain
A growing Bahraini IT solution provisioning and application development company in the domains of CRM, BI, ERP, portals, serverbased computing, and related technologies.
Senior Business Consultant
K e y R es p o ns ib i li t ie s : Marketing & Corporate Relations Management Develop marketing strategy and plan for growing revenue in medium and enterprise accounts, perform customer needs analysis, conduct marketing research and surveys, and conduct presales activities for new product/solution launches with major customers. Create joint communications opportunities with the company&;s customers and partners; plan, execute and produce marketing and promotional materials. Organizational Effectiveness & Practice Development Contribute to the sales account planning process, increase in customer interactions to grow overall sales revenue, and conduct organizational assessments and change strategies with major departments and organizations focusing on integrating people, systems and technology. New Product Development New Product Development from requirements analysis to product release and commercialization.
Global One Communications Ltd. Now Orange Jordan Telecom Group, Jordan
A licensed Jordanian data communications provider working under the quality standards of Global One International, and now, being a subsidiary of Jordan Telecom Group, follows the strategy, operating mode, and data communications provisioning of Jordan Telecom Group.
K e y R es p o ns ib i li t ie s : Planning Create marketing programs to maintain and increase the customer bases in household and corporate dialup and broadband subscriptions, and implement customer acquisition and positive churn management, and assignment of resellers, venue branding, and VAR incentive programs; Corporate Brand Management Develop research program to measure corporate brand asset in terms of customer experiences and perceptions to prepare company for transitioning into new brand, and initiate integrated strategies throughout the company at every point of public contact marketing communications, customer support and sales, to motivate current customers and prospects to adopt new brand perception and values; Corporate Communications Management Develop and implement the communications, marketing and promotions strategy in order to build the company&;s new brand, sub brands, and profile and ensuring the integration of Marcom activities within all areas of Corporate Communications including Public Relations, Organizational Communications and Meetings & Conventions; SMB Market Development Identify and size broadband customer sales opportunities from existing eligible small and medium customer base, and provide Actual/Projected sales forecasts to management; Product Management & Strategic Pricing Initiate online marketing campaigns on subscription and payment methods, network, and facilities, and monitor, track, and report competition&;s media and promotional activities. Develop analytics and market data channels to drive pricing excellence; influence and recommend pricing actions through data driven decisions;
Leading Jordanian information technology solution provider group established in , comprising companies specialized in SW, HW, networking, internet services and solutions, systems integration, information systems, and prepress.
K e y R es p o ns ib i li t ie s : Planning Develop strategy for IDEAL&;s eInfrastructure solution offerings, and track and analyze of the lost business record for various profit centers and competitors; Marketing Communications Management Responsible for driving and implementing company&;s marketing agenda, develop bestinclass public relations, internal and external communication programs by formulating and executing a rigorous, relationshipbased communications plan with strategic media contacts wires, print, broadcast, trades, web; Event Management Develop companywide conference policies, procedures and practices designed to ensure quality and competitiveness, and prepare for all event meetings, including developing agendas, support materials, briefings, and preparing followup correspondence, and relevant activities; Vendor Channel Relationship Management Develop channel model and program framework as agreed with Vendors channel representatives by identifying the target SMB and Enterprise clients, designing the relationship framework that determines vendor/offering selection, and engagement roles and responsibilities for all concerned IDEAL staff; Market / Competitive Research Collect and analyze competitive information, internal and external sources, and conduct proactive market research to address IDEAL&;s current strategic priorities.
Arab Export House, Delaware, USA
A prominent Delawarebased consulting firm specialized in promoting international business and export prospects between the United States and private sector and governmental bodies in mideastern countries.
International Business Affairs Consultant
K e y R es p o ns ib i li t ie s : Research Caseanalyze the business applications and technology solutions that support corporate Capital Management in Middle East target markets; Project / Program Management Construct "Export Assistance Program" for private sector participants in emerging Middle East markets; Relationship Management Develop international trade and investment relations between the US and Middle Eastern interested parties with regard to Export Counselling programs, and respond to client queries.
Business Optimization Consultants Now maktoob.com, Jordan
Formerly known as BOC, is a leading Jordanian consulting firm specialized management information systems, Internet / Intranet consulting, services and training, and webbased media. At present time, the company embarked on a venture capital project that contributed significantly to its success as <maktoob.com>, one of the Arab World&;s most popular and interactive portals.
K e y R es p o ns ib i li t ie s : Research & Market Development Create high impact, enticing employment market research to include the products of a resume bank and prospect openings in various firms, and implement research processes to collect intelligence and information as necessary to create demand & interest in professional HR services; Database Management Manage online / offline databases into profit centers, and create database marketing campaigns; Account Management Orient and counsel personnel, and deliver career path planning services for individuals and businesses, and design interviewing and recruitment stratagem for local and international clientele.
Department of State US Government Operation Uphold Democracy / Republic of Haiti
I was contracted the State Department of the United States to be a member of the technical support task force to the International Police Monitors Program, UN Peace Corps, in the Republic of Haiti. A prime United Nations contract controlled the operation and all its branch programs in its initial and subsequent phases.
Field Communications Officer
Onthejob accomplishments: Field Research, Analysis & Reporting Onthefield liaison between the Haitian Government officials and the multinational forces, and collection and analysis demographic, socioeconomic, political, healthcare and education raw data for operation&;s statistical and operational needs.
Zananiri Group Forte Grand Amman Amman Plaza Hotel Hotel Inter.Continental Jordan
During the acclaimed period the writer held different positions with those institutions in management training, sales, marketing and promotions, and as an Assistant Director of Marketing & Research with Zananiri Group, which marked the career shift from the hospitality industry line to the professional business line.
Member of IFRA Middle East Regional Technical Committee Association of News Provisioners & Publishers Member since , American Marketing Association US Member since , Communication Research Institute of Australia Australia Global Member since , Internet Society ISOC US Professional Member since , eMarketing Association US Member since , SMS & Mobile Messaging Association Characters UK Diploma, Food & Beverage Management, Hotel Training College, Amman, Jordan. Proficiencies of this Diploma include Food & Beverage Management, Nutrition Management, International relations, and Microeconomics. HTC is Jordan&;s pride in Hospitality Management and approximately Jordanians and Arabs graduate every year. st Degree Diploma, French Literature and Civilization, University of Sorbonne, France. The Faculty of Comparative French Literature, in association with other literature departments French Language, Latin, Greek, proposes modular courses in Classical Literature, Modern Literature and Specialized Modern Literature optional course with spe