Introduction

To whom it may concern,

I hereby apply for a suitable post that is in line with my expertise.

Please find my Online Curriculum Vitae in the following formats:

1. The Visual version - https://www.visualcv.com/brianmasona?access=a6p1jukh3_ul57f4b6a5wg
2. The Graphic Portfolio - http://www.vizualize.me/Brian.Masona#
3. The LinkedIn Profile - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-masona/a1/7b3/ba7/
3. The Pdf (Acrobat) version.

More about myself:

  • I am an experienced Mathematics Lecturer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics with Mathematics and Economics.
  • I thrive in a corporate and  social  environment that embraces diversity, integrity, innovation and initiative.
  • My best value proposition is that I bring intense passion and unquestionable motivation to any team I am a part of. Placed on a results-oriented team, I perform and expect only the best of myself and others.
  • I am best driven to success when I am within a leadership team promoting people, diverse perspectives, resource sustainability and celebrating success through individuals within the community of operation.
  • I am responsive to change and am passionate about embarking on new challenges.

I posses the following skills and aptitudes:

  • My exceptional interpersonal skills allow me to achieve key business objectives by productively engaging with stakeholders of various levels.
  • I have proven analytical and technical aptitudes coupled with sound commercial awareness.
  • I am proactive and highly focused with strong investigative skills, and possess an analytical and logical approach to problem solving as well as handling and interpreting data.

Your time and consideration will be much appreciated!

Kind Regards,

.

BRIAN MASONA

Email: brianfmasona@yahoo.co.uk
Contact number(s): +264 (0)81 248 9311/ +264 (0)81 042 2032

Professional Aspirations & Objectives

  • I am seeking a challenging professional position to best utilize my abilities and passion to engage in the development and application of Mathematical, Statistical and Economic theory and methods.
  • I aim to be in a position where my analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills combined with my enthusiasm and passion will have application.
  • I strive to be able to both add value and grow exponentially thus allowing me to develop my career path.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2013 - Present

V.E.T. Trainer

Okakarara VTC, Namibia
  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Lecturing Mathematics to levels 2 and 3
    • Teach trainees in the principles, techniques and processes of training
    • Prepare and present training material to trainees
    • Design assessment tools and  administer  internal assessment
    • Maintain accurate and complete trainee records as required
    • Responsible for classroom and workshop management
    • Communicate effectively with all relevant parties (trainees, management, team members and industries) in all required formats
Apr 2012 - Jan 2013

Senior Trend Analyst / Acting Head of Department

William Hill - London

1. Senior Trend Analyst:

  • Overview:

I was part of a team responsible for a £200m portfolio. With input and information gathered by Junior Trend analysts I provided weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial and economic trends in the markets. My responsibilities also included managing the implementation and integration of all aspects of the risk management function, including development of processes, tools and systems to identify, assess, monitor, treat, mitigate and report risks for our clients.

  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Forecast outcomes related to marketing and gaming standards.
    • Identify high risk areas and put forth recommendations/ treatment plans.
    • Benchmarking & Analysis of Commercial Key performance indicators (KPIs) and drivers.
    • Research & Feasibility studies of international growth opportunities.
    • Conduct research and benchmarking both local and international on methodologies, tools, trends, markets, etc.
    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, service providers to make informed decisions.
    • Examine budget assumptions and facilitate compilation of Commercial Business Units financial year budgets (Operational expenditure and Revenue).
    • Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reporting (Executive committee, Commercial Board, Main Board, etc.).
    • Formulate policies and procedures; initiate and coordinate actions necessary for implementation.
    • 5 year budget and trend planning and forecasting

2. Acting Head of Department:

(3 Month Contract)

  • Overview:

During the maternity leave of our Head of Department, I was acting in her capacity. During this time I was tasked with management of the whole team of trend analysts (Junior and Senior). This was a responsibility of £1bn portfolio. This role involved interaction and engagement with many key stakeholders, mainly external clients and directors.

  •  Key Responsibilities:
    • Fiscal strategy development and implementation (short & long term).
    • Compile consolidated view of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual departmental trend results.
    • Develop an adequate assurance policy in-sourcing and out-sourcing model.
    • Participating in Risk and Audit Committee meetings.
Feb 2010 - Feb 2012

Various Positions

Okakarara VTC, Namibia

1. Mathematics Trainer:

  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Planning and presentation of lessons; assess trainees as per standards and requirements; maintain health and safety in the workshops and classrooms.
    • Responsible for the request and maintenance of workshop and classroom equipment.
    • Assist Namibia Training Authority, National Trade Testing Centre and Ministry of Education with assessment activities and the development of curriculum and training materials.

2. Assistant to Centre Manager(in-house arrangements)

  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Report on recruitment statistics; streamline data collection and management.
    • Responsible for Centre’s budget (preparation and forecast) and stock control.
    • Drawing up of O.V.T.C Training Schedules and control of official Vehicles and Security at the Centre.
    • In charge of trainee enrolment, selection and registration; responsible for designing and issuing of Certificates for short term courses and   internal exams.
    • Assisted with Centre Procurement and Purchases.
    • Administration of the Students Financial Loan Scheme for Trainees.
    • Taking Minutes during management meetings and disciplinary hearing.
    • Assisted with the drawing up of O.V.T.C policies and procedures for Accreditation purposes.
    • Responsible for the up-keep of trainee assessment records and trainee statistics including coordination of internal assessments.
    • Responsible for all Centre correspondence to and from N.T.A Head Office and M.o.E.

3. I.C.T –Lab Manager:

  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for setting up computer lab/ data centre at O.V.T.C.
    • Responsible for all diagnostics and computer repairs and networking of all O.V.T.C computers.
    • Set up an introductory computer course for trainees and others unfamiliar with computers.

Key Achievements

  • Designed Trainee application form currently used by all V.T.C's
  • Drafted Trainee Representative Committee constitution currently in use at all V.T.C's  
  • Set up Office Admin and Hospitality computer laboratories 
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

Trainee: Statistics Consultant

ACSAi
  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Supervise and provide instructions for workers collecting and tabulating data.
    • Analyze and interpret statistical data.
    • Evaluate sources of information in order to determine any limitations in terms of reliability or usability.
    • Change Management.
    • Prepare data for processing by organizing information, checking for any inaccuracies, and adjusting and weighting the raw data.
    • Identify relationships and trends in data.
    • Process large amounts of data for statistical modeling and graphic analysis.
    • Report results of statistical analysis.
Dec 2001 - May 2006

Service Engineer

Siemens UK

Website: www.siemens.co.uk

  • Key Responsibilities:
    • perform service, preventative maintenance, modifications and installations at customer sites with minimal supervision
    • providing on-site customer repairs
    • responsible for delivering both timely and effective repairs as well as adequate training of operators to ensure optimal system performance, resulting in superior customer satisfaction
    • managing financial performance within their territory, meeting or exceeding budget for revenue generation, expense control and inventory management; managing company assets to include a company car, cell phone, computer, tools, inventory parts etc.
    • Establish and maintain proper business relationships with customers and peers, as well as performing necessary administrative duties accurately.

Education

Education
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009

BSc (Statistics with Mathematics and Economics)

University of the Western Cape (South-Africa)

1. Upper Second Class, 2:1
2. Member of Black Management Forum
3. Vice President of International Student Organization

  • Subjects:
    • Level 1:
      • Mathematics (112; 122; 111; 121)
      • Computer Literacy (124)
      • Economics (111; 121)
      • Mathematics (111; 121)
    • Level 2:
      • Statistics (211; 221; 213; 223)
      • Applied Mathematics (232 & 242)
      • Economics (231 & 232)
      • Mathematics (112 & 121)
    • Level 3:
      • Economics (311 & 331)
      • Mathematics (211)
      • Statistics (331; 332; 333)
Nov 2000

Senior Certificate: A-Level (Maths, Physics, Chemistry)

University of Cambridge

Website: www.cam.ac.uk

  • Leadership - Prefect

Achievements & Affiliations

1. University of the Western Cape (South Africa): Member of Black Management Forum & Vice        President of International Student Organization.

2. Cambridge University - Senior Certificate: A-Level (Maths, Physics, Chemistry)

Portfolio of Education

Skills

Skills

CORPORATE SKILLS

SAP Finance, Business Process Design Configuration, Testing, User Training, Business Support / SAP Control, Cost Centre Accounting, Configuration, Testing, User Training, Production support / Multi Variate Analysis / ANOVA / Mini PE/ SAS / SPSS / Computer Skills: MS Office, Lotus, CRM / Organisational & Planning / Interpersonal Skills / Communication / Critical Thinking / Analytical & Interpretation / Board & Governance reporting.

SOFT SKILLS

Teamwork / Change Management / Time Management / Conceptual Skills

OTHER SKILLS

Adhering to strict deadlines / Adhering to strict deadlines / Place a very high emphasis on achieving difficult deadlines / Value cooperation more than competition / Unconventional thinking & motivated when dealing with abstract concepts. Report writing with great efficiency.