Christopher Ranasinghe

Christopher Ranasinghe

Work History

Work History
Mar 2011 - Present

Train Attendant

Dubai Metro, Serco Dubai Metro
  • Delivering a safe reliable world class customer focused train service
  • Following safety instructions & safety critical communication
  • Assisting during testing and sweeping the mainline
  • Controlling evacuation during emergency operations
  • Manually operating train when required and looking after equipment and to report any faults or abnormalities immediately. 
Jun 2009 - Aug 2010

Sales Manager

Advantage Telecom (Optimum Calls Ltd)
  • Managing a sales office of around 40 staff members
  • Working on weekly and monthly targets
  • Strategically targeting acquisition of business customers
  • Pursuing selling opportunities, referrals and qualified leads to meet or exceed monthly sales objectives
  • The ability to negotiate contracts, create and articulate value propositions and make technical presentations
  • Manage all the business accounts of all clients
Oct 2008 - May 2009

Business to Business Key Accounts Manager

Communication Direct
  • Strategically targeting acquisition of business customers;
  • Business account management and looking after the wellbeing of the business accounts.
  • Pursuing selling opportunities by self-prospecting/lead generation through cold calls, referrals and qualified leads to meet or exceed monthly sales objectives;
  • The ability to negotiate contracts, create and articulate value propositions and make technical presentations
Aug 2005 - Mar 2008

General Manager

Prime Advertising and Marketing
  • Maintained existing websites; Implemented new functionalities
  • Being responsible for the overall architecture, staffing, development and support of the I.T. function within the company
  • Supervision, motivation, monitoring and career development of all staff within the organisation
  • Developing the I.T. strategy in line with the company's objectives
  • To assist the management team in the generation of the business plans, marketing strategy and budgets
  • Day to day running of the office, directly responsible to the Managing Director
  • People-management, recruitment, motivation, training and development Staffing responsibilities
  • Marketing and advertising and promotion planning
  • Sales organisation planning and development
  • Looking after the administration team and organising and prioritising team workloads as necessary
2002 - Jan 2005

General / IT Manager

The Works Retailer Ltd
  • Maximise store sales performance and manage the store team to achieve individual and store targets
  • Being responsible for the overall architecture, staffing, development and support of the I.T. function within the company
  • Supervise and train Associate Managers, Assistant Managers and Management trainees to develop their management skills
  • Recruiting, training and developing staff
  • Encouraging staff loyalty and retention
  • Following security and loss prevention procedures to ensure minimal losses
  • Being innovative on marketing and sales strategies
Jul 2001 - 2002

Assistant Store Manager

The Remainders Ltd

Education

Education
2005 - Present

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Microsoft

6 modules completed out of 7

70-270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows®

XP Professional, 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Environment, 70-293 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Network Infrastructure, 70-294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure, 70-297 Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure, 70-229 Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Enterprise Edition

2002 - 2003

Diploma in Management and Marketing

London School of management

Marketing in practise, Fundamentals in marketing, marketing environment, Business communication

2000 - 2002

BSC (HONS) Computer Science

University Of Hertfordshire

Computer networks, High performance processor design and parallel processing, advanced database design, System analysis and design, specialised project developed on Hotel room reservation

1999 - 2000

HND Computer Science

Americanos Collage

System analysis and design, Computer logic, Mathematics, statistics, Management information systems, Database design and development, Computer architecture, Philosophy, Programming in VB, HTML programming, SQL Server, C+, Pascal

Skills

Skills

Online advertising and marketing

Team building and decision making

English Lanuage Profisioncy

Computer networks, administration and installation

Communication, Problem solving and 'people' skills

Management principles, sales and marketing principles

Microsoft Office

Summary

An enthusiastic, dedicated person with an outstanding academic record gained within the field of Business Information Technology and Management. Demonstrates excellent technical skills and comprehend how to exploit relevant knowledge to the specific needs of the organisation. Privileged to be part of a successful, productive team and can be relied upon to work individually without supervision. Quick to grasp new concepts, develop innovative and creative solutions to problems. Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively at all levels.

Interest

Sports Football, Golf, Tennis, Cricket & Motor Sports

Travelling UK, Germany, Netherlands, Cyprus, Greece, Tunisia, Gambia, Egypt, UAE, Singapore, Maldives, India, Malaysia, Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait

Other World Politics, Music, Technology

References

References

Andy Mansell