Murad Lakhdhir

Murad Lakhdhir

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Business Development Consultant

VEESTRA Numedia Studio

Providing turnkey marketing and business development solutions to clients of various sizes. Including:• Strategic Consulting on Business Planning and Marketing Programs• Assistance with sales management and sales execution planning• Business plan development• Strategic alliances with relevant partners globally.• Planning and implementation of complete online systems

May 2003 - Jul 2008

Marketing Director/Partner

NET EBIZ WEB SOLUTIONS LTD

Online solutions development company assisting small and medium organizations achieve business objectives.

  • Oversee strategic development and execution of all business-to-business segments that include marketing, advertising, research, technical development, solution selling, and deliverance of high-impact presentations.
  • Develop strong and stable pipeline of long-term relationships with nearly 30 development partners worldwide.
  • Successfully implemented postcard campaign through Canada Post and online competition to reach over 2000 potential clients with close to a 35% response rate and 3% engagement.
  • Engineer bulletproof online solutions for various industries to increase productivity and decrease expenses.
Sep 2001 - Dec 2003

IT & Marketing Consultant/Partner

CONEXUS SYSTEMS LTD

Provide assistance in IT and Marketing strategy and implementation to companies of all sizes.

  • Managed, monitored, and evaluated all aspects of the sales cycle that included development of new accounts, account management, contract review and negotiations, presentations, proposals, and marketing initiatives.
  • Assisted startups in Dubai Internet City with turnkey marketing solutions, systems analysis, and networking.
  • Partnered with local media and advertising firms to add marketing and web development to their portfolio.
Mar 2003 - Sep 2003

Marketing Project Manager (Consultant)

Dubai Holding

Created to consolidate the various large-scale infrastructure and investment projects that contribute towards Dubai's economic, social and, industrial developments.

  • Key team member in Dubai Government project to create Dubai Biotechnology Park. Instrumental in development of business plan with focused launch plan for $4.1M budget, as part of a comprehensive 10-month long feasibility and diligence study.
  • Devised intricate 2, 5, and 10-year marketing plans that included budgets, campaigns, HR, and procurement.
  • Established and maintained beneficial relationships with biotech industry leaders such as DuPont and Parsons.
Jul 1991 - Aug 2001

Marketing Manager

Microsoft

Global leader of software, services, and Internet technologies for personal and business computing.

  • Directed three departments that included Marketing, Product Support/Services, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Providers with a marketing budget over $8.5 million and functional oversight for 30 personnel.
  • Oversaw marketing launches for over 25 product and services throughout 18 Middle East countries.
  • Assisted with subsidiary startup operations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Pakistan.
  • Developed business plans to secure senior management and product groups approval for localization of several products such as Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Window 95/98/NT 3.52/4.0/2000, and Office.
  • Established and implemented several channel training programs.
  • Coordinated and facilitated trade shows and promotional events that included nine Gulf IT Exhibitions.
  • Promoted several times throughout entire Microsoft career due to dedication and high job performance levels.

ISV/MCP/Solution Provider Manager (1998 - 2001)

  • Assigned over 50 companies to offer complete MS certification courses and exams in the region.
  • Increased the number of certified porfessionals by 200% year on year.
  • Responsible for ISV support in development of local products developed using MS dev tools, platforms and technologies, including working with multiple vendors for integration of systems.

Technical Support Manager (1998-2001)

  • Grew customer satisfcation index from low 50% to over 85% in 2 years
  • Increased permanent corporate support team from 2 to 8 members, as a result of huge increase in paid corporate support contracts through focused and targeted marketing efforts.

Organizational Customer Unit Manager (1995-1998)

Office & Business Systems Division Products Manager (1993 - 1998)

Windows Product Manager (1991-1993)

Mar 1988 - Jun 1991

Systems Analyst & Product Manager

01 Systems llc

Pioneer in implementing complex customized software solutions to optimize core business processes.

  • Developed, tested, documented, and marketed several products such as NAFITHA, SIGCAP, and Jessr.
  • Presented new channel marketing recommendations and results to President, CEO, COO, and CFO.
  • Troubleshot technical problems and ensured efficient and timely responses, updates, and resolutions of issues

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Product Management & Development

Advertising & Promotions Market Research & Analysis Consultative Sales Tactics

Operations Management

Integrated Marketing Solutions Project & Budget Management

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Business Planning (including Financial Analysis) Time & Resource Planning and Management Team Management (cross grade levels)

Strategic Planning & Program Execution

Contract Negotiations Account Management Proposals, Presentations and Financials International Business Development