Interest

Reading IT literature

Summary

* Recovered and managed a business from disaster (due to hacking of mail/windows servers) and maintaining IT setup at Dewan Petroleum (Pvt.) Ltd. - My current employer. * Designed and implemented network to secure business environment. * Designed and implemented IT Policies and standards. * Designed, implemented and trained users on security IT practices and standards. * Windows Servers, AD, DNS, WINS, DHCP * Windows XP, image builing and mass deploying * Messaging Server (Lotus ccMail; Exchange 5.5 2000, 2003, MDaemon 10.1.0) * Cisco Routers and switches, voice and data configuration, E1 card configuration - 3 + years experience. * ERP implementation and support. * Backups and DRP experience on managing VERITAS Backup Exec 10 and 10d, Vision Backup Enterprise. * Team Leader (DRP/BCP) : Managed a team of 30 IT Engineers (Hardware, Software and DBAs) * Antivirus Adminstration: 10+ Yrs of hands on experience on configuring and managing mntivirus servers (viz., Trend Micro Office Scan Corp. Edition ver 7.0, Sophos Enterprise Edition, McAfee with ePO, Norton Enterprise Solution). * Trained 200 + users on Office 2003. * Conceived, designed and implemented Sharepoint Portal 2003 in Pfizer Pakistan. * Security Administration of PeopleSoft HRMS at Pharmacia and Pfizer Paksitan. * Installed and configured SharePoint Portal Server 2003 at UKLI Dubai. * Installed, designed and maintaining SharePoint 2007 at Dewan Petroleum Ltd.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Manager IT

DEWAN PETROLEUM LIMITED
I was transferred to Dewan Petroleum Ltd., a sister concern of Dewan Group as Manager IT. Job description includes but not limited to: Designed, installed, configured and manage Dewan Petroleum Ltd. IT infrastructure that include Domain, AD, DNS/WINS, Email, WSUS, Antivirus, ISA server and span over multiple drilling locations and plants. Liaison with Exploration and Drilling departments for new ventures and call vendors for making communication setup at site(s). Visit drilling sites and plants to assess computing/communication requirements and interact with site/plant management. Manage deployment of data/voice networks at head office, plants and site. Provide support on Sun Financial V 5.2, backup and day to day support to end-users. Manage Software Licenses Apply security systems and procedure to protect Company's infrastructure. Make IT policies and apply them for smooth and secure IT operations. Managing deployment of data network cabling at head office. Manage team of IT Professionals at head office, sites and plant Managing Hardware and Software inventory Preparing and applying Disaster Recovery Planning/Business Continuity Planning Manage IT operations of other sister concerns that include Dewan Farooq Motors, Dewan Salman Fibre Ltd., Dewan Motors (BMW/Mini/Workshops and Displays), Dewan Hattar Cement etc. etc. and Islamabad, Hattar, Lahore and Faisalabad.
Mar 2007 - Aug 2008

Manager IT Infrastructure

Dewan Mushtaq Group
Looking after IT operations of the Group that involves Dewan Salman Fibre Ltd., Dewan Hattar Cement Limited, Dewan Sugar, Dewan Textile, Dewan Farooq Motors Ltd., Dewan Motors (BMW Sales and Display and Workshops). The business spans in different cities like Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, Hattar and Karachi. Job responsibilities include but not limited to: Management: Currently leading a team of 25 IT professionals including Hardware, Network and Software Engineer and DBAs. Coaching, guiding and motivating the staff and making appraisals. Data Centre Operations: Looking after data centre affairs and making policies for proper physical and logical control for its' secure and smooth operations. Budgeting: Responsible for making budget of IT equipment. Meeting with departmental head to get their demands and incorporate their needs into budget. IT Operations: Responsible to keep the IT operations smoothly running at all units. Vendor Liaison: Liaison with vendors to purchase new IT equipment, make annual maintenance agreements and discuss strategies to keep and update DXX circuits between different locations. Training: Provide training to end-users on software like MS Office, IT Security awareness and ERPs. IT Policies and Standards: Responsible to make IT policies and standards and implement them in the organization.
May 2006 - Dec 2006

Deputy Manager IT

UK LAND INVESTMENTS GROUP
IT Infrastructure: Responsible to install, configure and trouble shooting of DXX links, Windows Server, Citrix and Altiris servers. Data Centre Operations: Looking after data centre affairs and making policies for proper physical and logical control for its' secure and smooth operations. Budgeting: Responsible for making budget of IT equipment. Meeting with departmental head to get their demands and incorporate their needs into budget. IT Operations: Responsible to keep the IT operations smoothly running involved Windows 2000, NT 4.0, Exchange Server and WAN setup. Vendor Liaison: Liaison with vendors to purchase new IT equipment, make annual maintenance agreements and discuss strategies to keep and update DXX circuits between different locations. Training: Provide training to end-users on software like MS Office, IT Security awareness and ERPs. IT Policies and Standards: Responsible to make IT policies and standards and implement them in the organization.
Dec 1997 - May 2006

Deputy Manager

PHARMACIA PAKISTAN (PVT.) LTD
Desktop Infrastructure: Started the careers in IT as MIS Officer. Later was promoted as LAN Administrator, Sr. LAN Administrator and IT Infrastructure Lead. Management: Lead a team of 6 IT professionals including Desktop staff, Hardware and Network engineer. Coaching, guiding and motivating the staff and making appraisals. IT Infrastructure: Responsible to install, configure and trouble shooting of DXX links, Windows Server, Exchange Server, AS/400 and clients desktops. Making image and deploying across company to have uniformity and standards applied to all systems. ERP: Worked as backup for BPCS, MAPS and SUN Financials. Performed as Site Manager for migration from BPCS to MAPS and SUN Financials. SharePoint Server 2003: Installation, configuration, designing and maintenance of SharePoint Server 2003 and SharePoint Services. Also, provided training to IT staff and end users to run the SharePoint Services. PoepleSoft (HRMS): Worked as Security Administrator for PeopleSoft HRMS. Got training from USA and Dubai. BCP/DRP: Worked on BCP/DRP. Formulated, implemented and trained users on DRP. Data Centre Operations: Responsible for designing, updating data centre setup and apply logical and physical control. ISDN BRI/PRI: Responsible to arrange ISDN setup for conducting Video Conferences across the globe. Business: To meet business needs, dealt with Vendors (negotiation, finalizing specifications), Customers (co-ordination), Management (plans, budgets, expenses), Corporate (plans, projects, reporting), Users (support, Training, requirement) etc. Information Security: Worked as Information Security Officer and provided training to users on information Security. Training: Trained 200+ users on ccMail/ccMobile, Outlook 2003 and MS Office 2003.
Aug 1992 - May 2006

IT Infrastructure Lead

Pharmacia Pakistan
Worked in Pharmacia from August 1992 to May 2006. Was retained by Pfizer as Deputy Manager Desktop Infrastructure. In May I got golden handshake.
Aug 1992 - Nov 1997

Senior Secretary to Finance Director

PHARMACIA AND UPJOHN
Secretarial and office administration work. Also performed duties related to Company Secretary and got certificate on it.

Education

Education

B. A. ----

PUNJAB UNIVERSITY
2000 - 2003

MSc

Al-Khair University
1998 - 1999

Post Graduate Diploma

Hamdard University

Skills

Skills

Wireless LAN

Windows XP

Video Conferencing & Surveillance

IT Security and Training

IT Infrastructure

Cisco Router & Switches

Windows 2003 Server

Certifications

Certifications

Computer Technical Support

BrainBench

Firewall Administration

BrainBench

Windows 2003

BrainBench