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Syed Mohammad Suheb Akmal

Senior Project Manager - IT

Summary

Seasoned, result-producing outsourced management consultant with experience in leading, coordinating and managing BPM/IT projects within the banking domain.

Success orchestrating multiple products' automations adhering to the IBM BPM methodology using waterfall implementations. Experienced in leading highly qualified teams of developers, integration specialists, architects and business analysts focusing and ensuring the timely completion of project related deliverables with minimum risks and delays.

Intuitive leader having the capability to drive the teams together ensuring well balanced cross interactions between the business and IT teams for achieving successful product implementation and delivery to the clients. Conducted multiple interview and workshop sessions with the business stakeholders to understand their requirements and successfully transforming those requirements using workflow diagrams and producing detailed business requirements definition/specification documents.

Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Senior Project Manager, Retail Banking Group

Al Rajhi Bank
  • Retail Universe dashboard development and presentations for GM.
  • Formalization and management of all rollout plans under Direct Banking for ATMs, Kiosks, ITM/VTM and POS Expansion, monthly & quarterly monitoring of targets, PPC pack updates.

  • Proactive AGM support for managing critical strategic and Tier 1 projects.

  • Plans development & supervision, status dashboard reporting for senior management, MPR & PPC pack updates, IT workshops and meetings, Action plans development and monitoring, IT follow-ups, MPR & PPC pack updates

  • Periodic monitoring and follow-up of Sharia & Risk observations logs

  • Development of process workflows for Islamic Consumer Asset Products like - Murabaha, Mudharabah & Ijara.
  • Developmnent & Management of Annual Marketing Calendar for preriodic product campaings and promotions.
  • Mentoring & Training Business Managers to develop detailed project business plans with customised RAG depiction and monitoring.
  • Enforcing SLA's within Tahweel department.
Apr. 2014Dec. 2014

Project Manager - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
  • Assigned as a project manager to lead a sub-contract work for MOFA to setup MOFA office in Riyadh.
  • Providing RFP response to the client with detailed scope of work required to be fulfilled.
  • Meetings with the client to gather requirements for the equipment, setting up of networking infrastructure and telephone central system in the office.
  • Studying the floor map of the office and conducting site visits for network installations and telephone central setup.
  • Multiple vendors management for getting formal quotations and agreeing the delivery estimates and payment terms and conditions.
  • Market Research and Cost Models development for all proposals.
Feb 2014Mar 2014

Project Manager

Alinma Bank
  • Assigned as a project manager to manage a minor CR for Real Estate Development Fund (REDF) SADAD payments project.
  • Conducting in-depth meetings with the business and IT stakeholders to clearly understand the requirements from both business and technical perspective.
  • Establishing a project plan clearly stating out the deliverables and milestones with realistic timelines for completion.
  • Close coordination with the assigned developer ensuring the process design document is completed and submitted to the client for approval prior to initiating any development efforts.

Education

Sep 2004Jun 2006

Master of Science

University of Stirling

Skills

Microsoft Visio Professional