Sadegh J. Zobeidi MBA, B.Sc.

  • Kuwait
Sadegh J. Zobeidi   MBA, B.Sc.

Summary

Accomplished General Manager with a strong portfolio of achievements orchestrating the start-up, growth, and optimization of multiple businesses within Learning, Training Solutions, Recruitment Services, HR Solutions, Information Technology, and Management Consulting platforms.
Passionate about developing people, setting up start-ups, driving revenue growth, and controlling costs to turnaround business entities into profitability.
Combined business expertise with highly-ranked business school education culminating in a MBA degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2014 - Present

Director of PACE

Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST)
GUST Professional Advancement and Continuing Education Center (PACE) extends the resources of the University into the community by providing high quality learning opportunities for learners of all ages to enrich their lives, enhance their professional qualifications and promote their careers.
Jan 2012 - Present

Franchise Co-Founder & Partner

Campo Marzio Design
Campo Marzio Design is an Italian company that designs, produces and distributes a wide range of high quality office accessories and stationery products. Campo Marzio products are designed exclusively for the brand by our design studio in Italy; they are recognizable by an exceptional use of vibrant hues, remarkable aesthetics and fashion concept, a typical hallmark of Italian design. Our store in Kuwait is located in the Avenues Mall (Phase 3).
Feb 2010 - Apr 2013

General Manager

Environmental Academy
The Environmental Academy is an educational institution in the field of HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) training, consulting, and corporate certification. Major Contributions: • Established the new start-up’s infrastructure from scratch starting from business planning, to building the legal, physical, and corporate identity of the new firm. • Secured alliances with the globally-recognized and prestigious names in HSE training and consulting. Through these associations, the Environmental Academy started to offer accredited programs that lead to internationally-recognized certifications.
2007 - 2009

General Manager

Zobeidi Training and Consulting
Established own training and consulting practice, providing training solutions and consulting services for large to medium-sized companies and Canadian Government entities. Conducted projects for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Royal Bank of Canada, Bell Canada, Cadillac Fairview real estate, and Ministry of Health (Province of Ontario). Projects involved Business Intelligence applications, designing curriculums, developing content, and employee training.
Apr 2005 - Mar 2007

General Manager

Tawteen HR Solutions
Primary leadership force of this pioneer, highly successful, and profitable organization providing career counselling, recruitment, and training services to national job seekers to qualify them for private sector jobs. Drive performance in the areas of marketing, operations, and finance, with a strong focus on branding and profitability. Major Contributions: • Fuelled revenue growth from $0 to over $2.6 million USD within a year and excelled by achieving 132% of profit target in FY2006 for the newly established entity (Tawteen) in its 2nd year of operation. • Mentored and groomed 5 fresh college graduates to fast-track them into front-line management positions; while growing the team from 6 to 52 team members and constantly restructuring the organization to accommodate rapid growth, all within a period of 8 months. All groomed managers performed excellently in their new roles. • Recruited and led a team of 5 experienced Business Consultants (all were PwC alumni) for a 4-month management consulting project. My mission was to develop a comprehensive corporate business strategy for Humansoft Group, reporting directly to the Chairman & CEO (Humansoft is listed in Kuwait SE with a market cap of $120 million USD). The consulting project resulted in a major business strategy change and restructuring of the whole organization that improved the bottom line by 22% in the succeeding year.

Education

Education
2007 - 2008

MBA

Penn State University
GPA 3.35
2002 - 2005

B.Sc.

Peirce College
GPA 4.0
1997 - 1998

Diploma

New Horizons CLC
GPA 4.0
1995 - 1996

High School Certificate

Najat Private School
Sceince Major (98.2%) Ranked 36th in Kuwait (1996)

Skills

Skills

Team Management

Leadership

Information Technology

Change Management

Instructional Design

Start-ups

Team Leadership

Business Intelligence

Product Development

Strategic Planning

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 1998 - Jan 2009

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

Microsoft