Basic Info

Mohamed El Okda

More than 15 years

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Master's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Project Manager at Informatique

Experience Details

Project Manager

IT/Software Development

Manager

$1.5 M project in Doha for the Ministry of Culture. Developing automated system for publications and printouts departments.

• I was responsible for Project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure.
• I worked collaboratively with system analysts & development team, and lead architects to determine technical direction and approach to system design and implementation.
• Identified and develop change strategies, establish cultural change and monitor efficiency of changes.
• I tailored project management, and supported processes to meet the needs of individual (new and/or on-going) project aspects.
• Communicated and collaborated with internal and external customers.


Company Details

Informatique

Doha, Qatar

11-50 employees

Information Technology Services

www.informatique-eg.com

Jun 2015 to present (2 years 7 months)
IT Director at BackComfort Co.

Experience Details

IT Director

IT/Software Development

Manager

• Rebuilt the IT department, applying quality assurance models by creating best practice based framework.
• Started re-engineering process to enhance the quality, increase the security and audit capabilities for the financial and sales department.
• Identified gaps, produced new systems with new applications, and ensured data migration success.
• Developed an annual business plan and operating budget for the IT department and monitored the implementation to enable quality and business excellence.
• Managed teams by setting targets for each individual and test their KPIs.
• Designed operational plan for network and system stability and also backup plans and redundancy.


Company Details

BackComfort Co.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

101-500 employees

Health, Wellness and Fitness

www.backcomfort.com.sa

Aug 2014 to Feb 2015 (6 months)
Senior Project Manager at 4G Telecom systems Solutions

Experience Details

Senior Project Manager

IT/Software Development

Manager

Projects in: Kuwait, Sudan, Qatar, and Bahrain.

• Lead projects teams and controlled projects schedules, costs and budgets. Allocated resources and performance risks to ensure customer satisfaction and business excellence strategy by applying professional principles, practices and techniques.
• Demonstrated accuracy and thoroughness. Seeking ways to improve and promote quality and applied feedback to improve performance.
• I synthesized complex or diverse information, collected and researched data, used intuition and experience to complement data. I designed workflows and procedures.
• Found and eliminated development and project roadblocks and motivated the development team.


Company Details

4G Telecom systems Solutions (multinational)

Manama, Bahrain

11-50 employees

Information Technology Services

www.4gtss.com

Dec 2012 to Jul 2014 (1 year 7 months)
IT consultant and e-Justice system and network specialist at Leading Associates

Experience Details

IT consultant and e-Justice system and network specialist

IT/Software Development

Manager

$20 M Project for Judicial System in Accra, Ghana.
• Proposed new network design and specifications to support the future e-Justice system.
• Drafted the network and hardware requirements, as well as cost estimates for the MOC and all justice institutions.
• I was responsible for overseeing surveys of current network situation of MOC and Justice Institutions.
• Assisted projects tendering, leading the preparation of technical specifications and evaluation criteria for the tender documents.


Company Details

Leading Associates (multinational)

Accra, Ghana

N/A

Information Technology Services

www.LeadingAssociates.com

Feb 2012 to Dec 2012 (10 months)
Projects Manager at IT Lands

Experience Details

Projects Manager

IT/Software Development

Manager

Multiple projects for $1 M
• Lead the management and supervision of the implementation network infrastructure Projects.
• Met vendors from different companies, created a technical offer, cost estimate, and supervised implementation of awarded projects.
• I played a key role in the design large and some midsize Information Center’s data center.
• Searched for new technologies, implementing and providing them for customers.


Company Details

IT Lands

Cairo, Egypt

11-50 employees

Information Technology Services

http://www.IT-lands.com

Sep 2011 to May 2012 (8 months)
Network Analyst & IT Consultant at Chemonics

Experience Details

Network Analyst & IT Consultant

IT/Software Development

Manager

$4.5 M Project for prosecutor general office in Egypt
• Designed and implemented PGO’s Prosecution Information data centers with two-disaster recovery.
• Lead design and supervised the implementation of the private cloud of the PGO offices in Egypt, including network infrastructure, LAN/WAN, Servers, Firewall and Security devices and SAN storages
• I was the IT consultant for the PGO and was the key in developing the network architecture.


Company Details

Chemonics (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

11-50 employees

Legal Services, Information Technology Services, Agriculture/Fishing/Farming

http://www.chemonics.com/

Jul 2006 to Jul 2011 (5 years)
Network Administrator MMC Project at Booz Allen Hamilton

Experience Details

Network Administrator MMC Project

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Visited Countries: Canada.
$50 M military project for the Egyptian Army Materiel Management Center (MMC) project
• Re-designed the network topology to ensure a more efficient throughput of data.
• Installed and configured 'Domain Controllers', supervised the installation and configuration of Cisco routers, switches, and VLANs.
• I designed Security architecture, to protect the environment from both internal and external threats.
• Installed RF systems and RF modems to the WAN.
• I developed training curricula for the client in order to transfer knowledge and expertise over to the client as part of the official hand-over of system responsibilities.


Company Details

Booz Allen Hamilton (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

N/A

Information Technology Services

www.bah.com

Jan 2002 to Jan 2006 (4 years)
Technical Manager at StarNet Internet Services

Experience Details

Technical Manager

IT/Software Development

Manager

• I provided senior management with recommendations and guidance on the applicability of new and emerging technology for use within the firm.
• Ensuring that regular training and appraisals provided to IT staff is enabling each member of the team to provide the best level of customer support.
• Developed SOPs and other documentation for all of the IT department business processes
• Managed the routing system and traffic management of the company’s network, supported, and maintained servers (H/W), clients and user applications.


Company Details

StarNet Internet Services

Cairo, Egypt

11-50 employees

Internet/E-commerce

www.starnet.com.eg

Dec 1996 to Dec 2001 (5 years)
Computer Specialist at Egyptian Youth Hostel Association

Experience Details

Computer Specialist

IT/Software Development

Entry Level

Preparing the network in order to join the IBN "International Booking Network" under the control of IYHF "International Youth Hostel Federation"


Company Details

Egyptian Youth Hostel Association

Cairo, Egypt

51- 100 employees

Travel and Tourism

www.egyptyha.com

Dec 1995 to Nov 1996 (11 months)

Achievements


Although that the project was just analysis but we reach a great relation with the Judicial board in Ghana and they asked for a special sessions to introduce the idea and technology we can provide to support the judicial system. Also we could convince them that we must start strong and provide funds to support a huge project to cover all over the country. The start of the project was just to cover 9 sites.


Lead the management and supervision of the implementation of the network infrastructure, and establishment of a computer Data Center that is considered as one of the best in the government sector.


I have a great achievement to reduce the time for network and telecom trouble shooting time to 2 hours. As we have a great challenge in limitation of time to work in army location. By this Achievement our solving problems success rate on time reach about 98.3%



Lead the technical team to work and preserve the good spirit between the Starnet team members. That lead to raise the company reputation. Also Starnet was the lead in the MEA to provide internet via SAT links.
Accordingly startnet sold to Raya telecom which has been eventually Vodafone internet sector.


Education

Master of Business Information Technology in Business Information Technology

Education Details

Master of Business Information Technology

Business Information Technology

Middlesex University, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

N/A

Middlesex University
2003 - 2005
Bcs of management sciences and computer sciences. in Management Science

Education Details

Bcs of management sciences and computer sciences.

Management Science, Computer Sciences

Sadat Academy for Management Sciences. (Faculty of Management), Egypt

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

N/A

N/A

Sadat Academy for Management Sciences. (Faculty of Management)
1991 - 1995
High School - Thanaweya Amma

High School Details

Thanaweya Amma

Orman Secondary School

Egypt

1990

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

Orman Secondary School
1990

Certifications

ccna
Jun 1998

Certificate details

ccna

Jun 1998

PASS

N/A

N/A

CISCO

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

ICRC “Introduction for Cisco Routers and Configuration”.

Apr 1997

Training Center

N/A

Training/Course Details

ACRC “Advanced Cisco Router Configuration”.

May 1997

Training Center

N/A

Training/Course Details

DCN “Design Cisco Networks”.

May 1997

Training Center

N/A

Training/Course Details

Microsoft Windows 2000

May 2003

Training Center

N/A

Training/Course Details

Red Hat Linux & Sun Solaris

Sep 2004

Training Center

N/A

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Profile Skills and Keywords

10+ Years Experience With Networking Strong TCP/IP Knowledge4G Telecom Systems Solutions6+ Years Experience As A Windows Systems AdminACRC Advanced Cisco Router Configuration.Ability To Lead Teams EffectivelyAbility To Lead Teams Effectively, Both Through Structured Coaching And Delivering By Example.AgricultureAnalyticalArabicBooz Allen HamiltonBusiness Information TechnologyBusiness-orientedCcnaChemonicsCisco TechnologyCommunication SkillsComputer SciencesComputer SpecialistDCN Design Cisco Networks.Details-orientedE-commerceEnglishFairnessFarmingFishingGood Knowledge Of IT Best PracticesHealth, Wellness And FitnessICRC Introduction For Cisco Routers And Configuration.ITIT Consultant And E-Justice System And Network SpecialistIT DirectorInformation Systems Technology Management. Working Knowledge In The Application Of Information Systems Into The Business Environment To Ensure ROI For The ClientInformation Systems Technology ManagmentInformation Technology (IT)Information Technology ServicesInternetLeaderLeading AssociatesLegal ServicesManagement ScienceMicrosoft Windows 2000Network Administrator MMC ProjectNetwork Analyst & IT ConsultantOrganizingPMPPlanningProblem SolverProfessionalismProject ManagerProjects ManagerReadingRed Hat Linux & Sun SolarisSenior Project ManagerSoftware DevelopmentTechnical ManagerTravel And TourismVisio

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Arabic

Arabic

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Communication Skills

Communication Skills

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Information Technology (IT)

Information Technology (IT)

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Cisco Technology

Cisco Technology

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Visio

Visio

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

PMP

PMP

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Fields of Expertise

10+ Years experience with Networking – Strong TCP/IP knowledge

10+ Years experience with Networking – Strong TCP/IP knowledge

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Information Systems Technology Managment

Information Systems Technology Managment

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Good knowledge of IT best practices

Good knowledge of IT best practices

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Information Systems Technology Management. Working Knowledge in the application of information systems into the business environment to ensure ROI for the client

Information Systems Technology Management. Working Knowledge in the application of information systems into the business environment to ensure ROI for the client

: Expert

: High

:

5-7 years

Ability to lead teams effectively, both through structured coaching and delivering by example.

Ability to lead teams effectively, both through structured coaching and delivering by example.

: Expert

: High

:

More than 7 years

Ability to lead teams effectively

Ability to lead teams effectively

: Advanced

: High

:

More than 7 years

6+ Years experience as a Windows Systems Admin

6+ Years experience as a Windows Systems Admin

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

5-7 years

Key Skills

Analytical, Leader, Business-oriented, Problem Solver, Details-oriented

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