Basic Info

Muhammad Khan

More than 15 years

Lahore, Pakistan

Master's Degree

Senior Management

Work Experience

Dept. Head IT Security at MCB Islamic Bank

Experience Details

Dept. Head IT Security

IT/Software Development

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Roles and Responsibilities
 Leading banking operations on all IT Security matters and act as advisor to CIO on all Cyber Security matters
 Responsible for overall budgeting / planning of IT Security and IT in general
 Responsible for setting up of IT finance department to implement IT Procurement procedures
 Liaison point with all Internal / External, Shari’ah and Regulatory Auditors for all IT systems
 Ensure compliance on all IT systems / procedures with regulator and international standards
 Responsible for security vetting of all connectivity and technology plans
 Pivotal role in Securing Data centre expansion supporting connectivity of over 200 branches
 Taking ownership of all Special IT projects within the bank e.g., Migrations from legacy systems or Implementation of Bio-verification systems for banking operations
 Responsible for setting and maintaining overall direction of IT Security Department
 Responsible for IT PMO to monitor and close projects within deadlines set forth by the regulator

Key Highlights
 Leading the setup of a fully operational SOC for monitoring of all threats and ensuring timely action
 Ensure all compliance requirements are completed for licensing of al IT infrastructure for existing and future expansion
 Ensure security framework is implemented and adhered within the IT processes based on ISO27001 standards


Company Details

MCB Islamic Bank

Lahore, Pakistan

More than 1000 employees

Banking

www.mcbislamicbank.com

Jun 2015 to present (2 years 4 months)
IT Manager at Transfocus Solutions Pte. Ltd.

Experience Details

IT Manager

IT/Software Development

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

A distant engagement through Online Remote Working with the parent company as Global Design Network involved in Customized solutions development and Infrastructure Management for various clients.

Roles and Responsibilities
 Managing networks of several major clients across the South Australia region.
 Executing IT infrastructure projects as well as DR projects across all regions; monitoring the quality & performance and providing guidance to on ground staff.
 Ascertaining that IT costs are reduced through effective monitoring and proactive reporting.
 General management of IT Operational activities across all regions.
 Managing MS SharePoint Online projects for Clients and actively taking part in migration of Document libraries.
 Offering Technical guidance to Business Development team as required.
 Responsible for maintenance of cloud servers for various service providers.
 Responsible for upgrade of servers from Windows 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 release for various clients.

Key Highlights
 Pivotal as a Project Manager for multiple Software Development projects with various offshore developers.
 Ensured adherence to all SLAs and supervision of support services from the third party service providers.


Company Details

Transfocus Solutions Pte. Ltd.

Adelaide, Australia

11-50 employees

Information Technology Services

www.transfocus.com.au

Jun 2013 to Nov 2014 (1 year 5 months)
Project Manager at Analytics Pvt. Ltd

Experience Details

Project Manager

IT/Software Development

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Roles and Responsibilities
 Managing overall staff activities across 3 regions.
 Executing IT infrastructure projects as well as IT Software projects across all regions; monitoring the quality & performance and providing guidance to ensure timely delivery.
 Ascertaining that IT costs are reduced through effective purchasing and negotiation.
 Preparing the regional budgets and implementing the same.
 General office management of all Operational activities across all regions.
 Offering Technical guidance to Business Development team as required.
 Lead Implementer / Auditor to steer the company to ISMS Certification against ISO 27001 standards.

Key Highlights
 Pivotal as a Project Manager for Data Warehousing projects over SaaS Model handling 02 active projects.
 Ensured adherence to all SLAs and supervision of support services from the third party service providers.
 Credited for planning & setup of all network infrastructure for the company to provide Data warehousing services to the Client over SaaS.
 Ensured proper bandwidth management within Office for effective connectivity across WAN links.
 Key responsibility of Managing 02 Software development projects for clients across multiple regions.
 Consultancy Role to improve Customer IT infrastructure to support a robust expansion plan.
 Closely involved with the COO in high level decision making for the company.


Company Details

Analytics Pvt. Ltd

Lahore, Pakistan

11-50 employees

Information Technology Services

www.analytics.com.pk

Dec 2010 to May 2013 (2 years 5 months)
Information Technology Manager at IFA Hotels & Resorts

Experience Details

Information Technology Manager

IT/Software Development

Manager

Roles and Responsibilities
 Managing assignments in IT department; overseeing man management of IT staff across all regions.
 Executing IT infrastructure projects as well as IT Software projects across all regions; monitoring the quality & performance.
 Ascertaining that IT costs are reduced through effective purchasing and negotiation.
 Preparing the regional budgets and implementing the same.
 Carrying out the testing and implementation of ERP systems.

Key Highlights
 Pivotal as a Project Manager for Document Library and Information sharing systems (MS Sharepoint Server) across the company.
 Ensured adherence to all SLAs and handled support services from the third party service providers.
 Distinction of setting up as well as managing the IT department and rendered special support services within the head office in Dubai.
 Ensured proper bandwidth management within Office for effective connectivity across WAN links.
 Initiatives to serve the company immediate need for Company secretarial software (Blueprint software) to help streamline corporate governance procedures.
 IT infrastructure plan of new office buildings on the Palm Jumeirah.
 Plan & provide IT resources for ERP system (Iscala) across all offices.
 Overlooking of upgrade process to Exchange 2003 across 4 regional offices.


Company Details

IFA Hotels & Resorts

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

101-500 employees

Hospitality/Hotels

www.ifahotelsresorts.com

Jun 2007 to Nov 2008 (1 year 5 months)
Information Technology Manager at Jumeirah Hotels

Experience Details

Information Technology Manager

IT/Software Development

Manager

Roles and Responsibilities
 Managing functions in the IT department and ensuring proper IT budgeting as well as effective purchasing,
 Planning and implementing IT projects and infrastructure development service.
 Ensuring adhering compliance with the SLA & support services from the third party service providers.
 Maintaining & monitoring the voice infrastructure & services with the support team.
 Preparing the IT monthly & yearly reports to the management for assisting in the decision making.

Key Highlights
 Accountable for managing the support services for academic and professional training activities for Emirates Academy.
 Successfully liaised and worked with the executive team in the business expansion.
 Strived towards improving the guest service and internal processes through IT.
 Adeptly interacted and communicated with the GM, hotel management and Chief Technology Officers.
 Instrumental in supervising the installation of:
o Cisco BBSM server for High Speed Internet billing & control.
o Cabling (fiber & UTP) to various locations outdoor and indoor.
o Alcatel SX4400 PABX for 200 users.
 Played a crucial role in the supervision of ISO 9001 Auditors as senior team player.
 Merit of being the Nominee Employee of the Month in January 2000.
 Distinction of winning the Dubai Quality Award for the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Wild Wadi Water Park and Jumeirah Beach Club Resort & Spa.
 Skilfully worked for the Jumeirah Group Training Dept. for IT Applications Training on MS Office and bespoke IT software.
 Plan and handover of IT infrastructure for Phase II of Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (an additional student wing with IT budgets of over 2 million AED)


Company Details

Jumeirah Hotels (multinational)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

More than 1000 employees

Hospitality/Hotels

www.jumeirah.com

Nov 1999 to Jun 2007 (7 years 7 months)
Network Admin Supervisor at Descon Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

Experience Details

Network Admin Supervisor

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)


Roles and Responsibilities
 Assisting the Windows NT 4.0, Novell Netware Servers, Windows 97 / 98, DOS systems.
 Carrying out the installation of the AutoCAD Systems, Prima Vera Project Planner and MS Office 97.
 Handling of Networking Infrastructure & cabling at various locations.

Key Highlights
 Successfully conducted the system development and formulated work instructions.
 Skilfully carried out the auditing sessions.
 Worked towards ensuring compliance with ISO 9001 as an Assistant Internal Auditor.


Company Details

Descon Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (multinational)

Lahore, Pakistan

More than 1000 employees

Manufacturing

www.descon.com.pk

Apr 1997 to Mar 1999 (1 year 11 months)

Education

MBA in Marketing

Education Details

MBA

Marketing

Preston University, Pakistan

C / Good / 65 - 75%

Marketing subjects

N/A

Preston University
1998 - 1999
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Education Details

Bachelor of Arts

Journalism

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Journalism, languages

N/A

University of the Punjab, Lahore
1994 - 1996
High School - IGCSE

High School Details

IGCSE

Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School Sharjah

United Arab Emirates

1992

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

N/A

Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School Sharjah
1992

Certifications

Certificate details

Lead Auditor Business Continuity Management Systems

Dec 2016

70 out of 100

N/A

N/A

SGS International

Lead Auditor Business Continuity Management System ISO22301

Certificate details

Lead Auditor Informatioh Security Management Systems

Sep 2010

70 out of 100

N/A

N/A

SGS International

N/A

Certificate details

Certified Ethical Hacker

Apr 2016

N/A

N/A

N/A

Corvit Systems

N/A

ITIL Foundation
May 2007

Certificate details

ITIL Foundation

May 2007

N/A

N/A

N/A

Smart Global FZ LLC

N/A

Certificate details

Project Management Professional

Mar 2006

N/A

N/A

N/A

Executrain Dubai

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

7 Habits of Highly Effective Individuals

Jun 2003

Franklin Covey

N/A

Training/Course Details

Effective Decision Making

Apr 2002

Jumeirah Training Center

N/A

Training/Course Details

Time Management

May 2002

Jumeirah Training Center

N/A

Training/Course Details

Lead Auditor ISO 9001

Jun 2001

Jumeirah Training Center

N/A

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Arabic

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