Basic Info

Kareem Gohar

13 years

Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

IT Head at Aydin Holding

Experience Details

IT Head

IT/Software Development

Manager

Defined IT strategy & execution roadmap and short- term, mid- term & long-term business goals, objectives, and operating procedures for 3 departments; provided technological direction and proposed budgets for projects
Provided inputs on creation, coordination & implementation of effective IT architecture & delivery of IT solutions
Led entire IT operations involving business process & solution design; ensured 24 /7 availability of production environment
Managed the entire gamut of Business Applications as enterprise-wide single point of contact; facilitated development & implementation of software applications through outsourcing teams
Drove execution of major signature programs from the stage of creating & managing budgets to keeping close track of delivery related schedules
Facilitated delivery of best in class services to all employees as per standardized SLAs, processes & procedures
Led integration activities by thoroughly understanding all outsourcing agreements, volume projections and systems changes; establishing agreements with vendors for alignment with overall vision of the organization
Built up the complete E-Commerce solution and responsible of reporting in all E-payments & integration with payment vendors gateways

Highlights:
Set-up entire IT Infrastructure, including ERP “SAP” Systems, from scratch
Pioneered development of innovative IT services that enabled multi-million-dollar revenue growth for the company; delivered innovative solutions that brought top-line results
Designed strategic IT transformation plans and implemented a target operating model that leveraged new business enablement, decreased costs and streamlined operations to ensure competitiveness
Reduced:
o Data Center costs through the implementation of $ 250K initiatives
o Capital and operating expenses and increased customer satisfaction by leveraging new innovative systems


Company Details

Aydin Holding (multinational)

Istanbul, Turkey

More than 1000 employees

FMCG

aydin.com

Sep 2014 to Sep 2016 (2 years)
IT Project Manager at Novartis

Experience Details

IT Project Manager

IT/Software Development

Manager

• Manage and represent Pharma IT HQ projects from start-up to completion.
• Plan and organize the project, allocate internal and/or external resources to accomplish project tasks.
• Lead the project staff.
• Be responsible for achieving the project objectives.
• Manage quality, timeliness and cost of the deliverables.
• Maintain control over the project’s status and budget.
• Report project status and issues where help is needed to the Steering Committee.
• Compliance to the ICE methodology and GxP where applicable.
• Act as local ambassadors of global solutions, providing a close feedback loop regarding gaps to local needs, opportunities for improvement, and country adoption readiness
• Research & promote opportunities for applying technology to business problems; champion introduction of new or improvement of existing tools and solutions, bring awareness of new technologies & products to the business
• Management and direction of IT staff responsible for providing ongoing technical and application support to business units. Responsibilities include vendor management. And seeking out new and innovative solutions.
• Ensure all infrastructure, application, security and project management processes and services adhere to global and local guidelines, policies and SOPs.
• Support Business Continuity with IT Risk Management, Disaster Recovery planning and testing.
• Continuously improve key processes to improve productivity, simplify the environment and ensure compliance.
• Develop a user-focused IT Team, organized as a Process Oriented Organization, which is empowered to deliver IT services.
• Continually develop skills and knowledge to improve effectiveness and user satisfaction.
• Develop management reports related to risks and effectiveness of the IT Risk Strategy
• Identify risks associated with changes on both technical and business issues and recommend a course of action


Company Details

Novartis (multinational)

Egypt

N/A

Pharmaceuticals

www.novartis.com

Jun 2013 to Dec 2014 (1 year 6 months)
I.T. Manager & Sap Security Admin at TetraPak

Experience Details

I.T. Manager & Sap Security Admin

IT/Software Development

Manager

• Evaluating and identifying organizational needs to establish operating procedural standards/workflow, creating turnkey disaster recovery, business continuity and information life cycle management solutions.
• Formulating, evaluating and implementing IT solutions, policies and initiatives to enhance the quality/ effectiveness of strategic goals and operational efficiency.
•Identify problems and prospects by performing independent research and assessing best practices, Understand and communicate where technology can help
• Ensure the business aligns processes (SOPs) with the system functionality requested
• Providing technological vision and leadership for the division, formulating IT strategies, annual budget and operational plans to provide secure communication and efficient technological solutions.
• Executing design/management of LAN/WAN within the organization, introducing new systems/ equipment, ensuring updates and maintenance is performed on current systems to keep up with changing organizational needs.
• Collaborate to define deployment and business value metrics that can be used to indicate successful roll out and use of new technology
• Troubleshooting and rectifying network issues, monitoring backups, anti-virus updates and other technical matters to enable glitch free operations.
• Planning and coordinating an array of activities pertaining to installation of hardware systems/ internet connection as per standard networking protocols.
• Guide the business lead to definite business value and associated metrics

• Work with Account Managers to raise new project proposals and mandates, Support definition of the business case
• Monitoring day-end system performance reports for anomalies and implementing immediate remedial measures for meeting company's day to day requirements.
• Keeping abreast of latest technological advancements, monitoring software user licenses, providing secure access to remote system users and supporting users regarding system usage.
• 5 Years of experience in SAP - BASIS Working environment
• Monitoring and Administration SAP security & troubleshoot sap problems in Egypt & Eastmed
• Responsible for segregation of duties during SAP role design, smooth implementation of SAP website as per organizational policies and procedures.


Company Details

TetraPak (multinational)

Egypt

More then 1000 employees

Packaging and Containers

www.tetrapak.com

Feb 2008 to Dec 2012 (4 years 10 months)

Education

Computer Science in Computer Science

Education Details

Computer Science

Computer Science

Modern Academy, Egypt

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

N/A

N/A

Modern Academy
1997 - 2001

Certifications

MCP
Feb 2003

Certificate details

MCP

Feb 2003

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

ITIL Foundation
Feb 2009

Certificate details

ITIL Foundation

Feb 2009

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PMP
Jun 2011

Certificate details

PMP

Jun 2011

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Certified Information Security Manager

Jun 2014

American Chamber

N/A

Training/Course Details

Leading others

Jan 2012

Harvard Univercity

Special course on how to lead others

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Profile Skills and Keywords

ArabicAydin HoldingBusiness-orientedCertified Information Security ManagerChessComputer ScienceCustomer-orientedDivingEnglishFMCGI.T. Manager & Sap Security AdminITIT HeadIT Project ManagerITIL FoundationLeaderLeading OthersMCPMicrosoft OfficeNovartisOrganizerPMPPackaging And ContainersPharmaceuticalsProblem SolverProject ManagementSap Security AdminSoftware DevelopmentTenisTetraPak

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Arabic

Arabic

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Sap security Admin

Sap security Admin

: Expert

: High

:

1-3 years

Project Management

Project Management

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Fields of Expertise

IT

IT

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Leading Others

Leading Others

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Key Skills

Leader, Business-oriented, Customer-oriented, Organizer, Problem Solver

Online Presence

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