A Global Business and People Leader with over 30 years of varied experience across a broad spectrum of industries, functions, and geographies. Worked for circa 15 years for 3 notable FMCG powerhouses, namely, P&G, Kuwait Food Company, and Unilever in a variety of Business Development roles across, the USA, UK, Egypt, Kuwait and UAE. The most recent 15 years were spent building franchises for 4 notable Global Financial Institutions, namely, Citi, Barclays, Standard Chartered & HSBC across the Middle East & North Africa, in senior country level as well as regional leadership roles. Lead 2 country level businesses as CEO, for Barclays – Egypt & North Africa, and for Standard Chartered – Pakistan.
A senior executive who thinks long-term, evaluating the diverse options, and is adept at translating a vision into a thought-through plan, and subsequently executing it with single-minded clarity and focus. A hard worker, setting stretch goals for self and the team, and getting not just a lot done but the right things. Effective in working out priorities and maintaining a sense of direction. Very importantly, focuses on forging strong relationships with team members which last the course and which contribute to the sense of identification with the organization. Flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks with ease and to get others excited about the challenges they face as a team.