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CV, Business Analyst, Card And Payment Domain, Targets Primarily Gulf

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 34162
(08/25/1980, male)
List top 5 skills: cards technical consultant, project manager - cards, project manager - channels, project manager (acquiring), project manager (issuing)
Short Bio:

Over 10 years in Cards and Payments Industry with in-depth technical and business knowledge. Hands on experience of design & development, implementation, business analysis, technical consultancy and project management in this field. Successfully managed / executed several mission-critical and large scale projects. Comprehensive knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Business Analysis and Project Management Methodologies.

Current location: 

Muscat Governorate, Oman - View on map

Nationality: 

Pakistani

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Banking Insurance and Financial Services, IT and Technology

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, english, Urdu

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Oman, Pakistan



Profile

Over 10 years in Cards and Payments Industry with in-depth technical and business knowledge. Hands on experience of design & development, implementations, business analysis, technical consultancy and project management in this field. Successfully managed / executed several mission-critical and large scale projects. Comprehensive knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Business Analysis and Project Management Methodologies.

Key Knowledge Areas

• Core Banking Implementation & Upgrade (iMal, Misys-Bank Fusion, Temonos-T24)

• Transaction Processing and Switching Solutions

• Payment Gateways / Electronic Funds Transfer

• Channel Integrations and Certifications (ATM, CDM, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, IVR, POS & mPOS )

• MasterCard, Visa, American Express (AMEX)

• Protocols, Compliances and Standards (PCIDSS, ISO8583, NDC+, 91x, VBV, XFS etc.)

• NCR, Diebold, Wincor & GRG Terminals (ATM, CDM, Full Function Machine, Kiosk & Bill Payment Machines)

• Cards Management / Issuing / Acquiring

• Payment Systems Upgrade and Migration

 

Achievements

• Awarded “Certificate of Appreciation” by TPS Pakistan for managing UBL Pakistan Switch & Core Banking Application Upgrade Project

• Awarded “Certificate of Appreciation” by Genesis Solutions for Participating in NADRA Bill Payment Kiosk Implementation Project

• Managed Oman’s two major Co-branded Cards Project at Bank Muscat

o Bank Muscat – LuLu Credit Card

o Bank Muscat – Oman Air Credit Card

• Managed Oman’s First Sharia Complaint Credit Card at Bank Muscat

 

Professional Experience

Ahli Bank Oman (www.ahlibank.com)
Senior IT Project Manager at Ahli Bank Oman.
Mar 2015 to Present

• End to end project management of IT projects (Core Banking Systems – iMal & Fusion-Banking Equation, Cards, and Electronic Channels etc.)

• Review Business Requirements Document (BRD), Change Requests (CRs) and Vendor Contracts

• Plan and Manage SIT (System Integration Testing), UAT (User Acceptance Testing), Performance Testing, Pilot Testing, Production Cutover / Project Go-live etc.

• Manage IT Vendors (Path Solutions, Misys, PioTech, Maveric, GTI)

• Develop Communication Plan

• Risk Analysis and Risk Management Planning

 

Bank Muscat (www.bankmuscat.com)
Bank Muscat is the leading financial services provider in Oman with the largest network of branches, ATMs, CDMs and POS terminals
Project Manager – Cards & eBanking at Bank Muscat
Oct 2011 to Feb 2015

• Manage Cards project portfolio of Bank Muscat

• Organize business requirements gatherings sessions with Cards Business team, Islamic Banking Team, Operations, IT teams and Vendors

• Conduct Project Scoping Sessions for CMS (TSYS Prime) and Core Banking (Temenos-T24)

• Meet with project team regularly to review project status, deliverables and deadlines

• Status reporting to sponsors & senior management and organize steering committee meetings

• Plan Project Budget

• Develop Process Flows and Operations Procedures with Operations Team.

• Plan & Manage Product Customer Launch and Product Rollout

 

TPS Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. (www.tpsonline.com)
A leading provider of cards and payment solutions with 120+ customers spread across 30+ countries.
Project Manager at TPS Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.
Jul 2010 – Sep 2011

• Project Initiation / kickoff based on the initial business requirements from clients.

• Conduct project scoping meetings & requirements gathering sessions with client and internal teams.

• Ensure scope finalization and detailed documentation of requirements.

• Estimate time, cost and effort for projects and obtain necessary approvals from management and clients.

• Prepare detailed project management plan and schedule.

• Report project status / performance to senior management, clients & other Project Stakeholders.

• Project Governance

 

Systems Consultant (SMART Solutions Team)
At TPS Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd.
Mar 2008 – Jun 2010

• Participate in requirements gathering sessions and conduct impact analysis against the given requirements related to CDMs.

• Develop Design Documents, Interface Specifications, Technical Specifications & Functional Specifications

• Develop implementation plan covering all related systems & sub-systems.

• Develop system integration testing plan and performance testing plan.

• Plan production rollout and produce required documents (such as release notes and support documents).

 

Genesis Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. (www.genesis-solution.com)
A technology based solution provider company specialized in the area of software development and hardware manufacturing of self-service terminals (ATM, CDM, Kiosk & Bill Payment Machine)
IT Business Analyst
Jan 2006 – Feb 2008

• Determining the primary stakeholders (internal, clients’ teams and vendors) for defining & documenting clients’ business objectives and project scope.

• Proposing solution approach and business process changes to be made as part of implementation of solution.

• Technical reviewing of the solution design to ensure it fulfills all of the requirements.

• Product Management (ATM, CDM, Kiosk etc.)

 

Technical Team Lead
At Genesis Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd.
Jul 2004 – Dec 2005

• Lead the software development team

• Take technical decisions on the design & manufacturing of the product

• Oversee the project activities of hardware and software departments

• Coordinate with vendors for system integration and other technical matters

• Assist in developing solution approach and business process

• Analyze and resolve technical issues in the product

 

Software Developer
At Genesis Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd.
Jul 2003 – Jun 2004

• Develop software for company’s products (ATM, CDM, Bill Payment Machines and Kiosks etc.)

• Produce detailed specifications and product manuals

• Maintain existing product’s software

• Coordinate with QA (Quality Assurance) Team

 

Education & Certifications

Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology – BE (IT)
Hamdard University, 1998 – 2002

PMP
PMI USA, May 2009

 

Technical Skills

• Project Management Tools (MS Project, MS PowerPoint )

• Diagramming Tools (MS Visio) • NCR AptraTM

• Programming (VB6, C++)

 

Training/Workshops

Strategic Time Management
TimeLendersTM

Essential Managerial Skills
Learning Minds

Advanced Negotiation Skills
Octara

Emotional Intelligence
Narejo

 

Personal Information

Married (one dependent), Pakistani, Muslim

Visa Status: Employment Visa Oman

Driving License: Oman

 

Major Projects

Switch & Core Banking Upgrade at UBL Pakistan

UBL upgraded their Switch & Core Banking Application by replacing their Switch, CRM, Card Personalization System and ATM Monitoring System with TPS IRIS.

 

Credit Cards System Upgrade at Bank Muscat

Bank Muscat started upgrading their Credit Card System from TSYS CTL (Prime, Online, and Fraud Guard) Ver. 3 to Ver. 4. As part of this project, the database is being upgraded from Oracle 9i to Oracle 11g.

 

iMal (Islamic Core Banking System) Upgrade at Ahli Bank Oman

Ahli Bank Oman Started upgrading their Islamic core banking system iMal form version 12 to 13.

 

FusionBanking Equation (Conventional Core Banking System) Upgrade at Ahli Bank Oman

Ahli Bank Oman started upgrading their conventional core banking system FusionBanking Equation from version 3 to 4.

 

Internet Banking and Mobile Banking Implementation at Ahli Bank

Ahli Bank started implementing internet and mobile banking for their Islamic Banking customers.

 

Bill Payment Machines for NADRA Pakistan

NADRA installed 300 Kiosks all over Pakistan for the collection of Utility Bills. These Kiosks are equipped with Currency Acceptor and they support Pakistani currency validation.

 

Money Transfer Service through CDMs at Bank Muscat

Bank Muscat launched money transfer service through CDMs. This service facilitates customers to send money to family/relatives in their countries.

 

Bill Payment Machines at BRAC Bank

BRAC Bank Bangladesh launched Bill Payment Machines for the collection of Utility Bills and Credit Card Bills.

 

Bank Muscat – LuLu Credit Card

Bank Muscat, the leading financial services provider in Oman and LuLu, one of the leading hypermarkets in the GCC, have joined hands to launch Co-Branded Credit Cards. Customers get rewarded on all purchases

 

Bank Muscat – Oman Air Credit Card

Oman Air and Bank Muscat have joined hands to launch a co-branded credit card that allows customers to benefit from a world of exclusive privileges and benefits. Customers will get reward points (sindbad miles) whether they are shopping, dining out or travelling anywhere in the world.

 

Meethaq Credit Cards

Meethaq has launched the first of its kind Sharia compliant credit card. The card is available in two variants – MasterCard standard and titanium. This product is based on the concept of Ujrah which ensures that finances are safe and secure

 

Other Projects

• Cashless ATM for Allied Bank of Pakistan

• Information Kiosk for United Bank Limited

• ATM Managed Services by NCR for Ahli Bank Oman

• Card Reconciliation System for Ahli Bank Oman • MPLS Cloud for Bank Muscat POS Merchants

• Shababi (Youth) Debit Cards for Bank Muscat

• Collection System for Ahli Bank Oman

• Loan Processing System for Ahli Bank Oman

 

 

References

Available on request