CV, Experienced banking operations manager targets Europe and Africa

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 18436

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Short Bio:

I have proven my leadership skills by managing, training and motivating teams in order to meet set deadlines/targets. I am highly motivated by the achievement of efficient and excellent results in whatever project or task I am assigned and enjoy putting my extensive operational skills to the test. I am dedicated to maintaining and improving banking standards by providing systemic and procedural solutions. All this is the culmination of having worked in the Operations area.

Current location: Cyprus - View on map
Nationality: cypriot
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Banking Insurance and Financial Services
Spoken languages: Arabic-spoken, English Native., Greek-spoken
Location I am interested in working: Belgium, Dubai, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Man, Isle of, Netherlands, qatar, switzerland, ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
List the countires you have a visa to work in: cyprus, jordan


FBME Bank Ltd Nicosia, Cyprus

Senior Assistant Manager March 2006 – Present

• Banking Operations Supervisor and Project Manager

• Reporting directly to Group Head of Banking Operations

• Supervised Operations Department units

• Undertook investigations of Unresolved Payments Unit into Operations

• Solely responsible for creating new products in the Flexcube Banking System

• Trained Cyprus branch staff on new products.

Specialisation in Flexcube Oracle Banking System

• Appointed to be part of the Upgrade Core Team- upgrading “Flexcube” banking software (Oracle)

• Prepared the upgraded Flexcube version to going live from UAT Script, Testing Requirements, Sanity Testing in India along with writing the Manual of Procedures for the entire bank regarding the assigned modules

• Solely responsible for eleven modules of the upgrade: Bills & Collection, Foreign Exchange, Trade Finance, Money Market, Funds Transfer, Retail Teller, Integrated Liquidity Management, Corporate Deposits, Fixed Assets, Nostro Reconciliation and Security Management System

• Performed the automation of card uploading with funds initiated from FBME Internet Banking

• Performed the automation of outgoing transfers initiated from FBME Internet Banking

• Performed the automation of incoming transfers

• Implemented the East African Regional Payment System

• Upgraded profiles of the Security Management System for the bank’s employees

• Implemented SEPA payment transfers

FBME Bank Ltd Tanzania

• Transferred to Tanzania from September 09 to December 09 to consolidate banking operations and train staff members.

• Assisted the new General Manager in Tanzania.

• Appointed to assist the bank’s Consultants (ex SVP of the bank).

• Trained and assisted in the UAT of the upgrade of the banking system.

• Appointed to investigate Fraud at the Tanzanian office.

• Reconciled corresponding bank accounts across the groups.

• Implemented the set-up of a new branch in the banking software.

• Monitored branches to ensure adherence to bank policies and procedures.

• Implemented Tanzania Interbank Settlement System.

FBL Lebanon

• Assisted Group Head of Operations in assimilating the banking operations department.


University of Nicosia Nicosia, Cyprus

Bachelor of Economics and Finance June 2004

American Academy of Nicosia Nicosia, Cyprus

High School Diploma June 2000

• Selected Accomplishments: Graduated with High Honors

IFTA Nicosia, Cyprus

CFTe (Certified Financial Technician) October 2013

• Certified Financial Technician under the British Society of Technical Analysts


• Leadership Training by Cherazz Consultants ( Nicosia, Cyprus

May 2009 – March 2010

• Back Office Management by Euro-money Training EMEA Nicosia, Cyprus

May 2008

• IFF on Securities, Settlement, Clearing and Global Custody Nicosia, Cyprus

December 2009

• SWIFT Nicosia, Cyprus

October 2007

• Compliance Training Nicosia, Cyprus

November 2008


Computer Proficiency:

• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Word, Outlook and other Microsoft Office products and tools


 Implemented Central Operations for FBME Bank in Tanzania

 Implemented Tanzania Interbank Settlement System for FBME Bank Ltd

 Implemented STP for incoming and outgoing payments for FBME Bank Ltd

 Trained Tanzanian bank branches for the implementation of banking systems

 Implemented policies and procedures at Head Office and four bank branches in Tanzania

 Held position of Signatory for the Bank

 Won the F1 Grand Prix prize for the “Best Employee” of the Bank competition in 2009

Language Skills:

• Fluent in English (Native)

• Arabic (Spoken)

• Greek (Spoken)