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Serial No: 16583

List top 5 skills: back office management, commercial joint ventures, performance evaluation, project management
Short Bio:

Canadian O&G consultant servicing the Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, South East Asia, North Africa, U.K., Russia and Kazakhstan. Primary focus is on EPC cost control, contract processes, restructuring and reorganization, risk management, and business process improvement. I have worked with a number established National and International E&P companies in a variety of capacities recently.

Current location: 

Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates - View on map

Nationality: 

Canadian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Oil, Gas and Energy, accounting and finance, IT and Technology

Spoken languages: 

Arabic - Beginner, english, French- beginner, Russian - Conversational

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

canada, ukraine, United Arab Emirates



Education And Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts degree; Political Science/Economics, University of Calgary

Project Management Institute Member

International Institute of Management Accountants

Canadian Certified General Accountants Association

KPMG U.S. GAAP Course

ISO9000 Trainer

Experience
Senior Manager Planning & Cost Control (Dubai, UAE) – Consultant (2005 to Now)
Canadian O&G consultant servicing the Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, South East Asia, North Africa, U.K., Russia and Kazakhstan. Primary focus is on EPC cost control, contract processes, restructuring and reorganization, risk management, and business process improvement. I have worked with a number established National and International E&P companies in a variety of capacities recently.

Various E&P Companies UAE, Romania, and Erbil (May to Nov.2014)
Developed an Entry Investment Strategy for the Caspian Sea and Black Sea a mid-sized E&P company which included fiscal regime analysis, taxation impact, political risk, cash flow scenarios for payback, IRR and field identification. For a large Austrian-Romanian JV E&P company, I provided detailed PSA agreement analysis, JV governance process, drilling plan cost review and Operator compliance assessment. Delivered programs for E&P Planning, Finance and Drilling Cost Analysis and developed an investment strategy.

Supply Chain Specialist (Feb. 2013 to Mar.2014)
RasGas LLC Doha, Qatar

Senior JV Consultant (Jun. 2012 to Jan. 2013)
Privately Held E&P Company Southeast Asia

Senior Commercial Consultant (Oct. 2009 to May 2012)
Oman Oil Company Sultanate of Oman

Project Planner & Cost Controller (Jan. to Sep 2009)
BP (SOCAR) Baku, Azerbaijan

 

 

 

Developed an operational project improvement plan on behalf of BP for SOCAR’s Baku Deepwater Jacket Factory (BDJF). This included review of all processes and procedures from a finance, QMS and HSSE standpoint during the jacket construction phase and the identification of areas for improvement. Considerable time was spent on the budgeting and finance aspects of the project. Designed and implemented international budget & finance standards for better coordination with their international partners McDermott International, Saipem and Petrofac.

 

BP Baku, Azerbaijan

Major Project Sep 2008 to Dec.2008

Cost Controller (Supply Chain & Logistics)

 

The Team Leader for a program to increase the volume of BP’s supplies sourced from local firms in Azerbaijan in the areas of logistics, drilling, business support and operations support. The process involves assessing current & future supply opportunities, evaluating potential suppliers, identifying supplier competency gaps, advising on business development plans, arranging training workshops and providing guidance on international standards and practices. Having skill sets in finance, HSSE, quality management, business administration and project management were the critical components to success of the deliverables. Financial administration and proper project management were the essential components to success of the deliverables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(microfinance bank) Kosovo

Major Project Feb to Aug 2008

Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

 

Acted as an interim CFO for a large micro-financing organization in Kosovo for eight months in 2008. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) was directly responsible for managing all finance and accounting activities of microfinance bank and supervises all its finance staff. Ensured that the finance activities of microfinance bank will support microfinance bank in pursuing its mission with a minimum of risk and a maximum of efficiency. As a member of the Management Team/Board, I shared responsibility for the overall performance and activities of microfinance bank, and participated in making decisions on material issues. Major mandate was to convert to a fully licensed deposit-taking institute and comply to IFRS and IAS standards. Created appropriate reports: financial ratios; liquidity report; currency gap report; various credit reports; breakdown by branches/regions; breakdown by products; plan-fact comparison; historic development; other as required/appropriate. Managed a country wide staff comprised of nine branches of over 40 personnel. Member of the Audit Committee Board for FINCA Kyrgyzstan and FINCA Tajikistan.

 

AECOM/CSA Kuwait

Major Project – Planning & Budgeting Manager 11 months

Cost Planning & Controller

 

 

Head of Oil & Gas Practice KPMG (Kuwait) (Sept 2003-July 2005)
Primary mandate is to develop the petroleum business advisory services business in Kuwait for Upstream companies. Focus is on Cost Management, Capital Project Planning, Financial Performance, Risk Management and Business Process Improvement. A large number of projects involved in setting up cost management systems, planning budgeting roll-outs programs, developing petroleum accounting methodology, risk management, creating policy & procedures manuals. Worked closely with Project Managers and Executives in management programs.

Manager KPMG Business Advisory Services (Moscow) (Feb. 1998- August 2003)
Managed business advisory services projects which included risk management, business process improvement, supply chain management, internal control reviews and business process design as well as restructuring and reorganization. Acted as an interim Financial Controller for a medium sized O&G JV in Russia & CIS; implemented International Accounting Standards, creating an IAS accounting manual, accounting controls, project costing & budgeting system within SAP environment. Consulted for Operators in developing Project Costing and JV accounting systems. Set-up Corporate Governance processes which included policies & procedures.

Joint Venture Accounting Manager – Exxon Ltd. (Calgary) (Jul. 1996- Jan. 1998)
Responsible for coordinating on a monthly basis the Joint Venture accounting & billing system. In-depth knowledge of JV agreements. Developed a suite of management reports for all Joint Venture projects which included forecasting, budgeting, material management and profit analysis. Worked closely with engineering department managers on oil field divesture plans for Western Canada and reservoir/production valuations. Managed Cash-Call system, AFE set-up and calculated Overhead expenditures to be charged to the partners.

Accounting Manager – PetroCanada Ltd. (Calgary) (March 1993-June 1996)

Cost Manager; Greyhound Transportation Group (Calgary) (Jan 1991-Feb 1993)

Operational Supervisor; American President Lines (Toronto) (Sept. 1988 to 1990)