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Over the past 10+ years I have powered transformation of small and enterprise projects alike, worked with clients across geographies and industries, been the engine behind significant efficiency improvements and solved numerous challenges on behalf of my clients.


MY SERVICES
  • BUSINESS
    ANALYSIS
  • PRODUCT
    MANAGEMENT
  • PROCESS
    IMPROVEMENT
  • OPERATIONAL
    EFFICIENCIES
  • TESTING &
    ASSURANCE
  • USER CENTERED
    DESIGN
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ABOUT ME

With over a decade in consulting that spans across multiple industries, I am a versatile Business Consultant, based out of London, who is passionate about creating the right synergies between process, data and UX.

ON THE SPOTWHERE YOU NEED ME
CURRENTLOCATIONLondon, UK

London, UK 2007-presentBased out of London, where I work with international clients across industry, geographies and time zones

Nashville, USA 2017Workshops for a major automobile client with a portfolio of 5 major auto brands

Bogota, Colombia 2016Deliver business and IT transformation project with Off-shore team for a major automobile client with a portfolio of 5 major brands

Gurgaon, India 2016Undertook business and process transformation to move an international agro-trading commodity client to a global enterprise platform

Beijing, China 2016Undertook business transformation project to gain cost and process efficiencies for an international agro-trading commodity client  

Geneva, Switzerland 2016Consulted on the analysis and design on the international freight costs and services business for an international agro-trading commodity client

Memphis, USA 2014-2015Multiple projects in Front, Middle and Back office for an international agro-trading commodity client

Lyon, France 2013Commodities training and project setup for an international agro-trading commodity client

Channel Islands, UK 2011Consulted with an off-shore commodity brokerage based out of Channel Islands with AUM in excess of $2B in precious metal and FX

Mombasa, Kenya 2011Develop an alternative sustainable livelihood for Ex-poachers residents of multiple villages in the Tsavo West region

Zurich, Switzerland 2009Consulting on project assurance for Switzerland's largest telecom provider

Newcastle, UK 2008-2009Working with multiple client/multiple project engagements with Public Sector clients in Healthcare on operational efficiencies and transformation

Leeds, UK 2006-2007Consulting on a Data Warehouse and Reporting tool for a Public Sector client in the Health ministry

Bangalore, India 2005-2006Multiple project that included a large digital transformation for a travel & leisure client and manage off-shore team for an Oil trading commodity client

Hyderabad, India 2004-2005Develop an industry leading test framework to be implemented organisation wide for product-based ERP platform for a major American firm

Chennai, India 2003Operational and business transformation on Card and payment processing for an international financial services client

INDUSTRY

  • FINANCIAL SERVICES

    Consulting and Operational projects spanning across account fulfilment, payments processing and reconciliation, fraud analysis, regulatory reporting and overall management of back office operations

  • COMMODITIES

    Over 5 years of Business Transformation consulting within Agriculture, Precious Metals and Oil commodities across Front, Middle and Back office projects for global businesses.

  • MEDIA & TELECOM

    Digital Marketing Transformation for global clients across telecom and auto with industry leading CMS and CRM products.

  • SUPPLY CHAIN

    Worked with Oracle Supply Chain products for over 4 years designing industry leading processes for Purchasing and Sourcing, notably, for a major UK public sector client.

  • TRAVEL & LEISURE

    Digital Transformation for world leading hotel and flights provider with launches into multiple markets, and languages.

  • PUBLIC SECTOR, HEALTHCARE

    Multiple engagements across the UK public sector, specialising in automation of Healthcare administration across several organisations.

CLIENTS & PARTNERS


I have extensive experience with industries such as: Digital Marketing, Commodities, Financial Services, Health, Public Sector & Telecom.

TESTIMONIALS

  • “He won’t rest until there is complete clarity for all parties …”

    I've had the pleasure of working with Ali for six months on a complex project. Once he's set his mind to making sense of a topic, he won't rest until there is complete clarity for all parties. As a result he's in huge demand here and we've used him on aspects of our project rife of technological and political difficulties - we're yet to find a problem he can't solve. He's a very rare individual and I've genuinely had to plead with him to stop working such long hours on several occasions! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ali for senior positions, especially when you need to solve difficult business problems.

    JON GIBSON
    DIGITAL PRODUCT OWNER

  • “Integrity and willingness to value project and client success …”

    Ali is a first rate consultant and it was a privilege to work with him at Sapient on projects for the Department of Health. His integrity and willingness to value project and client success beyond just his own success are critical assets. Additionally, from a business analyst perspective, the ability to be flexible with different team members’ requirements styles and his emphasis on living documentation are key contributions he made on projects. Finally, Ali constantly showed interest in other project roles and was more than willing to learn and fill gaps in areas such as project management.

    Brady Wied
    Software Consultant and Architect

  • “Great work ethic and fantastic technical skills …”

    I worked with Ali on a number of projects at Goldmoney. He has a great work ethic and fantastic technical skills combined with a drive to learn about, understand and influence the business environment he’s working in. He’s always a pleasure to work with and delivers great results.

    Stephen Bull
    Programme Manager, Informatics at States of Jersey

  • “Natural leader with a unique combination of analytical/strategic skills”

    Ali is a natural leader with a unique combination of analytical/ strategic skills and ability to execute. He is decisive, goal oriented, tenacious and innovative. His business acumen inspires confidence and respect.

    Rohit Alimchandani
    Managing Client Partner, Life Sciences at Cognizant

  • “Rigorous with business driver and data analysis”

    Ali and I worked together for a commodities client, where he was the lead business analyst. Ali quickly earned the respect of the client and took on the responsibility for resolving complex business problems. He is rigorous with business driver and data analysis. He is skilful in communications to bring common understanding of the purpose of changes or different perspectives on how to achieve the desired outcomes successfully. He can work effectively within a highly skilled team or help clients improve their analysis capabilities e.g. coaching team members

    Emily Yau
    Business Analyst - IT consultancy

  • “Responsibility for organising people and tasks seriously …”

    From the minute I interviewed Ali it was clear that he his analytical approach would be of great benefit to the team. Ali takes responsibility for organising people and tasks seriously, maintaining plans and tracking these through to resolution. He is able to provide clear and concise communication and make sure that issues are given the right visibility at the right time. Ali is aware of the teams strengths and weaknesses and takes appropriate action. Ali's understanding of the software development lifecycle and his flexibility mean that he can add value to many parts of the process and take on different roles. It has been a pleasure to work with Ali and I hope I get the chance to do so again.

    NICK GRANT
    SENIOR CONSULTANT AT 2i GROUP

SERVICES

I AM A PROBLEM SOLVER

I have a versatile and can-do attitude with problem solving, with unparalleled learnings from the real world experience that gives much more colourful perspective to issues and challenges. So I rolled my sleeves up...

  • BUSINESS ANALYSIS

    Experience in mentoring and leading analysis of complex problems within highly performant agile scrum teams and hybrid agile business transformation projects. Highly skilled in articulating problems and solutions with deep understanding of creating a win-win with stakeholders.

  • PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

    Product roadmap definition, Product planning and implementation and Product ownership are vital skills to enable a go-to-market strategy with the right team, timing and budget. My experiences have led to work on multiple software based products that encompass data, UX and processes into a marketable product MVPs

  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

    Analysis of 'As-Is' and 'To-Be' business processes and breaking the business down for creating time and cost effective solutions that have a positive impact on business top and bottom-line. Process flows provide a snapshot view of the business operations and are useful in identifying problem areas making it a very effective business tool.

  • OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

    Day to day operational improvements is where I strive. Give me a challenge and I will get you stunning results. Unpicking operational inefficiencies through process evaluation both inter and intra departments enables a synergy within businesses and provides a solid foundation for more business transformation projects .

  • TESTING & ASSURANCE

    Business Analysis and Quality Assurance are two sides of the same coin. With analysis, one tends to optimise business scenarios, with assurance, one tends to identify individual permutations to ensure the business logic still works for each business scenario. I achieve this through water-tight test strategy, test plan, test cases and acceptance criteria.

  • USER CENTERED DESIGN

    Digital in today's age is all about designing superior user experiences. My skills in combining the world of UI designs and building efficient and effective business logic goes a long way in unlocking seamless and superior user experiences.

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