Ali Iqtedar Shah

Ali Iqtedar Shah

Works at:

Brighterlite Group

Location in:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ali Iqtedar Shah

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Currently

Works at:
Brighterlite Group
Location in:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Bio

I am a focussed individual with the zeal to "get the job done" no matter what it takes.


An MBA graduate from Nanyang Business School Singapore (with exchange courses at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom) with an undergrad degree in Telecommunication Engineering who is driven by self-motivation focusing on objectives and keeping an eye for details.

Strong Communicational Skills with notable writing ability

Built and launched commercial organizations in three different countries from scratch, creating a business of a revenue of 1 Million USD

Over 8 Years of Full Time Professional Experience with expertise in Project Management, Business and Technological Operations

3 Years of Part Time Experience in Teaching and RF Project with Mobilink GSM, a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Company.

Experienced in creating strategies and their implementation for launching and set up of new departments & functions in an MNC environment

Ali Iqtedar has worked/studied in

  • Kenya
  • Myanmar
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom

Ali Iqtedar speaks

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Pashtu
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Ali Iqtedar has experience in

  • Education
  • Energy
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Telecoms

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Work

2014 – present

Director, Corporate Strategy & Projects

Brighterlite Group , Kenya, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan
  • Brighterlite AS Group is a Norwegian start-up owned and managed by Differ Group AS, a hedge fund spear heading the scale-up of small scale carbon reductions. Working as a Consultant in the capacity of Strategy Head, I am reporting to the Group CEO based in Oslo and responsible for:
  • • Developing financially and commercially viable solutions for Pakistan, Myanmar and Kenya
  • • Updating products portfolio with respect to business environment, policy and trends
  • • Implementing solutions with regards to unique market trends, requirements and challenges
2013 – 2014
(Jan – Sep)

Manager, Corporate Strategy

Etisalat
  •  Driving key initiatives spanning growth strategy and operational excellence
  •  Working directly with key senior executives to manage both corporate-led and line-led project teams
  •  Delivering data-driven insights to support actionable strategic direction, corporate prioritization, and Strategy communication
  •  Analyzing industry trends, competitive threats, expansion opportunities and internal performance
  •  Formulating Annual Company Strategy in line with present position and Etisalat Group’s long term Strategy
  •  Evaluating and analyzing business proposals of possible partnerships of Ufone with other companies locally and internationally
2012 – 2013
(Jul – Jan)

• Strategy Consultant/National Project Coordinator(Freelance)

Infinity Development Consultant Services (IDCS)
  •  Interviewed Client and all stake holders to create work flow process, aligning expectations and deliverables
  •  Conducted detailed site surveys and collected primary feedback from End users
  •  Strategized Client’s vision to cater to growing demand and forecasted challenges
  •  Documented National Management Information Systems Assessment study based on inputs from provincial consultants, client requirements and stakeholders expectations
2011 – 2012
(Nov – Feb)

• Business Strategy Consultant (Freelance Project),

Channel 7 Communications
  •  Conducted Market survey and research to obtain primary and secondary data for Industry Analysis
  •  Developed, negotiated, agreed and implemented long/medium term customer marketing and commercial strategy working with Client Leadership Team
  •  Restructured Client's organizational and visionary concept catering to the Youth segment
  •  Strategy formulation and implementation for max growth of market share for the client including Industry Landscaping, analysis of primary and secondary Customer trend’s data
  •  Operational transformation including BPR, process analysis, design and improvement
2011
(Jan – May)

Project Manager

Microsoft , Singapore
  • Summary
  • Set up a project team of over 200 employees spread over 4 countries Built and planned a Project Charter impacting the Business Model of a Regional country
  • Planned and created the Communication portion for both projects for Microsoft APOC, internal Microsoft and external stake holders
  • Led the VAR Training Management system project spread over 14 countries of Asia Pacific region to completion
  • Ensured synchronization among all country offices in the region with respect to project progress.
  • Projects
  • Value Added Retailers Training Management
  • Business Model Re-design
2009 – 2010
(Jan – Jul)

PMO Executive

Telenor
  • Summary
  • Implemented Telenor ASA group’s methodology in Telenor Pakistan Technology Division.
  • Managed a portfolio of over 60 projects, with an accumulated worth of over $50 Million including the World’s 1st Mobile Banking project that led to a new revenue stream
  • Set up teams of all projects in my portfolio of sizes varying from 5 to 46 internal employees
  • Participated in successful negotiations between Tameer Bank and Telenor Pakistan for service level agreement of responsibilities for Mobile Banking Project
  • Ensured complete support for issue resolution and smooth progress as per timeline to Project Functions.
  • Led the discussion in weekly Top Management’s meeting relating to concerns and impacts of projects
  • Assessed and Prioritized projects according to Business Requirement and Technological Complexity.
  • Facilitated the development of 30 business cases for project budget approval.
  • Tracked the spending and financial figures of all Projects under my portfolio
  • Achievements
  • Successful impact and launch of Technology PMO.
  • Successful Implementation of Telenor ASA group’s methodology in Telenor Pakistan Technology Division. Was awarded a shield in recognition of my performance for the success of Technology PMO
2007 – 2008
(Dec – Dec)

NOC Quality Engineer

Telenor
  • Achievements:
  • Successful launch of NOC Quality Team for creating value in Technology Operations & Maintenance Division
  • Project Manager for NOC Automation Awareness Campaign (Marketing Campaign for Internal Telenor Pakistan Employees)
2006 – 2007
(Sep – Dec)

NOC Core Engineer

Telenor Pakistan
  • Achievements:
  • Telenor NOC’s Employee of the Month for February 2007.
  • Active member of the editorial of Telenor Pakistan's Technical Division's ex quarterly magazine "The Packet".
  • Served as Telenor NOC’s Recreational Committee Group Lead since December 2006 till December 2007.
2003 – 2006

Teacher's Assistant

NUCES -FAST , Pakistan
  • Worked twice as the TA with Mr. Asif Gondal for the course of Probability & Random Processes and with Mr. Arif Khattak for the course of "Business Communication Skills"

Work

2014 – present

Director, Corporate Strategy & Projects

Brighterlite Group , Kenya, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan
  • Brighterlite AS Group is a Norwegian start-up owned and managed by Differ Group AS, a hedge fund spear heading the scale-up of small scale carbon reductions. Working as a Consultant in the capacity of Strategy Head, I am reporting to the Group CEO based in Oslo and responsible for:
  • • Developing financially and commercially viable solutions for Pakistan, Myanmar and Kenya
  • • Updating products portfolio with respect to business environment, policy and trends
  • • Implementing solutions with regards to unique market trends, requirements and challenges
2013 – 2014
(Jan – Sep)

Manager, Corporate Strategy

Etisalat
  •  Driving key initiatives spanning growth strategy and operational excellence
  •  Working directly with key senior executives to manage both corporate-led and line-led project teams
  •  Delivering data-driven insights to support actionable strategic direction, corporate prioritization, and Strategy communication
  •  Analyzing industry trends, competitive threats, expansion opportunities and internal performance
  •  Formulating Annual Company Strategy in line with present position and Etisalat Group’s long term Strategy
  •  Evaluating and analyzing business proposals of possible partnerships of Ufone with other companies locally and internationally
2012 – 2013
(Jul – Jan)

• Strategy Consultant/National Project Coordinator(Freelance)

Infinity Development Consultant Services (IDCS)
  •  Interviewed Client and all stake holders to create work flow process, aligning expectations and deliverables
  •  Conducted detailed site surveys and collected primary feedback from End users
  •  Strategized Client’s vision to cater to growing demand and forecasted challenges
  •  Documented National Management Information Systems Assessment study based on inputs from provincial consultants, client requirements and stakeholders expectations
2011 – 2012
(Nov – Feb)

• Business Strategy Consultant (Freelance Project),

Channel 7 Communications
  •  Conducted Market survey and research to obtain primary and secondary data for Industry Analysis
  •  Developed, negotiated, agreed and implemented long/medium term customer marketing and commercial strategy working with Client Leadership Team
  •  Restructured Client's organizational and visionary concept catering to the Youth segment
  •  Strategy formulation and implementation for max growth of market share for the client including Industry Landscaping, analysis of primary and secondary Customer trend’s data
  •  Operational transformation including BPR, process analysis, design and improvement
2011
(Jan – May)

Project Manager

Microsoft , Singapore
  • Summary
  • Set up a project team of over 200 employees spread over 4 countries Built and planned a Project Charter impacting the Business Model of a Regional country
  • Planned and created the Communication portion for both projects for Microsoft APOC, internal Microsoft and external stake holders
  • Led the VAR Training Management system project spread over 14 countries of Asia Pacific region to completion
  • Ensured synchronization among all country offices in the region with respect to project progress.
  • Projects
  • Value Added Retailers Training Management
  • Business Model Re-design
2009 – 2010
(Jan – Jul)

PMO Executive

Telenor
  • Summary
  • Implemented Telenor ASA group’s methodology in Telenor Pakistan Technology Division.
  • Managed a portfolio of over 60 projects, with an accumulated worth of over $50 Million including the World’s 1st Mobile Banking project that led to a new revenue stream
  • Set up teams of all projects in my portfolio of sizes varying from 5 to 46 internal employees
  • Participated in successful negotiations between Tameer Bank and Telenor Pakistan for service level agreement of responsibilities for Mobile Banking Project
  • Ensured complete support for issue resolution and smooth progress as per timeline to Project Functions.
  • Led the discussion in weekly Top Management’s meeting relating to concerns and impacts of projects
  • Assessed and Prioritized projects according to Business Requirement and Technological Complexity.
  • Facilitated the development of 30 business cases for project budget approval.
  • Tracked the spending and financial figures of all Projects under my portfolio
  • Achievements
  • Successful impact and launch of Technology PMO.
  • Successful Implementation of Telenor ASA group’s methodology in Telenor Pakistan Technology Division. Was awarded a shield in recognition of my performance for the success of Technology PMO
2007 – 2008
(Dec – Dec)

NOC Quality Engineer

Telenor
  • Achievements:
  • Successful launch of NOC Quality Team for creating value in Technology Operations & Maintenance Division
  • Project Manager for NOC Automation Awareness Campaign (Marketing Campaign for Internal Telenor Pakistan Employees)
2006 – 2007
(Sep – Dec)

NOC Core Engineer

Telenor Pakistan
  • Achievements:
  • Telenor NOC’s Employee of the Month for February 2007.
  • Active member of the editorial of Telenor Pakistan's Technical Division's ex quarterly magazine "The Packet".
  • Served as Telenor NOC’s Recreational Committee Group Lead since December 2006 till December 2007.
2003 – 2006

Teacher's Assistant

NUCES -FAST , Pakistan
  • Worked twice as the TA with Mr. Asif Gondal for the course of Probability & Random Processes and with Mr. Arif Khattak for the course of "Business Communication Skills"

Education

2010 – 2011

Nanyang Business School

MBA - Strategy & Marketing (MBA)
2011

Warwick Business School

MBA - Summer Exchange Programme (MBA)
2002 – 2006

National University of Computers & Emerging Sciences- Islamabad- Pakistan

Telecom Engineering (Bachelors)

Achievements

  • Successful launching and set up of new departments & functions

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