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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Specialization in strategy, planning, execution and delivery/implementation of activities to achieve intended results

With diverse work experiences including national policy making, event organization with top national leadership, process flow and system design, content creation, design-thinking, coaching, social entrepreneurship start-up, project delivery, change management, and transformation management on both national and organizational levels,

In sectors ranging from Natural Sciences, Government, Education, International Development, Development Aid, Business, Design, Labour and Land,

In collaboration with governments, private sector, international development bodies (World Bank, DFID, DANIDA, SIDA), NGOs & non-profits.

 

International exposure, goal-driven, results-oriented, comfortable with risk and uncertainty, proclivity for short-term projects and for smaller teams in start-up mode. Interests in environmental issues, sustainability, international development and productivity.

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International Development & Delivery Consultancy

Public Sector Consultancy, Project Management & Implementation

Sustainability & Environment

Facilitation, Coaching & Training

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & DELIVERY CONSULTANCY

Delivery Leader, Delivery Associates [Ethiopia]

2017 -2018     Website

  • Lead for London-based Delivery Associates’ team in Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education

  • Facilitated delivery planning workshops for all 11 regions within Ethiopia across three sub sectors: General Education, Higher Education & TVET

  • Established and coached Ministerial and Regional Delivery Units to perform project management and problem-solving to ensure smooth implementation of plans

  • Regular meetings and problem-solving sessions with Minister of Education and State Ministers in deciding priorities and actions to be taken by top leadership

  • Regular tracking of progress and achievements within Ministry and across 11 regions resulting in biweekly updates for top leadership across different Education-related agencies

  • Quarterly reporting to Department of International Development (DFID) on milestones achieved, lessons learned and way forward

  • Improving data collection systems to provide accurate reliable and timely data that is crucial to effective execution and reiteration of initiatives.

Consultant, United Nations Education Commission [Kenya]

2017     Website

  • Delivery of Big Results Now Delivery workshop to pioneer countries’ ministers and government officials to implement the Learning Generation recommendations.

  • Preparation of training curriculum and materials 

  • Facilitation of the workshop to expose leaders of the Education sector in 20 African countries to the effective national-level implementation methodology used by Tanzania

Technical Advisor, President's Delivery Bureau [Tanzania]

2014 - 2015     Annual Report FY2013/14

  • Advisor to Tanzania’s President’s Delivery Bureau in the Education & Business-related sectors, including Judiciary, Labour & Business Regulations

  • Established and coached Delivery units within the respective Ministries to conduct routines to ensure effective implementation of programmes in national key sectors, including quarterly council meetings with the President

  • Weekly meetings with top leadership, including the Minister of Education, Minister of Labour, Head of Judiciary, and Minister of Trade & Industry

  • Coordinated implementation activities across Ministries at the federal level as well vertically down to the level of wards

  • Regular tracking of progress and reporting to the President and respective Ministers, culminating in the annual report that is published and made accessible to the public

  • Within first year of implementation, the Education sector was ranked number 1, receiving a score of 81% in achievement

PUBLIC SECTOR CONSULTANCY & IMPLEMENTATION

Consultant for Malaysian Ministry of Defence, PEMANDU Associates [Malaysia]

2017     Website

  • Facilitated the Rumah Keluarga Angkatan Tentera (RKAT) Lab for the Malaysian Ministry of Defence

  • Consulted for one out of three work streams in the RKAT lab: Land Issues.

  • Facilitated lab members to resolve land issues affecting the construction of 7000+ housing units, and finalised the overall budget, phasing, scheduling, and project management of the entire 31,000+ units to be built across Malaysia.

Consultant, Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council [Malaysia]

2016     Website

  • Transformation of the organisation’s Concierge & Lounge services within Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang International Airport.

  • Redesigned the Concierge & Lounge concept, administration structure and interior design to maximise the use of and return on investment from the premium facilities to support the organisation’s functions and goals.

Assistant Manager, TalentCorp Malaysia [Malaysia]

2011 - 2013     Website ● Talent Roadmap Exec Summary STARReady4Work

  • Assisted in the establishment of Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp Malaysia).

  • Designed the Executive Summary of the Talent Roadmap 2020, a national document launched by the Prime Minister.

  • Initiated and executed Scholarship Talent Attraction & Retention Program (STAR), involving 10,000 scholars and 200 companies.

  • Developed a bridging portal for youth jobseekers, Ready4Work, in collaboration with top employers in Malaysia. Designed content framework and oversaw implementation. 

  • Organised outreach activities to Malaysians abroad with focus on the United States, reaching out to 2000 people.

  • LinkedIn - White Circle
Education

Stanford University [USA]

M.S. Management Science & Engineering [2009]

CGPA: 3.70

Coursework included: Negotiation, Innovation & Creativity, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Decision-Making, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour.

B.Sc. Biological Sciences with Honors [2009]

Honors thesis

CGPA: 3.74

Coursework included: Tropical Ecology, Conservation Biology, Marine Biology, Behavioural Ecology, Plant & Animal Biology, Sustainability, Statistics.

 

Skills

Strategic Planning

National Policy-Making

Project Management & Delivery

Stakeholder Management

Change Management

Transformation Management

Process Improvement

Design Thinking

Research

Facilitation

Awards

Certificate of Outstanding Work and Dedication (2015)

Most Valuable Player Award - Business Environment Team (2015)

Certificate of Excellence ASEAN Youth Eco Leader (2013)

Prime Minister Dept Debate Champion (2011)

Best Speaker Award (2011)

VPUE Research Grant (2007)

VPUE Sophomore Research Grant (2006)

Best Leadership Award (2003)

Best Organisation Award (2003)

British Council Scholarship (2003)

(write-up in national newspaper)

 

Others

PADI Rescue Diver

CPR Certified

First Aid Certified

Mountain Climber

  • Mt. Kinabalu (Malaysia)

  • Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

 

 

 
 
SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT

International Leadership Programme, The Prince's Trust International [UK]

2017-2018     Website

  • Selected as one of the Prince’s Trust International youth leaders for a 12-month programme that brings together international young leaders with the aim of making a positive impact in their local communities.

  • Participant of the leadership summit in London, with distinguished guests such as Prince Charles, Kofi Annan and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi.

  • Designed and implemented a community project on building a small sustainable house to raise awareness on sustainable living, with 30 volunteers coming together.

  • Featured in the Malaysian national newspaper, the Star newspaper. 

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leader, AYVP Asia Engage [Malaysia]

2013     Website Featured Article

  • Selected as an Eco Leader among the youth in 10 ASEAN countries for the purpose of addressing ecological issues within the southeast Asia region.

  • Designed and implemented recycling initiatives in 3 villages within 3 weeks, developed education materials, built a recycling system for a local resort and conducted community engagement activities.

  • Chosen to represent the ASEAN delegates to give a speech during the closing ceremony attended by the Malaysian Minister of Youth & Sports, USAID and ambassadors from ASEAN countries.

  • Selected as AYVP Social Ambassador.

Business Development Executive, Recovr Resources [Malaysia]

2013     

  • A social enterprise focused on sustainable waste management and community recycling.

  • Showcased at the Global Social Business Summit 2013.

Environmental Educator, Sound to Sea [USA]

2009 - 2010     Website

  • Taught environmental science in interactive outdoor settings within the Sound To Sea Trinity Centre, covering topics such as biology, ecology conservation, sustainability, and community building.

  • Developed new teaching materials suitable for a wide range of audience, from kindergarten children to university professors.

Energy Crossroads [USA]

2008​     Website

  • Taught environmental science in interactive outdoor settings within the Sound To Sea Trinity Centre, covering topics such as biology, ecology conservation, sustainability, and community building.

  • Developed new teaching materials suitable for a wide range of audience, from kindergarten children to university professors.

 

Students for a Sustainable Stanford [USA]

2007 - 2008​     Website

  • Expanded Energy Crossroads, a student coalition on clean energy solutions, internationally by establishing new branches in India and China. Marketed the concept of the organisation among universities, assisted with formation of organisation and recruited leadership for new branches.
  • Negotiated with and convinced Stanford Dining and cafes located within the university to adopt biodegradable utensils, assisted with sourcing of suitable products, promotional and awareness activities, and training of cafe staff.

 
FACILITATION, COACHING & TRAINING

Facilitator, Delivery Associates [Ethiopia]

2017 - 2018     Website

  • Lead for London-based Delivery Associates’ team in Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education

  • Facilitated delivery planning workshops for all 11 regions within Ethiopia across three sub sectors: General Education, Higher Education & TVET

  • Established and coached Ministerial and Regional Delivery Units to perform project management and problem-solving to ensure smooth implementation of plans

Facilitator, United Nations Education Commission [Kenya]

2017     Website

  • Delivery of Big Results Now Delivery workshop to pioneer countries’ ministers and government officials to implement the Learning Generation recommendations.

  • Preparation of training curriculum and materials 

  • Facilitation of the workshop to expose leaders of the Education sector in 20 African countries to the effective national-level implementation methodology used by Tanzania

Facilitator, PEMANDU Associates [Malaysia]

2011 & 2017     Website

  • Facilitated the Education Lab, part of Malaysia's Government Transformation Program 2.0

  • Facilitated the Rumah Keluarga Angkatan Tentera (RKAT) Lab for the Malaysian Ministry of Defence to resolve land issues affecting the construction of 7000+ housing units, and finalised the overall budget, phasing, scheduling, and project management of the entire 31,000+ units to be built across Malaysia.

 

Design Thinking Coach & Track Manager, GENOVASI [Malaysia]

2013     Website

  • Track Manager & Design Thinking Coach for the Innovation Ambassador Development Program, a design-thinking course modeled after Stanford University’s D.School and HPI School of Design Thinking

  • Taught and coached Design Thinking to participants, with hands on project in collaboration with the Malaysian Public Works Department to re-design public school classrooms to enhance the students’ learning experience.

 

Teaching Assistant, Education Program For Gifted Youth [China]

2009     Website

  • Teaching Assistant for Biotechnology Course

  • Ran afternoon sessions in the 3-week course and provided educational support for participants.

  • Residential Assistant, responsible for non-academic activities and well-being of participants.

Camp Counselor, USA Summer Camp [Japan]

2007     Website

  • Taught English to schoolchildren in Japan.

  • Worked with children aged 7-19 and incorporated activities such as skits, one-minute drills and songs.

  • Awarded Best Team.

 

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