Strategic-minded sourcing and risk management professional with 15+ years of international management exposure in complex business and security environments in Africa, Middle East and Asia. Demonstrated ability to identify innovative and cost-effective sourcing and risk management strategies improving operational competitiveness, achieving corporate results and client satisfaction.
Currently Senior Procurement Adviser with Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), delivering strategic sourcing and global risk management advisory support. Previously managed a Procurement & Logistics Division in Lebanon (UNRWA 2010-2011), led a Procurement Department responsible for procurement operations across Somalia (UNDP 2007-2010), Programme Operations Manager in Somalia (2004-7), Head of Office Puntland State of Somalia (2003-4) and supported operations in the Horn of Africa region (UNOPS 2001-3). Conducted Military Peacekeeping Operations with UNIKOM Umm Qasr/Iraq (1995) and UNPROFOR Sarajevo/BiH (1994), including humanitarian INGO operations in Croatia and Mostar/BiH (1992-93).
Visiting Research Fellow, School of Management, Centre for Strategic Procurement and Supply Management at Cranfield University (UK). Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and holds an MBA in Business Management (USA), an MA in International Affairs (Denmark) and a specialized MA in Conflict Analysis and Security Studies (UK), including an advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Middle Eastern Studies. A procurement certified member of CIPS (MCIPS), also holding a PRINCE2 Project Management certification and an International Human Resource Management (IHRM) accreditation (Cornell University).
Specialties: Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Management Operational Risk Management Political Risk Analysis Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Supply Chain Disruption Risk Management Research Training & Capacity Building Offshore Outsourcing