Resume


Name :

Abubaker Ahmed Alattas

 

 

Date of Birth :

July 1st, 1969.

 

 

 

Email :

 

 

 

Web site :

http://alattas.co

 

 


Profile:
During my 20 years of banking carrier I switched between business and IT in both; Saudi Hollandi Bank (SHB) 4 years and National Commercial Bank (NCB) 16 years. I managed Branch Operations, Area Operations, obtained experience in Project Management, Business Analysis, Data Quality Improvement, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence tools (Cognos BI) and User Education. The above has provided me with excellent and valuable expertise to utilize in my daily work and a guide to automate and enhance both business and technical deliverables of products and services.

As a graduate of Accounting, along with my work at Data Warehouse since 2004 managing business support to serve users of all areas of the bank, that, provided me with great exposure to many bank businesses including Finance and Accounting, Audit, Operations, Retail and Corporate. My role required understanding of business and business needs which allowed me to translate business requirements to a comprehensive and satisfactory DWH service to business. While internally, the above helped me accurately define required tasks and subtasks, allocate resources and manage timeline for projects, including recent migration of DWH Users to the new web based Data Warehouse BI (Congos8).


Areas of expertise:
1991 – 1993, Branch Operations Manager at Saudi Hollandi Bank SHB, starting from CSR, to CSR manager to Operations Manager. My work included day to day management of retail branch operations and 12 operations staff. Branch opening and closing and insuring availability of adequate cash along with internal accounts reconciling, etc…


1994 – 1996, Area Operations Manager for National Commercial Bank NCB, Southern Jeddah Area branches, managing operations and operations’ staff of 11 branches. Role also included branches’ adherence to policies and procedures, audit reviews, handling daily issues raised by area branches, implement plans to achieve area financial and operational goals.


1997 – 2000, User Education Supervisor at NCB, as part of Microsoft Framework model, defining NCB staff technical awareness needs. Presented business with latest technologies that relates to their work. Coordinate IT staffs' technical training, prepare documentation of newly developed applications and plan user training before rollouts. Provide Computer Based Training (CBT) for both generic system awareness and specific application releases whenever possible.


2001 – 2003, Project Manager at Data Quality Improvement Project for NCB, evaluate and score data quality of customer information in NCB systems, define data quality system requirements to stop the bleeding and in parallel launch branch task force to enhance data quality with periodical quality monitoring, scoring and reporting.


2004 –        , Data Warehouse Business Intelligence (BI) Unit manager, managing 5 support staff, handling requirement analysis, producing functional requirement and coordinate development and SQA testing. Front line support for Data Warehouse users. Coordinate and conduct user awareness sessions for any DWH enhancement. Manage DWH enhancements’ rollout to users during system upgrades. Introduce BI tool (Cognos 8) to business. Support many business projects requiring consistent data monitoring using DWH.

 

Educational Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor degree in Accounting (1991).
  2. Computer courses certificates in various Microsoft products and languages, Data Warehouse reporting and Business Intelligence tools.
  3. Various business and project management courses directly related to work.

 

Achievements:
With good academic knowledge of business concepts and actual work experience along with knowledge of recent technology products and services. Managed to utilize technology to provide best services to business. Following are some of my acknowledged initiatives:

 

Other General knowledge, experience and hobbies:

Basic, Pascal, MS-FoxPro, All MS-Office, MS-Access, SQL, Cognos BI, MS-FrontPage & PHP for active internet website design. Java for Android platform.

 

Courses attended and certificates:


Pascal

1988

Lotus 123

1988

Principals of banking

1991

Cobol Level 1

1991

Financial Products Knowledge

1992

Financial Products Selling skills

1992

Productivity And Service Improvement Seminar

1994

Strategic Marketing Seminar

1994

Programming with Fox Pro

1994

Prelude To Change

1995

Excellence In Productivity And Service Improvement

1996

DSS Agent

1996

Impromptu Administration & Basic Reporting

1996

Commercial Customer Profitability

1997

Software Project Management

1999

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam Review course

1999

Report Writing Skills

2000

Erwin Data Modeler; Introduction - Advanced

2003

HTML & Internet Design

2004

Oracle 9i AS: Discoverer For End Users

2004

Oracle 9i Database: Program with OLAP DML

2004

Oracle 9i Database: Using OLAP

2004

EPM For Project Managers

2004

ITIL Certificate For Service Management

2005

Overview Of Project Management

2006

Cognos 8 BI Authoring And Modeling

2007

Cognos 8 OLAP Modeling

2008

Cognos 8 Metadata Modeling

2008

Managing Productivity

2009

Influencing Behavior

2011

Communication Skills

2011