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Retesh D.

CIO

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  • Hourly rate: R1100 /hr
  • Experience: 25 Years

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Senior accomplished IT management professional/executive with over 20 years working experience across the IT and airline sector, with a specific focus on Passenger Services Solutions (PSS) Systems, IT Management and Support, Airline Applications, Enterprise Architecture, Digital Innovation and Strategy. With excellent communication, networking and well-developed interpersonal skills, I integrate well within a team and have the ability to form trusted relationships with subordinates, clients as well as superiors. Whilst focusing on the job, I am able to keep my eye on the horizon, growing and adapting organically to the environment that I am placed in. My proven track record of responsibility, integrity and commitment to company objectives has allowed me to be innovative in unlocking my growth. It is my strong belief that the detail lies in the execution, focus and timing. My leadership style is based on mutual respect, honest communication, trust and inclusivity, whilst keeping an eye on the bottom line. I maintain a strong work ethic and governance and have a healthy competitive attitude and thrive under pressure. Current Functions & & Responsibilities: • Lead the technological advancement of the company in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development. • Identify potential business opportunities through Partners, Channels and Ancillaries and continuously build/grow relationships with new/existing clients. • Negotiate commercial terms and conditions to ensure an executed contract is achieved for Partners, Channels and Ancillaries. • Direct and manage computing and information technology strategic plans, policies, programs, schedules for business and finance data processing, computer services, security of information systems, telephony, network communications, and management information services, back-up, and disaster recovery procedures. • Maintain and validate operating policies and procedures for computing and information technology, including IT Governance aligned to King IV and COBIT 2019. • Identify innovative IT solutions within cost control and risk. • Oversee the development, design, and implementation of new applications and changes to existing computer systems and software packages within approved budget through risk analysis. • Contract Management, including negotiation, compilation, terms, SLA definition, renewals, amendments, and execution. • SLA management, including monitoring and management, with the relevant partner / stakeholder / suppliers. • Period and Quarterly Service Review meetings with Service Providers. • Run departments in accordance to set yearly budget. • Partner with stakeholders/partners to minimize/share project cost. • Draw up tactical plan on a yearly basis in line with corporate plan and shareholder compact. • Ensure that tactical plan is followed by whole department & company. • Responsible for localization of services, supplier development and transformation. Employee development, business. Qualifications: • Matric Certificate • IT Diploma (Cum Laude) • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Practice (NQF Level 8) • Certificate Management Development Programme • Certificate IT&S Project Methodologies and Toolsets (PMBOK) • MBA (current) Thank you for taking the time to read through my application in regard to the position advertised by your company. Kind Regards

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