Rafey Usmani (EGP) – New York City (United States of America)   Leave a comment

THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS STRATEGY - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USA

RAFEY USMANI (EGP) QUALIFICATIONS
EXECUTIVE GLOBAL PARTNER (EGP)

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: New York City (United States of America USA)
HISTORY
New York City has served as the main entry port for immigrants and trading route to America throughout its history. The first European settlement began in 1609. New York city was incorporated as ” New Amsterdam” in 1953 by the Dutch but was later named as New York after it was conquered by the British in 1664. The city was made the first national capital in 1785 under the Unites States constitution and remained so till 1790 when the honor went to Philadelphia. By 1835 the city surpassed Philadelphia as the largest US city due to immigration, visionary city planning and the opening of the Erie canal which connected the agricultural Midwest to Canada. The immigration to the city increased considerably after the civil war and the dedication of the Statue of Liberty by France in 1886. The modern New York city was formed in 1898 due to the consolidation of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx and outlying areas. The city became a trading and commerce center by early 20th century with the building of some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, bridges, parks and a rapid mass transit/subway systems. The city attracted major population from the south to migrate for economic opportunities. The stock market crash of 1929 started the great depression. By the end the of 1930′ the 2nd world war created jobs which ended the depression. The city emerged as the economic capital of the world after the 2nd world war ended in 1945, serving as a financial, communication, law and education service center. The united nations was formed after the 2nd world war and was headquartered in New York. With the re-emergence of wall street in 1980′s the city became the financial capital of the world, which benefited from a boom in finance, media, internet and real estate in the 1990′s. The city was the site for the worst terrorist attack on USA at world trade center in Sept 11 2001. The city has recovered with the one world trade center currently being built at the location.

CURRENT POSITION
New York City ( also commonly referred to as the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps) with a population of 8.4 Million is a true melting pot of people from diverse ethnics groups, with the largest representation of Italian, African American, Jews & Irish. New York is the center for global business and trade and is the largest financial center in the world. The city is also a center for insurance, real estate, media and arts in USA. Financial services accounts for 35% of the city’s employment income. Real estate in the city was worth $802.4 billion in 2006. The media( television & film) industry in the city is the second largest after Hollywood. Other significant growth industries in the city are biotechnology, software development, gaming, bio medical research, technology and education. The city houses such notable universities as Columbia, NYU, City university of New York, Barnard college and pace university. The city has major biological research institutions, namely Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. New York city has the world’s largest rapid transit system, with a total of 468 stations currently in operation . George Washington bridge is the busiest motor vehicle bridge in the world. New York city is the top air passenger gateway to USA with the city’s airspace being the busiest in the nation. New York city has an extensive network of expressways and parkways to connect it to the adjacent states and suburbs. The global financial crisis of 2007-2010 which was caused due to the mortgage crisis( Undervalued /Risky securities were rated AA+ or AAA and sold to investors ) and risky investments led to the closure of major security firms namely Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers and the conversion of other firms into banks. It also lead to mass layoffs and job cuts in new York city.

FUTURE OUTLOOK
The city’s economy is beginning to show signs of recovery with the hiring starting to pickup in the financial, new media, healthcare & technology sectors. The city’s unemployment rate held steady at 8.9 percent in Feb. 2011 which was well below the 10.3 percent in 2009. The slump in the housing market is creating opportunity for investment into the new York city real estate market. With the push towards green technology and incentives provided by the current US administration, an investment in green manufacturing and technology will create jobs and growth within the city. With the financial services sector providing 35 % of income for New York city at present, other sectors like fashion, digital media, bio technology, IT and green sectors will play an increasing role in the development of the city in the future. Investments to improve the current infrastructure including bridges, overpasses, roads and transportation would be critical to the growth of the city. With the expanding global economy the key to the New York city’s growth would be to collaborate with growing economies like China and India to setup think tanks and institutions to be able to attract investment, knowledge and workers. This would mean a more mature immigration policy at the center which allows movement of skilled labor in a increasing knowledge based economy of the future.

PERSONAL DETAILS:
Rafey Usmani (EGP)
Global Partner status (Associate – Executive – Senior): Executive
Country of registration: United States of America USA
City of registration: New York City

SERVICE SKILLS:
IT Strategy planning & execution
IT Governance & Portfolio Rationalization
Global Program/Project Management
Business Process Re-engineering, 6 Sigma
Business case, ROI, value stream analysis
Risk Management, Compliance
Business plan creation
Competitor analysis

INDUSTRY SECTOR EXPERIENCE:
Banking
Insurance
Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical
Consumer Goods-Beverages
Engineering

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT:
MBA in CIS. Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
MBA in Management. Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
Bachelor of science in Engineering. AMU. Aligarh. India

CLIENTS OR EMPLOYERS:
Guardian Life Insurance Company
American Express
The Coca Cola Company
GE Aircraft Engines
iGate
Spherion Technology
Pfizer UK
Johnson & Johnson
Mascot Systems
Synchrony Communication

LANGUAGES
English
Hindi
Urdu

PERSONAL PROFILE:
Rafey Usmani is a business savvy technology executive with more than 15 years of proven experience leading multi $ million global strategic initiatives. He has successfully created competitive advantage at top fortune 500 companies in USA, UK and Asia by planning and executing major IT Strategy/ Architecture, IT Governance, Process Improvement/Change projects. Dynamic career with proven leadership, organization change management & problem solving skills while operating/ managing teams within high performing organizations. Provides strategic direction to senior management on technology & business process innovation. Rafey holds a MBA in Computer Information Systems, MBA in Management from Robinson College of Business, GSU, Atlanta, USA and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Z H College of Engineering & Technology, AMU, India. Some of the past project experience include Guardian Life Insurance. Successfully transformed teams (Middleware LDAP security & Application packaging) into high performing groups using 6 Sigma, mentoring and motivational techniques. Created IT Governance & Architecture review/SDLC structure & processes. Chaired the review board. American Express Planned & executed IT strategy for key business initiatives (New payment technology/RFID & Gift card product development, SOX, portfolio management using Clarity, $1M- $100 M+, 10- 200+ global resources, on-site/offshore).The Coca Cola Company Re-engineered the supply chain procurement process/ system while improving the SLA & communication globally. Improved user experience & SLA’s for the SAP Portal/HRIS/eLearning implementations. GE Aircraft Engines Automated the sales force. Was recognized for the 6-Sigma project, Pfizer UK and J&J Engineered & Implemented the CRM/SFA products for global pharmaceutical clients at Dendrite in US & UK.

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
New York, USA
Atlanta, USA
Bangalore, India
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dubai, UAE

Global Partner preferred location
City: New York City
Country: United States of America

CONTACT
To contact Rafey Usmani (EGP), please forward an email to the Academy of Business Strategy.

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