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   C                                        Haider M H Al-Baghdadi
                                                    Curriculum Vitae
   V                                          Mobile (UK) +44. 7980.345.483
                                             Mobile (UAE) +971.50.742.6406
                                            Email haider.albaghdadi@gmail.com

 Professional Profile
        Highly motivated self-starter professional project manager (PMP, TOGAF 8.1.1 Certified, AMBCI, ITIL
         Foundation) with 21 years experience in leading edge corporate IT with proven leadership, team building,
         motivational and mentoring skills
        14 years experience in Financial sector - Investment Management and Investment Baking
        SimCorp Dimension implementation, optimization, improvement, testing, roll -out and support management
        Full IT Project Lifecycle Management - RFI/RFP, selection, contracting, implementation, roll-out
        Solution Architecture - creative, elegant, practical, successful solutions built for supportability, maintainability
         and extensibility
        Business Knowledge - accounting, financial instruments (equities, fixed income, FX spot/forward, derivatives,
         options), operations and settlements, SWIFT, FTS, Bloomberg, Reuters, MIS, Middle -Office and Back-Office.
        Forex Trading experience with technic al analysis, fundamental analysis and quantitative finance knowledge
        Mentoring and Training - high integrity, deep knowledge with care, diligence, leadership and motivation
        Vendor relations hip management, contractor management
        Software Engineering expert - Architecture, design, execution and delivery
        Highly qualified:
                MSc Computing Science (University of London) & MSc in Financ e (in progress – SMC, Zurich)
                C.Dip.AF (now Diploma in Financial Management – ACCA)
                PMP certified Project Manager (PMI)
                AMBCI (Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute)
                TOGAF 8.1.1 Certified - The Open Group Architecture Framework
        Technology – C/ C++, Oracle PL/SQL, Windows VB script, Perl, Java, J2EE, .NE T, XML, C#, Solaris, Crystal

 Career History
11/1998 – Present                                      Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, UAE
 (Investment Management industry)

  Application Architect and Capacity Manager                                                      12/2008 – Present

        In charge of Arc hitecture for all Enterprise Applications (Front, Middle and Back Office, Messaging, Market
         Data Services and Administrative Applications )
        Responsible for defining and setting technology strategy, polices and standards for all appli cations
        Responsible for Capacity Planning and Demand Management
        Working closely with CIO, Senior Management and Senior Business Represent atives to develop strategic
         vision and roadmap as well as developing options, opportunities and plans to realize the r oadmap
        Building a knowledge sharing forum as well as a standard taxonomy for information gat hering and
        Involved in day-t o-day technical oversight to ensure proper implementation of the long term arc hitectural vision
        Working to establish an architecture governance framework

  WallStreet Trema FinanceKIT System Performance Improvement                                      04/2008 – 12/2008

        Leading edge Treasury client/server system running on Sybase back -end
        Working with the team successfully identified and tackled a number of business, process and technical
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         performance issues.
        Created new processes as well as optimized existing processes to improve system performance and
        Implementation of changes to ensure improved system performance, including migration from 32 -bit to 64-bit

SimCorp Dimension System Performance Improvement                                                 09/2007 – 12/2008

        Leading edge Equities, Middle Office and Back Office investment management client/server system with
         Oracle back-end
        Working with the team successfully identified an d tackled a number of business, process and technical
         performance issues.
        Created new processes as well as optimized existing processes to improve system performance and
        Implementing procedures for continuous monitoring and process control wit h tolerance limits to control the

Architecture, Capacity and Availability Management                                               12/2007 – 12/2008

        Responsible for optimizing A DIA 's usage of all technology resources.
        Analyzing performance data and trends to identify bottlenecks and sub-optimal performance

Business Continuity Coordinator – IT Service Continuity                                          11/2006 - 12/2007

        Successfully coordinated and delivered the Business Continuity Plans for the IT department
        Responsible for all Business Continuity aspects of the IT department
        Leading IT processes improvement and alignment to ITIL with focus on Business Continuity

SimCorp Dimension Implementation - Technical Project Manager                                     05/2005 – 12/2006

        Responsible for IT and System Admin streams and all technical aspects of the implementation.
        Implementation is of one of the largest installations of SimCorp Dimension (SCD) - 400 users
        Successfully managed changes to the large ADIA IT department to accommodate SCD
        Successfully implemented CA AutoSys enterprise scheduling software to run S CD.
        Successfully trained IT support staff in all aspects of support for S CD.
        Successfully managed proc urement and installation of the largest amount of hardware yet seen at ADIA!
        The implementation design successfully passed extern al security audit carried out by big-5 auditor

Oracle eBusiness Suite - OSS, iSupplier and Contracts                                            11/2004 – 05/2005
Implementation Project Manager

        Successfully gathered requirements and managed vendor in carrying out demonstrations and workshops wi th
         the users.

PowerCampus and Great Plains Implementation - Project Manager                                    06/2004 – 12/2004

        Successfully managed the migration of these t wo applications from A DIA Washington Office to Abu Dhabi HQ.

Application Monitoring, Control and Support Automation - Project                                 09/2003 – 06/2004

        Managed Specification and development of in-house solution for support and monitoring of Tibco, Trema
         FinanceKit, ACT Unity and Ubitrade Ubix/ Tradix applications.

Enterprise Reporting Implementation (Crystal                                                     12/2001 – 12/2003
Reports/BusinessObjects) - Project Manager

        Designed and implemented web-based enterprise reporting solutions
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  Implementation of GoldenSource/FTI StreetMap, StreetLedger,                                    11/1998 – 12/2002
  StreetData - Technical Project Manager

        Successfully implemented business re -engineering of ADIA 's investment accounting department
        Defined and migrated ADIA data standard for static, market and reference data.
        Specified, designed and implemented universal transaction entry front -end for StreetLedger
        Design and implementation of middleware and market dat a interfaces
        Design and implementation on SWIFT int erface

06/1998 – 11/1998                                                                   GNI, City of London
 (Investment Banking industry)

  Independent IT Consultant

        Successfully implemented stock lending system (GRIPS).
        Successfully implemented CRES T interface to the GRIPS system, via SWIFT.
        Dramatically optimised database performance - reduced query times from 60 min to 3 min.

02/1997 – 06/1998                              Caspian Securities Limited, City of London
 (Investment Banking industry)

  Financial Systems Supervisor

        Successfully implemented and rolled-out PlatinumSQL Accounting System
        Successfully built interfaces to Wilco Gloss
        Successfully developed FSA regulatory reporting package (currency exposure, sector exposure, etc.) using
         Crystal Reports Enterprise

11/1995 – 02/1997                                      ING Baring Securities, City of London
 (Investment Banking industry)

  Senior Analyst/Programmer

        Successfully built interface between PlatinumSQL Accounting System and SmartStream R econciliation
        Successfully developed SFA regulatory reporting package
        Successfully optimised dat abas e performance

12/1991 – 11/1995                                  Donovan Data Systems Limited, London
 (Advertising and Media industry)


        Successfully implemented high-volume data distribution system
        Successfully designed and implement ed software packaging and distribution system
        Successfully implemented version control and build system for all soft ware (based on PVCS)

10/1989 – 12/1991                                                          Alcatel Multipoint, Essex
 (Telecommunications industry)

  Leading Software Engineer

        Successfully designed and developed configurable software for earth station monitoring and control
        Successful implementations at British Telecom, Telecom Eireann, IndoS at, Televerket, TV P olonia
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07/1988 – 10/1989                                Vacuum Generators Limited, East Sussex
 (Res earc h industry)

  Software Engineer

         Successfully designed and developed software for ultra -high vacuum instruments.
         Successfully implemented at CE RN and various UK universities.

  Professional Affiliations
         TOGAF 8 Certified Professional – The Open Group
         ACM - Association of Computing Machinery, US
         IEEE/CS - IEEE Computing Society, US
         CDipAF – the Association of Chart ered Certified Account ants (ACCA), UK
         PMP Certified Project Manager – Project Management Institute, US
         AMBCI - Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute, UK
         MBCS - British Computer Society, UK

 2012 (expected)                         Swiss Management Center, Zurich
         Master of Science in Finance and Controlling (underway, expected completion 2012)
 2008                                    The Open Group
         TOGAF 8 Certified Professional - The Open Group Architecture Framework
 2008                                    Project Management Institute, USA
         PMP Certified Project Manager – Project Management Professional
 1997 – 1999                             ACCA, London
         CDipAF – Certified Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (now known as Diploma in Financial
 1993 – 1995                             Birkbeck College, University of London
         MSc – Master of Science in Computing Science
 1986 – 1988                             London South Bank University
         HND – Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  Interests and Hobbies
 Cycling, swimming, reading, writing (s ome work published), classical music, history, travel, Internet and technology.

 Referenc es are available upon request.

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