Rami Itani

Rami Itani

Rami is a Partner at VANGUARDS Consulting with 13+ years Strategy and Management Consulting experience for prestigious organizations such as Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Throughout his career, he supported multinationals improve organizational results by translating their strategy into operations from strategy formulation to business process re-engineering and implementation.

Rami’s strategy formulation and execution expertise includes the Balanced Scorecard framework, organizational design, business process management, workflow & manpower optimization, as well as policies and procedures development in the areas of Human Resources, Finance, and Operations.

Rami regularly facilitates strategy formulation, strategy management, business process re/design and Finance related workshops to a variety of clients across different industries such as banks, financial institutions, petrochemicals companies & government entities. As such, he recently trained over 2,000 Saudi Government Officials on Strategy, Balanced scorecard and Performance Management in-line with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030.

He also acts as a professional advisor to a number of General Managers, Executives and Government Officials within his areas of expertise.

Rami is a Balanced Scorecard Master Practitioner (BSMP), a Key Performance Indicators Professional (KPIP) and a Certified Business Process Associate (CBPA). He holds a BS. in Banking and Finance. He is also a member of the Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP).

Farzaneh Majed, BSP, KPIP

Farzaneh Majed, BSP, KPIP

Farzaneh is a Strategy Management Group Strategic Partner and Advisory Board Member with over 20 years of successful business development, change management and innovation experience who has a passion for excellence and thrives on driving change. Farzaneh’s extensive career at global level has resulted in many successful initiatives being adopted lucratively. She believes in simplifying processes and delivering results through strategic planning and effective execution.

As the CEO and Managing Partner of Transform Alliance (TA), Farzaneh is committed to assisting organizations achieve transformation through the engagement of TA’s alliance partners. Having identified the mission of the organization, clients are guided and closely monitored on the journey from Strategy Formation and Implementation to Change Management. A key focus throughout is the end result and measurement of the ROI on each project.

Farzaneh joined the Institute for International Research (IIR) Middle East in 1994 and progressed from a position as Conference Manager to the global role of Partnership Director – Professional Development & Learning Division within Informa PLC.

In this capacity, Farzaneh was responsible for consolidating the network of 500 trainers, ensuring consistency of commercial terms, and worked closely with the trainers and training business managers to develop key products. She also transformed the relationships Informa had developed with key accreditation and certification bodies. During her role, Farzaneh reported to the Managing Director and led a team to manage Informa’s pool of subject matter experts more efficiently. She was instrumental in identifying new talent to ensure the sustainability of the business.

Farzaneh is a Key Performance Indicator Professional (KPIP), Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP) and has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. She has an Honours degree in Combined Sciences (Statistics & Biology) from University of Brighton in the UK.

Dr. Bob McDonald

Dr. Bob McDonald

Bob is a Balanced Scorecard Institute Senior Associate, a certified Balanced Scorecard Master Professional and Managing Director of a management consulting organization based in Australia. With a PhD in science and experience as a researcher, he brings a strong scientific and evidence-based approach to his work, ensuring that best practice approaches are adopted, while at the same time always looking for new and creative ways of improving processes and outcomes. His main areas of expertise are strategy development and effective implementation, evaluation of major programs and systems, and performance measurement and management. He is passionate about capacity building and supporting organizations to be high performing and delivering sustainable outcomes that exceed their expectations.

Bob has worked in private, public and not-for-profit sectors in a diverse range of areas including manufacturing, tertiary education, health and overseas development. Prior to establishing his own consultancy business in 2009, Bob was Director of Performance with a large regional public health service in Australia where, among other things, he initiated and then oversaw the implementation and cascading of the Balanced Scorecard over an eight-year period. With 15,000 staff, over 40 hospitals and community centers, this was one of the largest implementations in the health sector internationally. Feedback from an evaluation conducted 10 years after commencement was extremely positive with the following comments indicative of those from senior management, ‘The Balanced Scorecard is part of our organizational DNA and what sets us apart as an excellent performing organization’ and ‘I don’t know of a better tool to get an organization focused and staff seeing how they can contribute to success’. Bob continues to play an important role in strategy development and evaluation in the health sector.

Bob has facilitated over 150 Balanced Scorecard and strategy workshops in a variety of settings in Australia, Asia and the Pacific and has led a number of independent reviews or evaluations of organizational programs and systems. He is trained in cross-cultural communication, can speak Indonesian and has lived and worked in South East Asia.

Deepak Mehta

Deepak Mehta

Mr. Deepak Mehta is a Strategy Management Group Senior Associate and the Director of Augmentum Management Solutions Pvt Ltd., that is based in India.

Deepak is a seasoned Organizational change & transformation professional with over 27 years of experience under his belt. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with additional qualifications in Computer Science, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP).

He founded Augmentum Management Solutions with the aim of helping organizations reach and expand their goals. He has worked with organizations in various industries like manufacturing, sales & distribution, service and project management and many other industries.

He has helped grow various organizations through methods like: People & Process management, Change management through culture of discipline, Virtual CEO – where he manages change by acting as the CEO of an organization, Sustainable process management, and the Implementation of SOP & SAP.

His working methodology and thorough study of an organization helps him devise the most appropriate strategy for transformation of the client organization. Through his team, Deepak ensures constant feedback and thereby ensuring fine tuning of various processes and to achieve the desired results.

Through SAP & SOP, he ensures that the outcome of the processes is tangible and also adds accountability to the employees within the client organization, thereby making them an integral part of change & process management.

His relationship management skills combined with his analytical skills give him an upper-hand in ensuring he drives the organization in the right direction. He also, works with coaching the management to handle change and transformation through the process thereby giving them an on the job training of effective organization management.

His contribution to the success of his client’s organization has been well recognized and commended by his clients over the years. His success is also evident in the fact that he is the go-to person for his past clients when they want to employ new strategies for growth/change.

James Meltz

James Meltz

James Meltz is a passionate sales and marketing strategist who partners with companies, governments and entrepreneurs having previously launched two start-up companies himself. He considers himself an architect of change.

After spending more than two decades in the events industry where he has held several key management positions, James joins Transform Alliance (TA) as the COO and Partner with his many years of personal and professional contacts.

Educated in the USA, James has spent several years in the Middle East where global challenges in economic conditions continue to test even the strongest organisations. Both large established companies and SMEs are facing a variety of challenges as they strive to find growth, stay competitive and innovative, while Governments look to move to a more sustainable level of growth, tighten fiscal discipline and continue diversifying their economies. As the strategy of TA is to assist organisations to transform with the engagement of our global alliances, James believes companies can definitely work to find solutions that will improve their ROI, productivity and retention.

James is a Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP) and has attended Strategy Management Performance Systems from George Washington University.

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