Group Finance Director
Wageeh Mohamed Mohd Hassen
Location: Dubai, UAE | email: [email protected]
Phone: +971 503036018
CORE SKILLS / COMPETENCIES
Strategic Financial Planning
Budgeting & Forecasting
Treasury & Funds Management
Working Capital Optimization
Risk Assessment & Mitigation
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Asset & Inventory Management
Senior Management Representation
Bachelor Degree of Commerce, (Accounting), 1996
AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY
TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
CMA Program, Morgan International Institute, Dubai, UAE
Supply chain seminar – Blue Ocean Academy – UAE
Team Inspiration – SBL group – UAE
Team building – the amazing hunter – SBL Group
Financial Operation Excellence with Minor Food Group, Thailand
Financial Modelling with Morgan International Institute, UAE
Executive Leadership (USA)
Planning & Strategy (UAE)
Management by Results (UAE)
Franchise Management (Thailand)
Presentation Skills (UAE)
Feasibility Study (USA)
Date of Birth: 15th April, 1974
Languages: English and Arabic
Address: Villa 3, Block A, 55B Street, Midriff, Dubai – UAE
Available on Request
Senior finance management professional with 23 years of experience in managing group finance across diverse organizations. Rated high for consistently enhancing operational efficiency and organizational profitability by implementing various process improvement initiatives across professional career. Exploring challenging senior managerial assignments with a professionally managed organization.
Senior Manager / Director / Vice President
Demonstrated senior leadership capability in preparing annual budgets, evaluating and interpreting financial plans or budgets including other related factors.
Skilled in preparing, maintaining organizational cash flow and forecasts aimed at enhancing organizational bottom lines.
Solutions-driven, expert in evaluating and implementing changes, financial management mechanisms to minimise financial risk.
Strong background in setting up internal control systems related to finance and administration in the organisation.
Adept at implementing cost reduction opportunities, manage company’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems.
Proven ability in managing subsidiary and joint venture finances in compliance to GAAP & IFRS standards, effectively managing internal and external audits.
Proactive decision maker, having practical management style and excellent skills in management of people capability including performance management.
————————— PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ————————
Group Finance Director Nov 2014 – May 2019
Group Finance Manager Nov 2013 – Nov 2014
Group Chief Accountant Jun 2009 – Nov 2013
Business Unit Chief Accountant Aug 2005 – May 2009
SALEH BIN LAHEJ GROUP – HOSPITALITY DIVISION DUBAI, UAE
Group of international companies in UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt; Diversified business including:
• International Franchise Restaurants: Chili’s, Joe’s Cab Shack, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, El Chico, Cantina Laredo, Silver fox, Steak n Shake, The Pizza Company, Black Canyon, Swensen’s, Bread Talk, Kenny Rogers, Olives and Tomatoes
• Logistic and Warehouses
• Home Delivery Services
• Construction & Real estate
• Marketing and media Services
Played a key role in restructuring the finance department and setting up the accounts policy and procedure.
Actively involved in designing and setting up consolidated financial statement for the group (GCC+ Egypt), ERP – ORION system, fixed assets coding system, electronic discount system in the restaurants.
Successfully negotiated and reduced construction cost of the new projects, interest rate of the fund and overdraft, credit card fees with the Network (standard and premium).
Minimized supply chain cost through optimized inventory and 50% of the miscellaneous expenses by process re-engineering.
Optimized rent expensed through evaluation and negotiation of lease agreements of existing branches
Instrumental in securing finance fund for investment in new projects with lowest rate and conducting feasibility study for more than 25 international successful projects in MENA.
Led a team of 20 individuals managing internal controls, risk management, legal and conflict resolution, business operations, planning and analysis, policies and procedures and growth commercial strategy development.
Functioned as strategic partner to the Group CEO / Presidents in effectively implementing business strategies.
Managed overall financial operations of the group. Defined / implemented organizational financial strategy including best practices and standards to reduce costs, control expenses, enhance efficiency and optimize organizational assets.
Developed internal controls to ensure compliance with company’s policies including principles / standards aimed at financial planning and optimizing resource utilization.
Ensured compliance to statutory laws and regulations for managing various aspects of corporate financial business processes.
Prepared, evaluated and ensured compliance to annual budgets. Assessed & aligned product costs to organizational standards.
Approved payments and act as an authorized signatory for the bank payments related to day to day operations of the Group.
Maintained regular interaction with banks & financial institutions for ensuring effective fund flow related to existing / forthcoming business ventures.
Assessed and finalized major agreements based on ROI for the group. Implemented various cost control measures across diverse processes of the group.
Evaluated internal control systems to minimize misappropriations of company assets. Conducted changes to ERP based on senior management directives.
Built and maintained productive business relationship with key decision makers across joint venture companies for maintaining seamless operations from financial perspective.
Rendered consultancy to other departments on financial management issues and Finance department policies and procedures.
Assisted HR, IT, and procurement departments in developing cost effective policy and procedure.
————————— PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS ————————
ABU EL ENIN GROUP, CAIRO – EGYPT Apr 1997 – Jul 2005
EL SELMY FOR GENERAL CONTRACTING COMPANY Oct 1997 – Mar 1999
EGYPT BROKERAGE CO.S.A.E Sep 1996 – Dec 1996
HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT BANK, CAIRO, EGYPT Jun 1996 – Aug 1996
1992 - 1996
Bachelor's of commerce at Ain Shams University