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ATHENA ACUMEN

BUSINESS CONSULTANTS

INDEX

Introduction & Background

Company History

Vision to Value

Our Approach

Range of Services

Why Athena Acumen?

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Core Team

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Resource Group

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Experience Profile of Our People

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Experience Profile of our Alliances

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Contact Details

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Athena Acumen FZ LLC is a UAE based consulting firm offering a breadth of professional services through a pool of highly qualified resources available globally. Company was established with the aim of helping organizations grow their businesses while balancing the competing demands of cost and quality. We follow the Athena Approach that is based on team work, both forward integrating with the client as well as backward integrating with our people. Our dedicated and experienced team of professionals have breadth of expertise while working with most of the branded consulting firms, enabling us to design and deploy the time tested methodologies at competitive value propositions. Our strategically placed team of professionals enables us to deliver services in the most efficient and effective way.

INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND


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COMPANY HISTORY

The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves.
(Marcus T. Cicero)

July 2011 Feb 2011 2010 2009


Envisioned service & market expansion
Strategic Alliances with Core IT and Training Firms

Established LLC in UAE offering BPO & Advisory services and established links in Sudan & Iran for service delivery

Registered as a Private Limited company in Pakistan

2005
Firm established in Pakistan

VISION
Business Strategy Business Process Documentation

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Financial Advisory

VISION TO VALUE

VALUE
Business Process Outsourcing

Business Transformation Shared Services Center Advisory & Implementation

Organizational Restructuring and Business Process Reengineering

Talent Acquisition and HR Operations Advisory

Financial Modeling & Business Plans Mergers and Acquisition Advisory Fiscal Planning and cross border Tax Optimization

OUR APPROACH

Envision

Execute

Deliver

Optimize

Our approach, coupled with our talent bandwidth allows us to focus on all three spheres of any organization.

Solution oriented
People

Customer focus

Technology

Process

Experienced People

Team work

RANGE OF SERVICES

Business Process Re-engineering Offering organizations innovative services of process reengineering to suggest ways to improve productivity, reduce costs & generate business opportunities. Business Process Documentation

Documenting existing business processes as an addition to organizational knowledge center, ensuring on average a 10% increase in efficiency
Financial Advisory Financial Modeling Investment Appraisal Financial & Technical feasibilities Business Valuations Financial & Technical due diligence support Corporate & Project Finance Mergers & Acquisitions Business Strategy

Providing strategic consulting services to the companies while they explore new business opportunities, ensuring differentiation and competitive advantage.

RANGE OF SERVICES

Learning & Development Leadership Development Talent Development Coaching Customized Learning Solutions

Talent Acquisition Hiring Strategy Head hunting Induction & onboarding Designing retention strategies

HR Administration Policies and Procedures designing HR process outsourcing Compensation & Benefits Leave accounting

RANGE OF SERVICES

Business Process Outsourcing Advisory on BPO services, answering the most asked question of what to outsource Turnkey outsourcing solutions, ranging from financial and administration (F&A) processes, human resources (HR) functions, call center and customer service activities, accounting & payroll.
Shared Services Center Advisory

Advisory on implementing SSC as a tool to centralize non-core functions of business units, promoting efficiency, cost saving, value generation & improved service.

WHY ATHENA ACUMEN?

Global Perspective
Experience working with multi-cultural environment gives a broader vision

Holistic Approach
Ability to look at businesses keeping big picture in mind

Efficiency & Effectiveness


Deep industry knowhow Strong ability to put strategy into action Sharp eye for end to end processes

Competitive Edge
Cost effective business model by having management on shore while leveraging cost advantaged labor markets

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CORE TEAM
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Mr. Hamid Raza Sherazi is an experienced Strategy & Change professional having in-depth expertise in the analysis of business problems and development & deployment of plans for improvement. He has vast experience working in diverse sectors for various multi-national organizations. His wide network of professionals and business associates in UAE, comprising Pakistani and Western expatriates alike gives him exclusivity when it comes to engaging the right resources to resolve business issues. Mr. Junaid Khan Jadoon has over 10 years of experience in core consulting. He has worked with IBM GBS, Bestway group , Deloitte & TAG group. His specialties include merger and acquisition advisory, transaction advisory, devising cross border tax optimization strategies, taxation and fiscal planning, project financing, corporate restructurings, due diligences and feasibility studies, devising financial revival strategies, Solution Design and Deployment and Project Management. Mr. Junaid is a certified PMP and a professional accountant. Mr. Kaleem Ashraf has over 10 years of experience in fiscal planning and taxation advisory. He has worked with Deloitte, Moors Rowland International and Bestway Group. His specialties include taxation planning, taxation advisory and advocacy, devising cross border tax optimization strategies and transaction structuring. Mr. Kaleem is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

CORE TEAM
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Mr. Khurram Shahzad is a senior professional having a broad range of skills that includes BPO services, Business Process Reengineering, HR Administrative operations, People Management, Project Management, Process Improvement and Shared Services Center implementation. He has served back-office of SNL Financial LC , a leading information service provider, in senior management capacity for over six years. Shahzads experience profile places him at a unique position to offer business solutions pertaining people and processes. Ms. Itrat Batool is MBA Finance, with three years banking experience. She has been involved in transaction structuring and analyzing risk profiles for clients during her stay with Allied Bank for arrangement of project and corporate finance . She also holds degree in Bachelors of Computer Sciences and is a CFA Level-I qualified. Mr. Raja Mobeen Ahmed is offering more than 18 years of administrative policy and implementation experience in security/staff management. He has over the years successfully envisioned, formulated and implemented policies, legislation, regulations in both management and advisory capacity. Also an expert in security and crises management, having sound experience in analyzing, planning, designing and implementing policies and operational manuals in various public and private sector organizations. He holds a masters in Business Administration.

Resource Panel
Dr. Mirza Jameel Yousaf
Dr. Jameel served armed forces in Pakistan for over 33 years. During his tenure, he worked on various international projects related to defense, security, energy, environment and technology. He also got the opportunity to work with Pakistans top research organizations. He is one of pioneers who set up National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad. He is on visiting faculty of Center for Advance Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad since 2006. He is currently serving as CEO of TEKNOCON, a Technology Consulting company specializing in Bullet Proof Vehicles Design & Manufacturing. Dr. Jameel is a professional engineer having PhD in Mechanical Engineering from United States.

Alliances
Digital Prodigy Limited (DPL)
DPL is a global IT consulting, outsourcing and technology services company. It has more than seven years of international experience working with clients in the US, Europe and Asia. Core Competencies of DPL exist in internet and mobile platforms using Microsoft.NET, PHP and mobile technologies. DPL has been involved in various award winning products and recognizable services both online and offline.

OUR RESOURCE GROUP

Syed Irshad Ali


Mr. Irshad is one of the senior members of our team. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of teaching and consulting. His areas of expertise include Total Quality Management, Performance Measurement of the public and private sector organizations, Technology enabled services, Research methodologies and contracting, processing & execution of engineering projects. He is a mechanical engineer by profession and a PhD scholar.

Training Impact Limited (Impact)


Impact is a leading Training & Development company that is tagged as a holistic training/consulting outfit which can deliver measureable, quantifiable interventions. It was established with a vision to provide training that is practical and effective and that improves business performance. Training Impact offers industry bespoke training/consulting interventions, including management, business skills, project management and personal development courses.

Naveed Abbas
Mr. Naveed is currently Partner with RSM International, a Professional Accounting firm offering services in the field of Statutory Audit, Management Consulting and Tax advisory. He has been with Deloitte, another professional firm offering the same set of services. During his career, he has lead various assignments that related mostly to Accounting & Assurance services, Income tax and Sales Tax advisory, Systems design and implementation and other areas of management and financial consulting. He is a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and an Associate of ICAEW and ICAP.

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EXPERIENCE PROFILE OF OUR PEOPLE


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EXPERIENCE PROFILE OF OUR RESOURCE GROUP


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CONTACT US

Contact Information
UAE OFFICE Contact Person: Mr. Hamid Raza Sherazi Address: Athena Acumen FZ LLC, P12 Rimal, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai UAE Contact Number: +971 4 448 6406 and +971 4 448 6405 Email: info@athenaacumen.com PAKISTAN OFFICE Contact Person: Mr. Khurram Shahzad Address: 369/B, Street # 37, Hillal Road, F-11/3, Islamabad 44000. Contact Number: +92 51 254 0066 and +92 321 515 5004 Email: khurram.shahzad@athenaacumen.com

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