Sandip Gonbhare

sgonbhare@rediffmail.com, sgonbhare@indiatimes.com Mobile No. 9821149994 Home No. 022-23770481

SUMMARY
Professionally qualified with good knowledge of Core Banking, Payments, and Treasury & Investment banking. 8 & half years of experience in Banking and I.T. Industry - BFSI Domains. Excellent analytical and presentation skills with high problem solving ability. Ability to work independently and to take a task to completion. Keen to develop new skills and improve work processes.

CLIENT EXPERIENCE:
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Citibank N.A. ABN AMRO Bank N.A. Barclays Bank PLC Allied Irish Bank (AIB) Northern Trust Bank HDFC Bank

QUALIFICATIONS

Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Chennai. Diploma in Foreign Exchange & Risk Management from Indian Institute of Export Management (IIEM), Bangalore, Apr 2002. Financial Derivatives Core Module from NCFM (National Stock Exchange Certified Financial Management) Mumbai, Oct 2000. Commodity Derivatives Module from MCX (Multi-Commodity Exchange) Mumbai, appeared. Appeared for Fixed Income and Money Market & Derivatives Module from (National Stock Exchange Certified Financial Management) Mumbai. GDC& A (Govt. Diploma in Co-operative Accountancy) in May 2001. Diploma in Taxation Law from Mumbai University in April 2001. Bachelor of Commerce (B.com) from Mumbai University, Mumbai (India) April, 1999.

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Nomination: Polaris Software Lab Limited nominated me as a CMMi FAR Eng. Group Member (SCAMMPI). SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE:
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FLEXCUBE - Core Banking and Payments Module PEGA Reach and AIRS – with e-Serve International Ltd for Citibank N.A., Dublin (Ireland) & New York (2 & 1/2 Years Exp.) IntelliTRACS / IntelliMATCH - ABN AMRO BANK N.A., Netherlands (2 & ½ Year’s Exp.) GPP (Global Payplus) CITIFT Project – Implemented for Citibank N.A. in the regions e.g. North America, Europe, Japan & ASPAC. ICS (Integrated Clearing System) Cash Management – Citibank N.A. India & Sri Lanka. Pay2k - Payment Software RECON plus (NOSTRO Reconciliation) – with e-Serve International Ltd for Citibank N.A., New York Accounting Systems of Citibank N.A. - FI Citichecking, New York Citichecking and Delaware Citichecking. Global Banking Search (GBS), US Dollar Payment Directory Corona (NOSTRO Reconciliations) Revalues (Risk Management) DOMAIN KNOWLEDGE:

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Core Banking and Payments SWIFT and Telex Messages Liquidity Management: Funding, Pooling, Sweeping, Interest, Client Investment Capital Market Derivatives Module Multi-Commodity Exchange – Derivatives Module Fixed Income and Money Market & Derivatives Module FX Processing FED and CHIPS Messaging System – New York Clearing House Clearing Systems – New York, Europe Correspondent Reconciliation Banking, NOSTRO/VOSTRO/LORO Accounts, NOSTRO

BASEL II implementation.

TRAINING:

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Structured Method of Software testing and SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle (2 days program conducted by Fusion Technologies (FANDS)) Workshop on Business and System Modeling (One day Certification program conducted by TRUMPSYS Systems and Solution Pvt. LTD.) Business Analyst (One day Program conducted by Welingkar Institute, Mumbai) KYD (Know Your Domain) Training for Cash Management, Trade Finance, Treasury Management and Banking Overview. (4 days Program) Credit Card Domain Training (2 days program conducted by Dr. Chayya)

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Involved in Business Continuity Planning (BCP): Visited Chennai on regular basis to carry out BCP planning and Development Strategy.

TECHNICAL / FUNCTIONAL (Application) SKILLS
Skills
Operation System / Hardware Database Others

Details
Windows 98/2000/NT/XP Oracle 10G - SQL Queries FoxPro, Dbase III Plus, BASIC & COBOL Programming

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ROJECT SUMMARY
Project# 1
Company Name: Polaris Software Lab Ltd. Project Name: NT – Intellect Liquidity Management Solution from May, 07…. Client: Environment: Northern Trust Bank, UK Oracle Platform Oracle 10g. Web based application (J2EE).

Project Description:

NT is a leading custodial services corporation that has given a mandate to Polaris to deliver a Liquidity Management System to meet its internal needs as well as those of its customers. The application will primarily be used by Northern Trust users out of London and in some cases out of Chicago. The broad areas of the system are Sweeping, Notional Pooling, Client Investment, Internal Investment, Interest Calculation and Capitalization, and Funding.
Role: Sr. Consultant/Project Manager Responsibilities:

Manage a team of 25 peoples. (10 are Developers included 2 Project Leader, 10 included 1 Test Leader, 1 BA and 4 Oracle Team) Review of the work done by the BA’s, Test Leader. Review Requirement Gathering from the users of Northern Trust, UK and same capture in the Business Requirement Document (BRD). Review FS (Functional Specification). Both FS and BRD get it signoff from the client. Interacting with business to understand their issues and requirements. Prepare and Develop Test Plan. Discuss testing strategy with the Testing Team. Responsible for release. Interacting with various dependent teams for resolution of issues. Prepared MIS Reports for the management.

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Project# 2
Company Name: Polaris Software Lab Ltd. Project Name: Corporate Foreign Exchange (CFX) from Feb, 07 to April, 07. Client: Environment: Citibank, India Oracle Platform 8i to Oracle 10g. Web based application (J2EE).

Project Description:

CFX is being implemented in Citibank, India for managing Corporate Forex, FCY remittances, FRA Contracts operations across the cities.
Role: Consultant Responsibilities:
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Prepared Use Cases and Activity Diagram. (Software: Rational Rose) Requirement Gathering from the users of Citibank, India and same capture in the Business Requirement Document (BRD). Prepared FS (Functional Specification). Interacting with business to understand their issues and requirements. Interacting with various dependent teams for resolution of issues. Prepared User Manual.

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Project# 3
Company Name: Polaris Software Lab Ltd. Project Name: Pentagon Project (FLEXCUBE) Implementation. Aug’06 to Jan’ 07 Onsite at Allied Irish Bank (AIB), Dublin, Ireland Client: Environment: Oracle Platform 8i to Oracle 10g. Web based application (J2EE). Allied Irish Bank (AIB), Dublin, Ireland

Project Description:

FLEXCUBE Core-banking and Payment system is being implemented in Allied Irish Bank, Dublin (Ireland) for managing their Payments, Standing Instructions and Funds Transfer operations across the country.
Role: Sr. Business Analyst Responsibilities:

Requirement Gathering for Core banking and Payment Modules from AIB divisions servicing Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI). Parameterisation of the system as per AIB Global Treasury requirements. Preparation of the Business Rationale and Configuration Document or Lower Level document/design. Preparation of the High Level document / design for Core Banking and Payments. Interacting with business to understand their issues and requirements. Interacting with various dependent teams for resolution of issues and parameterization

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Project# 4
Company Name: Project Name: Client: Environment: Migration of Oracle Platform 8i to Oracle 10g. Technology upgrade from legacy platform of Forms and Pro*C to a Web based application (J2EE). Data Migration. VSS and Orbivault Polaris Software Lab Ltd. ICS (Integrated Clearing System) Since Feb’06 to July’ 06 Citibank N.A., India (28 Branches)

Project Description:

ICS (Integrated Clearing System) is implemented in CITIBANK N. A, INDIA for managing its clearing operations across the country. CITIBANK INDIA is looking at re-engineering the application so as to consolidate into a single database and carry out a technology upgrade of ICS and migrate from the current platform on to a new generation advanced platform in order to meet the changing requirements of clearing processing and also improve the efficiency of its operations.
Role: Sr.Business Analyst Responsibilities:
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Prepared Use Cases and Activity Diagram. (Software: Rational Rose) Prefer the Business Requirement Document (BRD) and prepare Functional Specification Document. Preparing DFD’S (Data Flow Diagram) for Functional Specification (FS). Constantly in touch with business desk for application related issues and resolved them. Providing analysis to development team. Interacting with business to understand their issues and requirements. Involved in Application Design and Database design. Preparing LLD’s (Lower Level Design) for Program Specification (PS) Preserve the codes thru SCM (System Configuration Management) using proper tools e.g. VSS (Visual SourceSafe and Orbivault). Release the build to test the application. Communicate the build-released status with the development team and PM. Preparing Test Plan document for IUT & SIT. Testing application release in IUT & SIT environment and preparing Functional and Unit test cases. Communicate quality status with the Project manager thru the Defect Log. Interacting with various dependent teams to resolve the issues.

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Project# 5
Company Name: Project Name: i-flex Solutions Ltd.

CITIFT (GPP - Global PayPlus Software) from Jul’05 to Jan’06. Citibank N.A., North America, Europe and Japan & ASPAC

Client: Environment: -

ORACLE 10G Web based application (J2EE) Starteam

Project Description:

GPP (Global PayPlus) supports payment-related message types that are used by the various RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement – such as FED) system in different countries. It includes: Advices and Statement Messages, Batch and Bulk Payments, Cancellation, Queries and Answers. Workflows of Payment Messages are: Payment Receipt, Debit Processing, Credit Processing, Accounting, Payment Delivery and Advices.
Role: Business Analyst Responsibilities:
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Responsible for ASPAC (AUS-NZ) Project. Gap Analysis between the Beta Payment Software (Citibank N.A. Singapore) and GPP (Global PayPlus). Interacting with business to understand their issues and requirements. Interacting with various dependent teams to resolve the issues. Prepare Business Use Cases. Prefer the Business Requirement Document (BRD) and prepare Functional Requirement Document (FRD). Prefer the Interface Requirement and prepare Interface Requirement Document (IRD). Documenting various types of documents like SWIFT Messaging, FED and CHIPS Working, NOSTRO Reconciliation, FX Processing and AML (Anti-Money Laundering). Intermediary between Development team and Client.

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Project# 6
Company Name: ABN AMRO Bank N.A. Project Name: Client: Environment: Operation International Payment System (OIPS) Feb’02 – Jun’05 ABN AMRO Bank N.A. Netherlands

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Web based application (J2EE) – IntelliTRACS (Payment Investigations) IntelliMatch (Nostro Reconciliations)

Project Description: Handling Questions and Claims related to foreign payments and NOSTRO Reconciliation Queries. The type of questions and claims related to Payments could be: Inquiry, Amendment and Errors. Questions can come from: Foreign or Domestic (the Netherlands Branches), Multinationals Clients like (Unilever, Philips) and other department with in the banks. Claim Received through SWIFT Message. Inbound Messages: MT199, MT299, MT192, MT292, MT999 etc. Outbound Payments: MT100, MT103, and MT202. Role: Product Specialist Responsibilities:

Actively Involved in Migration and Set up of Operation International Payment and Services (OIP&S) Project from ABN AMRO Bank N.A., Netherlands to Mumbai. Participated in Proof of Concept (POC) of OIP&S for Two Months. Prepare Daily MIS Reports, Query Resolution and Rectification of Errors. Authorization of cases being investigated by investigators. (Payments and Correspondence). Conduct timely performance appraisal of team-members in a timely manner Provide a quick Turn-around-time (TAT) at consistently good quality and low cost. Escalate cases if they do not get resolved within a specified period of time. , Use alternative means (e.g. telephone calls) to close cases. Collect metrics to ensure consistent quality. Preparing Business Continuity Development for OIP&S Project. Planning (BCP) Policy and Framework

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Ensure that have a backup available for themselves, Ensure all team-members are cross-trained. Mentoring fresh trainee joined in the team.

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Project# 7
Company Name: Project Name: Client: Environment: - Web based application (PEGA Reach) Project Description: Handling Questions and Claims relates to foreign payments and NOSTRO Reconciliation. Includes customers like Citibank branches, financial institutions, corporate houses. Role: Officer Responsibilities:
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e-Serve International Ltd. Cross Border Payments (CBP) Oct’00 – Jan’02 Citibank N.A. New York, Dublin (Ireland).

Handling MIS Reports and daily updating of OBI WEB. Amending and Back value payments according to the advice of the customer's. Preparing Remittance Messages. Preparing Outbound Payments e.g. SWIFT MT103 and 202. Preparing free format messages e.g. MT199, 999. Preparing Payment Cancellation messages e.g. MT192, 292. Preparing advice messages e.g. MT190, 191, 210. Making in FED and CHIPS payments. Developing an application specific framework on top of MFC to ease the development. Co-ordination with the Inter bank compensation department at Buffalo U.S. for interest related and Compensatory issue. Mentoring fresh trainee joined in the team.

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Project# 8
Company Name: Project Name: Client: Environment: ICICI Info-tech Ltd. (3i Infotech Ltd) Capital Market Dept. Aug’99 – Sep’00 ICICI Bank Ltd.

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Web based application.

Project Description: Dematerialization of Shares and ECS (Electronic clearing Systems) facilities for the Bank Customers. Role: Graduate Trainee Responsibilities:
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Handling Customer Queries. Demat of shares Process Interest and Dividend Warrants Update the Addresses for the queries received for the Change of Address.

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