Prem Saktheesh

Delivery Head

Global delivery leader with strong expertise in managing large and complex transformation led engagements for Banking and Financial services clients. Led engagements for Top banks in Corporate and Institutional banking lines of business. Delivered key outcomes that include digital transformation, Cost take out programs and platform rationalization initiatives.

 

Delivery Head for a Global Top 5 bank, leading a global team of ~1000 in a Customer managed and Managed Services mode that includes Transformation, Cost take out programs and Engineering excellence.

 

Prem Saktheesh

Nick Name: Prem

Email: prem@prems.in

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Nationality: India

My Skills

Experience Skill

  1.  Unique blend of Banking Business, Consulting and IT Leadership exposure. Played IT Delivery leadership roles in Product, Service and captive organizations. 
  2. Delivery Management at an enterprise level for the last 10+ years. 
  3. Client Interactions at the CXO level. 
  4. An effective leader with excellent communication, customer management and relationship building skills. 
  5. Functionally competent in Corporate and Core banking functions including SWIFT Payments and Liquidity, Sweeps, Loans & Deposit, Current and Savings account, Funds transfer. 
  6. Technically competent in various software development tools, including MS-Project, JIRA, Business Objects XI, woocommerce, UNIX, Nginx webserver, J2EE, PL/SQL, MYSQL, Oracle DBA, Mainframe z/os, Full stack framework (Meteor, NodeJS, ReactJS, HTML/JS/CSS, and MongoDB). 
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Global Experience

Global management experience with 4 years in North America region and 6 years in LATAM/Brazil area.

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese

My Resume

20 Years Experience

Global delivery leader with strong expertise in managing large and complex transformation led engagements for Banking and Financial services clients.

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Delivery Head, Infosys

October, 2018 - Present (1 Year)

Delivery Head for a Global Top 5 bank, leading a global team of ~1000 in a Customer managed and Managed Services mode. Responsible for managing customer relationship by serving as the single point of contact during and after engagements, business development, drive quality metrics, improve efficiency and managing PnL. Roles & Responsibilities: 1. Managed global delivery account with a team of around 1000 and a portfolio size of USD 54 million. 2. Responsible for the overall delivery, revenue, financials, operating margin, capability building, performance management, client engagement/satisfaction, employee satisfaction and development.

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Director, Prolysi Software Solutions

March, 2016 - September, 2018 (2 Years, 6 Months)

A digital startup focused on small and mid-size companies in Brazil, providing enterprise mobile application development, cloud and ecommerce solutions to grow brand, tools, features and a reliable platform to drive traffic and boost sales. Roles & Responsibilities: 1. Designed and managed development of a Visual Agile management software product called Sistema Kanban – focused on Brazil market/Portuguese speakers. (https://sistemakanban.com.br/) 2. Created business models for different product strategies, and also executed few e-commerce projects for Brazil clients using woocommerce, Magento and mysql as database. 3. Developed a mobile app called vLocate, used to visually locate all kind of places. Technology stack of Meteor and mongodb.

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Program Manager, Citibank

November, 2011 - March, 2016 (4 Years, 4 Months)

Responsible for Core banking technology transformation program, from legacy mainframe application Citichecking to next generation technology product Flexcube, for LATAM. The application is a high availability and critical for Citibank functioning. Roles & Responsibilities: 1. Technology ownership and road mapping, budget planning and management, people management, talent development and Software program management. 2. All successful account migrations with no rollbacks, accounting for quality and customer satisfaction. 3. Delivery management for SAP Business Intelligence report development. This includes both regulatory & business critical reports 4. Collaborated with the business, product and key stakeholders in a manner that's comprehendible. 5. Responsible for global initiative – to implement a software monitoring tool called ITRS across all global regions for 90+ countries including Poland and Paraguay, the tool monitors hardware usage, Autosys job failures and application failure. This resulted in significant reduction in major incidents as the issues were found and fixed before they could cause a production outage. This also helped in achieving 10% reduction in major incidents on a yearly basis.

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Project Manager, Infosys

June, 2010 - October, 2011 (1 Year, 4 Months)

Responsible for management of a 35 member team for application Small Business Enterprise (SBE) for Equifax (Credit Bureau, USA) Roles & Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for team setup and creation of all the project management processes including project roadmap, work breakdown structure and schedule with efficient resource utilization. This resulted in delivering all the project milestones on-time and with zero defect delivery. The project also won the Infosys team excellence award. 2. Managed the team responsible for mobile development for Digital SBE project for Equifax 3. Responsible for the project team involved in the migration of a banking application from AIX to Linux for Swiss bank ZKB. The project was completed at a Profit before Tax (PBT) of 35% which resulted in a good cost saving for the company as it was a fixed bid project for 1.5 million USD.

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Project Manager, Hitech Computer

October, 2008 - May, 2010 (1 Years, 7 Months)

Managing a customized eCommerce solution development for computer hardware and sales improvement.

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Project Manager, Polaris Software Lab

January, 2008 - September, 2008 (9 Months)

Responsible for project management of a 33 member team for product development called Margin lending for Westpac Bank, Australia Roles & Responsibilities: 1. Developed the team in the functional knowledge of Margin lending product, which helped in developing the Polaris Intellect direct digital product. 2. Project manager (using waterfall model) responsible for managing cross-functional and global virtual teams, including client and senior management interaction, helping in clarifying the client requirements to team and also updating project progress to client.

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Business Analyst, IBM

April, 2007 - December, 2007 (9 Months)

AT & T business requirements for Data warehouse and billing applications have to be analyzed and system requirements to be created for more than 6 projects. Responsibilities included: • Function point analysis for project estimation • Convert business requirements to System requirements

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Project Manager, Virtusa

June, 2006 - November, 2006 (6 Months)

Project manager - managing multiple applications for Iron Mountain US data and security client.

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Senior Analyst, Citibank

June, 1999 - May, 2006 (7 Years)

Technical liaison for core banking applications COSMOS and FLEXCUBE, responsible for interacting with users in 21 countries in LATAM region. Single point contact for LATAM. Responsibilities: 1. Developed high quality software product based on user requirement, including BO report development. Interacted with users in different countries and collected business requirements. Used technical skills to write technical specification. 2. Monitored loading of Regional Data warehouse on a daily basis and correcting data for user errors.

Education

Just My Educational Background

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National Institute of Technology(NIT), Trichy

Bachelor of Engineering
1995 - 1999

Electrical and Electronics Engineering in First Class.

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United Business Institutes, Belgium

Master of Business Administration
2013 - 2014

Master of Business Administration (MBA), in IT

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