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Mahadevan Kulathu Iyer

Candidate ID: 2071682

Career Summary

Graduate with 30 years experience in IT - Software functional area

Skill Set

Sql, Excel, MS Project

Professional Information

Total Experience : 30

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Graduate

Job Function : IT - Software

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

+965 66784867

An established professional with an experience of nearly 37 years in designing, executing & leading prestigious projects of large magnitude within strict time schedule, targeting assignments in Business Consultancy & Advisory across Banking & Finance with reputed organization

Core Competencies


? Certified Oracle Developer
? PMP Certified
Profile Summary

? Strategic professional with experience in managing numerous projects in Core Banking Processes such as Treasury & Investment, Trade, Corporate Cash Management, Regulatory & MIS Process, Retail Banking and GL System
? Keen Business Consultant & Advisor with excellence in providing advisory to the business unit including insight and analysis to drive business growth; built & maintained strong client / stakeholder relationships at all levels with the objective of being a trusted business partner
? Expertise in Management Consultancy with leveraged industry expertise and technical knowledge to help the clients improve business processes, execute strategies and organizational designs; engaged with all levels of client staff to understand capabilities, problems and the past unsuccessful solutions
? PMP certified professional with expertise in managing entire gamut of Project Management tasks right from Requirement Gathering, Project Planning Sessions, Fit-Gap Analysis, Solution Architecture, RFP Preparation, monitoring, controlling, developing phases of project lifecycle through Agile practices/methodologies
? Successfully accomplished Business Process Transformation, Technology Assessment, Process Design & Optimization and Implementation Projects
? Collaborated with stakeholders / vendors for managing multiple projects towards achieving strategic business & organizational objectives
? Insightful knowledge of process analysis & design, application based process reengineering, process optimization, cost control from various banking solutions
? Skilled in implementing various systems as per business needs (as-is & to-be analysis) and reviewing processes as per business specifications
? Excellence in gathering & understanding requirements of clients & other multiple stakeholders (at strategic and tactical levels), followed by translation into functional specifications as well as provisioning of suitable solutions
? Developed the skills of grasping new technical concepts quickly and utilizing the same in a productive manner while working with reputed clients
Career Timeline

Work Experience

Manager, Banking & Investment Systems | Since Feb’97 with Burgan Bank, Kuwait

Growth Path:

1997-1999 - Developer
2000 – 2013 - Systems Analyst
2014 – 2016 - Senior Business Analyst
2017 – 2021 - Manager, Banking & Investment systems

? Steering diverse responsibilities including strategy planning & execution, new initiatives & project operations; analyzing business needs, strategic direction and identified initiatives that allow a business to meet goals
? Spearheading key project progress as per scheduled deadlines for various tasks and taking necessary steps for ensuring completion within time and effort parameters
? Communicating with stakeholders for managing multiple programs directed towards achieving strategic business & other organizational objectives
? Ensuring that the right type & number of resources that are required to fulfill the planned projects are available and in place through cooperation with Resource Planners
? Coordinating with potential clients for Pre Sales, RFP submissions and Contract Negotiations
? Maintaining relationships at C-levels for gaining an insight of business environment & identifying opportunities
? Translating business strategy into operational tactics; managing operations involving resource mobilization and execution within timelines; ensuring strict adherence with service standards
? Fostering a teamwork/open-door environment; training new recruits, guiding & monitoring the performance of team members to ensure efficiency in process operations; developing competency among the team members

? Led a team of 6 members to spearhead multiple Core Banking Implementation Project worth KWD 7 Million
? Successfully delivered:
o Digital Transformation Projects encompassing Corporate Cash Management System, & Retail Online Banking
o Implementation project such as (Fusion Kondor) for Treasury and (Exim Bills) for trade
? Worked as a Subject Matter Expert in Core Banking sectors such as Treasury, Trade, Retail Banking and MIS reporting

Projects Undertaken:
? Core Banking Project (2013-16): It was a $12M project with an aim to replace the entire legacy core module with a new core banking system “BANKS®”. The project mainly focused on implementing the new system and streamlining the Core Banking processes by setting up complex interfaces with treasury, trade, and payment gateway modules and migrating critical and sensitive data from legacy system to the new system.

? Cash Management System (2018-21): It was a $3M Digital Transformation Project with an aim to implement a cash management system “Intellect iGTB” as a corporate online-banking solution. The Project involved an End-2-End from Proposal preparation, benchmarking, negotiation to project planning, system integration testing and successful system deployment.

? Treasury System (2018-19): It was a $500K project with an aim to upgrade the Treasury & Risk system “Fusion Kondor” & “Kondor Global Risk” along with real-time interface with FX Rates “Reuters” and core banking “BANKS®”.

? Anti-Money Laundering System (2016-18): It was a $1M project with an aim to implement a robust Anti-Money Laundering System “FICO® Siron® AML” to monitor banking transactions against globally acclaimed sanction lists. The project’s focus was to setup real-time interfaces with core banking and payment systems, and to automate the KYC scoring process.

Previous Experience

Systems Analyst | Jul’95-Jan’97 with Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

IT Administrator | Jun’93-Jun’94 with Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

IT Administrator | Jan’84-May’93 with TVS & Sons Ltd., Kerala, India


? B. Sc. from Kerala University, Kerala, India in 1982

IT Skills

? MS-Office (Excel, Word, MS Project & MS Access)
? SQL Management Studio Personal Details

Date of Birth: 5th May 1961 | Languages Known: English, Hindi, Malayalam
Address: Present: PB No 5389 12170 Kuwait
Permanent: XL/4158 , T.D.Road Ernakulam Kochi -682035
Visa Status: Number 18 (Transferable Residence in Kuwait)
Nationality: Indian | Passport No.: Z4825964
Marital Status: Married | No. of Dependents: Wife and Daughter
Driving License: India and Kuwait