CV of Natalie Lewes - Abu Dhabi - May 2014

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Information about CV of Natalie Lewes - Abu Dhabi - May 2014

Published on March 28, 2014

Author: MohammedAlJassasi



Mrs. Lewes is holding a Master of Arts degree in International Business from London Metropolitan University (1999, UK), a Diploma in Recruitment Practice (DipRP, 2007, UK) from a Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) UK and a Degree of Specialist in Innovation Management from Kazan State Technological University (1998, Russia).

Mrs. Lewes encountered the first ten years of her career in London, UK in various professional capacities, such as an executive search consultant (i.e., a head-hunter for the recruitment industry), a petroleum products price reporter (i.e., a petrochemical industry news editor), a conference producer and an entrepreneur (i.e., a recruitment consultancy business owner), working with multinational corporations and privately held firms, since the year 1998. She had luck of engaging with some high-ranking government officials from Russia and Nigeria and gaining their trust.

Mrs. Lewes has been based in the UAE since the year 2008. She had held a post of a Regional Recruitment Consultant at Adecco Middle East in Dubai, UAE until June 2010, developing new business within the Oil and Gas, Power and Engineering industries on behalf of her employer. Mrs. Lewes had held a post of a Regional Recruitment Manager at SPIE Oil and Gas Services Middle East in Abu Dhabi, UAE until November 2011.

Page 1 of 4 NATALIE LEWES PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Mohammed Al Jassasi General Trading LLC (Location: Abu Dhabi / Al Ain, UAE) Director / Owner (December 2011-present) Projects 2014-present:  Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Vending Massaging Chairs for the Shopping Malls and Airports in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai (UAE): o Developed the concept of mass expansion to the UAE market from scratch; researched the international market of massaging chairs’ suppliers; found the best manufacturers of vending massaging chairs globally; negotiated the purchasing prices and delivery terms with suppliers; adapted vending machines to accept the UAE currency; applied for and received a pre-approval from the Ministry of Health UAE to use vending massaging chairs in public places; approached the management of shopping malls and airports in the UAE and introduced my concept to them, wrote business proposals, conducted business meetings, negotiated space rental terms and secured pre-agreements from some shopping malls and airports to use our vending massaging chairs; applied for and received a new general trading business license for Abu Dhabi; rented and opened new office; hired new personnel; installed new vending massaging chairs at the new locations, starting with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; taught our personnel how to maintain the chairs and conduct money collections and accountancy.  Introduced to the market of the UAE and launched the sales of the following novelty products in the UAE: o Rechargeable Ionic-Photon-Ultrasonic Skin Care Massager o Rechargeable 4D motion vibration cleanser brush o Rechargeable Sonic Power Toothbrush with UV sanitizer o Multi-cooker with 21-in-1 Multi-function o Advanced ultrasonic jewelry cleaner with heat, digital options and the highest vibration Projects 2013:  Freelancing as a recruitment consultant and a career coach (Dec. 2011–Dec. 2013). o (Abu Dhabi, UAE) – Mapping out and approaching the Emirates market in a search of top-notch business development and managerial level candidates, specializing in supply and installation of firefighting equipment; contacting and arranging meetings with regional representatives of job boards to enhance the Company’s exposure to the candidates’ talent pool. o (Abu Dhabi, UAE) – Business development for training services, manpower supply services and recruitment agency services amongst the top governmental and semi- governmental public sector and industrial clients in Abu Dhabi, UAE, such as ENEC, TAWAZUN, MUBADALA, MASDAR, ADNOC Group of Companies, Ministry of Presidential Affairs, UAE Parliament (Diwan) and etc. Ongoing projects 2011-present:  Trading Forex markets full-time.  Creating and putting into action learning and development plan for my Emirati husband, career coaching and soft skills training. NATIONALITY: BRITISH; LANGUAGES: ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN - NATIVE; ARABIC – LOWER INTERMEDIATE E-MAIL: NATLEWES@LIVE.CO.UK; MOBILE: +971509737012/+971501343939 SKYPE: OXBURGH; TWITTER @NATLEWES ADDRESS: POB 145307, ABU DHABI, UAE LINKEDIN: HTTP://WWW.LINKEDIN.COM/IN/OXBURGH

Page 2 of 4  Social media marketing projects to promote some particular service providers and individuals: to gain a website traffic or attention through social media sites; to create content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it with their social networks: o Forex Global Trading: o Skrill Global On-line Payment Service: o New Age and Alternative Healing: o Mohammed Al Jassasi General Trading LLC: My overall role is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. I also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. My fields of action are:  HR/Recruitment/Academic Programs;  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Management;  Process and Quality Management;  Project and Portfolio Management;  Organizational Advisory Responsibilities:  Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.  Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.  Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.  Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.  Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.  Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.  Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.  Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.  Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.  Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.  Track project milestones and deliverables.  Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.  Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans. SPIE Oil and Gas Services Middle East (Abu Dhabi, UAE) Regional Head of Recruitment - Middle East & Central Asia (Jun 2010 – Nov 2011) - I was made redundant due to the economic downturn in the oil and gas industry during the war and revolutionary conflicts in the MENA region  Managed recruiting activity of the organisation, developed & implemented recruitment strategies, streamlining of global recruitment campaigns  Strategies contingency plans and handled annual staff appraisals  Organised training sessions and workshops for executives at the Recruitment and Business Development & Operations teams, etc.  Reported directly to the Regional General Manager and Global Head of Recruitment  Was in charge of seven subordinates in the UAE and the Region  Provided professional support & advice on recruitment issues and challenges foreseen to the country and departmental managers and advised managers on best practices in recruitment and selection  Ensured that all recruitment projects are running to the deadlines allocated  Prepared job descriptions and personnel specifications, drafted job advertisements and decided on how & where jobs would be advertised, designed application forms and prepared other recruitment material such as presentations

Page 3 of 4  Provided more creative solutions to recruitment, especially if it is proving problematic  Lead & guided subordinates to be successful at screening application forms, short listing applicants  Implemented selection processes, conducted interviews and technical skills questionnaires  Managed and negotiated annual subscriptions to the global job boards  Trained staff in interviewing techniques  Worked with country managers within organisation to recruit staff, as well as external agencies such as recruitment agencies  Provided services to eminent clients: ADCO, ZADCO, ADMA, GASCO, TOTAL ABK, SBM, SATORP, JGC and etc. ADECCO Middle East (Dubai, UAE) Business Development and Recruitment Consultant - Mena Region (Dec 2008 – Jun 2010)  Managed a complete recruitment cycle: research of the market trends and news, due diligence on potential clients, business development management, communication and meetings with clients, headhunting top performing candidates within the industry, screening, selecting and interviewing candidates, managing and training research consultants, following up with the clients and candidates, invoicing the clients and following up on the payments.  Covered the top level executive search for technical and functional appointments in MENA, handled search & selection of mid- to senior level engineering and functional personnel, contractual secondment of temporary engineering staff for EPC and Energy projects.  Utilized knowledge of the UK and UAE Labour & Employment Law, E-Recruitment, Mass Recruitment, Development and Write-up of a Job Analysis and Job Description. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE  Oxburgh Enterprises Limited, London, UK Recruitment Manager/Managing Partner (Nov 2007 – Dec 2008)  Maxwell Drummond Group, London, UK Executive Search - Research Consultant (Mar 2007 – Nov 2007)  Oil and Gas Practice, Futurestep - A Korn/Ferry Company, London, UK Executive Search - Consultant Associate (Jan 2006 – Jan 2007)  The McGraw-Hill Group Of Companies, London, UK Editor / Reporter, Oil Markets Scan Platts (May 2005 - Dec 2005)  Reed Business Information (Reed Elsevier Group), Sutton, UK Commodity Price Reporter, Editorial ICIS-LOR (Nov 2004 – May 2005)  C5 Group, London, UK Conference Producer - Emerging Markets Division (Apr 2003 – Aug 2004)  Agidel Technology Links, London N20, UK Managing Partner (Nov 1999 - Apr 2003) NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Professional Affiliations:  Member of the Energy Institute (EI) - 2006- 2008  Member of Recruitment and Employment Confederation UK (MREC) - 2006- 2008  Member of the International Association of Energy Economics and British Institute of Energy Economics (IAEE & BIEE) - 2006- 2008  Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PES GB) - 2006- 2008 Academic Awards from the Russian Government  1998 – Educational Grant of the President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin  1996-97 - Scholarship of the Prime minister of the Russian Federation Viktor Chernomyrdin EDUCATION  Diploma In Recruitment Practice, Recruitment and Employment Confederation, UK (Aug 2007)

Page 4 of 4  Master of Arts in International Business, London Metropolitan University, Business School (UK) (Sep 1998 – Nov 1999)  Diploma Of Specialist (BSc & MSc) In Innovation Management, Kazan State Technological University, Russia, (Sep 1994 - Sep1998)  Ph.D, Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), University Of Sussex, UK – incomplete due to the lack of state funding for an economic-related research

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