Andreas Selwood

Personal Details

Address : Villa 45, Jumeirah 3, Dubai
Mobile: +971 55 557 5481             Email: Andreas@theselwoods.co.uk
UAE resident, British citizen


EXPERIENCE and KEY SKILLS



CAREER SUMMARY
•   IT Consultant for J3IT Services reporting to the CEO or COO of customers as Head of IT, Dubai - 10 years

    •   IT Director, Qatar National Library
    •   Global IT Services Manager, Mercator
    •   Group IT Director, HAE Group (Heavy-Weight Air Express)
    •   Global Head of IT Services, Now Health International
    •   Head of IT, Global Commodity Finances LLC

•   Managing Director, Advanced Digital Services Limited, Provided IT consultancy and contract services (UK) - 13 years

    •   Technical Project Manager, Shell Oil
    •   IT Infrastructure merger PM - TAC Europe / TPS
    •   VMWare Consultant - Research Machines
    •   European Infrastructure Team Leader - GMAC-RFC
    •   Global Head of IT Services, Now Health International
    •   Enterprise Technical Support Engineer - Siemens

•   IT Desktop Manager, VIP Heinke Ltd - 2½ years

QUALIFICATIONS

Prince 2 Registered Practitioner (Project Management)
Microsoft MCSE
EC Council C|EH
ITILv3 Foundation
BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of Southampton
HNC – General Engineering, Guildford College of Technology
Languages - English (Native), German (Good) and French (Conversational)


CAREER HISTORY

J3IT Consultancy - Dubai (February 2009 - Present)
Providing Executive level consultancy and contract services to a number of companies in Dubai:-

•     Provide consultancy on IT Infrastructure and services and managing improvements for customers in Dubai.
•     IT Infrastructure (hardware, software, network, and services) upgrades, refreshes, improvements
•     IT Audit Services
•     E-mail and data migrations
•     Cloud services - SaaS, IaaS, O365, SharePoint
•     All Domain services
•     DR and BCP consultancy and services


Qatar National Library (Doha - Qatar)

IT Director


Mercator (Dubai - UAE)

Group IT Services Manager


HAE Group (Dubai - UAE)

Group IT Director reporting to the CFO


Neutral Fuels LLC (Dubai - UAE),

IT and Operations Planning Manager reporting to the CEO


Arabesque Asset Management (London - UK)

IT Consultant reporting to the COO


Now Health International LLC (Dubai - UAE)

Head of IT Services reporting to the COO


Global Commodity Finance Ltd. (Dubai - UAE)

Head of IT reporting to the COO


Advanced Digital Services Limited - Oct 1996 to Feb 2009

Managed business providing consultancy and contract services to a number of major Global organisations including:-.


Shell Oil
Technical Project Manager


Siemens
TIG Server Engineer


TAC Europe
Consolidation Project Manager / Technical advisor


Research Machines Plc
VMWare 2.5 Consultant


GMAC-RFC
European Infrastructure Team Leader (20+ servers, 100+ Users)


Siemens
Enterprise Services Technical Support Engineer (Third Line) (300+Servers, 4,000+ Users)


SITA
Global Lotus Notes Administrator (50+LN Servers, 25+ Countries, 4000+ Users)


DiverseyLever (Part of Unilever) / JohnsonDiversey
Global NT, Lotus Notes and Messaging Specialist (200+ servers, 12,000+ Users, 15+ Countries)


Microwarehouse Inc – Y2K Remediation Expert


Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Anglian Water
Various Roles – Workstation & Server build / Software tester / 1st & 2nd line Support

VIP Heinke Ltd - May 1994 to Oct 1996
IT Desktop Manager

•     Maintaining all computers on site and with 42 users to support.
•     Developing the initial set-up of the company’s IT policy including back-up procedures
•     Supported Windows and Microsoft Office
•     Senior member of the IT Strategy Group reporting directly to the Board of Directors