Christian Williams

christian williams

Program Manager at BWX Technologies

Saudi Arabia

Bio Summary

Christian Williams is a Riyadh KSA based American consulting executive focused on strategy, planning, capital budgeting and finance within the defense and nuclear-energy industries. He is a well known and respected among senior Saudi and GCC defense and government officials, having led multiple high-profile client-facing consulting engagements, including

• KSA Ministry of Defense development program’s first 10-year budget and armaments plan

• UAE General Staff strategy and capital budget development

In addition to consulting with global-leading consulting firms (Booz Allen) and boutique firms in the US and UAE, Christian has held executive roles in the private and public sector. He was a principal internal consultant and program manager for BWX Technologies (BWXT) leading work on new nuclear energy projects. In the IT industry he was the Dubai-based Director for Defense and Security Industry (S. Europe, Middle East, Africa) for SAP, the world's largest enterprise software provider.

Prior to joining the private sector Christian was a senior officer in the U.S. Navy where he served in The Pentagon as Head of Financial Management and Budget for Submarines and Nuclear Energy and as Captain of a nuclear submarine deployed to the Gulf.

Availability

Next Availability:

05 Feb 2023

Constraints:

Need flexibility in June / July 2023

Employment History

BWX Technologies

Program Manager

BWX Technologies

October 2019 - present


SAP

Director

SAP

April 2018 - October 2019


company bank

Principal

Conscientia Partners

October 2017 - April 2018


Booz Allen

Lead Associate

Booz Allen

July 2016 - October 2017


United States Navy

Nuclear Energy - Submarine Captain

United States Navy

May 1994 - July 2016

• Nuclear engineer, industrial project manager, nuclear submarine captain and financial management officer in the U.S. Navy • Served on four nuclear submarines in nuclear engineering project management roles of increasin ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
CEO sponsored corporate strategy development for new nuclear energy project (micro-reactor). Engagement lead for international and adjacent industry use-cases. Identified business structure strategy, use-cases, construction CapEx strategy and long-term O&M and OpEx models.

Industry: Energy

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Project Description:
Strategy development consultant to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense (MoD) Transformation Management (Development) Program for Booz Allen Hamilton. Developed, implemented and led a 15 person engagement advising MOD on Acquisition and Procurement Strategy and Policy, briefing its progress to senior MOD and government officials. Designed the first joint Saudi MOD budget on behalf of the Transformation Management Office development program); this budget was used by Ministry of Finance to define its assignment of funding for MOD in 2018 and informed the development of the 2017 USA-KSA Foreign Military Sales (FMS) package – totaling $110 Billion USD – the largest such agreement in history Well versed in Kingdom and MOD priorities.

Industry: Public Sector

Education

Master's in Military Science

National War College of the National Defense University

2011

Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

Unites States Naval Academy (Annapolis)

1994

Availability

Next Availability:

05 Feb 2023

Constraints:

Need flexibility in June / July 2023

Language Skills

Country Experience

Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates United States Oman South Africa Kuwait Bahrain

Skills

Information Technology

Cloud Strategy & Change Management,

Artificial Intelligence,

Data Transformation,

Machine Learning,

Drones,

ERP,

IT PMO,

IT Strategy

Business

Digital Transformation,

Digital Strategy,

Operation Management,

Operation & Maintenance,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

Strategy Execution,

Project Management,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Case,

Business Planning,

Corporate Strategy,

Strategic Management,

Strategic Planning,

New Business Build

Economics, Policy, and Social Studies

Policy Development

Human Resources

Capability Development,

Leadership Development

Education and Training

Program Management

Engineering

Robotics & Automation