rashad zouheiry

CEO/Managing Director at The Guardianchief

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Rashad Zouheiry is a futurist risk and finance leader, and a strategic business & technology advisor to governments and companies. He helps organizations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, big data, blockchains, and the Internet of Things.

Employment History

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CEO/Managing Director

The Guardianchief

March 2019 - present

The GuardianChief is a Digital Transformation and Data Analytics Solutions Architect. Over the past 3 years, we developed more than 13 e-business solutions ranging from Data Analytics Solution, Workflow Automation Model, a ...see more

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CFO

February 2017 - March 2019

I was responsible for leading the Finance Transformation at UNIMAC. Under my management, we have implemented a new ERP system. Moreover, the company expanded and opened 3 new branches across saudi arabia. Also, a restr ...see more

EY

Manager/Senior Manager

EY

November 2014 - February 2017

- Acted as a Finance Consultant (Secondment Contract) for one of the largest utility organization in MENA (The National Water Company in Saudi Arabia) where my primary role was to advise the CFO on the development of the busi ...see more

KPMG

Deputy Manager

KPMG

October 2013 - November 2014

- Led many internal audit projects across the MENA region. - Assigned as a team leader/corporate governance champion to design proper corporate governance structures for different companies in Qatar. - Performed many busine ...see more

Grant Thornton

Consulting Team Supervisor

Grant Thornton

April 2009 - December 2013

- Enterprise Risk Management - Internal Audit - Financial Due Diligence - Forensic assignments - Business Valuation - Business Restructuring - Strategic Planning Major achievements while working for Grant Thornton - ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
I worked closed with KAFD finance team to prepare their annual Opex and Capex Budget and present it to the Board for Approval. KAFD is owned by the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia and is considered the largest owned real estate management services company in the country with total assets value exceeding SAR 35 Billion.

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

Topic(s): Finance


Project Description:
Worked closely with Masdar management to update their Business Plan and formulate a new 5 years financial forecast study. Also, supported the company in securing a SAR 100 million subsidized loan to support its working capital for the coming 5 years. Masdar is considered one of the first clean/renewable/solar panels energy manufacturer with total yearly production capacity of 1 Gw.

Industry: Energy

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Project Description:
I was successfully engaged to develop and implement a Data Analytics Solution across the organization. The solution under-consideration (Ceodeck) was completely developed by the GuardianChief.

Industry: Public Sector

Topic(s): Data Analytics & AI

Education

Phd - Graduation Pending

Walden University

2020

Bachelor degree in Finance

American University of Beirut

2009

Language Skills

Country Experience

Bahrain Qatar Lebanon Saudi Arabia

Skills

Finance

Financial Planning

Strategy & Planning

Data Analysis

Data Analytics

Business

Digital Strategy,

Innovation Strategy,

Strategic Planning

Industry Experience

Real Estate & Construction

Property Management,

Construction

Energy

Energy Efficiency,

Energy Storage,

Renewables

Public Sector

Education

Industrial Goods

Machinery and Components

Material

Paper and Packaging,

Building Material

Transportation & Logistics

Logistics

Travel & Tourism

Hotels & Hospitality