Shamal Sivasanker

shamal sivasanker

Chief Executive Officer at Coachfluence

South Africa

Bio Summary

EXPERIENCED STRATEGY CONSULTANT, GROWTH & INNOVATION | SPECIALIST IN STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION, BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION, COMPLEX SALES

A TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER AND TRUSTED PARTNER TO EXECUTIVES and BOARDS in getting the "big bet" initiatives off the ground, digitizing businesses, building value, and creating superior return on investment. Over 2 decades of high-level consulting, NGO, Energy & Renewables and Utilities leadership, including multiple first-in-country services and offerings in South Africa.

PASSIONATE ABOUT THE PEOPLE SIDE OF THE BUSINESS and delivering outsized results through high-performing teams. Achieves the impact through influencing and accountability on the deepest level, and consistently delivers singular end-user experiences for customers and employees alike.

A FUTUREPROOFING EXPERT who can take full ownership of growth and innovation strategies from "paper napkin" to implemented reality. Has effectively deployed new business models, technologies, and management styles in the midst of disruption and turmoil, turning outliers into market makers in the process.

Availability

Next Availability:

12 Mar 2023

Constraints:

None

Employment History

Coachfluence

Chief Executive Officer

Coachfluence

April 2020 - present

• Leads the strategy and growth of Coachfluence, a start up coaching and consulting solutions services provider. • Responsible for client acquisition and engagement leadership • Building strategic alliance partners, ta ...see more

Deloitte

Director

Deloitte

September 1998 - March 2020

- Grew and strengthened the company's Strategy and Operations (S&O) business serving 12 countries across Africa, bringing a dynamic mix of revenue recognition and new business modeling, continuous improvement, and strategic p ...see more

BMW South Africa

Quality Planning Engineer

BMW South Africa

February 1996 - September 1998

Responsible for implementation of ISO 9000 in the Engine Assembly Plant. Managing a team of quality controllers for the Engine Plant. Daily quality remediation on process and products. Developed a quality reporting system.

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Facilitiation for a large multinational conservation NPO in relation to their Blue Ocean Economy Programme. The client required a vision and strategic plan for the programme to be developed for the country in which it was to be run. I setup and ran the process to develop the vision and strategic plan with the client, using story telling, strategic planning and portfolio prioritisation methodologies. This assignment was delivered remotely and involved multiple stakeholders (government, civil society and business).

Industry: Social Sector

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Project Description:
Review of financial close, procurement and underlying IT processes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance function of a construction company. This included the development of a cost savings realisation strategy, building a business case for robotic process automation and enabling the business to produce a set of financials faster.

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

Topic(s): Finance


Project Description:
Facilitation of a strategic planning session for a Construction client. Resulted in a 5 year strategic plan. I designed and delivered the strategic planning project, including methodologies based on "Play to Win", and the Strategy Palette.

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning

Education

Master's in Industrial Engineering

University of Witwatersrand

2005

Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering

University of Natal

1996

Availability

Next Availability:

12 Mar 2023

Constraints:

None

Language Skills

Country Experience

Kenya South Africa Zimbabwe

Skills

Business

Business Case,

Business Planning,

Business Unit Strategy,

Corporate Strategy,

Innovation Strategy,

New Business Build,

Operating Model,

Scenario Planning,

Strategic Management,

Strategic Planning,

Balance Scorecard,

Dashboard Development,

KPIs,

Monitoring & Evaluation,

Performance Management System,

Strategy Execution,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

Business Development,

Organizational Excellence,

Value Creation,

Human Resources

Capability Development,

Leadership Development,

Environment

Carbon & Energy Economics,

Circular Economy,

Climate Change,

Sustainable Investing

Sales

Account Management

Marketing and Public Relations

Competitive Analysis

Law, Regulation, and Compliance

TQM

Finance

Revenue Growth

Transportation, Supply Chain, and Logistics

Procurement,

Shared Services

Information Technology

IT Strategy

Industry Experience

Real Estate & Construction

Construction

Social Sector

Multilateral Organizations,

NGOs and Nonprofits,

Foundations and Philanthropy