Apex Apata
Apex ApataCOO/ Head of Operations
Information systems & Business Manager with extensive and deep hands-on business problem solving skills and experience. Extensive project management experience in ICT and business consulting with dedication to service delivery and customer satisfaction.

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Information systems & Business Manager with extensive and deep hands-on business problem solving skills and experience. Extensive project management experience in ICT and business consulting with dedication to service delivery and customer satisfaction. Strong interpersonal skills and reputation for building and mentoring highly engaged and effective teams and partner relationships. Track record of developing policies, procedures and implementing systems to drive business value for clients. Experience working with government agencies and bodies; developing ICT strategies and implementing appropriate hardware and software solutions to meet needs of organisations and their customers. Strong analytics, market analysis, business case development, proposition development and performance monitoring experience.

Project/Programme Review Specialisation

  • SAP Programme/Project plan review
  • Governance, Accountability and Management commitment review
  • Implementation Partner Blueprint and Architecture review
  • Risk and Issue log review
  • SAP Data Center Review (Physical, Power, Rack, Cable and Network)
  • Disaster Recovery Review (Availability, Downtime, SPOF, Clustering)
  • Project Team constitution and Resource selection review
  • Go-live criteria and cut over plans review
  • Testing (Functional, Regression and Integration Testing Review)
  • SAP Security, Authorisation and Segregation of Duties Review (Virsa and CSI)
  • Service Desk and Service Support review
  • Sizing Review (Hardware, Operating Systems and Database Review)
  • IT General Controls Reviews
  • Business Data Warehouse Review
  • Risk and Controls Assessment Reviews
  • Review of impact of SAP Implementation on the Organisation
  • Assessment of SAP User Training and skills capability
  • License Review and Project Cost Review
  • Project Office Review (Setup, Effectiveness, Staffing and Operations)
  • Project Communication Review (Plans and Effectiveness)
  • Conducting War Room reviews and opinions polls
  • Development of KPI’s and metrics for project performance measurement
  • Post Implementation and Support Review
  • Change Management and Change Control reviews
  • Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)
  • Certified SAP Consultant (BASIS)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Foundation Certificate in Project Management (PRINCE2)
  • Manager Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL)
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer + Internet (MCSE+I)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Brainbench Certified Network Support Administrator (BCNSA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Member of UK Institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • Senior Management Programme (SMP) (2007) – Lagos Business School
  • B.Sc Chemical Engineering (2001) – University of Lagos
  • National Financial Intelligence Unit of Nigeria: Led the team that developed an Anti-money laundering solution to track and report currency transactions and suspicious transactions from all banks in the country. We also trained the staff of the organisation on the use of the systems.
    • Data management and analysis.
    • Interface development and controls implementation.
    • Risk assessment and planning.
    • Technology implementation.
    • Data reporting and presentation
  • Family Health international: Led the team that implemented a service management process for FHI.
    • Set up the Service desk.
    • Implemented Incident, Problem, Change and Configuration Management Processes.
    • Setup performance measurement processes.
  • Cross River State Government
  • Project Manager for Cross River State/ IBM PROJECT HOPE.
    • Which is to support provision of Free Health Care to register Pregnant Women and Under Five Children to reduce infant and maternal mortality.
    • The Conditional Cash Transfer Programme dubbed project COMFORT to assist the poorest households in each community with basic income support and skill training to reduce intergenerational transfer of poverty.
    • Biometric Enrolment of Beneficiaries.
    • Systems development for the management of beneficiaries.
  • Edo State Government
  • Project Manager for the Edo State Staff Audit and Verification Project.
    • Biometric Audit and verification.
    • Payroll deployment.
  • Plateau State Government
    • SAP ERP.
    • Integrated Financial and Economic Management Project (IFEMIS).
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