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Farid N.

Profile ID: 9084

Global Operations and IT Management Talent Selection and Team Builder Strategic Planning and Execution Digital Transformation Vendor Management and Negotiation Workflow Analysis and Process Improvement P&L Management / Budgeting Concept Development Project & Business Turnarounds E commerce, b2b, b2c Analytics & Machine Learning M&A Integration Agile Methodology Cost Efficiencies Change Management System Standardization & Resilience

Biography

Farid has expertise leading IT strategy & operations, program management, smart sourcing, enterprise risk management, as well as implementing and managing back office and IT shared services for global organizations.

  • His M&A experience includes due diligence, integration, divestitures, change management, program management and delivering on expected outcomes for multiple acquisitions in USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Far East over the last 20 years. At HCC he successfully executed an integration strategy for $2 billion in acquired revenue (a 110% increase).
  • Farid focuses on aligning business & IT strategies, creating clear IT roadmaps to support organizational objectives, and transforming business processes to optimize outcomes. He utilizes his real world experience to foster open dialogue among key stakeholders and facilitates organizational transparency and desired outcomes.   He has rescued several financially off-track, bottlenecked and behind schedule projects.
  • In the past decade, Mr. Nagji has specialized in building effective and cost efficient IT teams globally. He has successfully implemented shared service organizations for insurance company back-office, corporate administration, and technology areas by smart sourcing talent which dramatically improved customer service and organizational productivity while substantially lowering costs. Implementing an international shared services organization at Argo decreased back office costs by 30% or $6 million annually.
  • Mr. Nagji is a graduate of New York University.  He has served on multiple insurance company boards and has led business turnaround of a multi-million dollar claims management company.  Farid has held CIO positions at Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: AGII), Houston Casualty Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC), and a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, Limited (TSX: FFH).
  • As head of Enterprise Risk Management at two companies, he successfully formalized the process to meet Board and Rating Agency requirements.
  • Farid is available for leadership roles, and is seeking participation on Board Of Directors as an IT advisor assisting companies in IT remediation, digital transformation, risk management and growth strategies.
  • 25 years of leadership experience in the following areas:

Global Operations and IT Management

Talent Selection and Team Builder

Strategic Planning and Execution

Digital Transformation

Vendor Management and Negotiation

Workflow Analysis and Process Improvement

P&L Management  / Budgeting

Concept Development

Project & Business Turnarounds

Ecommerce, b2b, b2c

Analytics & Machine Learning

M&A Integration

Agile Methodology

Cost Efficiencies

Change Management

System Standardization & Resilience



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