Commercial & Operations Management – Alexander Bethell
Alexander is responsible for business development, client relationship management and new project mobilisation globally. Alexander maintains comprehensive oversight and management of these core functions ensuring CTG meets our ever evolving requirements to provide quality services to our clients by ensuring that all global programme staff are trained, skilled and operated in compliance with all company policies and procedures which have been established. Since joining CTG in mid-2010 following graduating from the University of Leeds, Alexander has been fundamental in supporting the initial operational phases emerging from CTG’s appointment of international and local consultants into new territories, and will support the on-going personnel management, remotely, until such time as CTG requires a permanent international presence. In particular, Alexander currently manages CTG’s on-going programmes across a number of African countries, so has a unique understanding of the programme implementation issues in these diverse and challenging environments. Alexander supports the Recruitment team with sourcing new potential consultants from around the globe and ensures that their quality is to the highest possible standard. Throughout his tenure Alexander has and continues to spend much of his time based in the field in order to ensure the efficient management of our programmes in a number of countries where CTG has considerable operations; to date this has included Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya and Kenya.
Afghanistan Country Manager– Bruce Lyman
After being contracted to assist in business development in 2013 Bruce joined the company Country Manager- in February 2014. Bruce has worked in government, the private sector and the not-for profit sector. He has strong experience working with green-field sites and building solutions from the ground up which gives him a strong focus on ‘starting at the end’. He has strong and diverse experience working in foreign cultures, establishing new relationships and building projects from nothing. He is equally comfortable working in solitary appointments as he is working in large teams.
His business experience has imbued him with an understanding of, and appreciation for the careful oversight of numerous and wide ranging processes that contribute to a successful enterprise or project. Above all he understands the critical need to establish honest and frank relationships with all those who touch the business. Commercial experience includes working in the banking sector in Europe, building and taking a small enterprise onto the ASX, redesigning and remodeling thirty year business models, and working to deliver against TQM (government) and ISO standards, be those 9000, 27001, or 26000. He has worked in places as diverse as Pakistan, Yemen, China, Saudi Arabia and New Jersey.
He has strong leadership skills and has successfully built repaired and led teams through difficult and challenging circumstances. He has reported directly to Federal Government ministers, to shareholders (public accountability and scrutiny) and to donors, all of whom have demanded and received transparent and ethical delivery of plans and solutions.
Chief Accountant - Shanti D'Souza
Shanti is a qualified CMA, a member of the Certified Management Accountants Association of Alberta Canada and holds a Bachelor’s Degree with majors in Financial Accounting & Audit. She joined CTG in early 2013 and has around 15 years’ International experience in diverse Industries and diverse roles ranging from Commercial to Finance and handling teams remotely. She has also worked on different systems like SAP, Oracle, People soft, GP Dynamics, Navision and custom made for industry specific needs.
Shanti is responsible for the structure of the consolidated Financials, Internal Controls, CTG’s Global payroll and Global Payment Management and day to day Operations at HQ. With her acquired knowledge and experience she is in continuous efforts of Process Improvement. She has been instrumental in bringing about processes between Operations and Finance, transparency & compliance to accounting standards in Financial Reporting.
With Shanti’s able driving force and remotely managing, she is continuously bringing CTG’s Global Operations and Finance Teams together to work in a team oriented atmosphere to deliver nothing but the best to CTG’s internal and external stakeholders. Shanti comes from a multicultural background, believes in a work-life balance and loves working on challenging projects.
Africa Regional Finance and Administration Manager – Shahid Anwar
Shahid joined CTG in March 2010 as our Finance & Administration Manager; he comes with many years of proven experience of working for both the UN and international Humanitarian Aid Agencies in many countries worldwide and has 10 years experience within the operationally challenging environment of Afghanistan in Management, particularly related to Finance and Administration. Shahid recently assumed the Country Manager role in Afghanistan due to his expansive experience both with CTG and of operations around the country and the fundamental financial requirements of running business operations particularly those relating to this operationally demanding and high risk country. Shahid manages the complete day to day requirements of the business in Afghanistan overseeing all elements of the business from client management, HR & personnel management, operations, programme, business administration not to mention the complete financial compliance for our Afghanistan entity, ensuring all accounting procedures are accurate and timely management accounts. Shahid is also responsible for ensuring CTG’s operation center’s complete business management and implementation of the companies, HR, financial, administrative, logistical structures, frameworks and policies.
Financial Analyst - Ervin Massey
Ervin is a Finance specialist with over 16 years of experience in logistics and Financial Management within regional-related companies including Supreme and Ecolog. Ervin brings with him more than 19 years of financial, general management and controller experience within multi-regional and multiple business stream control environments. Ervin has been supporting UNOPS since March 2013.
Ervin is responsible for a reliable and efficient cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism to ensure CTG is able to meet and exceed the clients’ operational needs. Ervin will ensure that the accounts processes being implemented for this contract meet the industry standards and follow best practice.
Portfolio Manager Global - Arthur Levin
Arthur is responsible for the complete personnel management systems and administration of CTG’s clients in the Middle East, as well as providing support to clients in Africa and other continents. Arthur joined CTG in 2012 and brought with him extensive experience in client management, program management, HR solutions and recruitment in industries such as peace-keeping, international development, and security. For over the last 10 years Arthur has successfully managed clients and consultants in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, Europe and North America for the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, USAID, and various other agencies and organizations. Arthur holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and has also completed Graduate level coursework in Conflict Resolution and Analysis.
Recruitment Manager – Lisa Flanagan
Lisa has over 10 years of international experience in recruitment and HR management. She has extensive experience in recruiting for a broad spectrum of positions for government, non-government organizations, commercial, retail, hospitality and security sectors, remote and emerging markets. Lisa has managed a number of recruitment drives across different continents and regions simultaneously. These recruitment drives have been managed remotely and involve not only search and selection but also testing and interviewing candidates. Lisa continuously improves on her Recruitment Training and Assessment Certification.
As a Recruitment Manager, Lisa has come up with a versatile and efficient recruitment process to ensure that all our clients will be provided with highly skilled and well-experienced staff in their operations. She is responsible for the sourcing, screening and processing of CTG’s consultants all over the world, and is used to working within our clients’ budgets and sometimes extremely tight timelines.
Africa Programmes – Jared Onyango
Jared is responsible for the complete personnel management systems and administration of CTG’s clients in across Africa. With extensive experience in assisting programmes and data collection across South Sudan, North Korea, Kenya and Somalia, Jared contributes considerably to CTG’s programme management in Kenya, Somalia, Libya, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin and Ethiopia. Based in our Kenya Regional HQ with frequent visits to our Africa sub-offices, Jared provides the day to day management of our personnel including complete administrative assistance in the form of processing payroll, insurance, contract management, operations and life support. Jared has a unique understanding of the programme implementation issues, including working within a clan governed environment and has provided CTG with considerably introductions to local authorities. Jared also provides a vital role in recruiting local national staff allowing CTG to ensure that our Clients are provided with vetted and qualified personnel they would be content utilizing as representative of their organization.
Africa Portfolio Officer - Benjamin Platt
Benjamin joined CTG in 2013 and has over 10 years of military, humanitarian, development and NGO experience. Additionally, Benjamin has extensive experience within the Africa region and is always one of the first representatives of CTG in new African markets. As the Chief Security Officer, Benjamin manages CTG's security operations. Benjamin is responsible for ensuring all CTG permanent and consultant staff adhere to all agency security SOP's, policies and procedures. In his capacity of Chief Security Officer, Benjamin cultivates and maintains an extensive network of security contacts within the UN, diplomatic community, NGO, private sector, host-nation and regional governments. Benjamin is the first point of contact and first responder for any security related incident within the Africa Regional Office area of operations. In addition to his security duties, Benjamin serves as an additional Portfolio Officer based in Nairobi providing support to all CTG's regional clients. Working in support of the Portfolio Department, Benjamin's responsibilities include payroll processing, travel, logistics, operations, administration and company representation at coordination meetings, conferences, workshops and official events.