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usman alikhan
Data Science Lead, Africa , Marketing Research & Measurement
Nairobi, Kenya
Well versed in consumer & social research, analytics, large scale survey designs and analyses, client management, leadership & operational strategy experience across Middle East, Africa & Pakistan.
Bilingual (English, Urdu) and looking for career switch from private sector to development sector.Operational cost optimization, performance measurement, quantitative estimation, innovation & GIS expert
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
If you are looking for an experienced individual with strong grip on measurement strength, operational exposure, digital mindset, evolving innovation and advanced analytics based competencies, I would be the best fit. With highly agile behavior in managing highly diverse working force, exceptional technical strength and executional mindset – I do possess unique combination of skills in demand in the field of measurement with key competencies of managing budget, working with key stakeholders across leadership teams to collaborate in strengthening business strategy, enhanced offerings around analytics and to empower the next generation talent pool in achieving organizational success.

I possess more than 13 years of professional experience in research industry across three continents covering Middle East, Eastern Europe, Pacific and Africa. My core strengths are around survey designs and operational execution, digital mapping, retail audits, quantitative measurement skills, consumer behavior, census designs, multi-variate statistical techniques, automation of performance measurement dashboards, extrapolation, benchmarking and predictive analytics.

I have been working mostly with Nielsen Holdings N.V, in Statistical Consulting & Analytics, Consumer Insights & Innovation, Retail Measurement Service and deployment of complex methodologies through standardization and by leveraging best Global practices.
M.Phil (Applied Statistics), (3.67 GPA); National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore. (2004) - Pakistan.

M.Sc (Statistics), (3.71 GPA); Govt. College University, Lahore (2002) - Pakistan.

B.Sc (Statistics & Mathematics); University of Punjab 2000 - Pakistan.

Certified Train the Trainer by Nielsen - 2016

Regional Leadership Program – Africa & Middle East (2014-15)

SPSS, R, Python – Programming at Code School & Coursera (2016)

SPSS – Used in Consumer Insights Advanced Multivariate Analyses (2000 – 2011)

Business Process Improvement – Executive

Black Belt (2016) by Launching Operations in White Space Areas

Courses completed – Statistical Processes in Survey Designs, Statistical Advanced analytics, Digital Disruption, Effective Coaching Skills, Managing People & Performance, Breakthrough leadership, negotiation skills, How to be an effective Financial Acumen
Affiliations and Achievements:
Regional Leadership Program attended at Nielsen in 2015.

Business Process Improvement - Certified Executive Blackbelt - 2016

Mentor for Operations Emerging Leaders across Nielsen Global

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Urdu, Arabic, Punjabi
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