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Shakil Ahmed
Head- Global Security (Regional Director) , Pharmaceutical
Mumbai, India
General Management, Administration and security management(physical, brand, information) and crisis management professional with 16+ years of experience seeking challenging international assignments.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
A former Captain from the Indian Armed Forces, I have more than sixteen years of experience, with proven expertise in the areas of General Management & Administration, Human Resource Management , Operations Management, Physical, Information & Electronic Security, Crisis Management, Investigation, Brand Protection, Employee Health & Safety and Training and Business Continuity Planning spanning Banking, Power Projects, ITES & Pharmaceutical sectors in the corporate world.

In my present role as the Head of Global Security (Regional Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Nepal) for Pfizer India Region (based in Mumbai), I ensure public safety by running anti-counterfeiting programs, track counterfeiters and collaborate with government authorities to carry out enforcement action, advise senior management on all security matters and support/ enable fifteen Site Security Managers to run their security operations in addition to Crisis Management, and Info-Sec Awareness. In the past, I have served with the Reserve Bank of India as a Security Manager for five years where I worked closely with the Police, Central Bureau of Investigations and Special Intelligence Wing to provide security cover to large scale cash in transit, property and people. I was a member of the State Level Security Committee, Odisha. In my stint with with Vedanta Resources as Head- Administration & Facilities (Power Projects & Railway Projects), I ensured administration, safety, security, facilities management for the greenfeild project for more than 25000 people on-site. Before joining Pfizer in Dec 2010, I was Senior Manager (Administration) & National Head of Corporate Safety and Security with Tata Consultancy Services BFSI BPO for two years taking care of more than twenty thousand employees across twenty-five sites in India and abroad.

In the armed forces, implementing stringent security systems to establish & maintain high security standards & protect high-value assets of the nation, liaising with various government officials and agencies, thereby ensuring smooth operations, coordinating in implementation of HR Policies & strategies with key focus on aligning HR, overseeing manpower planning, recruitment, selection, induction, orientation, payroll management & development of more than 300 personnel in the organization, planning & monitoring security arrangements involving devising security plans & deployment of security personnel, identifying vulnerabilities/ exposures & risks, conceptualizing & implementing security plans & procedures for day-to-day operations as well as contingencies, managed operational logistics for mobilization and maintenance of Forces, involved in operations, human resource, administration, equipment management, financial management, materials management, facilities management and security and social welfare of troops were my major responsibilities.
Senior Management Program, Management, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
2010 – 2011

BSI Management Systems
BS25999-2 Lead Auditor,
Business Continuity Management Systems

Sambalpur University
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
1992 – 1995
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Member of ASIS, ACSG & OSAC and the National IPR Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

- Turnaround of security operations for a regional office of the Central Bank in difficult conditions.

- Sword of Honour (Topper of the Course)- Officers' Training Academy, Chennai - Mar 1997 & Silver Medal for Order of Merit

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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Oriya
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