Allam Zia | Greenlight | Jersey | Guernsey | Channel Islands
 

Allam Zia

Director

Allam.Zia@GreenlightCI.com

07700 325 648


Overview

Working closely with the Managing Director, Allam is jointly responsible for the operational and strategic business objectives of BDO Greenlight and in continually developing and enhancing the range of services provided to clients. Allam also oversees the business development, marketing and recruitment functions.

Whilst working for technology and management consultancies, he has built up an understanding of the business opportunities and challenges facing organisations in many different market sectors.  He has successfully led a variety of change initiatives, including global rebrands, mergers and acquisitions, implementation of various technology platforms and efficiency programmes.

An APMG certified change-delivery professional with a BA (Hons.) in International Business, Allam is used to working at board level, but is equally comfortable operating within project teams or operational functional areas and is an extremely effective communicator at all levels.   Known for his extremely high attention to detail, he can also set up and run project management offices (PMO's) having done this in practice and being a certified P3O® Practitioner.

Allam also has sound technical knowledge having previously implemented business solutions based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) platforms.

Allam absolutely thrives on working in the ‘grey areas’, providing structure where it might be lacking, keeping stakeholders continually engaged and maintaining a clear focus on delivery.


Qualifications
 

Qualified Business Analyst (ISEB)

Project Manager (PRINCE2® Practitioner)

Certified Microsoft Dynamics CRM Business Solutions Specialist.

Registered P3O® Practitioner in Portfolios, Programmes and Projects

BA (Hons) in International Business

Lean Six Sigma Practitioner, Green Belt


Favourite Place in the world

Paris - France

Paris - France

Why?

This is a tough one. I don't think there are many more brilliant places than London, my birthplace. But Paris has the most special memories for me. I got engaged to my wife after spending the most amazing five days there.

 

About Allam


If you could travel back and witness any historical event, which would you choose?
1966 England winning the World Cup, just to feel and witness the pure joy and jubilation of the nation.
 

If you could invite any three people to dinner, past or present, who would they be?
Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi and Billy Corgan.   Steve would provide fascinating insights into innovation and business strategy. Gandhi, so I could learn from his tactile negotiation mastery and Billy Corgan because he is the frontman of my favourite band, The Smashing Pumpkins. Hopefully after dinner Billy and I could play a few tunes together!
 

What is your dream occupation?
I aspired to be an actor or musician. Being able to get into character and play out the lives of others is something which has always fascinated me. I have a love for the arts and being creative, and what better way than expressing yourself through acting and performing. 
 

Do you have any hidden talents?
I play the guitar and enjoy writing my own songs.
 

Who is your favourite actor or actress?
Gary Oldman is a very talented actor who can portray such a variety of characters.  As Drexel in the film Leon and, more recently, in his portrayal of Winston Churchill, he was in a different class.


Favourite restaurant in the Channel Islands?
Royal Yacht Grill Bar – the best fillet steaks on the island in my opinion! 



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