25 years of experience working in IT-related projects, primarily as a project manager, consulting manager, but also as a system/integration architect.
A certified SAFe and project manager with a big passion for the agile way of working and digitization. Run several technical, development, and business projects within public and private sectors, and have experience within Retail (B2B/B2C/CMS), Telecom, and Real Estate.
M.Sc. in computer science and a strong believer in constant improvement and learning from experience and others. Great things never come from a comfort zone and this forces me to challenge my perspectives, stretching my capabilities, and improve my skills and knowledge.
"Very high flexibility, ability to communicate and collaborate with project members, suppliers, and steering group in an excellent way"
"Abraham's strength is his attitude and knowledge within development projects. He has an approach that creates trust and stability during hectic periods"
- Quotes from customers within Retail and Real Estate
Managing a team with the ability to lead complex assignments in Retail (B2B/B2C/CMS) that require skills in UX, .Net development, architecture, leadership, and good knowledge in agile methods. P&L responsibility for the team, and responsible for customers' accounts, sales and recruitment.
Business Unit Manager - Acando
2006 - 2019
Managing a team with 12 senior program and project managers. Consultant with an ability to lead complex assignments, within digital transformation, that requires skills in leadership, good knowledge in methods and tools, and experience in managing people. P&L responsibility for the team.
Besides my role as a business unit manager (+8 years), I run several projects, and below I'm mentioning some of them:
Jan 2020 - Jun 2020: Acted as IT strategist and advisor. I supported in IT program coordination, roadmap, implementation, and prioritization to achieve the agreed business goals. Reported to the CEO and management group.
Jan 2017 - Dec 2018: Program/Project Manager for the implementation of a retail system, upgrading POS, Adapting handled/PDA to the new solution, and managing tasks related to cloud hosting. Reported to the CEO and CFO.
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017: Change/Project Manager Transition & Integration. The objective of the assignment was to integrate, support, and plan nearshore activities to achieve; growth, efficiency, and higher quality. Acted as a change/project manager, facilitated workshops, and had been responsible to introduce change activities and align the introduced strategy plan with business areas in Sweden and Latvia. Reported to the CEO and sales manager.
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016: IT Service Responsible (ISR) and System Responsible (SR). ISR within a retail company and had the overall responsibility for the IT deliveries, strategy planning, supporting the business processes, and for guiding and coaching the leaders within the area, Customer Information Management. Reported to service area responsible (SAR).
Apr 2006 - Dec 2009: Project manager for Efficient Development and Maintenance program and scrum master for implementing electronic records at Tax Agency.
System Engineer - FMV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration)
2001 - 2006
Participated in several assignments, e.g. Implementation of ERP and an integration platform, implementation of collaboration website/Intranet, integration strategy, etc. One of the crucial assignments was the implementation of an ERP system and an integration platform. I was involved in the procurement process, responsible for integration, gathering, and producing the technical requirement specification for the ERP and integration platform. Acted as a tech lead for the technical architecture team, and had the responsibility of delivering the integration guidelines and strategy.
IT Architect/Project Manager - Selectica
Jan 2001 - July 2001
Certified within Selectica eCommerce - spent 4 weeks in San Jose (USA) and 3 months in Helsinki (Finland) supporting in my role as IT architect with the implementation of Selecitica eCommerce system for a big electronic company.
Developer/IT Architect/Project Manager - Telia
1996 - 2001
1998 - 2001: IT architect and technical project manager for several assignments, e.g.
Technical project manager for delivering an Internet bank solution in Sweden
IT architect and technical project manager for delivering a PoC "SMS ticket in mobile phone"
Project manager delivering a web service that made it feasible to search telephone numbers on the net
1996 - 1998: System developer for several e-commerce solutions programming in Java and ASP.
Computer Teacher - Botkyrka Komvux
Aug 1995 - Dec 1995
Beside my university studies, I've worked part-time as a computer teacher for municapl adults students.
1999 - 2014: Syriacmusic.com - Boardmember and founder of a nonprofit organization with a mission to spread information concerning the Syriac church and folk music.
2000 - 2006: Saais.org - Boardmember and one of the founders of a nonprofit organization and network for Assyrian/Syriac academics in Sweden. One of Saais central objectives was to promote higher education and contact between students and academics in working life.