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Varun Gautam

Value Creation Strategy & Transformation Expert (MBA + CFA Level II Passed + Strategy Consulting + Investment Banking Experience)

London, United Kingdom

$1,400/day

𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 » Optimizing costs including both direct and indirect » Leading multiple businesses & growth strategy » Developing financial plans and capital allocation strategy » Driving efficiency gains through process standardization & automation 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 with unique combination of 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 #𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠, #𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, #𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 #𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞: #Financial Services, #Investment Banking, #Private Equity, #Real-Estate 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞: UK, Europe, US, Middle East, and India Studied and lived in multiple countries and learnt assessing challenges through diverse perspectives. Through my journey from an engineer to a business leader, three things have had a lasting impact: 1. Staying open-minded 2. Doing the right thing 3. Helping others succeed 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 supporting clients and businesses in solving business challenges by putting strategy, people, processes, technology, and financial outcomes at the core of any conversation

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 17 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Banks Real Estate Management and Development

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Project Management Office (PMO), Post Merger Integration (PMI), Commercial Due Diligence, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Value Creation & Enhancement, Strategic Finance, Exit Strategy, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: VBA, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Tableau

Languages: English

Work Experience

CEDAR MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, DUBAI

Associate Partner

1/4/2023

 

- 1/8/2023

Building consulting business in the area of - value creation (customer growth strategy, capital allocation, cost optimisation, procurement, financial planning & analysis) - digital transformation and process automation

MORGAN STANLEY, LONDON

Head of Strategy & Financial Planning

1/9/2021

 

- 1/4/2023

Managed FTEs across UK, USA & India across Corporate Real Estate (RE) & COO Infrastructure. Led global portfolio of through financial planning, optimising spend (~$2B p.a.) and setting target operating model. Mandated to drive expansion of RE footprint by assessing macro trends, optimising infra. services, setting KPI targets and integrating technology at the workplace. Split of work: Commercial Strategy & Leadership (50%), Business Partnering & Stakeholder Mgmt. (25%), Firm Mgmt. (25%)

DEUTSCHE BANK, LONDON

SVP Chief Transformation Office

1/10/2017

 

- 1/9/2021

Managed FTEs across UK, Germany and Singapore, engaged with Chief Transformation Office leadership team and acted as a business partnering link with front offices of the bank. Mandated to drive corporate strategy, cost optimisation, process transformation and innovation initiatives by collaborating with leadership mgmt. councils, CFO, Risk functions and Innovation labs. Split of work: Strategy & Prog. Mgmt. (40%), Business Partnering & Stakeholder Mgmt. (30%), Team Mgmt. (20%), Training & Learning (10%)

KEARNEY, LONDON

Sr Associate

1/8/2012

 

- 1/1/2017

Managed consultant teams, client function teams and delivered global consulting projects in the area of customer strategy, procurement, supplier strategy and operations through cross-functional leadership, analytics and collaboration across teams. Split of work: Strategy & Delivery (75%), Business Development (15%), Recruitment & Mentoring (10%)

MULTIPLE ROLES

Consultant /Full time MBA

1/1/2003

 

- 1/8/2012

Education

THE CFA INSTITUTE

Finance, Accounting & Capital Markets

1/12/2017

 

- 1/8/2019

IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL

General Management, Finance & Strategy

1/9/2006

 

- 1/5/2008

PUNJAB ENGINEERING COLLEGE

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

1/8/1998

 

- 1/6/2002