Andy has 20+ years of ‘hands on’ senior management experience in business operations and is a globally networked, multicultural leader experienced in developing, enhancing, and expanding Businesses across the M.E.N.A., E.U. and S.E.A. regions.
Andy specializes in Strategy Design, Change Management and driving product distribution expansion and operational excellence for life sciences, FMCG, energy and retail businesses. Andy is recognized for his ability to drive change and enhance business operations.
One of Andy’s more notable career assignments was to manage the Joint Venture relationship between a leading pharmaceutical company and the organization that had been established to primarily take care of the operational management and performance of a finished goods re-packaging plant located in Canlubang, Laguna Philippines. Prior to this assignment Andy was the client-facing lead for the 3PL engaged by a large UK-based pharmaceutical manufacturer and responsible for the project co-coordination and to operationalise the contract for Warehousing and Distribution services for the GCC region.
Andy was also instrumental in the establishment of the regional supply chain footprint for a large British retail organization in the MENA region. This included setting up and building a fashion product supply chain and warehousing operation, cold-chain food distribution and managing exponential growth of the business.
Andy, Managing Partner | Solutions & Value Delivery, and founder of Accelerate Evolution, established the Practice in 2012 based on his fundamental values and global management experience with a vision to impart this experience and knowledge to develop solutions and deliver significant value to Client organizations in the MEA region.
Since he created Accelerate Evolution, Andy has been involved with a number of advisory, interim & project management assignments. These engagements range from providing hands-on change management support during significant office footprint rationalization projects for organizations in the legal and insurance business through sales development engagements at logistics organizations to strategy development work for government organizations.
More recently, and in addition to functioning in his leadership role in the Practice, Andy has personally been engaged on an interim & project management basis overseeing the construction, and the project management of the operational fit-for-purpose readiness activities for a number of warehousing facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE working with prominent Saudi and UAE based business entities and multinational organizations alike.
Andy has a depth of experience and knowledge at all levels of management that allows him to quickly identify challenges and drive remedial changes in a fast and efficient manner.
To complement his unquestionable senior management experience, Andy also studied for and gained a Diploma in Management Consultancy, an industry wide recognized professional qualification, in London, UK.
Andy’s hobbies and interests are a reflection of his personality. As a qualified SCUBA Diving Instructor he gains a great deal of personal satisfaction by imparting his knowledge onto his students. Andy also enjoys kite surfing, which demonstrates his natural ability to perform under extreme pressure.
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