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Gian Mario Monis

Independent Consultant

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Senior management consultant with experience in transformation, strategy, M&A and operations

Gian Mario served corporate, private equity and government clients across a variety of complex topics, spanning from strategy and due diligence related work to hands-on operations initiatives requiring the coordination of multiple stakeholders

Gian Mario worked across Europe, the USA, Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East

Gian Mario is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan and Stanford Graduate School of Business

Employment History

Independent Consultant

Crossroad Partners FZE

January 2010 - present

Independent consultant working with established consulting firms and interim management companies in transformation, strategy, M&A and operations initiatives with private sector and government clients across Europe, the USA, ...see more

Associate Partner

Oliver Wyman

January 2008 - September 2009

Led projects and supported business development initiatives for Telecom and Government clients. Served telecom operators in strategy and operational effectiveness initiatives and public sector entities in transformation and e ...see more

Senior Manager

L.E.K. Consulting

May 2006 - September 2007

Led projects and supported business development initiatives for Private Equity and Media and Entertainment clients. Served major media and entertainment groups in strategy initiatives and private equity groups in commercial d ...see more

Senior Manager

Deloitte

October 2004 - April 2006

Led projects and supported business development initiatives for Telecom and Private Equity clients. Served major telecom operators in strategy and operational effectiveness initiatives and private equity groups in commercial ...see more

Principal

Booz Allen

May 2000 - June 2004

Led projects and supported business development initiatives for Telecom, Media and Entertainment, Aerospace & Defense and Government clients. Served major telecom operators, broadcasters, newspaper publishers, aerospace manuf ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:

Culture and Domestic Tourism Strategy • Defined a portfolio of strategic initiatives for the newly established Ministry of Culture of a Gulf government engaging a pool of international experts in the fields of arts, culture and architecture through a series of thematic workshop (themes included events, talent development, …). The portfolio of prioritized initiatives included: Approach, business case and assessment of self-funding potential, budget and internal resources requirements and partnership strategy • Assessed the opportunity for domestic and international tourism development for a Heritage and Culture UNESCO WHS Tentative List destination in the Gulf. Analyzed tourism trends and engaged with a pool of international experts in the fields of local history, heritage and nature tourism to identify target segments and define the vision, value proposition, experiential pillars and initial activation approach for the destination • Managed a consortium of consulting, environmental, engineering, architectural, human resources, legal and branding firms to develop the initial strategic plan for the creation of a natural reserve for a Gulf government. The initial strategic plan included: ecological and site assessment, demand assessment through market research, vision, mission, market positioning and value proposition for tourism activities, initial concept masterplan, organization design, initial brand concept and financial plan • Managed a consortium of consulting, environmental, engineering, architectural, human resources, legal and branding firms to develop the initial concept for the creation of new modern resort town for a Gulf government. The initial concept included: site and environmental assessment, demand assessment through market research, vision, mission, market positioning and destination value proposition, definition of the asset mix and vision masterplan, governance, operating model, organization design, initial brand concept and financial plan

Industry: Public Sector

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning


Project Description:

Strategy and Public Policy • Prioritized FDI potential in an Asian country for a Gulf government and developed initial business cases in selected industries in line with Gulf government long term financial and internal industry development goals. Developed the assessment within the framework of free economic zones and economic cities. Recommendations supported bilateral negotiations between the two countries • Advised Gulf government National Food Security Agency in defining the national food security strategy (risk scenarios, impacts, levers and implementation plan) and in developing national food security master plan. Plan presented to and accepted by the Ruler and the government • Developed the strategy and operating plan for the R&D Center of a Gulf government entity in charge of the evaluation of the education system. Managed local and World Bank experts to define the key elements of the new R&D Center (vision, goals, objectives, research focus areas, operating and organization model and capability requirements) and designed the launch plan

Industry: Public Sector

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning, Transactions


Project Description:

• Established and led the Integration Program Office (PMO) for the merger of four Gulf government owned petrochemical assets into one integrated complex. Oversaw the execution of organizational integration and profit improvement initiatives. Client achieved twelve consecutive months of profitability and received the Middle East Refinery of the Year award • Developed post-merger integration strategy for an Australian Soft Drinks industry player acquisition of a large private label manufacturer. Worked with management team in defining integration approach and initiatives, estimating synergy targets, designing new organization and corporate governance structures and setting-up the Integration Program Office • Led process to identify cost and revenue synergies for a $35B merger in the wireless communication industry. Worked with teams from both companies in building combined entity baseline, identifying synergy opportunities and developing post-close value capture plans and tracking mechanisms. Identified synergies opportunities 20% higher than pre-deal estimates

Industry: Oil & Gas

Topic(s): Transactions


Project Description:

• Program managed the launch of Consumers’ mobile broadband offer (mi-fi and home router) across over 50 cities with “Agile” approach for a mobile operator in South East Asia. Oversaw launch process across all company functions • Managed Group HQ cost reduction effort for a $9B North American industrial conglomerate. Assessed organization and spend, identified over $50M in potential savings (~25% of baseline personnel cost and spend), aligned executive committee and defined execution plan. Group HQ efficiency plan approved by the Board and announced in quarterly earnings call • Designed and implemented Balanced Scorecard initiative to drive the execution of the strategy of a $9B wireless carrier. Worked with management team in defining strategic priorities, aligning internal initiatives and developing operating metrics • Coordinated a companywide change management program for a wireless start-up in The Netherlands. Established and led a Program Office (PMO) reporting to the CEO in charge of overseeing over 20 cross functional projects. All projects completed on time • Conducted review of a remote sensing satellite initiative for a European Space and Defense equipment manufacturer. Assessed Program and Project Management capabilities across a series of industry standard criteria, reviewed project plan, assessed project on key activities, identified existing issues and developed recommendations to review existing Program and Project Management practices and project plan • Developed a new governance framework, operating model and institutional processes for the Aerospace Agency of a European Government. Benchmarked governance structure of aerospace agencies of G7 countries and selected Asian countries and developed a framework to further the ability of the Agency to pursue long term technology and capability development objectives

Industry: Telecom

Topic(s): Operations, Strategy & Planning

Education

Bachelor's in Economics Bocconi University 1992

Master's in Business Administration/Management Stanford Graduate School of Business 2014

Language Skills

English Italian

Country Experience

Australia France Greece Indonesia Italy Malaysia Netherlands Oman Saudi Arabia Slovenia United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States

Skills

Finance
Cost Management

Business
Product Development, Business Unit Strategy, Growth Strategy, Innovation Strategy, Portfolio Strategy, Strategic Planning, Commercial Due Diligence, Operational Due Diligence, Post Merger Integration, Spin-Offs, Target Search, Business Planning, Change & Implementation, Project Management, Business Case, M&A Strategy & Due Diligence, Merger & Acquisitions, Business Process Management, Corporate Functions, Operational Excellence, Corporate Strategy,

Education and Training
Program Management

Economics, Policy, and Social Studies
Economic Planning

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense

Consumer Products
Packaged Goods

Media, Sports & Entertainment

Principal Investors
Private Equity

Public Sector
Culture & Arts, Tourism & Sports, Economic Development, Education

Technology

Telecom