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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Amphora Restaurant

Herndon, VA

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Importance of Leadership and organizational culture in Business Transformation

Keihan Sedghi

Speaker Biography

  • Overview
    • Keihan Sedghi is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of professional experience in Business Process Improvement and organizational strategy development. He has an extensive experience in implementing and managing complex multi-faceted programs for large multinational corporations. His experience includes design and implementation of Corporate Strategy and key processes, Organizational Transformation, Change Management, design and implementation of enterprise-wide technology solutions for large-scale multinational Financial and Governmental Institutions.
    • Additionally Mr. Sedghi has extensive experience in problem solving, crisis management and strategic business planning. He has consulted for world Financial Services leaders such as ING Insurance, MetLife, Merrill Lynch, HSBC (Bank of Bermuda), KeyBank and American Express in areas of:
      • Process Analysis, Optimization, Design and Alignment
      • Organizational analysis and design
      • Activity Based Costing analysis and Cost reduction (avoidance) campaign and implementation
      • Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing and cost reduction
    • His in-depth experience in organization Transformation, Business Process Improvement, and understanding of the Federal Government will bring value to both our Government and commercial client.
  • Higher Education
    • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland and an M.B.A (Master of Business Administration), Georgetown University, Beta-Gamma-Sigma
  • Summary of Relevant Experience
    • Developed and implemented the Global Program Management Office and process for a large multinational financial organization with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Bermuda and Untied States
    • Led the design and development of the Change Implementation and Migration blueprint
    • Led the design and development of the business processes, and critical customer requirements to successfully execute a key strategic program for a large financial institution
    • Designed and developed the key matrices and performance measures for a large financial institution
    • Developed and designed roadmaps and execution plans for organizational design, risk management and mitigation process, Program Management, front office operational re-engineering
    • Coached and mentored the various business leads on various critical areas such as corporate communication, managing expectations, risk management, issue management, developing and managing balanced score card.
    • Led the development of the Army LSS deployment strategy and training and required processes, including: framework, tools and techniques, in-depth information regarding Lean Six Sigma, for deployment of an enterprise wide Continuous Process Improvement program
    • Led the design and development of the organizational structure and global operating framework for banking operations by detailing job descriptions, organizing capacity planning, processing and documenting overall workflow, providing functional maps to document relationships of core functions and presenting high-level strategic direction pertaining to product and service offerings resulting in the Bank’s ability to Cross-sell
    • Leveraging the Design for Six Sigma (DFFS) process, led the development of an enterprise-wide product and services referral model and algorithm for a major commercial bank

Presentation Importance of Leadership and organizational culture in Business Transformation.

  • Discuss general observation
  • Key reasons why Business Transformation fail
  • Business Transformation Models; pros and cons
  • Key take-away



Email by Friday 14 May 2010 to register for this dinner meeting and presentation. Cost for dinner is $25.00 per person if reservations are made by deadline, $30 if otherwise. There is no charge to attend for the presentation only. But, if your plans change, please contact, and let us know.


5:30pm - 6:30pm Monthly Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration & Networking
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Section Business & Presentation

Meetings are open to all members as well as to the public.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 - Amphora, Herndon, VA

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