ABOUT ME

A small introduction about my self

Mehdi Bedadi

Driving Operational Excellence

Mehdi Bedadi is a Operation and IT professional working in Asia Pacific region. He has been featured in newspapers, webzines, radio interviews and television spotlights. Mehdi frequently speaks at educational institutions and professional conferences on topics such as mobile usage, social media, entrepreneurship, non-profit work and diversity.

He holds a Master Degree in Information System from the Academy of Computer Science of Paris. Since 2009, his career brings him to China, working for multinational corporations in various industry (automotive, advertising, etc..)

After working for EDF R&D He has been recognized national expert regarding mobile technology by Microsoft Corporation 4 years in a row from 2008 to 2011 with a “Microsoft Valuable Professional” award, where he directly worked under a Non Disclosure Agreement with the Microsoft headquarter to release a new mobile operating system called: “Windows Phone”.

Previous entrepreneurship ventures brought him to event management, media publishing, web and mobile application and business services with a successful exit to his first start up “UPSKY” in mid 2013.

Early 2013, Mehdi joined ETAM International Sourcing which is the procurement office dedicated to ETAM Group based in Shanghai to improve business operation efficiency and using technology as leverage to increase productivity.

His skills to drive business operations excellence had been recognized by CIO Asia magazine and listed him in their Top 100 CIO 2014.

SKILLS

I can say i’m quite good at

Business Process Management

Continuous improvement in order to increase effectiveness of my organization

Project Management

Prince 2® Practitoner Certified

Lean Management

Using 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Visual Management. Also a Sig Sigma aspirant

Business Application

Had lead several ERP, PLM, Mobile application, SCM and web projects

Problem Solving

Digital Marketing

Work Experience

My previous associations

SInce 2015

ETAM Group

Asia Operation Manager

ETAM International Sourcing, China Etam International Sourcing is a procurement office which is 100% dedicated to ETAM Group. 35+ millions items delivered, 150+ factories and suppliers in Asia

Report to the General Manager

Ø Responsible for operational excellence
Ø Manage and Optimize Merchandising and Logistic operations
Ø Streamlines business processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
Ø Delivering regular management reports on key initiatives, metrics.
Ø Lead each heads of business units
Ø Coordination with HQ and Forwarders regarding Import matters
Ø Prepare Business Reviews for the Board (P&L, KPIs, etc…)
Ø Part of management team, involved into Human Resources and Finance matters
Ø Act as IT Director for the region.

Jan,2013
Dec,2014

ETAM Group

Asia Information System Director

ETAM International Sourcing, China Etam International Sourcing is a procurement office which is 100% dedicated to ETAM Group. 35+ millions items delivered, 150+ factories and suppliers in Asia

Report to the General Manager

Ø Business Process Management
Ø Deploy and Pilot ERP systems for China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Ø IT Budget and Suppliers management
Ø Manage ERP developer team and IT Support
Ø Coach and mentors staff
Ø Part of management team, involved into HR and labor organization

Jun,2011
Jun 2012

Altavia Group

China Information System Manager

Altavia is the retail world’s leading European marketing partner, 2010 Turnover EUR 517.5 million, 1000 employees

Ø Lead IT Team
Ø IT compliance and risk management
Ø Infrastructure and ERP Management
Ø IT project management
Ø Vendor management (Telecom, IDC, outsource engineer)
Ø Define / Propose / Implement best practices and processes for IS
Ø Manage IT Budget
Ø Acting Technical Pre Sales to Marketing Digital activity

2010
2013

Mehdi BEDADI Consultancy (Trades under UPSKY Ltd, Hong Kong)

Owner

Ø IT outsources services
Ø Websites, Mobile App development (Android, iOS, Windows Phones)
Ø Search Engine Optimization services (French and US market)
Ø Social Media Optimisation consulting (French and US market)
Ø IT Security Consulting
Ø Infrastructure project

2009
2011

VALEO Group

Information System Manager

VALEO LIGHTING SYSTEM Heavy Duty & Special Products China French automotive components manufacturer, 2010 sales EUR 9.6 billion, 58 000 employees

Manage a Shared Service Center for 3 companies from Valeo Group (1000 end users)

Ø Recruit, Train and Lead IT team
Ø Negotiation of contracts and IT services
Ø Infrastructure projects
Ø Set up and improve IT processes
Ø Manage liability and quality of IT tools implemented
Ø Implement security policy defined by IT governance
Ø Define solutions covering operational to strategic time fence
Ø Define and manage IT budget for each company

2007
2008

EDF R&D

Mobile Technology Expert

Study on identification technology such as Barcode 1D, 2D; RFID
Study on embedded systems (Windows Mobile)
Apps development (C++ / C#) for phones and tablet PC.
Quality and validation test.

EDUCATION & DIPLOMAS

What I have done in my academic career

2014
2015

Business Education Certificate

HEC Business School

Ranked #1 worldwide for Executive Education by the Financial Times
Custom module from MBA program about Strategy, Management, Change and Marketing

2014

PRINCE 2® Practitioner Certified

PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments, version 2) is a project management methodology. The methodology encompasses the high level management, control and organisation of a project, but not lower level activities such as scheduling. PRINCE2 is also used to refer to the training and accreditation of authorised practitioners of the methodology who must undertake accredited qualifications to obtain certification.

PRINCE2 is a process-driven project management method.

PRINCE2 is based on seven principles (continued business justification, learn from experience, defined roles and responsibilities, manage by stages, manage by exception, focus on products and tailored to suit the project environment), seven themes (business case, organization, quality, plans, risk, change and progress)

2006
2009

Master’s degree in Information System

Academy of Computer Science of Paris - SUPINFO

(First Class Honors)

2004
2006

Bachelor in Computer and Networks

ECE - Central School of Electronics of Paris

GET IN TOUCH

Please feel free if you would like to have a chat.

CONTACT DETAILS

1128 Wuding Road, Jing An District, Shanghai
Building 5, Appartment 904

+86 186 168 708 58

mehdi@bedadi.com

www.bedadi.com

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