NOVEMBER 2011 - Lebanese Community

Deputy IT Manager and Commercial Executive.
Both jobs are based in Nigeria and my client requires Lebanese candidates.

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 Deputy IT Manager – Nigeria

 An excellent opportunity for a talented IT Professional, with man-management experience –
who is looking for a challenging job in Africa.

The role is to organise a busy IT Department: supervising data exchange with 15,000 EPOS Terminals – managing smooth draw procedures and data transfers – supporting Finance- and Sales-Department with data reports and data queries.

We are looking for someone with a good IT knowledge but more importantly very good managerial skills.


  • Team Recruitment – training, briefing and supervision
  • EPOS Network Management – supervising 24/7 data exchange with 15,000 Terminals
  • Data Administration – analysis of data transfers
  • Organisation – draw management and shift planning
  • Reporting – on-going Liaison with Operations-, and Finance-Manager


  • Will be educated to degree level, have a background in: IT Operations, ideally EPOS Network Management, with at least three to four years' man-management experience
  • Will be an IT Expert (Microsoft SQL Server Administration / Windows Server Applications) with proven operational management skills.
  • Will be an independent thinker, a quick learner, motivator, and have good problem-solving skills.
  • Will have proven experience in team recruitment, training / briefing and supervision.
  • Will have a proven record as department leader / manager.

 Desirable but not essential skills: 

  • Will have working experience in emerging market environments.
  • Will have retail experience
  • Bilingual: English / French

You may have had experience in the following roles: IT Manager, Assistant IT Manager, Deputy IT Manager, etc.

 Commercial Executive - Nigeria 
The Role:

An excellent opportunity for a talented sales / marketing professional who is looking for a challenging role and has the potential to become Commercial Manager.

The role is to deliver on-going growth across our product portfolio. You’ll be working with relevant stakeholders on answering these questions amongst others: 

  • What does it take to get a punter to play a certain product? What level of support do they need?
  • What is the model for how potential punters learn about and start to use a product of our portfolio?
  • How do we reactivate customers and keep them active? How do we increase customer’s activity and engagement?
  • How do we take what has worked in one region and apply it to other regions? What are the regional differences that need to be applied to campaigns?
  • What is the concept to recruit vendors (retailer, resellers and agents) and to increase sales network performance?
  • How do we motivate engagement of sales and merchandiser teams, to sell our products? What can we do to encourage the co-workers of vendors / retailers to promote our products?


  • Team Recruitment – training, briefing and supervision
  • Sales Network Management – business allocation – vendor recruitment, training, briefing and supervision
  • Planning – sales (roll-out) and marketing budget (promotional planning)
  • Sales Admististration – recording and analysis of sales / contact data
  • Technical Organisation (logistic planning)
  • Finance Administration – budget control
  • Reporting – Ongoing Liaison with Operations-, Finance- and IT Manager


  • Will be educated to degree level, have a background in: Franchise, Retail, or FMCG / CPG Sales Network Management, with at least three to four years' man-management experience
  • Will be an excellent communicator with proven planning, business start-up / retail roll-out and operational management skills, delivering sustainable business growth.
  • Will be an independent thinker, a quick learner, motivator, and have good problem-solving skills.
  • Will have proven experience in team recruitment, training / briefing and supervision.
  • Will have a proven record as department leader / manager.

 Desirable but not essential skills:

  • Will have working experience in emerging market environments.
  • Will have start-up / retail roll-out experience
  • Bilingual: English / French
  • Will have a good knowledge of the leisure / entertainment – gaming industry.

You may have had experience in the following roles: Business Manager, Channel Manager, Commercial Manager, Country Manager, Franchise Manager, General Manager, Managing Director, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Regional Manager, Retail Manager, Sales Manager, Sales Marketing Manger, etc.



Lebanese Film - Rights for Sale

Dear Sirs,
We are young freshly graduated performing arts students living and working in Lebanon, we recently produced a Lebanese Feature Film which participated in the Arab Film Festival in California and was a success among audiences.
(please visit for more info).

Due to the economic and political situation in Lebanon it was impossible for us to find any investors or sponsors to help us produce this movie, so we had to take a loan from individuals since the bank wouldn't give us a loan as freelancers.
This Loan exceeded it's due date, and we still don't have the amount to pay our debts.
That is why we are seeking help from abroad, we are ready to sell the entire rights of the movie including the rights of the original soundtrack for what may be considered as "Peanut Money" to settle our debts.
Do you think you could help us in any means?
Thank you in advance for your cooperation,
Kind Regards,

Fady Antoine Hachem

George Boutros
Known as "The Fiercest Tech Mergers and Aquisitions Banker In The World.
Son of former Lebanese MP Fouad Boutros

Jacques Nasser, CEO of Ford Motor Co
"Be Yourself. Be Your Own Brand."

Zhou Enlai, former premier of China, was asked during the mid 1970s about the significance of the Chinese revolution of 1949. His reply: "It's too early to say." That observation, says Jacques Nasser, CEO of Ford Motor Co., who was in China last month celebrating the 50th anniversary of the revolution, could well apply to the worldwide technological revolution that the Internet has unleashed in this decade. It may take years to recognize, but "cyber-business is going to become part of everything we Business Week touch," says Nasser. Nasser should know. Since having taken the steering wheel at Ford nine months ago, he has launched his own revolution at the 96-year-old auto giant. Ford, according to (October 11), is now the world's most profitable car company with $5.9 billion in net income. Fueled by its purchase of Volvo for $6.45 billion and an increased stake in Nissan, the company is positioned to overtake General Motors as the world's No. 1 automaker by 2001, Business Week predicts. Although Ford still faces challenges-such as over dependence on its truck line and faltering operations in South America-Nasser is widely seen as having his foot firmly on the gas pedal. Speaking at the Wharton School on October 7, Nasser discussed issues ranging from the Internet revolution to the challenges of leading Ford's 360,000 employees. "E-commerce is not going to settle down," Nasser says. "Every second of the day, someone is tunneling into your customer base. Technology makes that possible. Anyone who does not look at business as a total equation will be taken over." That perspective, in part, drove Nasser to invest in early September in Microsoft's MSN CarPoint web service. The goal was not, as some might imagine, to sell cars directly to customers over the Internet and to bypass dealers. The most valuable aspect of its partnership with CarPoint is the access that Ford now has to large amounts of customer data about car design, color, feature preferences and so on. Mining this data will enable Ford to better understand its customers, which Nasser sees as Ford's core mission. "Businesspeople tend to think of business and profits as being the same," says Nasser. "But if you are mesmerized by profits, you'll never get them. Business is about nurturing customers. Profits are a measure, over time, of how well you are doing that." Nasser believes that the combination of the Internet with manufacturing will give companies opportunities to get closer to customers than ever before. Traditionally, auto companies designed vehicles, manufactured them, sold them through dealers, and didn't hear from customers for at least another three years until they returned to make their next purchase. The Internet, however, changes all that by giving customers power over crucial design and feature decisions. "We'll use the combination of Ford and Microsoft to redesign the design and manufacturing process, so that customers won't just be able to order cars, but also see them through the whole process," Nasser says. "We'll get unfiltered information about what our customers want, and that will affect the entire value chain." To guide companies through such wrenching changes, companies will need insightful leadership. According to Nasser, the key to cultivating leadership lies in recognizing differences-and using them to make a difference. He explained this with reference to his own life. Nasser was born in Lebanon, and his family moved to Australia when he was three. "I didn't look Australian, and when I went to school, I was different than the kids in my class. I spoke Arabic, not English. My lunch was tabouli and flat bread, and kids would laugh at me. But I stayed with my food. The lesson I learned was, it's okay to be different. Be yourself. Be your own brand. Stand up for what you believe in." Daring to be different is just one trait of a confident leader. Nasser believes that leaders should teach and learn at the same time. "Get into a zone that makes you uncomfortable," he says. "Be an expert in your own field, but develop a horizontal network of people off whom you can bounce ideas. Get as much international experience as you can. Be technically literate about the Internet and how it relates to your field." Nasser says that leaders who cultivate these traits can potentially succeed in any industry. Wealth-creating opportunities are available in all industries today, unlike what the mania might seem to suggest. "There's no bad business, only bad strategies," Nasser notes, and people who believe in themselves can certainly succeed. "Be passionate about what you do," he says. "You've got to be driven by a goal beyond monetary value. It has to be in your heart, not just an intellectual stimulus. Every single moment for me is a hair-tingling moment." Source :Wharton


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