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Yajat B.'s Profile
Strategy & Balanced Scorecard Consulting & Training Expert
Yajat is a strategy & operations professional with 25 years of management consulting & industry experience spanning the Middle East, North America, Europe and Asia. He has spent nearly 15 years in the MENA region in both management consulting as well as industry roles leveraging his expertise in Strategy, Planning, Enterprise Performance Management, Performance Improvement, Balanced Scorecards, Business Transformations, Project Management, P&L Management, and Business Excellence using the EFQM Model and Strategic Business Development.
With a decade long stint as a Director with a global boutique strategy firm, he has delivered client success through Consulting & Training mandates in the areas of corporate strategy, growth strategy, cross border strategy, market entry, performance management using balanced scorecards, market & competitor assessments, M&A, valuations, commercial due diligence, business process re-engineering and in the implementation of strategic initiatives across customer, process, organization and IT functions. He has executed over 80 projects in 16 countries spanning diverse sectors such as financial services, oil & gas, industrial, fmcg, retail, real estate, hospitality, education and automotive among others. His client roster spans diversified groups, holding companies, investment companies, MNCs, SMEs and Government entities.
As the Director for Strategic Planning and Corporate Performance at a leading Dubai based Facilities Management Group, he successfully developed the group strategy and set up the enterprise performance management framework using the Balanced Scorecard resulting in a CAGR of 12% over the last 4 years. Yajat also set-up the M&A strategy for the group and executed the acquisition and integration of 2 entities in the last 4 years that now contribute to 25% of group profits. Yajat also led business excellence initiatives in Strategy and Balanced Scorecard Training and in implementing the European Foundation for Quality Management framework to drive transformation, sustainability and innovation.
Prior to his experience in the Middle East, Yajat worked with the Shell Subsidiary, Pennzoil, in India, where he progressed through various assignments in business development, marketing, institutional and after-market sales, strategic business development and culminating in a Regional Sales Head role with P&L responsibility for 60% of the Company’s revenues both for direct and distributor channels.
Yajat is an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Commerce from Sydenham College, University of Mumbai. He has also completed multiple certifications across Lean/Six Sigma, Digital Strategy and Innovation Management. He also holds an EFQM certification and contributes to the community as an Assessor for Dubai Quality Awards.
In summary, with his well-rounded experience, Yajat can deliver client success by effectively connecting the dots between strategy and operations, and across the strategic value chain from conceptualization to effective execution.