Chris Seacombe

Chris Seacombe

Migration & Cutover Manager - Core Banking implementation and BPO carve out

Location
Singapore
Industry
Banking

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Chris Seacombe's Overview

Current
  • Migration & Cutover Manager - Core Banking implementation and BPO carve out at Avaloq
Past
  • PM - Separation and Integration Programme at RBS
  • PM / BA - Separation and Integration Programme at ABN AMRO
  • PM/BA Front Office - Core Banking Replacement at Barclays Wealth
  • Business Analyst at Barclays Wealth
  • PMO Manager - System Implementation at Barclays
  • Project Manager Trainee - Business Partnership at Lloyds TSB
Education
Connections

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Chris Seacombe's Summary

A highly motivated, proactive and sociable change management professional, possessing a genuine desire to constantly develop and exceed expectations. Chris has developed significant industry experience having been fortunate enough to have worked in a number of prominent and challenging roles during the 5 year lifecycle, of one of the largest, most complex, company acquisition and restructuring initiatives in corporate history. The experience and knowledge obtained during each of the phases; separation, integration, non-core divestment and legal integration, has given him a unique and invaluable insight into the legal, regulatory, technical and operational challenges financial services firms face while executing their strategic agendas. His experience and attributes will continue to ensure that he is able to quickly add value within a range of dynamic, diverse and challenging assignments.

Specialties: Separation, Integration, non-core divestment, legal entity integration, End to end project lifecycle experience, International, Change Management, Consultant, Business Analyst, BA, Project Manager, PM, Front Office, Treasury, SWIFT, Separation, Integration, STP

Chris Seacombe's Experience

Migration & Cutover Manager - Core Banking implementation and BPO carve out

Avaloq

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry

April 2014Present (6 months) Singapore

Avaloq Sourcing Asia Pacific, the newly founded subsidiary of the Avaloq Group, will supply back office services for the Wealth Management business of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management in Singapore.

Responsible for managing the migration and cutover, from legacy systems and processes, to the Avaloq core banking platform and newly formed BPO organisation.

International Banking PM - Global Intergration Programme

Royal Bank of Scotland

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RBS; Banking industry

July 2012April 2014 (1 year 10 months) Singapore

Responsible for managing the transfer of the RBS International Banking business (Cash, Trade & Lending) between legal entities (RBS N.V. to RBS PLC), in a number of APAC countries:

- Thailand
- Indonesia
- South Korea
- China
- India

Managing multiple cross-functional workstreams, including; Operations, Technology, Legal due diligence, Finance, Product (Cash, Trade Finance & Lending), Credit Risk and Client Comms

The programme was key to the RBS Group’s efforts to simplify its structure, thereby reducing risk, cost and complexity.

Global Legal Entity Integration Programme - PM

Royal Bank of Scotland

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RBS; Banking industry

January 2011June 2012 (1 year 6 months) Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Successfully delivering a number of key aspects of ‘Project Unicorn’, a global legal entity integration programme tasked with transferring the global network bank from RBS NV to RBS plc. Responsibilities include:

- Design Authority: Defining, documenting and signing off the ‘end to end design', which was used
as the framework for the legal transfer of GTS business (Cash, Trade & Lending) in 38 countries.

- Global Renaming: Managing a global workstream, tasked with updating; online banking systems, contracts, documents & marketing material to reflect the new legal entity

- Coordinating the Legal transfer of security/collateral agreements worth over £8 billion

Global PM - Operations – Non Core Divestment

RBS

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RBS; Banking industry

May 2010January 2011 (9 months) Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

The ‘Non Core division’ was created to manage the sale, or run down, of £240 billion of assets which were no longer seen as ‘core’ to the businesses strategy. The role, which was positioned within the Corporate Banking Division, had a dual reporting line into the Head of Operations for Latin America and the Non Core divisions programme structure.

The key responsibility was to define, coordinate and drive the necessary Operations activities required to exit four countries across the Latin America region (Chile, Colombia, Venezuela & Argentina).

PM - Separation and Integration Programme

RBS

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RBS; Banking industry

November 2009August 2010 (10 months) Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Project Manager for one of the major remaining Separation & Integration projects between RBS & ABN AMRO.

Responsible for managing the migration of 60,000 SWIFT Multibank Reporting contracts for Corporate & FI clients which RBS purchased from ABN AMRO. This involved the technical migration within ABN AMRO/ RBS systems as well as communicating required changes to over 350 banks world wide.

PM / BA - Separation and Integration Programme

ABN AMRO

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry

September 2008November 2009 (1 year 3 months) Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

The 'OPUS' Programme, one of the key Separation & Integration projects between RBS & ABN AMRO, helped facilitate the technical separation of the ABN infrastructure which was acquired by RBS.

Responsibilities included; designing and implementing a solution to successfully separate the RBS client SWIFT payment & reporting traffic and route it via the RBS infrastructure.

PM/BA Front Office - Core Banking Replacement

Barclays Wealth

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; BARC; Financial Services industry

November 2007September 2008 (11 months) Gibraltar

Front Office Work Stream Lead on a major strategic change initiative. The core banking replacement programme involved migrating the Gibraltar Wealth business off the legacy infrastructure onto the standard global platform.
- Responsibilities included: conducting impact assessment on the Front Office area and designing, documenting and rolling out updated processes & procedures required to support the new platform

Business Analyst

Barclays Wealth

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; BARC; Financial Services industry

March 2007November 2007 (9 months)

APAC Hub Migration: Business Analyst working on creating a new Wealth Management hub in Singapore to support the existing Hub in Geneva.
- Activities included; designing & documenting processes for Treasury, FX, FXO, MM, Payments etc. Implementing efficient milestone tracking and senior management progress reporting.

PMO Manager - System Implementation

Barclays

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BARC; Financial Services industry

20052006 (1 year) United Kingdom

PMO Manager on a Business Banking programme which involved migrating client details onto a revolutionary new relationship management system.

Project Manager Trainee - Business Partnership

Lloyds TSB

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LLOY; Banking industry

20022003 (1 year)

Responsible for managing a portfolio of small investment (10-100k) projects within LloydsTSB Group IT.

Designed and rolled out an efficient process for initiating and managing small projects throughout Group IT.

Chris Seacombe's Skills & Expertise

  1. Change Management
  2. Integration
  3. Project Management
  4. Banking
  5. Project Delivery
  6. Business Transformation
  7. PMO
  8. Global Delivery
  9. Program Management
  10. Stakeholder Management
  11. PRINCE2
  12. Strategy
  13. Business Analysis
  14. Project Portfolio Management
  15. User Acceptance Testing
  16. Management
  17. Separation
  18. Financial Services
  19. Divestitures
  20. Programme Delivery
  21. Wholesale Banking
  22. Cash Management
  23. Trade Finance
  24. Commercial Lending
  25. Relationship Management
  26. Budget Process
  27. Private Banking
  28. Wealth Management
  29. Business Process
  30. Business Process Improvement
  31. Financial Risk

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Chris Seacombe's Education

Nottingham Trent University

2:1, BA Hons Business Information Systems

20022006

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