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Usman Ghani

A Renaissance man, Usman is distinguished by his record of developing board policies and business strategies for a variety of industry leaders including Exxon Mobil Corporation, Hewlett Packard/EDS, McKinsey & Company, and Royal Dutch/Shell Group. He has held leadership positions in a variety of areas including strategic planning, marketing, operations, organization development, IT, and executive education. He also led cross-functional, multi-cultural, core-business process teams in these companies. He is passionate about helping complex organizations see the big picture so they are capable of transformation.

Persistently pursuing the best, Usman has been mentored by the most prestigious gurus of management and has served some of the elite corporate leaders worldwide. With numerous consulting engagements, implementation projects, and training sessions to his credit, he is sought by leaders for fresh ideas and solutions. He is relentlessly innovative and the author of over 10 articles and chapters in books on wide-ranging corporate topics. These have also made him a popular keynote speaker. He enjoys sharing his rich knowledge and skills with an open heart, genuinely investing in the success of those who affiliate with him.

Usman holds 3 Master’s degrees from MIT; in Business Administration, Management of Technology, and Policy Planning from the Harvard-MIT joint program. As a lifelong learner, he has attended many certifications, courses, seminars, and workshops in various areas: “I invest at least 10% of my earning in my learning”. He has received awards and honors on all 6 continents, the latest being from the Dallas Business Journal. He and his Brazilian wife live in Las Colinas and volunteer at DFW Airport and Harvard Club.

Why did you decide to work at ConfluCore?

I founded ConfluCore to address the needs of futuristic organizational leaders who desire systemic approaches in governance and management. The idea of fostering confluence in organizations and across strategic alliances is paramount for achieving synergies in the 21st century.

What’s the biggest transformation you have been a part of?

Having implemented transformation for a Fortune-10 company, I developed enterprise change practices for prestigious consultancies. The most extensive was streamlining the financial, human, and operational processes (and converging these) to realize the business strategy of a Global-1000 company.

What challenges do you most enjoy helping clients address?

It’s fun to take the bull by the horns! I like to address the toughest issues corporate leaders face when not succeeding with classical problem solving. I also love to identify and develop nascent opportunities available to them.

What do you like doing in free/personal time?

Discovering new peoples, traveling places, and outdoor photography are among my hobbies. When indoors, I love playing the sitar, reading, and watching soccer. When reading, I feel I’m privileged to be in the company of wise men and women.

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