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Senior Planning Manager
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Date of birth: January 16th 1964
Marital status: Married, 1 child.
Visa & work permit: USA resident, Work permit for Ukraine
Technical Engineering (BSEE) degree
Telecommunications and Microprocessors
Technicum Technical education of Electronic Engineering, Antwerp, Belgium
Amandina Technical Institute, Herk-de-Stad, Belgium
College degree - Electronics
• 20+ years RF experience in all frequency bands (VLF, HF, VHF, UHF, SHF, Satellite)
• 10+ years experience in Design and Optimization of cellular and PMP networks worldwide
• Multiple vendor experience design & optimization (Nokia, Ericsson, Siemens, Motorola)
• Management of large teams and projects.
• Budget calculations (CAPEX/OPEX), RFQ/RFI preparation.
• Strong IT skills (Visual Basic 6, SQL scripting, Relational databases, Ms-Access, Excel)
• Expert with Aircom Enterprise planning tool (Asset3G, NetAct, TornadoN, TEMS Cell planner)
• Strong reporting and presentation skills
• Strong languages skills (5 languages)
05/2008 to present
Aircom International, Tigo project Kinshasa, DRC (Vendor: Huawei)
Senior Network Planning Manager
• Responsible for full turnkey GSM/GPRS/EDGE rollout in Congo (RF, TRS and Core).
• Main interface to customer for all network planning topics.
• Implementation/administration of Aircom Enterprise Suite.
• Owner of the project tracking software (own creation).
• Training and coaching local staff in GSM/GPRS/EDGE planning.
08/2006 to 05/2008
NetPlan LLC, Ukraine (Vendor: Nokia)
• Responsible for full turnkey GSM/GPRS/EDGE rollout in Ukraine.
• Main interface to customer.
• Implementation/administration of Nokia NetAct V5 planning tool (Aircom Enterprise).
• Training and coaching RF Planners/Optimizers in 3G/UMTS planning.
• Business Development.
02/2006 to 08/2006
Siemens Moscow, Russia (Vendor: Siemens)
Network Planning Manager
• Bidding for swap contract (2500 sites) and full turnkey rollout with UMTS implementation.
• Creation and negotiation of contract amendments.
• 2G/GSM/DCS Network re-design and optimization (BR 8.0).
• Teaching 3G/UMTS design to Siemens RF Engineers.
• Implementation of TornadoN planning tool (Aircom Enterprise).
03/2005 to 02/2006
Nokia Kiev, Ukraine (Vendor: Nokia)
Network Planning Manager
• Manager of the nationwide network planning team (50).
• Responsible for the design and pre-launch optimization of the network (1850 sites).
• Responsible for the daily operations of the network planning department
• Subcontractor management.
• Creating, implementing, and improving procedures and methods.
• Financial management of department budget and customer/subcontractor invoicing.
• Responsible for fo