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Michael J. Whitehead

Michael J. Whitehead PhotoMichael J. Whitehead
TitleChief Information Officer (CIO)
ExpertiseInformation technology, SAP system, business process re-engineering
Current OrganizationMillennium Chemicals
Type of OrganizationManufacturing
Major ProductCommodity chemicals
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeInstitute of Administration and Communication, South Africa, 1990; NH Dip., Taxation, South Africa, 1992
BornDecember 28, 1964, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hobbies & SportsGolf (holds a 1 handicap), movies, reading, playing with his children
Work HistoryFrom 1992 held Senior Financial and Commercial positions within the Medical Division, and Power Transmission and Distribution (PT&D) respectively, of Siemens South Africa Limited; From 1996 was actively engaged in the SAP consulting arena implementing SAP at various global organizations within South Africa; From 1998 through 1999 he worked as a Principal Consultant with CAP Gemini America (CGEY) based in Houston, Texas; In 1999 he joined Millennium Chemicals as the Director of the Business Process Improvement and SAP Applications group; The focus of this group is on providing technology solutions in partnership with the functional organizations in a way that will maximize the technologies inherent ability to drive cost from the organization, lower the TCO, and maximize the value add to the global organization; In 2003 he was promoted to Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Millennium Chemicals where, through sound knowledge and experience of both the technology and business processes, together with a cross functional perspective, will be able to ensue alignment of both the organizations technology deployment strategy and its business strategy
ChildrenKristin 6, Alex 3
MarriedMay 15, 1993
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