Laura Brestovansky, CPRW

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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British American Tobacco Bangladesh Co. Ltd.

South Asia Area Marketing IT Lead and, EM Lead for IT Remediation, Authorisation, CReW, Testing and Hypercare Management—Project TaO (permanent, Job Grade-35), since July 2012

  • GBP 1.5bn Global Project spanning around 180 countries – the most ambitious one in the Group’s 100+ years’ history
  • Driving template localization – CReWs, ChaRM CRs, Triole Incidents and HPQC Defects—persistent and close follow up with Global and Regional Resolvers (BAT, SAP, IBM and Wipro) and Area/EM resources in developing the solutions; coordinating with Design Authority for approval and fix transports to Sand Box, Development, Test and, subsequently, Production environments
  • Leading Hypercare—rolling out full system usage in a round-the-clock brilliant teamwork with members of Global/Regional/Area resources incl. Command Center, Consultants, Wipro, RPLs, DA, Service Desk and Service Control
  • Leading Functional Rehearsal Launch—scoping, environment readiness, testing and triaging-resolving defects
  • Leading Role-to-Positioning (RtP)—ensuring right Authorisations; leading significant few SAA RtP CRs/resolutions by working closely with Global Security Team, BASIS, IBM, Wipro, Area Change Lead, Area/EM Functional Leads, HR Business Partners and cross-Project members
  • Representing EM and, often, Area in important forums daily/periodically (Global Launch Support Center, Command Center, and Defect and Retrofit meetings) to work out right support framework and critical issue resolutions with Global Teams
  • Working with project colleagues and Audit teams in supporting three TaO audits—SAA TaO Readiness Review Audit Visit-1 and -2, and Hypercare Review Audit
  • Facilitating Go Live preparation and Cutover activities
  • Participation in planning the project journey—CIA Workshop, Fit-Gap WS, Detail Planning WS, Data WS, Realisation Planning WS, IT Remediation WS, UAT Planning WS and Final Stage Planning WS in Dhaka, Islamabad, Colombo, Ahungalla and Bangkok
    • Asia Pacific Regional Lead and Administrator for Project Cycle Grid Review (CGR)
    • Asia Pacific Regional Lead for Marketing for Project Application Portfolio Management (APM)
    • End-to-end design, build and implementation of Business Express in Bangladesh and Pakistan – a cross-functional central solution for Order Processing; a B2B platform for Distributors to place Orders and submit reports Online and through SMS; Central Best Initiative award from EM
    • Leading Key Marketing IT projects/readiness for EM – mXs e-Learning, BridgeNet, Nexus, CPD, RCS7 Revitalization, TM&D Data Warehouse, MIN-G, Global Research Alignment, TM&D Vehicle and Workshop Reservation Systems
      • National Best Territory Officer 2008; Regional Best Officer Nomination 2006–2007; Change Champion 2008

Senior Business Analyst—Asia Pacific, Marketing, IT (permanent, JG-35), Apr 2011—Jun 2012

Business Analyst—Asia Pacific, Marketing, IT (permanent, JG-34), Mar 2009—Mar 2011

Territory Officer, Trade Marketing & Distribution, Marketing (permanent, JG-33), Feb 2006 Mar 2009


Project Management Specialisation

  • Leading Region and Area in defined scope for 3 Global key projects
  • Leading a number of critical projects end-to-end for Area and End Market
  • PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation from HiLogic Sdn Bhd










Conference Aide, Research Assistant, Internship, and Similar Roles

  • 2005 UNDP, Workshop Aide
  • 2004 ACNielsen Bangladesh, Research Assistant (Project)
  • 2004 Asia Pacific Region Microcredit Summit Meeting of Councils, Conference Aide
  • 2003 49th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Conference Staff; Ministry of Parliament, GoB
  • 2003 2nd LDC Trade Ministers' Meeting, Conference Aide; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GoB
  • 2003 World Bank MGF Project, Data Analyst Aide
  • 2003 ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2004, Organizer; Media Launching Ceremony
  • 2002 UNICEF, Translator (Project)
    • 2001 Co-Author of the Key Note of a UNICEF seminar on Architecture held at India













Teacher, Author, Organizer, Animator and Other Roles

  • 2003-05 Invigilator of recruitment tests for national and private banks; IBA, University of Dhaka
  • 2002-05 Teacher SAT-1, IELTS, TOFEL prep; Mentors', S@ifur's, Democracy Watch, Impact, and Pundits
  • 2005 CD booklet, album sleeve and poster of Icons’ Ishshoronio, GrameenPhone – G-Series prod. (‘national best of the year’ by The Daily Star)
  • 2005 ACNielsen Bangladesh company profile
  • 2004 DHL celebration of 25 years History Animation
  • 2004 Citibank, NA official New Year E-card1411
  • 2005-03 Official Logo of IBA (DU), and Official Website Support
  • 2002-04 Official circular and brochures of BBA and MBA programs, Souvenir Covers, IBA official gift CDs
  • 2003 Real Estate Information Pages (digital yellow page) by Mainstream
  • 2002-04 Feature writing for The Daily Independent, Ice Today, and The Executive Times
  • 2002 Member, Executive Committee of IBA Debating Club



BBA Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka

  • Major: Marketing, Minor: Human Resource Management; CGPA 3.24 (4.00 scale)

Jun 2006



Diploma-in-Architecture Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology

  • Valedictorian with distinction marks—1st in order of merit among all institutes in the country
  • National Award of Merit in Architecture (First Prize) 2001, Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh

Jun 2001




Secondary School Certificate (Science) Motijheel Model High School, Dhaka Board

  • Score 83.7%; Letter marks in English, Science, Mathematics, Higher Mathematics

Apr 1993


Standardized Tests

  • GMAT score 700 (scale 800), verbal 95 percentile, quantitative 68 percentile
  • IELTS score 8.0 (scale 9), listening 8.5, reading 9, speaking 8
  • SAT-1 score 1410, mathematics 790 (scale 800) and 99 percentile, verbal 620 and 83 percentile

Dec 2008

Sep 2004

Oct 2001



Books, chess, animation, global political and business developments, economics, architecture, history