Ms. Zawati carries more than 21 years of experience in Accounting and Finance, working for many reputable companies such as Orange Jordan and many others, where she directly reported to senior management and Board of Directors. She first joined MFW as Chief Financial Officer, established the finance and accounting department, monitored the financial statements as per International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), worked on ongoing cash flow projections, managed accounting and finance operations, constructed sophisticated costing modules which significantly improved cash flows, and developed the business models for products and tens of feasibility studies; as well as designing and maintenance of the financial reporting structure.
She was appointed as Deputy General Manager in 2016, responsible for managing all major internal operational controls and providing strategic advice to Board of Directors.
In her role as Deputy Managing Director, her main objective is to act as the business partner to the CEO, and along with the senior management, to lead the company, set strategies, manage change, steer the business towards growth.
Recently, Lama played a major role in developing and executing a full-fledged business model for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which marked as a major achievement for Lama and MFW as a whole.
Lama represents MFW in major conferences and events and usually speaks about MFWs experience in Micro-Finance locally and internationally, she also offers many training courses in the fields of Finance and Strategic Planning.
Key Qualifications and Responsibilities:
§ Strategic Planning & Organizational Leadership
§ Budgeting & Cost Management
§ Process Design & Productivity Improvement
§ Contract Negotiations & Strategic Alliances
§ Liaise with the strategic business partners
§ Growth & Expansion Strategies
§ Profitability & Cost Analysis
§ Systems & Technology Utilization
§ Team Building & Performance Improvement
§ Liaise with HR, Legal and IT departments
§ Attend Board and Subcommittee meetings; including being the lead on the Audit Committee
§ Supervise financial & operations performance reporting (quarterly and annually)
§ Set policies and procedures
§ Oversee the external and internal audit
§ Set authorities and develop organizational structures