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Andris Akmentins

Andris Akmentins

Riga, Latvia
Member since July 9, 2018
Andris is a senior project manager with more than a decade of international experience—the bulk of his work consisting of implementations, data migrations, and product development. He's been recognized for his pro-active attitude and excellent communication skills and has a proven track record in leadership, strategic, operational, and financing areas.
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Project Highlights
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Consulting
  • Financial Services
  • Project Management
  • SAP
  • Scrum
  • Startups
  • Waterfall Development
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • Head of Consulting and Projects in Baltics
    2017 - PRESENT
    Zalaris HR Services Latvia
    • Ran programs/projects across the Baltic region.
    • Managed a team of consultants throughout the region.
    • Managed projects using a mix of Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
    • Led the HR part of the program for a merger of two regional banks, consisting of an HRMS implementation, carve-out, a data migration, and a service takeover.
    • Created proposals to potential clients and responded to RFPs.
  • Project Manager
    2016 - 2017
    X-Infotech
    • Ran projects, starting from discovery to post Go-live support.
    • Created project proposals, plans, and budgets and responded to RFPs.
    • Led a team of four developers, two testers, a business analyst, and two implementation experts.
  • SAP Consultant | SAP Finance Community Lead
    2010 - 2016
    Accenture
    • Created implementation project plans with the Waterfall methodology.
    • Supervised project teams.
    • Led a SAP FICO community.
    • Acted as a Scrum master for an application development and support project.
  • System Analyst
    2008 - 2009
    IBM Latvia
    • Managed Lotus Notes projects.
    • Analyzed customer needs and processes and then implemented it into information systems.
    • Created test cases for an application relocation project.
    • Functional-tested applications relocated from customer servers to IBM's servers.
  • IT Project Manager
    2005 - 2008
    JSC "Balta"
    • Designed, implemented, and managed the delivery process.
    • Managed Lotus Notes projects.
    • Worked on the full project lifecycle starting from a requirement analysis and processes definition, statement of work and project definition report creation, functional design of the processes, development management, testing, to the after Go-Live support.
Project History
  • Luminor Bank | Merger of Nordea and DNB (Banks in the Baltic States)
    Led the HR part of a merge of 2 banks across 3 countries in 3 areas—system carve-out, data migration, and service takeover.

    The overarching project involved the merger of two banks in the Baltic region with more than 15 legal entities across three countries. The individual sub-projects consisted of an HRMS carve-out, a data migration, and a service takeover by a customer (from the BPO to in-house data employee management).

  • Groov.it
    Led the entire creation of a new product, including the development, of a jukebox reincarnated in a digital form.

    I led the creation of a new digital product: a jukebox but reborn digitally called Groov.it. I helped the product owner and acted as the scrum master. The product consisted of a web app for bars and other entertainment venues, and a mobile app for customers who can simply choose a song and order it—essentially, bringing the good old jukebox into the 21st century.

  • Borealis | M&A of DEX Plastomers
    Led the FICO integration part of a DEX Plastomers acquisition by Borealis.

    I led the SAP FICO process integration and data migration for DEX Plastomers integration into a Borealis SAP environment.

  • Morfius | M&A of NSN and Motorola Networks
    Led the accounts payable stream for a Motorola Networks integration into NSN systems.

    I was responsible for the AP stream of the integration project for NSN which was acquired by Motorola Networks; this included a worldwide integration into NSN systems.

  • Bernstein
    Implemented an insurance system, supported the project substreams, and also led a sub-stream.

    I implemented the Alice Insurance engine, based on SAP, for an international insurance company. The goal of the project was to create the insurance system's global template and implement in the first country.

    The project had already been twice delayed by the time our team was asked to step into the project to oversee the completion of the global template and its implementation. After we came aboard, the project was finished on time and we achieved a technical go-live for the first country.

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration
    2007 - 2012
    Stockholm School of Economics in Riga - Riga, Latvia
  • Earned credits for a bachelor's degree (exchange student) in Economics and Business Administration
    2009 - 2010
    Universidad Cardenal Herrera (CEU) - Valencia, Spain
  • Bachelor's degree (unfinished) in Information Technology
    2005 - 2008
    Riga Technical University - Riga, Latvia
  • Earned credits for a bachelor's degree (exchange student) in Information Technology
    2006 - 2007
    Engineering College of Copenhagen - Copenhagen, Denmark
Certifications
  • Prince2 Practitioner
    AUGUST 2018 - AUGUST 2021
    AXELOS Global Best Practice
  • Prince2 Foundation
    MAY 2018 - PRESENT
    AXELOS Global Best Practice
  • SAP Certified Application Associate - Financial Accounting with ERP 6.0 EhP6
    JULY 2014 - PRESENT
    SAP
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