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VISHWANATH MANNAVA


Financial management and procurement professional with 10 years' experience in international organisations and NGOs, working specifically with developing countries. Volunteered at 6 consecutive Olympic and Paralympic Games.

DEGREES
Bachelor of Commerce, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

LANGUAGES: English, French, Spanish, Hindi

WORK EXPERIENCE
TOTAL YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 10

Professional Associate, Yunus Center & Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Performed the accounting and financial reporting for AIT Social Business conferences and projects
  • Worked in the coordination office for the 2nd World Bank City Resilience Program conference held in Bangkok
  • Contributed to the Social Business Learning Program of the Yunus Center
  • Contributed to an AIT Professional Education learning series on project management, monitoring, and evaluation

Financial Management and Procurement Specialist, International Fund for Agricultural Development, United Nations, Rome, Italy

  • Successfully undertook varied field missions for design, financial management & procurement assessment, and supervision in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to assess the status of projects
  • Executed training for project staff on effective financial management and procurement practices throughout the project life cycle
  • Analysed capacity of government agencies to implement financial and procurement arrangements

National Olympic Committee (NOC) Assistant, Summer Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Provided operational support and issue resolution to the National Olympic Committees from francophone Africa participating in the Games
  • Provided language support to aide communication between the OCOG and the relevant NOC
  • Supported the NOCs by providing information, responding to queries, anticipating needs and problem solving
  • Participated in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XXXI Olympiad

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Volunteered at 6 straight Olympic/Paralympic Games, starting from the 1st Youth Olympic Games in Singapore to the Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang
  • Received a “Thank You” letter from the Prime Minister of the UK for participating as a volunteer at London Games
  • Recognised for voluntary contributions to the Olympic and Paralympic Games by the Minister for Sport of Canada

SKILLS: Business Development, Capacity Building, Financial Management, International relations, Procurement

SPORTS: Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Swimming

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