Consistently Ranked The World’s #1 Master In Sport Management Programme. Learn more about the MAS Programme!

Consistently Ranked The World’s #1 Master In Sport Management Programme. Learn more about the MAS Programme!

31.05.2019

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, Procurement

SPORTS: Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Swimming