Anil Surendran


Profile Summary A total of 19 years of global work experience in SAP Basis area with exposure to entire life cycle of project starting from initiation, planning, execution, closure to managing service and system support. Specialize in technology delivery of SAP implementation/upgrades and support projects, with technical expertise in SAP BASIS. Strong technical background of SAP, Oracle and UNIX and exposure to new dimensional technologies in SAP (Cloud/HANA). As part of the current role, additionally manages the Azure hosting & operations for SAP systems governing key supplier and partner service levels. Global work exposure where worked in UK (2.2 years) and South Africa (4 years) for various projects and lead teams in various regions. Worked with business on transformation projects and partnered with multiple vendor partners and effectively driven programs/projects to closure. Major contribution towards service integration/transition done as part of various projects which were done with internal teams and external vendors. Leading the IT space in close proximity with business and major stakeholders and ensuring business requirements are met without disruptions. Worked with major clients and vendors to develop processes around Change/Incident & problem management and rolled them out globally. Key Focus Areas • Management of big programs with valuation ranging between 100K GBP to 10 Million • Handled client facing roles at offshore location • Vendor Management with multi-vendor engagements and vendor selection • Estate and capacity management for SAP systems • Automation driven optimizations • Datacenter migrations • Operational excellence, exposure to high resilience support models • Cloud First strategy, definition and execution Summary of Experience: Employer From To Job Type Experience Unilever May 2016 Till Date Senior Manager 33 Months Accenture April 2006 April 2016 SAP Technical Architect 102 Months HP Global Soft Mar 2005 Apr 2006 IT / SAP / Administration 12 Months TVS Motor Co. Apr 2000 Mar 2005 IT / SAP / Administration 61 Months