Our Team

The team at Panni Management consists of experienced management consultants and technology experts. Our consultants have experience in oil and gas, oil field services, utilities, distribution, manufacturing and banking sectors. Their successful track record and expertise in implementing management and technology solutions for various enterprises ensures that your business requirements are well understood and the delivered solution meets your desired business goals and has a high user adoption.

Meet our key team members

Abubakr Asif
President / Principal Consultant

Abubakr Asif is the founder and president of Panni Management and Technology Corporation. He started the company in 2009, and since then has led the company to be a leading provider of Sage X3 and business process automation solutions. He has over 15 years of experience in managing and implementing complex organizational transformation by leveraging their IT investments. His diverse industry experience includes oil and gas, oil field services, sales and distribution, retail, cannabis and chemical manufacturing sector.

Prior to Panni, Abubakr was a Senior Business Consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers, where he was involved in several SAP implementation and business transformation projects at energy companies in Alberta. He was also involved in business development efforts and was a key member of the team that responded to and won a proposal from one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies for the outsourcing of consulting services worldwide.

Abubakr has an MBA from the University of Victoria, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the GIK Institute of Engineering. In his spare time, he plays squash and hikes in the Rockies.

Alex Altamirano
Senior Business Analyst

Alex is an experienced Business Manager with over 20 years of experience leading business process transformation initiatives in the areas of distribution, manufacturing and supply chain. His industry experience includes cannabis accessories distribution and retail, food, oil and gas and industrial equipment manufacturing. He leads the supply chain and manufacturing business optimization practice at Panni.

Prior to Panni, Alex has held leadership positions in several manufacturing and distribution companies. He has been involved in establishing manufacturing facilities from the ground up, getting them ISO-9000 certified as well as developing complex supply chains.

Alex has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico. He is an avid squash player and is also the coordinator for Calgary Squash interclub league.

Balagru Ganesan
Senior Project Manager

Balaguru Ganesan is a Project Manager with over 10 years of experience in consulting for Fortune 500 companies. His industry experience includes oil and gas, medical devices, telecommunications, and construction. He is a research and process-oriented professional with a keen eye for growth and efficiency improvement opportunities.

His expertise includes Project Management, Project Planning, Business Analysis, Requirements Analysis/Gathering, Software Development Life Cycle, Strategy Development and Cross-Functional Collaboration.

He holds an MBA from York University and a bachelor’s in engineering. He is a Sage X3 Certified Sales and Distribution Consultant. He enjoys hiking and sky diving.

Wasay Muzamil
Senior Business Analyst

Wasay has over 5 years of experience implementing Sage X3 solutions in complex organizational environments. His diverse industry experience includes hospitality, food and beverage, cannabis and chemicals.

Wasay leads the technical implementation and data migration for Sage X3. He also assists in improvements and operational efficiency on the sales, distribution and manufacturing processes making use of prior experience working on several full-cycle Sage X3 implementations. He also teaches management and user features and functional use of the software. He utilizes problem-solving skills to assist in diagnosing issues and applying methods to resolve them.

Wasay has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and is a certified Sage X3 consultant. He enjoys playing cricket in his free time.

 

Sreekanth Gandham
Senior Technical Analyst

Sreekanth is a senior Sage X3 consultant with more than ten years of experience in implementing and supporting Sage ERP X3 customers. His industry experience includes automotive, oil and gas, retail, cannabis and chemical manufacturing.

Most recently, Sreekanth was involved in leading the Sage X3 implementation at a large multinational chemical manufacturing company with operations across several countries. An excellent leader and team player, Sreekanth enjoys working with clients at all levels of the organization, from executive to the front lines, developing strategic vision and optimizing business process to solve complex business challenges.

Sreekanth holds a master’s degree in computer applications and is a certified Sage X3 developer. He enjoys playing music in his free time.

James Hurren
Senior Financial Consultant

James Hurren is a Senior Financial Consultant at Panni. He brings with him expertise in ERP design and implementation, IT Initiatives and enhancements, Strategic Leadership, Financial Reporting & Analysis, IFRS & TSX Compliance, Debt and Equity Financing, Budget Preparation Process Optimization.

Previously, James was Director of Finance High Tide Inc. where he was heavily involved with and ERP implementation of Sage X3 and revamp the financial reporting process. He also brings with him experience from his years in the construction and mining industries.

James is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and holds an MBA degree from the University of Manchester where he received a Merit Award for his dissertation, and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Lethbridge.

 

Omair Hyder
Senior Business Analyst / Business Relations

Omair is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved in several start ups in the areas of creating user experiences, mobile app design development, educational technology, digital games, content creation for wire less telecommunication companies. At Panni, he is responsible for leading the marketing and content creation department and plays a key part in the company’s growth strategy.

Most recently Omair was involved in laying the building blocks for a digital animation content company, 3rd World Studios. The company won several awards for its work at the Infinity Film Festival as well as Unreal Dev grant by Epic games. The company was able to grow the company to 60 employees in a short span of two years. Prior to 3rd World Studios, he was involved in setting up a mobile applications and content creation company for wireless operators and was able to grow the company to 25 people and 3 million in annual revenues.

Omair holds an MS from Stanford University as well as an undergraduate degree in engineering from the GIK Institute of Engineering. He volunteers for TedX Calgary in his spare time and prefers to shoot on film.