Global Connections

Muhsin with President Dr. Kenneth Kaunda (August 1988)

Mohamed Muhsin, is a Strategic Management Consultant and heads MVM & Associates, a Management Consultancy firm based in Washington DC. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He serves as a Director and Adviser on several international corporate and foundation Boards. Muhsin retired from the World Bank in 2005 after 17 years of service where he held the position of Vice President & CIO, during the tenure of World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn. As CIO he led a major effort to align information technology with the organization’s business strategy; successfully implementing major reforms in information and knowledge management, enterprise resource and business systems, global telecommunications, and video conferencing.

He served in Zambia for 12 years, as the Group Financial Director of Zambia’s Industrial & Mining and Industrial conglomerate ZIMCO, under the Chairmanship of the then President of Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda during which time Muhsin also served the President as an Advisor on state enterprise reform.

In the seventies, Muhsin worked in Sri Lanka in senior positions at the Hayleys Group of companies a leading Blue Chip conglomerate, under the chairmanship of D.S. Jayasundera the renowned business leader in Sri Lanka.

A product of Trinity College Kandy in Sri Lanka during the principalship of C.J. Oorloff, he was the Senior Prefect and valedictorian who was awarded the Ryde Gold Medal for the Best All-rounder. Muhsin was also a free lance financial guest writer, a sports correspondent and columnist of the erstwhile Times of Ceylon. He remains a guest writer to the media.

Muhsin is a strong proponent of the use of Information Technology to further economic development among the poor and the underprivileged. He was featured along with World Bank President Jim Wolfenshon in the Harvard Business School Case Study (Enabling Business Strategy with IT at the World Bank). He was also a Keynote speaker at various events including the Microsoft Government Leaders Summit ([email protected] Global Village), the CISCO CIO Summit, the International Symposium on the Network Economy & Economic Government in Beijing (Global Knowledge Sharing and Local Development), The E-Transformation Conference in New Delhi (e-nabling a Better World), The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention (Bridging the Digital Divide: e-Business and Globalization) the India NASSCOM Leadership Forum in Mumbai (From the Internet on the Bullock Cart to e-Prosperity in India), and the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the South Asia Federation of Accountants. Muhsin was also the cover page feature (Vision from Afar) of the Lanka Monthly Digest (LMD).

“One of the many initiatives that these meetings sparked was my effort to convince my colleagues[ at the World Bank] to think of ourselves as “Learning” organization where successful practices and not-so-successful initiatives could be recorded and made available to all. The idea was to establish a information bank that would grow and service staff members and governments on development practices and experience. We dramatically improved our computer facilities and our means of communication and accessing information. We also linked all our offices with videoconferencing facilities that allowed us to discuss and learn from regional and global initiatives. Mohamed Muhsin led these efforts on information sharing and conference linkage with great skill and selflessness, and he and his team produced first-rate innovations. We became the leaders in the field among all other international agencies.”

Muhsin attending Board meeting chaired by President Kaunda with Prime Minister Hon Kebby Musokotwane on President’s right and other Ministers and Directors (january 1988)

Muhsin with Hon Gibson Chigaga Minister of Justice, on the left and Evans Willima, Director General Zimco

Muhsin with President of World Bank James D. Wolfenshon

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