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by | May 28, 2020

Meet the Team – Carol Mathew

1. What is your position at BPD Zenith?

I’m a Senior Maximo consultant, involved in delivering projects, change requests, training, onsite support for clients, pre-sales activities etc. I have a strong technical background with a functional outlook.

2. What led you to choose this career path?

I’ve had a passion for computers since my school days, and I continued to pursue it through to university, and completed an under-graduate degree in computer science. After graduating, I went on straight to work for an IT services company. So, technology, computers and IT have been all around me for a long time now.

3. Which part of your job do you most enjoy?

I appreciate that consulting allows me to meet and interact with a lot of different types of people and personalities. It’s very different from working internally for a company where your interactions are limited to the same set of people every day.

4. What do you like about working at BPD Zenith?

We have a good team, not just in the delivery space but also in the management space. There is lot of transparency and professionalism that I see around me. (I particularly liked it when the management informed everybody about the course of action for redundancy measures in the unlikely event of a significant decline in company’s revenue caused by CoVID-19 related economic downturn). I also enjoy representing a Global brand and being provided with the opportunity to work with people from different parts of the world.

5. What are the values that drive you?

I’m a very fact-orientated person, and base my decisions and actions on details. I try to stay away from feelings-based swings. I have seen time and again, that decisions based on feelings and perceptions will ultimately sour work ambience, and will be detrimental for a company’s long-term interest. Hey, this guy is my friend, she is in my social circle, he is a relative, is all good, but in professional realm, if you favour somebody based on those feelings, I believe, it would engender unfairness. We all believe and aspire to a society built on merits, don’t we?

6. What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I watch a lot of movies – particularly historical ones, those which depict an era from the past. I am a music lover, sings in a choir, and is also a ‘Working with Children’ volunteer.

~ Carol performing in his choir group ~

7. If you were not a Maximo consultant, what alternative career path would you have chosen and why?

I would have been a bureaucrat representing the federal government of a country.

8. What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re proud of?

I have worked in 4 different countries now– 3 of which as a Maximo specialist. Within the Maximo space, I started in Africa in 2009, then spent a couple of years in the UK, and now in Australia. I have numerous clients from different parts of the world who have vouched for the quality of my work, as well as on-time delivery. I also take pride in being able to experience different work cultures.

~ Carol with his formal colleagues in Africa ~

9. What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?

A long walk does the magic for me.

10. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

I am a married man with a five-year-old boy, and have familial responsibilities to attend to. In my personal time, I pursue my love for movies, music and volunteering with children.

Carol Mathew

Carol Mathew

Carol is a Senior Maximo Consultant with over 13 years of IT experience. He plunged into the Maximo world in 2009, and since then has implemented several successful Maximo projects in Africa, Europe and in Australia.

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