Imrana A. Umar is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Powersim Solutions, Inc., responsible for guiding the overall vision, strategy and operations of the company. Prior to co-founding Powersim Solutions, Inc., Mr. Umar worked for Powersim Corporation for 11 years, where he held various senior management positions, as well as serving on the board directors of the company from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Umar has several years of experience developing and implementing advanced simulation-based technology solutions in a wide variety of industries and application areas for major organizations in both private and public sectors around the world.
Mr. Umar has consulted is many industries including Aviation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Health Care, High Technology, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail, Construction, ICT and Telecom. He has also consulted for private and public organizations globally including Microsoft, The World Bank, McKinsey & Co, Accenture, BP Amoco, Chevron, US National Energy Laboratories, Statoil of Norway, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Energy Commission of Nigeria, Energy Commission of Ghana, The American Red Cross, Qatar Petroleum, Cable & Wireless, Novellus Systems, AOL, NIPOST, Discover Business Services, FAA, Qatar Foundation for Science, Education, and Development, Ashghal (Public Works Authority of Qatar), among others.
Mr. Umar has also consulted in various application areas, including Organizational Transformation and Change Management, Analysis of Investment Options, Project Evaluation and Risk Assessment, Competitive Strategy, Policy Alignment and Coordination, Scenario-based Strategic Planning, Customer Acquisition, Development and Retention, Resource Planning, Technology and Product Innovation, Human Performance Management, Assessment of risks and options relating to marketing, sales, distribution channels, employee turnover, etc.
Prior to joining Powersim Corporation in 1992, Mr. Umar worked in the banking industry. After a brief break to study Information and Computer Science, he served as a faculty member and PhD research fellow at the University of Bergen between 1994 and 1997.
Mr. Umar is currently an adjunct professor of Performance Management Systems and Business Strategy Simulation in George Mason University’s Executive Education program on Building Business Acumen and Corporate Ventures. He also teaches management courses on Strategic Visioning and Leadership Development. Mr. Umar sits on the System Dynamics Advisory Board, Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Massachusetts, he is a member of the System Dynamics Policy Council, and holds board membership on various other non-profit organizations.
Mr. Umar holds a B. Sc. (Honors) in Business Administration with a major in Banking and Finance; B.Sc. in Information and Computer Science; M. Phil. in Information and Computer Science, focusing on the System Dynamics Methodology and Model-based Policy Analyses, and has a 3 years of PhD studies in System Dynamics from the University of Bergen.
As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Senthil Natchimuthu is responsible
for the overall operations of the company including new solution development and
the execution of client engagements. In this position, Mr. Natchimuthu also supports
the strategy and the business development activities of the organization.
Before founding Powersim Solutions, Mr. Natchimuthu spent more than five years with
Powersim Corporation, a leading system dynamics simulation software and solutions
company. Mr. Natchimuthu held several key positions at Powersim Corporation's Strategic
Solutions group including Director of Solutions and Project Manager. He has extensive
experience in building simulation based strategic solutions in several business
areas including supply chain, project management, market dynamics, human resources,
and customer satisfaction. He has worked for clients in a wide array of industries
including Semi-conductor, Telecommunications, Software, and Hospitality.
Mr. Natchimuthu holds a Master's in Operations Management from Michigan Technological
University and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Anna University,