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Lalit Moorjani – Finance: Banking | Credit Services – Stanford Who’s Who Certified

Lalit Moorjani Earns Inclusion Into The Exclusive Ranks Of Stanford Who’s Who

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 28, 2013 /Stanford Who’s Who/-- Stanford Who’s Who proudly announces the addition of Lalit Moorjani to the ranks of professional individuals as a result of his exceptional work in the field of Project and Program Management in prestigious financial institutions. As Program Manager at BNY Mellon, as well as throughout his entire career, Lalit has consistently demonstrated the dedication, vision, and skills required to be considered among the best. A master fixer, he tackles a problem head-on, working smart and hard to develop winning solutions.

Lalit Moorjani joined BNY Mellon in 2010 in his role as Program Manager, and has led multiple programs with a global user base. He has helped in saving multimillion-dollars each month and is a key player in the bank’s operational reengineering initiatives.  A project management powerhouse, his mission is grounded in building goodwill with all stakeholders, moving steadily forward and creating a smooth harmonious experience for everyone, despite unforeseen setbacks and behind the scenes chaos.

Along with revitalizing ailing teams through game-changing turnarounds, Lalit dramatically improves the health of ailing projects and the workplace environment. He feels responsible for the long-term security of his teams and is proud to have mentored and guided many to progress in their careers.

When Lalit joined teams where ineffectual weekly meetings bogged down progress; no minutes were kept and critical tasks never followed completely through, he turned things around with efficient, purposeful sessions focusing on assigned responsibility meeting minutes, personally keyed agendas and positive team reinforcement. The immediate outcome – morale skyrocketed and teams were energized with a spirited “can-do” attitude, and no issues fell through the cracks. Long term results – work output volume increased manifold over years.

Fearless and confident throughout his career, Lalit has been a pioneer in envisioning advanced business processes and methods to move the projects to higher capability in productivity and, quality.

Prior to his current position, he served in various positions with Capgemini US, New York Stock Exchange, Thomson Financial, and Morgan Stanley.

Lalit is exceptionally appreciated in his profession for being an articulate and focused Project/Program Manager who is progressive and has vast international experience; he has a unique hands-on approach in analyzing, designing, project managing and implementing multi-million dollar projects. He has been recognized for the ability to establish, target, and meet all facets of the project lifecycle, including definition of scope, prioritization, project planning, scheduling, reporting, tracking, testing contingency/ risk planning and implementing projects.

Lalit Moorjani has built and led cross-functional international teams and possesses exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (network, collaborate, negotiate). He has built positive, effective business relationships with people from diverse cultures at all professional levels.

Driven by a strong sense of urgency and incredible stamina, Lalit enjoys and thrives on massive change under fire in crisis situations. He is at his best when turning uncertainty and chaos into order and harmony. Resourceful and innovative, he always searches out new ways to improve operations and elevate best practices. Throughout his career, Lalit has brought the vision and surefire work tools to exact needed change and engage everyone on his projects. His innate talent to engage stakeholders and team members at every level has benefitted his portfolio immeasurably by instilling loyalty and excitement up, down, and across organizations. His teammates and managers whom he has worked with say that, he has great leadership qualities. Many describe him as a “true gentleman” and respect him for his honesty, integrity, and dedication.

A senior PM reporting into Lalit Moorjani said “Lalit distinguished himself from other management by his unrelenting focus on quality and efficiency combined with a genuine concern and commitment for all who work for him”.  These attributes have been hallmarks of Lalit’s career.  He approaches each new business challenge with his intrinsic flair for innovation, creative problem-solving and measured risk-taking to drive consistent bottom-line improvements.

His manager at Thomson had the following to say about Lalit "No one is more focused than Lalit Moorjani on making a project come together – securing difficult stakeholder sign-offs, management expectations, and motivating teams to execute the vision and exceed goals. Beyond his talent for solving immediate problems fast and getting returns right away, he masterminds strategic solutions spanning multiple groups across the organization.”

“As a manager, I always try to understand what someone else’s world looks like, why they are the way they are, and what drives their concerns and decisions,” Lalit tells it straight. He is driven by a fundamental belief in honesty – offering his senior management, stakeholders, and teammates direct viewpoints on where the project stands; providing accurate feedback and evaluation to his teams; and safeguarding the best interests of the organization.

Lalit Moorjani hails from a multinational business family, with operations in Middle East Asia, UAE, Africa, South East Asia, China, Europe and India. He has worked and travelled extensively to many the commercial hubs across the continents. Lalit has been educated in Hyderabad (India), Sharjah (UAE), Sydney (Australia) and at Texas A&M (USA) where he gained a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He has also completed numerous advanced training in all aspects of management. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and a Program Management Professional (PMP). His goal is to complement his natural business savvy with a strong foundation in technology, and finance. Lalit inherited his ingenuity and get-it-done drive from his father, a seasoned international businessman and began his career by joining his family business in 1996.

At a young age he championed the complete overhaul and modernization of the company’s production and marketing systems. Within less than two years, he had led his team in acquiring new businesses in three countries, while ensuring they got the highest customer satisfaction and production efficiencies’ across the company. Lalit worked in Dubai, London and many countries in Southeast Asia and led cross-functional teams in designing and implementing projects for MJPT; coordinated monthly meetings, maintained and facilitated communication on projects, avoided potential problems and initiated continual efforts to improve operations to achieve business targets by identifying situations to employ information services to enhance business opportunities.

  • At Morgan Stanley Lalit managed a portfolio of around $30 Million each year as a part of the North America Project office, driving strategic technological enhancements on behalf of business, operations and IT, managing various Post Trade Technology groups including Position Services (PSR), Customer Tax, Operational Reporting and Exception Management Applications (OPREMA), Securities Lending and Corporate Treasury (Corp-Tsy) to resolve business problems and enable smoother operations. He created/streamlined processes for project planning /estimation, tracking, change/risk management and ensured that the proper data quality is maintained in MyProjects and other reporting systems.

  • At Thomson Financial Lalit was instrumental in planning and executing innovative strategies to complete large scale initiatives in the Order to Cash domain by leading the development effort for a web based tool to manage the Product Master - which would allow a single instance of product data, identified across various systems and across markets, providing a 360-degree view of data. His solution for the product master MDM Project provided rapid query, analysis and reporting functionality, implemented re-usable business rules along with substantial savings of money and resources, enabling better strategic decisions.

  • At the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) he provided comprehensive lifecycle management throughout broad range of projects reengineering initiatives, providing full project management lifecycle support from gathering requirements, development to QA, UAT for Web-based and internal applications for the Member Firm Regulations, Enforcement, Hybrid Markets, Market Data Systems, and Member Firm Examinations etc.

  • At Cap Gemini he co-authored the Project Management Office Setup and Reference guide and worked with the pre-sales teams with client presentations.

With more than 15 years’ of broad-based general management experience, Lalit understands each part of technology and operations functions on a very deep level. Another lesson learned is that, it is very important to make and retaining good relationships with teammates and stakeholders. There is a relatively small number of leaders/managers who seem able to build relationships, trust, and rapport with almost anyone, and then are able to broker the relationships and make connections between people, creating partnerships and alliances, and motivating forward momentum to ‘get things done.’  And Lalit Moorjani is certainly one of those people. You will always find him with an enthusiastic and genuinely friendly attitude of ‘getting things done’ and driving results—through collaboration, partnerships, and relationships.

Lalit proudly extends his leadership acuity to his community and has a true passion for charitable endeavors benefitting youths and children. He is a member of the Red Cross Gallon Club (individuals who have donated blood over a gallon of blood). He and his wife Reena regularly volunteer at community events. Lalit’s affinity for giving back to his community stems from the guidance and support he received from his family, church, community, and schools when he was growing up.

His passion away from work includes traveling, playing golf and reading and watching movies. He loves singing, and does so reasonably well ad hoc. Lalit lives with his wife Reena and their twin boys Neel and Yash in New York/New Jersey area. He and Reena greatly enjoy traveling and plan to retire in Sydney, Australia – where Lalit spent his college years. He can be reached via phone at (917)-495-3427, or via email at lmoorjani@yahoo.com

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