Malene Carr-Mullings – Top Paper Award in Project Management, studied at B & B University College
Having launched my Project Management business, I chose to study ABE to acquire a formal qualification in Project Management.
Highly qualified Malene, has recently launched her own business having built a successful career in the corporate sector. Here's her story:
"I am a business professional born on November 28, 1976 in Kingston Jamaica. I graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree (Upper Second Class Honours) in Accounting (major), Management and Economics (minors). I obtained a qualification as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2000 and worked at Coopers & Lybrand (1997 – 1999) as Staff Accountant and then later with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Audit Senior until 2002.
In 2002 I moved into the private sector as a Group Internal Audit Manager for a Telecommunications company, Digicel (Jamaica) Limited where I implemented policies and procedures for roll out to the wider Digicel Caribbean markets and travelled to the other Caribbean markets to conduct internal audits. I also spearheaded special project assignments including the migration to an automated purchase order system and served on the Board of the Digicel Foundation. In 2008 I transferred to Digicel’s Business Risk department (based in Jamaica) and served as a Revenue Assurance Manager until 2017. In this role I managed a team to carry out procedures for the mitigation against revenue loss. I became a member nominated trustee for Digicel’s Pension Fund in 2011 and continue to serve in this capacity.
I left the corporate world in 2017 and launched the business MALAYNI Project Consultation through which I seek to partner with businesses on a small to large scale range as well as sole proprietors with the provision of a suite of project management and business services geared towards ensuring compliance, structure and proper reporting. These include accounting, tax returns, policies, and procedures development, and implementation and management of small to medium sized events (generally in the fitness industry).
I am also certified as a Group Fitness Instructor with the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and have worked with TrainFit Club to operate its Run Club as well as to serve as an Instructor for its Corporate Wellness Programme.
I have been married for 8 years and am a fitness enthusiast who enjoys body building competition, weight training, hiking and road runs. I also enjoy meeting new people, being in the outdoors, watching movies and dancing.
Having launched my Project Management business, I chose to study ABE to acquire a formal qualification in Project Management. My plans are to continue gaining project management experience and to attain the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
I have learned and developed my skills as a project manager and have been able to apply them to the project assignments. These include project management methodologies such as project scheduling and risk management. I found it very helpful to study using past paper questions and within a study group.
My long-term plans are to expand my business clientele and staff structure and to lead and as a Project Management Professional and Business Manager."