Taj Ismail

Team Leader & Senior Auditor

Taj has more than three decades of experience in information technology (IT), information systems (IS), and management consulting. These include public and private sector experience in implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems, business process reengineering / improvement, IT strategy development and infrastructure planning, IT governance and management systems analysis, design, development, and implementation, E-Commerce and cloud systems, and IT process improvement through application of best practice standards.

Taj is the Team Leader & Senior Auditor of Castlerock Consulting Pte. Ltd.’s Independent Validation Agent assignments with ADB for PLN’s Results-Based Lending (RBL) program for the expansion of electricity distribution in Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara (SNT) and Kalimantan, Maluku, and Papua (KMP). Previously, Taj conducted Independent Validation and Verification (IVV) and Project Management and Quality Assurance (PMQA) as technical lead and team leader of PA Consulting Indonesia then Castlerock for the World Bank funded procurement and implementation of Sistem Perbendaharaan dan Anggaran Negara (SPAN), or the State Treasury and Budget System, of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia.

Taj is an IS consultant for the World Bank’s Public Sector Governance, Social Development and Assistance, and Energy practices in Indonesia, providing advisory on the technical and management aspects of the application of information systems and technologies to public financial management, central government, subnational government, and state-owned enterprise reform / development programs. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (with the highest distinction) from California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines.