Company Directors

Khandaker Abul Kashem Rezbi - CEO/Director

Rezbi is a established entrepreneur and has enterprising skills both in Management, Sales and Marketing.

Graduated in Dhaka in 1978, he started his professional carrier in the same year working for one of the top firms in Bangladesh, Abdul Monem in their Freight Forwarding division. Had also a very successful 15 years with Coma Creations looking after shipping and freight.

In 1985 he started his 'Buying Office' for garment manufacturing in Bangladesh by taking bulk orders from American and European markets, capturing clients like Wall Mart, K Mart and Target Stores and also supply of fabrics.

In 1988 he worked for Penguin Marine Services in Sharjah, UAE as their Shipping Manager.

In 2001 he established his own garment factory exporting ready made garments to Europe and USA.

In addition to his Garment Factory, Rezbi started his Financial Services company providing M&A Advise, Lease Finance, Term Finance, Project Finance, Corporate Restructuring, Company Reorganization. Rezbi has acquired excellent skills in helping companies achieve their dreams by coaching them in managing their companies, good accounting practices, and finance handling skills. 

Shahid Akram - HR/Director

Shahid has extensive experience running various businesses in Dubai, U.A.E. He graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the University of Punjab in Pakistan and went on to become a Government Relations Officer followed by Public & Guest Relation Officer until 2006.

His ability to design and implement new systems within these positions gave him the opportunity to progress to HR & Administration Manager of a leading manufacturing organisation in 2006 and in 2009 he moved up once again to be Administration Manager of Modec Building Materials and was primarily responsible for the smooth running of the staff and payroll management.

In January 2015 Shahid became Managing Director of Mogul Tourism LLC and in the short time he has been there, has been responsible for the setup of the organisation, secured and negotiated agreements with local tour companies, has build up a strong database of clients and is constantly exceeding targets.

Shahid has excellent problem solving skills and it a great motivator of people, and he is fluent in English, Urdu and Arabic, both written and spoken.

MR. WES LORAN - Director

Wes Loran, Advisor Mr. Loran has over forty years of experience in originating projects and project finance. He has advised private and public sector clients on financing strategies, assisted in the implementation of financings, and has generated new project development in the US and Asia. Some of the financing technologies which have been employed by Mr. Loran include;

1. Securitisation of assets, cash flows, and contracts 
2. Pool Financings 
3. Equity and Debt Packages 
4. Sale and Lease Back Financings, Public Agency Bonds and Note Instruments 
5. Public and Private Partnerships.

Mr. Loran was instrumental in pioneering the use of bonds backed by a special asset class to fund loan and investment agreements for SMEs that have worthy profiles but cannot access venture capital in today’s global market. He brings with him a team of highly skilled and experienced colleagues to provide service on every aspect of the client’s financing needs.

Key Personnel & Management

Torben Pedersen - Company Secretary

Torben graduated from the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark in 2002, and holds a Masters Degree in Finance. He is a financial specialist and long-time Corporate Director.

Torben’s professionalism ensured that immediately after graduation, he was hired as the Director of a retail company. Within 2 years he took ownership of the company via a Management Buy-Out and the company’s employment turnover rose from just 15 people to 50 in 2009. It was at this stage when Torben seized the opportunity to sell the business.

His flare for business ventures evolved and Torben established an investment company specifically for the Solar Energy sector, and in the three years following, the company became by far the largest and most successful investment company for Solar Energy in Denmark. In 2010, the company managed Solar Plant investments for more than USD 150 million, and during this time, Torben had constructed and financed more than 20 large scale Solar Plants in Germany, Spain and Italy. In 2010 Torben sold this venture and has moved his interests into structured corporate bonds and has also acquired a share in an Oil Depot and Refinery. Through his well-established network he has continued his funding work and also assists in the management of several companies.

Torben's knowledge, skills and experience in the fields of business and finance enable him to be well positioned and highly respected within our organisation.

 

Sergio Carteny - Financial Analyst

Sergio is a graduate of the University of Siena, Faculty of Economics and Banking - Thesis Institute of Accountants General and Applied. In 1999 he registered as a member of the Public Statutory Auditors and became a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the United Kingdom.

Sergio’s professional experience includes acting as a Statutory Public Auditor in two companies, one which specialises in sportswear, helmets, goggles and trading distribution and the second a construction and real estate property company.

His experience makes him a diverse and dynamic individual. He has many years of being responsible for the correct and accurate deliverance of finance, procurement and company information and has proved himself to be an honest and reliable asset to any organisation.

Sergio’s knowledge and skills have enabled him to successfully act in the mergers and acquisitions fields and his strengths ensured the continuity of the businesses without any negative impact on the level of motivation of employees.

His excellent communication skills, coupled with multi-language ability including English and French make Sergio a valuable member of the team.

 

Linda Kirkland - Investor Relations
 
Linda is an established entrepreneur and started her first business upon leaving university in 1998. In 2001 Linda became a Director of an ISP business in Manchester, England and contributed to its successful growth both financially and structurally until 2007 when she sold her shares and branched out into Web Development, SEO, Sales and Marketing and PR specialising in the legal and finance sectors.
 
With a multitude of skills and experience, Linda is managing and administering our Investor Relations department whilst maintaining responsibility for the smooth running of the technology behind our online presence.

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