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PPE TEAM & AFFILIATES
AHMAD RIZAL ABDUL AZIZ
Dias has held roles in private banking, compliance, corporate advisory and participated as late stage investor in keynote tech companies such as Alibaba and Ants Group. He has over 10 years of experience in strategic business development in USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. He is also an honorary committee member of several not for profit organizations which has a focus on arts, culture, entrepreneurship, with presence spanning multiple countries especially Singapore, Malaysia and China.
Boutique agency offering strategy, management consultancy, corporate structure and human capital development solutions
Team’s expertise spans hard assets, digital media, healthcare and public service enabling The Renasci to nurture and grow individuals and organisations through private equity and the agency’s in-house training methodology using the Enneagram
Based in Singapore and Europe, providing solutions in APAC and Europe
Current Featured Organisations:
Grand Renasci, a private offshore trust accumulating precious metals resources, blueprint intellectual property and rare artefacts including gemstones, artwork and antiques
Advisory for Blockbase, a central nexus and collaborative space for global change-makers to engage in advancing a holistic understanding of blockchain’s global impact in culture and society
Committee Member (Media and Productions) of Federation of World Cultural & Art Society (FOWCAAS) with network and members over 70 countries. A not-for profit society, registered with the Singapore
An experienced professional in multiple industries especially finance with the ability to solve complex problems for people across the wealth spectrum, SMEs and large organizations. I have worked with celebrities especially on backend productions and negotiations, C-level executives especially on decision making, entrepreneurs/business owners especially on business modelling/growth and exits, regulators especially on compliance and qualitative decision making, the common person on the street especially on self-help and skills-training, children and youth especially on teaching and counselling.
Specific Skill sets
Negotiations: Analysing and advising trade-offs, high-stakes negotiations/spotting brinkmanship, business development closing and settlements, multi-stakeholder dialogues up to international business
Dispute Resolutions: From private to legal settlements especially amongst business owners
Counselling: Putting my diploma in psychology to use, I volunteer at churchs and youth centers. During my time as incarcerations officer in military policing, I supervise detainees and their rehabilitation process during my time in national service.
Commercial Due Diligence: From using databases such as Thomson Reuters, Factiva and other forms of qualitative interviews, my first exposure to this comes from my time as a compliance executive in ABN private bank.
Corporate restructuring/insolvency: Invited to be part of the renowned team that has advised Hyflux and currently now on oil trading major company/family
Anti-money laundering/Compliance regulatory: From using databases such as Thomson Reuters, Factiva and other forms of qualitative interviews, my first exposure to this comes from my time as a compliance executive in ABN private bank.
B2B and B2C Business Development: In multiple industries such as precious metals, real estate, media, healthcare and education
Strategy/Thinking: 6 thinking hats, critical thinking, abstract thinking, metacognition, creative thinking, solving complex problems
Investigations: up to forensic investigations
Finance: Corporate finance including valuation techniques (such as DCF, Book value and weighted average), investment banking, trade finance, sensitivity analysis and financial modelling, venture capital
Public Relations and Backend media management: Co-produced a theatre show on 2016 that bring about $100,000 sales in the gala night and developed a full fledged media presentation pitchbook for a client who went on to win Festival of Media award and found seed funding of $500,000, amongst many other things.
In-depth experience working with entrepreneurs/serial entrepreneurs/venture builders: A comprehensive discussion can be made and a summary written notes can be provided.
Rhiannon Sussex was bought up in the historic fishing village of Leigh on Sea nestled on the mouth of the Thames Estuary, just a few miles east of London. Having acquired a real passion for design, Rhiannon headed to London in the early 80’s to study at The London College of Fashion, part of the prestigeous University of the Arts.
After graduating, Rhiannon started out working as a junior designer in the eyewear industry and not long after she and her partner, a newly qualified optometrist, opened one of the first boutique eyewear stores in London stocking for the first time in the UK some of the most exciting designer collections from around the world. She then went on to become the first distributer of these designer brands selling nationwide and helping to bring the UK eyewear industry kicking and screaming out of the restraints of the old NHS practices and into a new world of boutique, fashion eyewear.
Having seen the change in attitude towards cool new eyewear brands Rhiannon began designing a small bespoke collection of her own which she sold under the monica of Double O Eyewear. She was also an in house designer and consultant for the Modo eyewear brand based in New York.
By the late 90’s Rhiannon was running the European sales team for the US eyewear company The Optical Shop of Aspen where she was responsible for all European sales representatives as well as liaising with manufacturers from around the world including the US, Japan, Italy, France and Ireland.
After many great years in the eyewear industry Rhiannon decided it was time for a change and using her organisation and people skills she took her first position as a high level PA to a well known political journalist, concluding her time as a PA working for the British actor and comedian Russell Brand.
Rhiannon then moved on to music management, managing bands and travelling around Europe in tour buses! While continuing to manage bands she also added to her roster a film music composer and an up and coming female documentary director which took her to some of the most well known film festivals around the world.
This summer, in between lockdowns in the UK she was able to utilise her design skills by carrying out the interior design of a rock and roll hotel on the East coast of the Uk for a famous British Indie rock band.
At the start of 2021 and with much of the music and film industry’s on hold due to the global pandemic, Rhiannon has turned her focus back to the world of sales and specifically to the sale of various PPE products and Covid test kits, and is delighted to join founder and president Nikhil Sharma as part of his Visions of the World team taking on the role of PPE Campaign Director.
Jake K Smith
Jake has spent his most recent years as an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, working on over $100 Million in contracts. He has also worked as an independent business and marketing consultant in the medical world. Previously, he graduated with a degree in economics while playing football at The University of Arizona and a M.S. in Sport Management. Growing up in Philadelphia in a family of physicians he was exposed to the medical business from a young age. He is now advocating for physicians to capitalize on their maximum value just as he has done for athletes. Outside of the medical space, Jake has worked and consulted across a variety of verticals including hospitality, art, entertainment, fashion, sports, real estate and more.