Nitij is a transactional lawyer focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory work, commercial matters, and market entry and (FDI) foreign direct investment. Nitij acts as a one-point contact for legal services between Australia, the Pacific Islands (with a focus on the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries) and South East Asia.
Nitij’s philosophy and approach to law can be simply stated: he works with his clients to achieve their commercial ambitions. Providing expert legal advice is a given for Nitij, what clients get is superior service and pragmatism.
Nitij places the needs of his clients at the core of his business. He regularly assists clients find commercial solutions on transactions. His advice is underpinned by commercial sense.
Along with his lawyer duties, Nitij is an executive board member of the Australia Fiji Business Council, and a former Vice President (and current board member) of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council.
Additionally, Nitij is a board member of EBAC, UNESCAP’s Business Advisory Council, which is the only APAC region-wide multi-stakeholder business forum organised by the United Nations’ ESCAP.
A well versed financial analyst and investment banker who is connected to a broad range of corporate finance transactions; business planning, corporate preparation for Initial Public Offering (IPO), Initial Public Offering (IPO) prospectus modelling, corporate valuations, due diligence for corporate acquisition purposes, developing Private Placement Memorandums (PPM) and start-up company valuations based in Australia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to name a few. Nizar also established and led a capital markets buy side equity research initiative.
Nizar’s skillset consist of financial modelling, valuation of shares, advanced analysis of financial statements, benchmarking corporate performance and simulating hypothetical business environment change and its impact on bottom line net income, share values and cash flows.
Previously employed by SAI Global property, Arab banking corporation, Tuhama Investments and occupied the role of a supervisor in the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) Middle East division of Ernst & Young consulting.
Nizar holds a bachelor of business administration, master of applied finance, diploma of financial services (RG146) and passed level I of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)© designation.
Luca is a management consultant and marketing professional with over 15 years experience in numerous sectors in Europe, the US and Australia. He founded and managed a luxury goods export business based in Florence, was Head of Marketing for an international jewelry company in Australia and is now General Manager of a Sydney based marketing consulting business. His main areas of expertise are sales and marketing strategy, strategic planning and execution, financial analysis, brand development and management, and cultural alignment. Although he consults across various sectors, his main expertise is in luxury and lifestyle goods/services.
Luca holds a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Politics, and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Southampton in the UK. He is also a recipient of the ECIS Award for International Understanding. His passion for strategic marketing is contagious and his knowledge and experience in international business are extensive.
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Gary Garner is a commercial and financial adviser with over thirty years’ experience in advising on business and project feasibility, financing and capital structuring. He has PPP/PFI experience gained in Australia and the Middle East with wider commercial experience gained in Australia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and China. Gary also has corporate experience having most recently held the position of Executive Vice President at Dubai Airports Corporation as well as previous executive positions with EY and Arup in the Arabian Gulf.
His experience includes market and commercial feasibility of investment and trade projects, including determining risk-based investment strategies to ensure that risks and rewards are balanced and appropriately reflected in commercial contractual arrangements.
Gary has valuation and transaction advisory experience as well as being an adviser to government on policy issues related to corporatisation and privatisation strategy, as well as private sector valuations, financial and commercial due diligence.
Gary has experience with aviation, road, rail and ports infrastructure as well as major real estate development projects. He adopts a holistic approach to assessing business issues and developing robust solutions to those that require improvement and change.
Michael Barron is an expert in international market entry and government relations, specialising in the United Kingdom and the Middle East and North Africa.
He has more than 25 years experience analysing and living in international markets around the world. Michael’s work includes engagement at the highest levels of government.
Michael spent 13 years experience as a government and public affairs manager for the major gas company BG Group with assignments in Egypt, Oman and on the Gaza Marine project.
Michael studied Arabic at the University of Edinburgh and spent time in Cairo. He has also worked for Middle East Broadcasting, Control Risks Group and Eurasia Group. Michael has particular expertise in country entry (and exit) and navigating through complex political situations.
Jemima Riley is an international business and marketing consultant specialising in emerging markets, including the Middle East, China and Indonesia.
She has worked across a range of international consulting projects, including food and beverage market access to Indonesia, investor relations and business development in China, and strategic business connections programs between Australia and the Gulf States.
She was the Project Director of the 2014 and 2015 Australian Arab Business Forum, and previously managed the NSW Chapter of the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI).
She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics from Macquarie University, and a Masters of Commerce, majoring in International Business from the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales.
Peter Evans is an international procurement expert and the founder of Mawson Global, a global procurement consulting firm. He has had extensive international experience in many areas of strategic business growth.
He has worked with senior executives with some of the world’s largest global supply chain experts like Walmart Stores International, Aldi Stores, Woolworths and also many Australian small and mid market businesses.
He has been responsible for the establishment and management of factories in China and Vietnam and sales teams in Asia and North America.
He brings real world experience and pragmatic, affordable solutions to help businesses “buy better” or “sell more” to improve their profitability in Asia.
Maher is an International Business Advisor focused on Brand Development and Customer Relationship Management. Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia and having lived in the Middle East for seven years, he is experienced in dealing with people of different cultures and backgrounds. He has a passion for designing marketing strategies that reflect these differences when helping businesses expand into the international market.
Having started his career in Management, he also has a wealth of knowledge in directing both teams and individuals towards a common goal whilst being highly results driven. After joining GlobalTech as a Marketing Coordinator his love for Branding and New Product Development became more evident. This experience allowed him to realise his own desire to assist business owners create success through the implementation of the most suitable and effective plans and strategies, giving them a far more risk-free approach when looking to grow and expand on a global scale.
Maher has a Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Marketing from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and has taken part in a number of Business Mastermind Groups to further develop his ability to assist businesses as they move onwards and upwards. He speaks English and Arabic.
Ashok helps organisations design and implement innovative strategies to grow revenue, profitability and market share. He has enabled his clients to repeatedly produce top sales without compromising the pricing in India’s dynamic and highly competitive market.
With more than 25 years of sales and management expertise, Ashok has worked with clients including TATA, Emerson, ONIDA, Uptron, Sarabhai, Socomec, American and European Multinational group of companies.
His experience spans b2c and b2b sales, micro, small, medium and large enterprise clients, government institutions and industries, private industry, technology sales, healthcare, retail and services sales, and he has very rich credentials to provide expert consultancy services.
He is based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Zach has spent his professional career unlocking the revenue potential of global teams via the integration of systems, software and people driven by clarity of vision, relentless implementation and process. The results have been turning stagnation into acceleration and change into opportunity.
He has launched products into 30+ countries, built companies from conception to commercialization, reorganized entire international sales & marketing departments and become a trusted advisor to many executive teams. His career spans the private and public sector including consulting and entrepreneurship. He has held a number of leadership roles, ranging from Director of Global Business Operations to Director of International Sales to Senior Program Manager.
Zach earned a BA in Marketing and a second BA in German Studies from Michigan State University. He currently lives in Chicago USA and enjoys giving back to the community by mentoring young professionals and donating time to startups and small businesses.
Thomas Vo is the Executive Director and Innovator of TVM Digital, with a team of digital tech savvy entrepreneurs and designers, is creating and developing digital software, platforms and other resources for various businesses and industries. He is focused on digital transformation for businesses to accelerate in the marketplace, as well as keeping up with the continuous trends in digital technology.
He is also developing digital technology resources for non-for-profit organizations who are servicing the business community & networks both in Australia and Vietnam. Thomas has 25 years experience in the areas of Banking, Real Estate, Mortgage & Finance as a Director, Corporate Executive, and Senior Analyst, Computer Science & Information Technology.
He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from The University of New South Wales, Australia and also a member of the Australia Computer Society (ACS), as well as a member of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA). Thomas is currently an Executive Member & Vice President, Digital Innovation & Education Portfolios of the Australia Vietnam Business Council based in Sydney, Australia.
Kate is our Senior Relationship Manager and International Business Advisor. Kate manages all of our strategic partnerships and business development activity at Dearin & Associates. Kate’s love of international travel and communicating with people led her to travel to all corners of the world and hold strategic positions for a number of international airlines, travel agencies and Travelex Foreign Exchange. Kate has spent the last decade in corporate travel, managing accounts that include state and Commonwealth Government, the Higher Education Sector, Defence and Energy and Resource companies. Kate is an expert in recognising opportunities for new business and developing brands to ensure growth and success.
John has been in the design and web development industry for over 10 years of professional experience for various businesses and industries.
John earned a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology in St. Peter’s College, Philippines and finished a bunch of Programming & Multimedia Seminars throughout the years.
He has been a freelancer in over 10+ countries doing graphic designs, seo, video editing, ux and ui designs as well as developing responsive landing pages and websites such as WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace.
He currently lives in Iligan Philippines and enjoys a small community in his local church.
Levi Singson is a Digital Marketing Analyst at Dearin & Associates. His special area of interest is Email Marketing, Update Digital Platforms, Social Media Management, and doing Market Research.
He was born and raised in the Philippines. He’s been in the Philippines for 28 years now. He speaks Filipino and English language. He graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering at the University of San Carlos, Philippines. He worked before as a Process Engineer in a company that repairs medical devices for a year and a half. His goal is to be able to acquire as much skills as possible so that he can contribute more to Dearin & Associates.
Vincent Roper is a Web Developer at Dearin & Associates. His special area of interest is backend development, search engine optimization (SEO), web design and site maintenance.
Vincent is based in Kingston, Jamaica where he was born and raised in Jamaica. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the Jamaica Theological Seminary, and studied Computer Studies at the University College of the Caribbean. Prior to Dearin & Associates, he spent 10 years working as a computer technician in a company that repairs technological devices. His goal is to be able to acquire as many skills as possible so that he can contribute more to Dearin & Associates.
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