Our Team

Nizar Bustani

Senior Financial Analyst

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.

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Luca Postiglione

Senior Consultant, Europe and the US

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.

Connect with Luca via LinkedIn.

Gary Garner

Senior Advisor, China

Gary is a senior executive, management consultant and corporate adviser. His extensive international business experience and technical knowledge enables him to achieve strategic change for clients with an international focus and advise business leaders on new market entry.

Gary has special expertise in advising on financial feasibility; market analysis; corporate and project finance

His preferred areas of geographic focus are China and the Middle East and he works across a range of industries with clients in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Wuzhen-Tonxiang and Dubai.

Michael Barron

Middle East Energy Specialist

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.

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Jemima Riley

International Business Advisor

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
International Procurement Expert

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 Hejleh

International Business Advisor, Perth

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 Bhasin
Senior Advisor, India

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.

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