Razz Salem's Summary
Was a lead private equity investor who seek deal flows and networked with like-minded individuals who have passion to unlock investment opportunities as well as nurturing business ideas and growth.
Has 15 years of experience from working with various consortiums of private equity investors from diverse places in the region extending to the Middle East. Stumbled upon social venture rather by accident from a forum on social entrepreneurship organized by the NUS Business School in 2005. In that forum, learnt immensely about social business and began to leverage his deal-making experience with scores of high network individuals.
Passion for social work surfaced while working and living in Sri Lanka as a Head of Merger & Acquisition Division of a Multi-National Company. Saw real poverty in action. Children trawling for food at night and families huddled up in a tent by the beach. That moved and wondered how he can help combat poverty.
Until one day read a book authored by Prof. Md Yunos, winner of Nobel Peace prize and Managing Director of Grameen Bank headquartered in Bangladesh. Read the book many times over, attending various forums on social enterprise and networked with scores of social entrepreneurs in order to gain more insight on social business. Led to set up social venture investment, an industry still at its infancy.
PURPOSE & MISSION: Now to bring together a community of social investors to participate in nurturing and expanding social ventures, in so doing to propel those ventures to more meaningful levels.
A Lead Social Impact Investor who by far has managed to rally a consortium of like minded investors to participate in this noble exercise of investing in various social firms which will ultimately deliver social benefits to wider community of underprivileged people. That alone will eradicate many social issues.
In five years to come, Waterson Globe will have an expanding family of more than 20 social companies, among them strategic tie-ups or joint ventures with leading multinational companies (MNCs) in the whole of Asia Pacific region.
Razz Salem's Experience
FullHand Pte Ltd
March 2012 – Present (4 months) Singapore/China
Help the management set the strategic direction of the business. To spearhead the drive in accessing new market.
February 2012 – Present (5 months) Singapore
January 2012 – Present (6 months) Singapore
To forge strategic partnerships with government agencies, non profit organizations and business communities in order to encourage relevant groups to create social innovation programmes that will drive significant social change which ultimately benefit a wider communities of disadvantaged people. More importantly, there is a mechanism in place that is intentionally designed to create economic value simply by driving social change. We inspire business leaders to transform their organization into what we call , Firm of Endearment.
Sculpt Fitness International Pte Ltd
January 2012 – Present (6 months) Singapore
To set the strategic direction of the business. Mentoring the CEO in the areas of leadership development, M&A as well as amplifying the company's visibility in the marketplace.
2011 – Present (1 year) Singapore
EP-SI stands for Economic Possibilities-Social Impact. It is a platform that encourages businesses to play a pivotal role in driving social change. EP-SI advocates want to educate many parties on the mechanics and purposes of social impact based business practices as well as investment approaches.
MISSION: To get more and more people to have a good understanding of social firms so as to empower them to create, support, and invest in social firms. Investors, empowered consumers, empowered employees, business leaders, volunteers and suppliers can be part of the solution in driving social change. They can begin by being our advocates and of course, we will have a calendar of activities to engage them. That is where there is a need to recruit people to be part of this noble movement or community. This will ultimately deliver social benefits to wider community of underprivileged people.
December 2011 – Present (7 months) Asia
Setting the strategic direction of philanthropic investments. Promote the concept of philanthropic investment to business and financial communities. Getting corporations to embrace the role of driving social change through corporate social innovation programme. Our aim is to create economic value by enginering social change.
December 2011 – Present (7 months)
To act as a mentor to the CEO in the areas of product development and hiring of key personnels.
February 2005 – Present (7 years 5 months) Singapore
Spearheading fund raising exercises through innovative and creative EP-SI programme that enjoy the support of philanthro-consumers. Help forge strategic alliances with financial institutions that serve the philanthropic needs of their high net worth clients.
Kumpulan Waterfield Sdn Bhd
March 2002 – December 2004 (2 years 10 months) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
GlennHill-Lee International Inc.
February 1996 – December 2001 (5 years 11 months) Colombo, Sri Lanka
Razz Salem's Skills & Expertise
Razz Salem's Additional Information
<dl style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><dt class="interests" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-size: 13px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #666666; position: relative; z-index: 1; width: 10em;">Interests:</dt><dd id="interests" class="interests" style="margin: -2.6em 0px 6px; padding: 0px 0px 6px 14em; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; overflow: hidden;">
Investment, Travelling to emerging countries, Reading, Writing, Driving
</dd><dt class="pubgroups" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-size: 13px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: #666666; position: relative; z-index: 1; width: 10em;">Groups and Associations:</dt><dd id="pubgroups" class="pubgroups" style="margin: -4.2em 0px 6px; padding: 0px 0px 6px 14em; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none; overflow: hidden;">