A serial entrepreneur, resident in France with an MBA degree from London, Max has been in business for almost 25 years. He set up and successfully developed a number of start-ups in such areas as international events management, property development, hospitality and education. Max is currently organising a series of high profile conferences across the globe. These are to highlight the pressing issues humanity and the planet are facing today and to innovate for the challenges of the future.
Ahmed Refaie, an Investment, Asset & Wealth Seasoned Professional, Business Strategist and Marketing Strategy Formulator, with over 13 years compounded experience across multiple industries and sectors in addition to a cutting edge exposure to different fields through coaching and executive education conducted for senior executives, professional practitioners and C suite level cabinets at high flying institutions and organizations. As a Financial Therapist and a Strategic Investment Architect he was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be educated and qualified at an international standard with world class credentials and qualifications, as well as having the opportunity to look over the shoulders of global high end profiles such as Goldman Sachs, Accenture, Citadel, UBS, BNY Mellon, AXA, Standard Chartered, among others. Wide span over the Family Office Setup and Operation advising, and planning for Sovereign Funds in the GCC region,Corporate VC Funds, M&A Brokerage, Pension Fund for a Telecom Giant, Hedge Fund Startup in the Caribbean, Hedge Fund Due Diligence, Silent Private Investments for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and Families from global major jurisdictions. Being a CFA 3 Levels instructor giving a Gold Standard full fledged expertise in this lucrative industry, instructing Trade Finance, and lecturing on Investment & Portfolio Management, Non Banking Financial Services, Technical Analysis, Banking, FX Trading, Treasury, and Business Administration at a number of Training and Consultancy Houses, and Universities, conducted over 400 teaching hours. Deep detailed experience in Marketing, Facility Management, Event Organisation, and Sponsorship Announcements at various private beaches and international venues across the MENA region for regional and international stars, with cooperation across Cairo, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Beirut, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, with exposure to USA, Latin America, and Europe, closed deals with PEPSICO, Levi's, Adidas, Timberland, Vodafone, to name a few.