Irwin A Olian
Irwin serves as the Chairman of Desert Mountain Energy Corp. (formerly, African Queen Mines Ltd.) and has been its Chief Executive Officer and President since April 2008. He has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Neo Classics Films Ltd. since November 2007. Mr. Olian serves as Chief Executive Officer of Famous Entertainment, Ltd. He co-founded North American Scientific, Inc.
He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Sacre-Coeur Minerals Ltd. since June 1, 2005. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Pan African Mining Corp. from June 1, 2003 to June 2008. He served as Senior Vice President of Investments of Sutro & Co. Inc. from August 1988 to July 1997. He served as Vice President of Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.
His legal experience includes a position as a Senior Attorney of Warner Bros. Inc. of Burbank Studios for five years, a position as a Business Affairs Executive of talent agency and corporate attorney of Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman & Kuchel in Los Angeles and Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in San Francisco. During his six years, he has developed a business as a self-employed private investment banker and business consultant to emerging companies, in diverse fields ranging from biotechnology to high technology.
Mr. Olian served as the Chairman of Pan African Mining Corp. since June 1, 2003. Mr. Olian graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Economics and received his law degree from Harvard Law School
Julian, as a lawyer, has worked in the specialist lending sector for 15 years, advising both lenders and borrowers. Julian works with client advisers to establish the most appropriate legal structure for any investment or project, and also brings a wealth of experience in seeing clients go through exactly what you are going through now. Julian’s role is to ensure all the elements of our advice come together. In addition, Julian is entrepreneurial being a Director of a number of other businesses in different sectors.
Julian has always had the ability to think outside the box so he is putting this into good practice outside the legal profession.
Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a member of the International Tax Planning Association. His tax career began in 1972 when he joined the Inland Revenue and continued after serving as a District Inspector of Taxes to join private practice in 1987. Tim specialises in personal tax planning, at both a UK and international level, producing workable solutions to difficult problems.
His knowledge and experience are regularly called upon by a wide range of clients and professional advisers. Tim is also a regular speaker on taxation matters, including foreign domicile taxation.
Lars has been COO @ Bolooba Data Centres. Senior Product Manager @ Edgeware Innovation Limited. CEO @ Reposvets Invest Vallentuna AB. Senior Product Marketing Manager @ Magma Rising Limited. Senior Product manager and COO @ True Media Technologies Limited. Associate @ Sagentia PLC. Senior Product manager @ Telsecure Group Ltd. Senior Product manager @ Secure Account. CEO and Product Manager @ Earthport PLC. Lars has been mentoring businesses, start-up companies and entrepreneurs with advice, construction of business plans, budgets and investments.
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Ali Anwar is a passionate Aero-Mechanical engineer specialising in TRLs 1-5 technology development. He has an interest in a range of engineering fields which has led him to work in multiple industries such as: oil and gas equipment optimisation, novel pharmaceutical and chemical product development, next generation additive manufacturing of drug machinery; and vulnerability assessments of marine vessels for the defence sector.
His theoretical and practical approach to understanding and improving technology, coupled with an appreciation of business needs allows him to give sound investment advice from blue-sky to in-operation devices and equipment.
John has spent the last 17 years working within blue chip FMCG and Technology brands such as Heinz, Philips, Nokia, Microsoft, Samsung and Google. John gained significant experience as a director within sales, sales operations, strategy, marketing and general management at a local, regional and global level where he was responsible business in excess of $5bn.
More recently John has been working with tech investors, within the start – up and scale – up space, (whilst working on his own portfolio) providing support on due diligence, business planning and delivery of projects through the lifetime of the investment.
Carlos is a U.S. based lawyer with over 10 years of experience in U.S. Immigration Law. He has practiced both family-based immigration as well as business immigration, in particular EB-5 foreign investments as well as working with EB-5 Regional Centers for foreign investment in America. He has also worked as trade advisor to the Director of the Puerto Rico Commerce and Export Agency. He was a Senior advisor to the Director helping in crafting foreign trade zones in Puerto Rico.
Carlos has also served as General Counsel to Government agencies in Puerto Rico. Representing the Agencies in state matters as well as crafting policy for the agencies. He is not only a licensed attorney with a J.D. degree, but also holds an LL.M (Law Master) from the University of Southampton in the U.K. Further expanding his knowledge on not only maritime law but also commerce and international trade.