Tri Suseno Tri Suseno

Managing Director

Expertise: Business Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments, Corporate Finance,
Organisational Design

As a corporate advisor, Tri has served clients in Australia and Asia in various industries, including manufacturing, resources, fast moving consumer goods, real estate, technology and investment funds. 

He has also worked directly for the owner of Visy Industries, the largest private packaging and recycling company in the world as a Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions adviser.

Tri recently developed strategic options for the defence of a global corporation with a market capitalization exceeding $50 billion. He has advised on the restructure and recapitalization of a mid tier ASX listed mining company, the buyout of a $300m engineering firm, and acted as originator, negotiator and execution coordinator in the acquisition of two multi-million dollar enterprises.

Tri has a Bachelor of Materials Engineering with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management) from The University of Western Australia and was the recipient of the Sir Russel Dumas Medal for the top Engineering graduate in his year. A Fulbright Scholar, he attended Columbia University in New York studying Executive Education in Master of Business Administration and Mergers & Acquisitions. He has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia.  Tri currently lectures corporate finance and investments at Kaplan-Finsia and University of Western Australia. Tri is also on the General Council of HBF Ltd, a leading private health insurance company in Western Australia. He is a non-executive board member of Bethesda hospital, a private not-for-profit hospital specialising in medium acuity surgery and palliative care.

Tri is a 2012 winner of the WA Business News Top 40 under 40 award.

Russel Sy Suan Russel Sy Suan

Associate Director

Expertise: Investment & Hedging Strategy, Valuation, Financial Modelling 

Russel’s recent experience includes working as a project leader structuring a proposed US$1 billion Listed Investment Company. His work has involved evaluating fund structure and composition, analysing the investment style and strategy of a number of listed and unlisted managed funds, conducting statistical analysis of foreign exchange options as well as leading studies on hedging strategies.

His prior experience includes working as a research assistant at Curtin University.  He has conducted data and statistical analysis of foreign exchange options and led studies into hedging strategies and the limitations of value at risk policies and models when determining trade limits.  He has also spent time working for the United Credit Union as a quantitative market researcher, where he conducted market research, gathered information and communicated product development and future strategic implications for the United Credit Union.

Russel graduated with first class honours in Finance and earned a distinction in his Bachelor of Finance and Marketing from The Curtin University of Technology.   He was a member of the Vice Chancellor’s List for the top 1% of graduating students and was nominated for Highest Academically Achieving Graduate for 2006. Russel was also awarded the Golden key International Honour Society in 2005.  He also has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from FINSIA.

Rich Krasnoff Rich Krasnoff

Senior Adviser

Rich was previously an elected Partner (Principal) at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he served clients in various countries including Canada, Australia, South Africa, Indonesia and New Zealand. During his 10 years at McKinsey, he assisted clients in capital-intensive basic material industries, including mining & metals, pulp & paper, oil & gas, and building materials. His work encompassed strategy, operating performance and capital productivity improvement. He also worked extensively on business-to-business marketing issues.

Rich also co-headed McKinsey's Perth office in the early to late 1990s.

In 2000, Rich joined Wesfarmers Ltd as the inaugural Group Director, E-Commerce, reporting directly to then Managing Director Michael Chaney. With Wesfarmers, Rich was also a member of the Group-wide Executive Committee and the convenor of the Group-wide IT Council.

In the past 7 years, Rich has also been heavily involved with the board of several listed companies and with non-profit organisations, including his roles as: Former Chairman, and current Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, of Conquest Mining Limited, an ASX-300 gold company; Former Director and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of Grange Resources Limited, which operates the Savage River iron ore pellet plant in Tasmania and is developing the Southdown iron ore project in WA; Membership of the Curtin Business School Advisory Council; General Councillor of Health Benefit Fund (HBF) of WA; the ICT (Information & Communication Technology) Industry Forum established by Hon. Clive Brown, WA Minister for State Development; as well as 10 years serving on the Council of Methodist Ladies College, Perth.

Rich holds a BA in economics from Cornell University and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School.

Amar Patel Amar Patel


Expertise: Business Strategy, Project Management and Implementation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance

As a strategy consultant, for over 4 years with the Boston Consulting Group and then as independent consultant for Eden McCallum in London, Amar has served clients in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia across various industries including Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Media, Airlines, Financial Services, Private Equity, Consumer and Industrial Goods, Freight and Information Technology.

In addition to providing advice and leading projects on strategy (including market entry, consumer segmentation, implementation), business development, project management and implementation, Amar has held several (secondment based) roles at clients, reporting directly to executive management.As a key member of the Corporate Finance and Strategy team at BCG, Amar was involved in a number of corporate value creation, M&A assessment, portfolio management and private equity due diligence projects.

Recently, Amar has spent close to 2 years working for one of the largest Global Hotel companies leading numerous projects including leading and managing 14 teams for the rollout of a US$1 billion brand relaunch, developing the 10 year growth strategy for the Middle East and African region, followed by a 6 month secondment implementing the strategy. More recently, he has helped a Multinational Renewable Energy company with all the required financial due diligence, investor proposal development and operational support required for a successful Stock Exchange listing. In addition,he has developed the Generics focused Middle East growth and operational strategy for one of the largest Global Pharmaceutical companies.

Amar has a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours in Finance and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Australia. 

Norm Sanders Norm Sanders


Expertise: Mining (particularly in Indonesia), Due Diligence, Investment Analysis, Project Management

Norm is a Mining Engineer(BSc) with over 30 years experience,15 of which were with BHP Minerals, having specialized in new mine development and operations. Norm assisted in developing two thermal coal properties in Northern New Mexico, the immense Escondida copper mine in Chile (BHP) and also initiated the development of the Satui Mine in S. Kalimantan and associated properties on behalf of PT Arutmin. Norm recently performed a coal investment analysis and negotiated potential JV arrangements between an international client and an Indonesian domestic coal lease (KP) owner on a multi million dollar S. Kalimantan producer. 

He has directly managed the due diligence and review of both operating and exploration components of Indonesian coal investment opportunities.

Rennie Velarde Rennie Velarde

Associate Consultant

Expertise: Accounting, Debt-Equity Structuring, Financial Reengineering, Corporate Finance

Rennie is a cross border transaction Associate Consultant at Akamai. His prior work experience includes working at Ernst & Young in the hotels & restaurants, agribusiness, forestry & integrated wood processing divisions. He has also worked for a large listed highly diversified group of companies engaged in forestry & integrated wood processing, oil palm plantations & CPO mills, property and mining. Rennie has managed processing of IPOs, issuance of pre-IPO convertible bonds, commercial papers, floating rate notes and Hermes export financing. He has participated in international Road Shows and investor presentations in Asia, Europe and USA. In last six years, Rennie has been developing and management consulting in cross border transactions in the mining and petrochemical industries in Indonesia, Philippines and Australia in cooperation with private equity and investment management advisory firms.

Rennie has a degree from Manila's University of the East with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting.

Jun  Li Jun  Li


Expertise: Accounting

Jun is an Accountant with Akamai Management Group. She deals with all aspects of accounting adminstration and payroll as well as assisting with undertaking research for fellow team members.

Jun graduated from the University of Western Australia, obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce in  Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. She has gained experience with accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll within the accounts department at Discover West Australia Holidays as an Accounts Officer/Bookkeeper. 

Ricky Hee Ricky Hee


Expertise: Accounting, Marketing, Industry Analysis

Ricky is a Manager at Akamai Management Group. His prior work experience includes working at Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investors' network with headquarters in San Francisco, where he was working in the Asia Pacific chapter as an Associate. Whilst at Keiretsu, he researched deal flows of entrepreneurs seeking funding, analysed and interpreted start-up companies' financials, systems and procedures. He has also worked for Bank of Western Australia in the retail division. In addition, Ricky was a Battalion Publicist with the Singapore Armed Forces.

Ricky holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. His majors include Financial Accounting, and Marketing. While completing his degree, his team finished in the top 10 of the Google Online Marketing Challenge in 2009.

Anh Le Anh Le

Senior Business Analyst

Anh is a Senior Business Analyst at Akamai Management Group. Her working experience includes internship in Global Banking, HSBC, where she dealt with multinational corporate clients and conducted extensive research on the Consumer and Retail industry. Recently, she has been involved in industry analysis, research work, business valuation and acquisition modelling for various clients in the retail, logistics, mining and manufacturing sectors. Anh has also been involved in project managing and conducting due diligence associated with the acquisitions of Akamai internal companies. Anh is also a data scientist and has been involved in building several predictive models that can be applied in various industries including banking, healthcare, and mining industry. She has also been engaged in projects on lead time analysis, margin analysis, de-bottlenecking and pricing model for different companies, which have helped the clients to improve their bottom lines significantly. Anh successfully completed Machine Learning Course offered by Stanford University and The Analytics Edge course offered by MIT University. She also participated in several Kaggle Competitions where her predictive models were among in the top leaders of the competition worldwide. Whilst at University of Western Australia, where she was on of the top students in her majors, she was the treasurer of Multicultural Week 2011, a position that involves seeking sponsorship, and managing funds for UWA's second largest event. Furthermore, she was a PASS Leader in Business School, and a tutor for Economics and Business Statistics units. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Quantitative Finance) from The University of Western Australia. Her majors are Money and Banking, Corporate Finance, Investment Finance, and Quantitative Finance.

  • Machine Learning (Stanford University).

  • The Analytics Edge Course (MIT University).

  • Introduction to Operations Management (Stanford University).

  • Introduction to Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals (MIT University).

Jessica Widjaja Jessica Widjaja

Senior Business Analyst

Jessica is a Senior Business Analyst at Akamai Management Group. Jessica has a Master of Commerce (majoring in Finance and Marketing) degree from the University of Western Australia. She also has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia (majoring in Marketing, Management and Human Resources Management). She received the Synovate Prize for highest average mark for marketing in undergraduate at the University of Western Australia.

Whilst at University of Western Australia, she was the Marketing Director of Multicultural Week 2010, a position that involves seeking and collaborating with sponsorships for the running of UWA's second largest event. Additionally, she was also a tutor in the Business School for Sales Management and International Management units. In 2010, Jessica was nominated for the University of Western Australia Excellence in Teaching Award.

Ray Loh Ray Loh

General Manager - West Australian Power Protection

Expertise: Strategic Business Development, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, General Management & Project Management

Ray graduated with a double degree in Commerce (Majoring in General Management with a minor in Finance) and Engineering (with 1st Class Honours in Civil Engineering) from the University of Western Australia. Over the years, he has accumulated a wealth of experience working internationally in various industries. It has by no means diluted his capability, but rather, it has honed his business acumen with strong capabilities particularly on the international stage and made him extremely versatile.

Ray has worked in Singapore, USA, Australia and Malaysia, as well as been in charge of setting up businesses in Malaysia, India, Poland, Vietnam and Egypt to name several countries. He has built up a strong network of high level contacts and has a proven track record for developing businesses successfully.

He currently manages West Australian Power Protection (WAPP). The business specialises in earthing, surge and lightning protection solutions. Besides new client acquisitions, Ray has introduced, and continually seeks out new products and services to expand WAPP's offerings.

During his spare time, Ray volunteers in a couple of charity organisations.

Serg Radic Serg Radic

Senior Business Development Manager

Serg is a Senior Business Development Manager at Akamai. He has more than twelve years of experience in sales and management in a broad range of industries including lighting, automobile and electrical industry. In his previous position, Serg successfully developed business strategy to enter Australian market for a LED lighting tower company. Under his leadership, the company became market leader in mining sector with turnover of more than $20m and an excellent safety and environmental track record. Prior to that, Serg was the top sales executive for Mercedes Benz in Australia for 3 years in a row.

Serg has developed a wide network connection and vast experience in different industries. He completed Professional Development Modules including online professional courses offered by world-class universities.

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