Reg Athwal is the Chairman of RAW Group & TAO-Inc Family Office, and the Founding Partner & MD of RTS Global Partners, the leading family business advisory firm in Africa & Middle East with 50+ members in eight countries, with offices in Dubai-UAE and Nairobi-Kenya. Athwal is a life-long entrepreneur, building his first business at age 17, faced bankruptcy at age 21, then bounced back to build a $20million executive search and human capital research business by age 28.
Athwal to date is the youngest ever elected Past President of the Professional Speakers Association in UK and is a World Certified Public Speaker in Family Business. He is currently retained as a Global Trusted Executive Advisor by many large family-owned businesses and first generation entrepreneurial enterprises throughout the Africa, Middle East and Asia (AMEA) region. To date he has worked with 108 family businesses from 2 members to 53 members.
Reg is very skillful in DNA profiling and unleashing human capital in a company setup. Integrating ROI, and ROPE in our management system is one of the best things i can write down for the year 2014
Reg is one of those rare leaders who also naturally serves as an inspiring mentor to me. As a professional speaker Reg exhibits strong interpersonal and bold leadership skills and a unique capacity for empathy. These qualities most notably translate in his ability to motivate a team to care about its project and be invested in the project’s success. Reg is the go-to person for conflict resolution and problem solving; when verbal fights break out in a family business boardroom, he steps in to diffuse tension and induce compromising. Reg’s positive attitude and the respect others feel toward him are palpable. I am honored to work with him.