Our Team

People are our key resource. We generously share the value we create rewarding those involved to provide big incentives. We want to work with people who make our job easier, give us more time. In return we help develop that person. Channelling our teams talents correctly and helping them grow is fundamental.

We encourage people to stand on their own feet so they are self-motivated. We prefer to use a network of associates than hire employees. Team skills; relationships; and new networks are crucial to our business success.

Faldi Ismail   B.Bus, MAICD
Managing Director
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Mr Ismail is an experienced corporate advisor who specialises in the restructure and recapitalisation of a wide range of ASX-listed companies.

He has many years of investment banking experience and has advised on numerous cross border transactions including capital raisings, structuring of acquisitions and joint ventures overseas.

Mr Ismail is also the founder and operator of Otsana Capital, and is currently a director of a number of ASX listed companies.

Brendan de Kauwe   BDSc (UWA), Grad Dip App Fin, Dip Music Industry
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Dr de Kauwe studied a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Australia. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, majoring in Corporate Finance, and is currently completing his Masters in Applied Finance.

Dr de Kauwe’s extensive technology, science and bio-medical background, coupled with his finance backing, gives him an integral understanding in the evaluation of projects over a diverse range of sectors.

Experienced in corporate restructures, capital raisings, and is currently a director of a number of ASX listed companies.

Dr de Kauwe is also owner and director of a successful private publishing company and a Full Voting Member of APRA/AMCOS.

Zaakir Ismail   BSc
Executive Director
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Mr Ismail has a degree in IT systems and over 15 years of experience in the industry.

Combined with his experience in IPO’s, corporate restructuring and recapitalisation of ASX listed companies, Zaakir’s knowledge and expertise brings together the latest innovations in the IT world and the capital markets.

Mr Ismail is the co-founder and Executive Director of Otsana Capital.

Nicholas Young   B.Comm, CA
Corporate Advisor
Mr Young holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance is a Chartered Accountant and has completed the Insolvency Education Program at the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association.

Nicholas commenced his career in the Corporate Restructuring division of an accounting firm and has gained valuable experience in Australia and Southern Africa, across a wide range of industries, including mining and exploration, mining services, renewable energy, professional services, manufacturing and transport.

Mr Young has been involved in the recapitalisation of various ASX listed companies.

Eugene Tse   BCom LLB
Corporate Advisor

Eugene holds degrees in law and commerce (majoring in accounting and corporate finance) from the University of Western Australia, and has over 9 years’ experience as a Corporate/M&A lawyer.

As a lawyer, Eugene acted on a number of multi-jurisdictional M&A and ECM transactions across a diverse range of industries including mining, oil and gas, agribusiness, engineering services, renewable energy, FinTech and medical technology.  Eugene has been involved in the IPO and recapitalisation of various ASX listed companies, and his legal background means he is well placed to structure, manage and advise companies through this process.

Eugene is a Director of ReviseOnline Pty Ltd, an emerging Western Australian EduTech business.

Rashidah MacDonald  
Corporate Executive