Executive Chairman - Asian Operations
Bob has over 25 years’ experience in international management and marketing at senior management and Board of Director levels. He has built companies from R&D start up, through commercialisation, to IPO and was CEO for a number of listed technology-based companies in Australia, Asia, and US.
As Marketing Director based in Hong Kong, he managed the Asian-wide marketing activities of an ICT company. From 1989 to 1994, the company opened operations in 13 Asian countries employing over 200 staff. The revenues grew from US$40M to $300M at the time of the IPO in Singapore in 1993.
As President & CEO, based in Perth, he managed the start up and international expansion of a company involved in development of digital media imaging technology. Capital was raised from investors in USA, UK, and Australia and included investments from several market leading multinational corporations. The company achieved a market capitalisation of $260M in early 2000 when Bob sold his shareholding and left the company.
Bob has an extensive global network for marketing and distribution, having established and managed over 25 sales, marketing, distribution, and R&D facilities across numerous countries. He negotiated numerous supply, licensing, R&D contracts and alliances with global corporations. He has also been involved in implementing substantial capital raising strategies (including IPO) in North America, Asia, UK, and Australia.