I am the Senior Managing Partner of ACMF IPF - International Private Fundraising (www.acmfgroup.com). To deliver superior project quality, I have obtained The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Business Valuation Modeling (Part 1) of Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst from Corporate Finance Institute, MBA (International Management) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Certificate in Accounting & Business Computing, and Train The Trainer from Human Resources Development Fund. At the same time, I am also the Chairperson of ACMF Circular Economy and the Vice-Chairperson of the Circular Business Association (www.circularbusinessassociation.org). Circular Business Association is a non-profit organization supporting companies to build a profitable global circular ecosystem in solving the climate crisis. BNI is the world's leading business referral organization, with over 280,000 members in over 75 countries. BNI Changemakers (Malaysia) is the first impact BNI chapter globally and the first 100% online chapter in Malaysia; I am the current President. I am also a trainer in Business Meditation and a minimalist to be.
I cofounded ACMF with more than ten impact-driven co-founders from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom after its first formation in 2017. We focus on UN SDG Goal 8, decent work and economic growth, and UN SDG Goal 13, Climate Action.
The co-founders have experience in more than ten successful IPO (Initial Public Offerings) and successful fundraising projects of more than USD4billion and supported more than 55 industries with backgrounds ranging from capital market regulation, investment banking, private equity and venture capital. Currently, we have access to more than a thousand institutional investors globally.
We have consolidated our experiences and methods we have used in capital market regulation, investment banks, private equity, successful IPO, and venture capital into a program. It has resulted in systematic, result-based, and easy-to-implement modules for small and medium enterprises' international fundraising.
Why we started ACMF?
It is about solving the "Taxi Driver Syndrome" of small and medium enterprises, the climate crisis, and improving world peace.
Taxi Driver Syndrome is about the challenge of small and medium enterprises that are not sustainable, scalable, and investible. The business owners must continue to work hard to survive, and the business exit available to them is usually unprofitable. The long-term career security of their employees is highly uncertain. It is unbearable to imagine one has to look for employment in their 50s because the previous company closed down due to Taxi Driver Syndrome.
The climate crisis is going to affect the lives of more than 3 billion people. The gravity of the issue could be about their life and death.
Due to the emerging economic power of the East and the different ideology from the West, the chance of war that potentially ends the human civilization becomes higher compared to decades ago.
We strongly believe the synergistically international combined efforts of business owners, investors, regulators, and talents are critical in improving the well-being of everyone in a long-term sustainable manner. An ill-managed working relationship of those elements could lead to self-cannibalization progress and even to the extent of destructive rivalry. We believe we could play a significant role in creating a synergistic collaboration among the key business elements in making this world a better place for all of us.
Core Values of ACMF
Be Customers Centric
Everything we do is help the customers to solve their problems and to achieve their business milestones effectively.
The world is not always perfect. We may not have all the resources needed to achieve the desired outcomes. Focus on what we could achieve; be aware and be at peace with what we could not.
We will go beyond the existing scope of work to achieve the goals regardless of the challenges and uncertainty we must endure. Don't waste resources or time on irrelevant things to our mandates.
Be mindful of others' conditions. We treat others the way we wish to be treated. The world is large enough for all of us if we are aware of the synergy and sensitive to adversaries.
No one is perfect. Respect everyone's strengths and be aware of their weaknesses.