Hello, Hi There!
My name is Lewis Chong. I am the Chief Consulting and Advisory Officer of ACMF Advisory Global (www.acmfgroup.com). Chairperson of ACMF Circular Economy and the Vice-Chairperson of the Circular Business Association (www.circularbusinessassociation.org). Circular Business Association is the first non-profit Circular Economy association in ASEAN. BNI is the world's leading business referral organization with over 280,000 members in more than 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.
Lewis co-founded ACMF with more than ten co-founders from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom after ACMF's first formation in 2017. The co-founders have been involved in more than ten successful IPO (Initial Public Offerings), successful fundraising projects of more than USD 4 billion, and more than 55 industries with backgrounds ranging from capital market regulation, investment bank, private equity and venture capital.
Why did we start 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 have to 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 will 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 as compared to decades ago.
We strongly believe the synergistically international combined efforts of business owners, investors, regulators, and talents are extremely important 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 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; 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 have to endure. Don't waste resources or time on irrelevant things to our mandates.
Be mindful of others' conditions. Please 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 be sensitive to adversaries.
No one is perfect. Respect everyone's strengths and be aware of their weaknesses.
ACMF Advisory's Private Fundraising business unit supports clients from Southeast Asia countries to get ready for private fundraising and attract institutional investors from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Northern America. Together with the local chartered accountant, licensed tax agent, chartered secretary, fundraising lawyer, public notary, and other licensed service providers, we prevent the clients from potential violation of fundraising regulations. Such violation could mean years of jail term, a million dollars fine, or both in some countries.