Patron

Talal Yassine OAM

Talal Yassine OAM founded The Crescent Institute (Previously Crescent Club) in 2006 as a community initiative with the twin objective of networking professionals in industry and providing a forum to discuss vital domestic issues with Australian thought leaders.

National Chairman

Affy Bhatti

Specialising in complex programs with strong experience in business transformation and the setup, governance and delivery of successful projects, Affy is a management consultant working with Deloitte. He has 15 years experience leading projects and managing change from the UK and Australia with a focus on the Energy and Resources industry.

State Leads

Omar Abdo

An experienced Business Development Manager in the software and cloud computing space, Omar is also a strong advocate for positive community change within Victoria, attending to a number of governmental and private advisory boards focused on social impact.

Fahim Khondaker

Fahim Khondaker is a Principal Adviser in Data Analytics at BDO and the Crescent Institute’s Brisbane lead. A prominent presenter, he has guest lectured  for the University of Queensland’s MBA Program and the Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit Sydney 2016. He holds several board positions.

Rhiyaad Kahn

An accountant and advisor of 15 years experience, Rhiyaad is the Founder & Director of ‘Kahnsulting’, a boutique business advisory firm advising startups, small to medium sized businesses and high-net worth individual clients.

Walid Yassine

Walid is the Managing Director of Bauerfeind Australia and has particular interests and experience in Sales and business development. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney/The Lebanese American University in Beirut. Walid is also a dual international Rugby League and Union player having represented Lebanon on a number of occasions.

Walid is a Director of the Crescent Institute.


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