National Chairman

Hilal Yassine

Hilal Yassine is an experienced Non-Executive Director and the Managing Director of First Quay Capital.

State Leads

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.

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.

Fatma Saaoud

Fatma is a property analyst at Landcorp Australia with a strong background in Financial Services and not-for-profit initiatives. She is the lead of the Melbourne Committee.

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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