Chair, Perth Chapter
Rhiyaad Kahn is the Founder of Kahnsulting, a distinguished boutique advisory practice that provides comprehensive end-to-end services to startups and small to medium-sized businesses. With over two decades of experience in the private advisory space, Rhiyaad is widely recognized as a trusted advisor to family groups in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Prior to founding Kahnsulting, Rhiyaad held pivotal roles in KPMG's Private Enterprise and Risk Consulting divisions, serving a premium clientele base across industries in Western Australia, which included globally renowned companies such as Rio Tinto, Woodside, and Chevron. Rhiyaad's professional journey encompasses several notable achievements, such as leading the first internal audit for KPMG with Rio Tinto and being the first KPMG employee nationally to undertake a long-term secondment with Woodside within their Internal Audit division, reporting directly to the Vice President of Internal Audit.
Rhiyaad's expertise in providing international and local tax advisory, corporate secretarial, financial accounting, and bespoke tax advisory solutions for some of Western Australia's premier clients, including IKEA, Minter Ellison, Lionel Samson, and Jeminex, is a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence.
Rhiyaad has actively participated in several community engagement activities and has been involved with the Crescent Institute from inception in WA, playing a crucial role in shaping the organization's local strategy. Rhiyaad has also rendered his time to assist Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Greece through his participation in projects managed by Al-Imdaad Australia and Muslim Aid International. Additionally, Rhiyaad has served as the former Treasurer for the United Nations Association of Western Australia in 2015, a role he relinquished to pursue his commercial interests.
Furthermore, Rhiyaad is the current Co-Founder of Epiphany Films Pty Ltd in Western Australia, along with a long-standing Executive Producer from the US. Epiphany Films is a startup that is focused on raising capital within the Australian market for U.S.-based films. Their latest capital raising endeavour concentrates on ‘Sweetwater’, a film licensed and supported by America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) - a film about the NBA's first African-American basketball player, a film that has been filmed in conjunction with Warner Bros.