Founding Partner & MD of RTS Global Partners
Reg Athwal is the Chairman of RAW Group & TAO-Inc Family Office, and the Founding Partner & MD of RTS Global Partners, the leading family business advisory firm in Africa, Middle East & South Asia with 50+ members in eight countries, with offices in Dubai-UAE, London-UK and Nairobi-Kenya. Athwal has been a life-long entrepreneur, building his first business at age 17, faced bankruptcy at age 21, then bounced back to build a $20 million executive search and human capital research business by age 28.
To date, Athwal is the youngest elected Past President ever of the Professional Speakers Association in UK and is a World Certified Public Speaker in Family Business. He is currently retained as a Global Trusted Executive Advisor by many large family-owned businesses and first generation entrepreneurial enterprises throughout the Africa, Middle East and Asia (AMEA) region. To date, he has worked with 109 family businesses, from two members to 53 members, from the 1stto 5thgeneration.
Athwal has been a top-rated speaker at many conferences in the past 15 years. He attended the SME World Summit 2016 and won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award as an Established Company in UAE for Innovation, Governance, Outstanding Growth (800% in 3 years) and for his Social Impact. He resides in Dubai-UAE and London-UK, and is married with four children who are all passionate football players. His youngest son, from age 7 (outside of football), used to attend business meetings with him whenever he could from the age of 5; at age 13 his son chaired his first Family Forum meeting in 2015, so hopefully a succession plan can start earlier!