“I’m passionate about my health, physically, mentally and spiritually. Keeping a balance between my work, social and recreational life is important to me. Relationships are a key factor in my life, one of the most difficult areas to be successful in for any person. I aim to remain humble and teachable at all times.” I started my working career at the age of 15 washing dishes in a small restaurant in Cornwall, UK. I worked my way up to restaurant manager and did so in the next three establishments I worked in. Seven years in Hospitality & Catering doing split shifts and at one point 17 consecutive weeks without a day off showed me what hard work was all about. I’ve kept the discipline and hard working attitude ever since. Once I moved into sales and marketing my hard working attitude paid off. I started my first business when I was 23 years old. I was hooked into the entrepreneurial world immediately. Along the way, I have tried and failed over and over with businesses, partnerships and investments. Each lesson I learnt from failure placed me one step closer to success. I am a firm but fair and generous leader. Fah Mai Holdings Inc. is the product of all my experience
“My parents raised me in the Cornish countryside and sailed me around the world. Today I continue to appreciate the outdoors and enjoy exploring the world with family and friends.” Daniel had his first taste of the business world during his work experience stint with Benfield and Greig Re-insurance brokers in London, whilst studying at Sedbergh boarding school. Before Partnering with Louis at Fah Mai Holdings Inc. Daniel created and successfully exited his own private antiques investment fund. As President of Fah Mai holdings since 2017, Daniel is responsible for the companies’ global sales and marketing strategy. Contributes to the strategic direction and ongoing operations and continues to form new business and partnerships as well as having a sharp focus on alternative asset analysis. Daniel has a keen interest in Charitable work. One of his most notable fundraisers led him to bicycle from Dover to the Black Sea visiting Rotary Clubs along the way to promote the awareness of Shelter Box and the life-changing work it does. Daniel supports Fah Mai’s direct action approach in offering ‘new hope’ to those in need. He enjoys spending time with children at the ‘Mercy Centre’ and looks forward to seeing the Hope Fund grow as Fah Mai does.
“I have two mottos that best describE my attitude to work and have shaped the way I preform as both an employee and as a Business owner. ‘You’re only as good as your last job’ and ‘it’s only a problem if you can’t find a solution’ ” Since graduating university in 2005, Paul has predominantly been working as a freelance photographer, studio manager and media consultant. Photography and creative media was Paul’s first love and has been a continuing theme throughout his life. Paul set up and ran his own photography studio until relocating to Bangkok. Paul has worked as an assistant photographer on major advertising campaigns and lighting assistant for several TV commercials and music videos. Paul has also spent time teaching photography, both privately and at Truro College. Although these are just footnotes to his experience and employment history they have provided him with many valuable lessons and experiences in teamwork and leadership, self-motivation, time management and communication with co-workers. In late 2015, Paul relocated to Bangkok, Thailand to work as Executive Manager for Euro Façade Tech Thailand. A lot of his previous experience was invaluable. His experience with photography, graphics, video and media was a huge asset in creating our promotional material and social media content creation in house.
My name is Declan Ruttledge from Perth Western Australia, Born on a dairy farm in the west of Ireland, Completed a Fitter and Turner apprenticeship after school, Emigrated to Australia mid-eighties, Played Gaelic football in Ireland and Australia, represented Australia in Gaelic football in 1985. Ran a few marathons and a couple of 110km endurance runs. Have ridden about 300km per week for the last 20 years. Always worked in my chosen trade, in my current position with BHP for 25 years. Have 4 children and a grandchild. Invested in residential property in Australia. Am a cancer survivor.
Graham is the COO of an Asian based energy services company. Prior to August 2019,
Graham was employed by major US listed energy services companies for over twenty years
in operational and technical leadership roles in the UK, USA, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
He has served on the Board of Directors of The Society of Petroleum Engineers (Thailand
Chapter) and spends his weekends coaching the KL Tigers Under 11s Rugby Team. Graham
is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and enjoys getting home to Aberdeen, Scotland as often
as possible. Graham has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from
the University of Strathclyde, is a current Executive MBA student also at the University of
Strathclyde and brings his extensive international business experience to the Board.
Born 1964 in Ipswich Suffolk England Moved to Eye in Suffolk at the age of 9 Left school
age 16 in 1980 and joined the family Meat Trading Business. 1990 assumed full
responsibility for the family business and employing my father as he had no want to grow the
business any further than it was. 1994 joined forces with my Brother Chris to form a better
opportunity for both our families and C&K Meats was formed, we incorporated in 1996 and
nearly went into administration, we fought for our business and climbed out of this bad
period. 2000 we bought a old abattoir from our supplier as they wanted to close and we saw
more opportunities to control our supply chain and add a strong story of farm to plate (know
where your food comes from) This being a very successful move, we decided June 2003 we
needed to grow the business more, but with the current site being very antiquated, we needed
a new site to build a new state of the art Abattior that would stand us in good stead for the
next 10/20 years. After a long battle with local council we achieved our goal in 2010 with the
completion of our new facility and opening September 2010. After a tough start due to the
world financial collapse and some 18 months into our move, we started to see some doors
open as we always went with high value products. 2013 saw a real opening in exporting, as a
result in attending a Food Show in Hong Kong we realised our products and the food security
we offered of Farm to Plate really sat well in Hong Kong, this was soon followed with
openings in Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Oman, Dubai, India, South Korea and Taiwan.
With these moves into new markets and attaining exporter of the year for the whole of the
UK in 2015. 2017 then followed with winning a Queens Award for Exports. 2018 then came
interest to acquire C&K Meats from a company in Mainland Europe. From 1996 to 2018 we
had taken C&K from a start of £600K turnover with 4 staff to a £26 Million pound turnover
and 140 staff in 2019 when the sale of C&K had been agreed.
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