My name is Musa Ali Abdul Azeem, and I am the owner of International Asset Holding Company, the United States based parent company of International Asset Trading Group West Africa, International Asset Holding Corp, a Saudi based company, and Advanced Appraisal Group, a U.S based real estate services, consulting and development company. We have recently formed International Asset Trading Group S.E Asia Sdn. Bhd. I maintain homes in the U.S, Africa, and now Malaysia, where my children attend school. On a personal level, I am a married father of twelve who strives hard to balance the roles of father, husband and business owner. On a business level, I am one of five people in the United States to simultaneously hold a Commercial Appraisers license, a General Contractors licenses, and a Real Estate Brokers license. I am considering an expert on investments and have taught College level courses on economics, trade and investment. Academically, I hold degrees in Business and International Studies. On a practical level, I have purchased and or developed well over one housing thousand units in the U.S, and I am currently developing the largest mixed use housing development in Gambia, West Africa. More relative to this document, I have seen the need and profit involved in international trade. I established International Asset Trading in Africa, and exported multiple goods from the U.S to the African region over the last five years. These goods included used luxury vehicles, food products, construction equipment and furnishings. I have established excellent government relations, and was asked by the Gambian government to supply 100,000 metric tons of rice as well as other food stuffs from flour to cooking oil. I am supported by two long term business partners, Abdur-Rahim Shaheed who is in charge of operations and logistics, Yususf Wazeerud-ein who is charge of marketing for Africa, and Mr. Kenneth Koonce, who is based in the Middle East.
We formed the Malaysia based trading company to supply regional produced and manufactured goods to the global markets that we have strong connections and experience with. More specifically stated, we target Gambia, West Africa, and Saudi Arabia. Theses two strategically located countries are used as staging and redistribution points for the broader geographic areas. As it relates to products, my philosophy is to let the markets dictate the needs and price. We have assembled an excellent team of Malaysian based Managers. Our team speaks Arabic, Tamil, Mandarin and French. We have experts in trade finance, logistical planning and marketing. We use our historic relationships and first hand knowledge of these markets to supply goods that are proven performers. In West Africa (ECOWAS has 200 million plus people alone), there is great demand for processed food products, from juice to milk, from rice to palm oil in addition to construction equipment, technical services, electronic... Saudi Arabia, with its booming economy has an unsatisfied demand for furnishings, building material, electronics and some food products, particularly Halal products, wheaat, honey…
Our preferred business model is to work with existing companies through consulting or joint venture relationships to get them established in these markets. We do however act as principal Buyers and then Sellers on some products. Please review the attached summary business outline to get a better feel for our company, and we look forward to doing business with you.
Summary Business Outline
International Asset Trading Group S.E Asia Sdn. Bhd. (826912-A)
1. Business Vehicle:
We formed a public limited company (Sdn. Berhad) on July 15th, 2008. This business vehicle has been designed to fulfill the short term and long term goals of the company. The Malaysian government defines a public limited company as follows:
A public limited company is any company other than a private company whose shares may be offered to the public for subscription. Such shares are freely transferable. The company may apply to the stock exchange for permission for its shares to be listed, thus providing an effective market for shares.
2. Business Philosophy
a. To abide by strict moral principles as it relates to finance, trust, honesty and relationships.
b. To stay lean and fiscally conservative. More specifically stated, no long term debt, no unnecessary expenses.
c. To let the market dictate products supplied and prices.
d. To create an incentive based compensation model that rewards success and initiative and creates an entrepreneurial environment.
e. To build a strong team of employees, associates, partners and managers who are committed to the pursuit of excellence.
3. Organizational Structure
a. We follow a standard business structure with a Board Chairman, Board of Directors, Managing Director, an Assistant Managing Director, an appointed Advisory Board of Directors, and contract employees as needed.
b. We outsource as much as possible as opposed to salaried employees, particularly in the fields of accounting, legal work, shipping…
c. Note that our Malaysian based enterprise is supported by our employees and associates on three continents.
4. Business Services Offered
a. Consulting: Rather than simply analyze your business, and tell you what you should do to reach your goals, we take you and your products from an idea, to sales on the ground. This includes detailed market research, a product specific marketing plan, implementation of said marketing plan, the arrangement of trade financing, tax consultation, and finally representation on the ground. Hiring us as a consultant is like opening a regional office in Africa or the Middle East, without the expense.
b. Joint Venture / Strategic Partnerships: A central part of our growth plan is to form strategic partnerships with expansion oriented companies who are committed to excellence.
c. Buy / Sell Agreements: If we think you have a viable product, and a consulting or joint venture is not practical, we will buy, re-brand, and export selected products under our private brand.
a. We use the latest technology and proven methods to market products for our clients.
b. We custom tailor specific marketing plans for each of our client’s products. See the "Consulting proposal" on the home page for a sample.
6. Purchasing and Shipping
a. In keeping with our lean business model, we execute strategic
contracts and partnerships with established manufactures and producers.
It is not out intent to own the production plants as this would be outside of our "lean" model of operation.
b. We will always seek competitive bids, and expand regionally in search of producers and manufacturers to insure the best purchase prices and quality on a given product.
a. All financial relationships will be Shariah compliant.
b. Whenever possible, capital will be raised from private capital sources, either through project specific partnerships or the issuance of company shares (Equity).
c. We intend to grow the business using internally generated profits.
Again, this document is designed to give you an overview of our business structure and philosophy. We are more than happy to meet and discuss our business in detail. Thank you for your time.
Musa Ali Abdul Azeem C.E.O International Asset Trading Group S.E Asia Sdn. Bhd.