PRESIDENT & CEO AT THE CANNAREGIO GROUP (US)
My name is Tony Jarrin, and I am the head of the Canaregio Group (US). We are a Real Estate holding in the hotel and hospitality sector, we’ve been diversifying in the last few years, specifically the couple of years before the pandemic, to telecom, financial services and other industries. Of course, we are still battling through the challenges that came to all of us in one way or another through the pandemic. I’m very honored to be a part of this group, and I appreciate the invitation that was made a little over a year ago. Actually, the first invitation was 2 years ago, but because of personal reasons I was only able to join a little over a year ago, and it’s been an amazing Club to be a part of. I met many new friends and great professionals. Everyone is a leader in their industry, a decision maker, has access to great networks, is really able to share connections and ideas and learn from everyone in different industries. I learnt about some sectors that I hadn’t even considered in the past, which is one of the benefits of these weekly Club meetings that we get to have and engage with. I am also able to understand what is going in other parts of the world that we’re involved in. I think it’s a tremendous concept and I can tell all people who are new to this Club: “You’re going to love to be a part of this group and meet new people and engage in different opportunities together!"
Managing Director & CEO at Caason Group (Australia)
I’m Craig Astill, I’m the CEO of Caason Group, an Australia based single family office in Melbourne. Our interests are primarily in the agro and agrotech space, as well as mining and mining tech. As a family office we are pretty diversified where we are investing into, that also takes us out to environmental technologies, FinTech and also into IT. We primarily directly invest into companies which we hope will bring benefit to us. We’ve got several prominent examples of that and in some cases we think that we have already backed one or two companies that might potentially be unicorns. So, certainly this forum has been terrific to network with a number of interesting people that has helped us commercialize some of the technologies that we have invested into. That’s where I’ve seen the opportunity with the Club to genuinely present terrific networking opportunities on a global scale.