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Madeira Island

Art Director & Photographer

A solid opportunity for investments. A reduced tax rate combined with general tax benefits and a competitive participation exemption regime, makes Madeira a sound location for investment.

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CRude Oil

Photographer & Illustrator
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Petroleum products

Photographer & Illustrator
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Precious Metals

Application Developer
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DIAMONDS

Photographer & Illustrator
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WHO WE ARE

Robert Menzel

CEO
Founding member and Chairman of Globalvision International Lda, which is an international infrastructure development and commodity trading organization. A successful track record within the financial services industry, infrastructure and commercial real estate development and commodity trading with specific emphasis on oil and energy-related products. Founding member of Financial & Investment Services Group in Southern Africa as an asset manager and operator in the long-term insurance industry. Previously worked in the oil & gas sector as financial director and tax manager for international conglomerates and as a professional accountant for two of the big 5 auditing firms specialising in insurance, financial services and banking audit and consulting. Robert Menzel is the CEO of the Company who started his career at Deloitte in SA/Namibia and was transferred to Portugal's Coopers & Lybrand (PWC) in the 90's. Oil industry clients included Sonangol, Chevron, ENI and others. Robert subsequently worked for AGIP for a brief period after being appointed Finance Director for Energy Africa (Angola) which was borne out of the Mobil stable, but subsequently, as an ENGEN subsidiary, became part of Petronas. The company was responsible for the drilling campaign for the Offshore Exploration Block acquired from Total and upstream operations in Angola. After that was completed, Robert concentrated on the financial services industry for a while and subsequently refocused his energies in the oil industry after setting up Globalvision International in the Free Trade Zone of Madeira, which benefits from a business friendly climate and a beneficial tax regime within the ambit of the rules and regulations of the European Union.

Rafael Menzel (Rafa)

Project Manager
Rafa recently joined the firm after completing his International Business Management studies at Richmond the American International University in London and UCLA. His focus is on commodity trading in Africa and the Middle East with particular emphasis on diesel sales and distribution and precious metal acquisitions.

Paul R Boucher

Head Gemologist
Paul's extensive career spans from starting as an offshore roughneck to becoming a facilities and safety engineer with Schlumberger and Mobil Oil. His journey continued after an MBA, leading to investment banking, raising funds for Canadian energy and infrastructure projects. At HSBC, he shifted to Project Finance, later becoming an Investment Director for international groups in North America. With senior roles at HSBC, ABN AMRO, Meridiam, and Babcock & Brown, and advising Colas on major acquisitions, Paul's leadership at Nieuport Aviation marked significant infrastructure advancements. His involvement in award-winning projects reflects 30 years of shaping North American infrastructure, contributing to over $20 billion in financing. A Queen’s University engineering graduate with an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, Paul is also a sports enthusiast, enjoying cycling, hockey, golf, skiing, and equestrian sports.

Jude Kearney

US Attorney
A versatile project finance and project development specialist. He has a long history serving as advisor and consultant to public and private sector entities and institutions in need of complex legal and transactional analysis and support. Kearney is highly specialized in project finance, oil and gas development, international mergers and acquisitions and the financing and development of power generation. His experience spans throughout Africa, the Gulf States, Eastern Europe, Latin America, China and other Asian countries. Kearney is a pioneer in the development of Africa-based practice groups within major law firms. He has been a leader in the legal profession, a lecturer on trending commercial issues, particularly in the petroleum and power sectors, and personally involved in fostering better understanding and relationships between US Administrations and their African counterparts.

Abbey Alalade

Head of Trading
Abbey Alalade, is a highly experienced finance and commodities executive with over 25 years in the industry. Serving in senior roles across insurance, banking and commodities including as: Regional Head Manager at AIG, Senior Trader at Barclays Plc and Head of Commodities at Valens Bank. ​ Holding significant international business experience across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Abbey also serves on the boards, Pantheon Oil (UK) and Aqaeba Capital Group (Dubai UAE). Additionally, Abbey is also the Chief Executive of Magala Limited since 2008, a trading company focused on oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals. ​ Magala is well known for creating NIG Vision 2050, a mission to bring awareness and cleaner energy to the citizens of Nigeria. Promoting renewable energy, carbon reduction, recycling and sustainability. Magala, set out a strategic approach for the initiatives; which highlighted billions of dollar clean energy opportunities across the region. In a short space of time, Magala has worked closely with local industries and government to ensure forecast development and approvals. Promoting renewable energy, carbon reduction, recycling and sustainability.

WHAT WE DO

Innovative infrastructure investment and commodity trading strategies with a focus on energy projects which translate into unique & successful business opportunities and attractive income for our investment partners

Purchase and Sale of Crude Oil as well as trading of refined Petroleum Products, Precious Metals & rough diamonds, as well as cut and polished investment diamonds

Forming solid partnerships with leading global companies from Producers to Refineries and Re-Sellers resulting in healthy returns for business partners, shareholders and investors

Export of RB1 and RB3 coal from RBCT to select clients on FOB basis

We make it happen

global + vision + successfull dealmaking = globalvision international

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CONTACT US

OUR OFFICE

Rua. da Alfândega, 78, 3º andar

9000-059 Funchal – Portugal

Tel. +351 291 091 255 | Fax. +351 291 221 667

Robert Menzel

info@globalvision.pt