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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

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Robert Menzel

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.

Jim Hackney

Non Executive Chairman
Jim Hackney has been involved in the world of International trade, investment and finance for the past 45 years as a corporate lawyer, high-level government official, investment banker, global business consultant and business entrepreneur. Currently, he is an owner and co-founder of Inergix Global Corporation, a global consulting and advisory services firm with offices in Washington, DC and London. Inergix clients include major oil and gas firms, large EPC corporations, logistics and security enterprises and trading operations with offices around the globe. As a government official, Mr. Hackney served in the Administrations of President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton. During the Clinton Administration, he served as Counsellor to the Secretary of Commerce, Ronald H. Brown. As one of the Secretary’s closest and most trusted advisers, Mr. Hackney helped to devise and implement the Commercial Diplomacy Program. This highly praised and historic program was principally responsible for the awarding of $40 billion in infrastructure contracts to U.S. firms by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Mexico, China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Egypt and South Africa. In addition, Mr. Hackney managed the Commerce Department’s programs designed to provide assistance, opportunities and access for small businesses and women and minority owned businesses to domestic and international markets. He also served as a deputy on the interagency committee chaired by Secretary Brown that spearheaded and executed the Clinton Administration’s efforts to revitalize the California economy.

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.

Marius Frederik de Kock

Head Gemologist
A qualified and Registered Gemologist (Licensed Diamond dealer) Independent since 1987. Accreditations in South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana. Including the SADC region and other KPC status countries in Africa. With a successful track record and untarnished reputation in the diamond industry, locally and internationally. Marius is also linked, and actively participate in diamond tenders for premier mine groups such as Petra Diamonds, Cullinan, Finch, Transhex, Alex cor, Jagersfontein, Rooipoort in South Africa and Okovango (ODC), Lucara, Boteti in Botswana.

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.

Joseph Rankin

With over 20 years of experience in sourcing, structuring and managing investments in a variety of industries he leads the firm's investment activities and strategic direction. Joseph joined (ISG) Intercontinental Solutions Group in 2012 as a result of an amalgamation with the Rankin Investment Group Inc, which he started in 2001 and acted as Chief Executive Officer since 2012. During this time he closed investments in 15 platform companies and several add-on acquisitions, representing over $2.5billion of invested capital. The investments have been in a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, aviation, real estate development, business services, oil and gas, gold mining, and consumer finance.

Matt Stouffer

Matt brings 18 years of real estate experience from Project Financing, Capital Raises & Development in the private sector along with the capital & secondary markets. As Vice President, Matt influences the direction of the company by identifying and evaluating new projects; from property acquisitions, project analytics, and assisting with all aspects of development throughout the USA and globally. Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a forward thinker at one of the top private project & equipment financing companies in US, Mexico and Canada working along side the exclusive Private Equity firms and oil and gas companies. Former President at Sunset Industries Inc. had thrived while increasing revenue in five years 238%. With his oil and gas experience for over 9 years along with finance and project management, we are pleased to have Matt and his family with us at Global Vision.


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

We make it happen

global + vision + successfull dealmaking = globalvision international




Rua. da Alfândega, 78, 3º andar

9000-059 Funchal – Portugal

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

Robert Menzel