REG ATHWAL is part of a multi-generational family legacy dating back to 1919, and the Head of its Single Family Office, based out of Dubai & Cayman Islands. He has built 15 startups to date, including RTS Global Partners, Family Business Academy and Fobillion Legacies, and worked directly with 206 UHNW Family Offices over 21 years, generating $12b+ in Revenue Growth & Equity Value.
In addition, he is a Global Educator, Mentor & Author of 7 books, whose delivered over 2,000 live speeches, trained 35,000 family firms, and facilitated global programs for HBS, YPO, EO & Vistage, and hundreds of other universities and membership organizations.
He is the Founder & CEO of Verchool Holdings, a B2B Deep Tech start-up and ventures company, established in 2022 in Dubai & Silicon Valley, that recently closed its seed funding on a $50m valuation and now raising a $125m Series A round with VCs and Family Offices.
In his early years of life, Reg dropped out of University after 2 weeks and started his first company at the age 17, faced bankruptcy at 21, and then went on to build a $20m+ technology services firm by age 26.
He is passionate about research, entrepreneurship, technology, education, building legacies, sports and philanthropy, with a mission to support and educate the 160+ million abandoned and orphaned children in the world today.
The Athwal Family has pledged to give 50% of its total wealth in the future to fund sustainable projects that serve humanity via the TAO Legacy Trust and TAO Legacy Foundation.
Best-selling author of numerous books and regularly writes articles on ‘Family Business Governance’ for leading business publications. Athwal is also a media presenter and business content creator of numerous TV shows broadcasted on airlines and online TV platforms.
World Certified Public Speaker (1 of 500 globally), Past President of the ‘Professional Speakers Association’ of the United Kingdom, Fellow Member of the ‘Professional Speakers Association’ and founding Chairman & Past President of the ‘Professional Speakers Association’ of the Middle East.
Reg Athwal has been presented with over 100 trophies, certificates and awards as an entrepreneur, for his global research and for the global impact he has made to family businesses and their legacies.
Delivered programs to thousands of students at Harvard Business School, Oxford University, The University of Chicago, Hult International Business School, SP Jain Institute of Management, MIT College of Management, Indian School of Business, Cranfield University and hundreds of other schools.
Author of the bestseller ‘Unleash Your Family Business DNA – Building A Family Legacy That Lasts Generations’ published globally in September 2017 after completing research for 15+ years on global family businesses and succession planning. Followed by “The Family Business Messenger – 24 Parables & True Stories”, published in August 2022. His current books in process are “The Family Office – Secrets of the Super Rich”, and “The Family Boardroom”.