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Palladium group started in 1981, and the consulting company started in 1990, headed by Bashir. Palladium provided services to a vast numbers of clients in the media, telecommunications industry and was a pioneer in bringing venture capital to the Media Industry in Asia. Bashir also spoke and still speaks at major media conferences on Media issues, with a perspective to the future. Between 1977 to 2004, Bashir was a member of the London based International Institute of Communications, and held various positions including that of, Treasurer, Vice President and Chairman of the Executive board. Currently Bashir is involved with the Asian Broadcasting Development Institute (AIBD) and the Asian Broadcasting Union (ABU) conferences in Asia.
Palladium continues to provide business advisory services to several International companies especially from the USA, Australia and India, who wish to expand their businesses to Asia. Between 1995 to 2000, Bashir was the Principal for Thompson Bank Watch in Malaysia, a US Bank Rating agency. Palladium Consulting Sdn. Bhd. is based in Kuala Lumpur.
Bashir brings over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking and venture capital to the business interest of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors’ Asian clients. Specializing in the financial services industry, Bashir has advised companies from the U.S., Australia, India and Europe on doing business in Asia. His role at LGA and his extensive experience working with Asian family businesses ensures the seamless delivery of the Lowenhaupt organization’s nearly 100-year expertise in advising wealthy families around the world.
Bashir received a Master’s Degree in Marketing & Finance from the University of Lancaster, England. He is a popular speaker at conferences on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and all aspects of the Media/Telecomunications/Broadcasting industry.
Bashir is married with two sons and a daughter and is a resident in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.