Riad began his insolvency career at Coopers & Lybrand, moving to Ferrier Hodgson Sydney, and then Ferrier Hodgson Hong Kong. For ten years he specialised in corporate restructure, financial investigation, and turnaround strategy. In the Hong Kong market Riad restructured listed companies, managed major liquidations, undertook fraud investigations, and provided litigation support.
In June 1998 Riad was approached by the shareholders of a group of related companies with national production facilities in Australia which employed over 600 staff.
The group needed organisational restructure, production cost cutting, implementation of best practice accounting processes, and a marketing strategy. Riad, as CEO, achieved exceptional sustainable growth beyond the owners' expectations.
Riad has also assisted various companies in restructuring, obtaining equity, acquiring businesses, and exit strategies.
He joined Antony de Vries in partnership in February 2002. Riad brought considerable commercial acumen and insolvency experience to de Vries Tayeh.
Riad enjoys a reputation as a tough-minded and astute practitioner, and offers clients an energetic and practical approach to business solutions.
- Official Liquidator
- Past President of the Turnaround Management Association of Australia
- Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
- Member of The Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia
- Holds a B.Ec
- 20 plus years insolvency experience