Vickum co-founded MAK Alliance and leads all investment and advisory activities. Vickum was formally a director of KPMG Business Advisory USA, focusing on strategy and business transformation. He was seconded to KPMG Malaysia from 2009 to 2010 where he led the Economic Transformation Program (ETP) and Government Transformation Program (GTP) and was the lead advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia.
Vickum has over 18 years of experience in strategic advisory with expertise in many sectors including financial services, public sector, tourism, and hospitality. Vickum has led multinational teams in many parts of the world including Sri Lanka, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
Vickum has received advanced management training at the Harvard Business School and is a MBA. He is also a Chartered Accountant and has a B.Sc. in Biology.
Shaluka is a co-founder of MAK Alliance and leads manufacturing sector investments and advisory. A successful entrepreneur and the Managing Director of Advanced Dies & Tools FZCO - Dubai, a leader in the Manufacturing of Moulds, Dies, plastic products, printing and packaging in the Middle East.
Shaluka has over 15 years of experience where he started his career in Sri Lanka before moving to Dubai to further his career. He later Founded Advanced Dies & Tools FZCO - Dubai, in 2005 with just 4 employees in a rented space. Shaluka is credited with building ADT to a USD 40 Million business with over 350 employees at the end of 2013. He has wide experience in all aspects of manufacturing with deep networks in the plastics, apparel, FMCG, and oil and gas industries.
Shaluka, is an Electronic Engineer by profession and has working experience in many countries including Sri Lanka, Dubai, China, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.