Born and raised in South Africa, Carmen Melissa Van Zyl moved to Australia in 2014 to study for a Law and Psychology degree from Macquarie University. She added to this a Diploma in Dispute Resolution and a qualification in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training (ICP) with Relationships Australia, before gaining experience as an advisor working in the legal, not-for-profit and real-estate industries.
Sharing the company’s values, she joined Invest Islands with a desire to help others enjoy the benefits of investing in Indonesia while supporting the local community. In an advisory role, she divides her time between Australia and Indonesia, working not only with the internal team but also with clients and external professionals to ensure compliance with relevant regulations. She also consults on marketing strategy, content and sustainable development.
After graduating with a law degree from the University of Udayana in Bali, Bima Arioseno gained experience at several local law firms before taking his first overseas post at Raffles Design Institute in Singapore.
On his return, Bima worked in Jakarta for the government-owned real-estate company, WIKA Realty, in the legal and marketing teams. In this role, he met Kevin Deisser and joined Invest Islands with the goal of collecting and tidying up company legal data, tracing land issues, gathering information from the community and finding the best solutions to aid the due diligence team.