Larry Kestelman is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur whose limitless enthusiasm for business has bred a winning culture throughout the expanding portfolio of companies over which he presides. A Ukrainian migrant, Kestelman’s rags-to-riches life story has made him a beacon for achievement in Australia’s business, technology, property and sporting landscape. While he’s best known as the face and founder of telecommunications and utilities provider, Dodo, the passionate LK Group CEO has most recently become synonymous with his vision for success and sophistication.
With projects spanning the high end of Australia’s development and real estate sectors, LK Property and multiple BRW ‘Fast Starter’ award winner Shangri-La stand at the forefront of Melbourne’s booming housing market, whilst Amity Property Group has seen countless families and investors achieve their dreams of home ownership. Larry’s passion for business solutions has also led to the rapid growth of outsourced contact centre provider, Acquire Asia Pacific. The Australian-owned call centre facility now provides services to some of the country’s largest businesses located both locally and throughout the Philippines.
Having reached many of his own personal goals, Kestelman is now helping others achieve theirs. The establishment of his Venture Capital incubator, Oxygen Ventures, has already helped foster international growth for the editorial and content marketing agency, Newsmodo, which now boasts the world’s largest freelance network of journalists, who can be engaged to create bespoke content and news coverage on demand. As director of virtualised networking systems provider, Saisei, his expansion in start-up investment has also reached Silicon Valley.
Jeremy Loeliger was appointed General Manager of the National Basketball League from 1 July 2015, and Chief Executive Officer from 2016. Since that time Mr Loeliger has overseen the League’s commercial transformation, establishing the foundations for a successful and sustainable future for professional basketball in Australia.
Before joining the NBL, Mr Loeliger was a partner of a national law firm, practising corporate and commercial law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets, but also including a successful niche sports law practice.
Mr Loeliger also sits on the Executive Committee of the Victorian Chapter of the Australia China Business Council, and is a champion of Sino-Australian trade and the important role of sports diplomacy.