B4T

Business 4
Transformation

Changing lives, transforming communities

Entrepreneur

We look for job makers rather than job seekers. who have the:

Heart – for God and their fellow man
Head – to envision and carry out business plans with the Kingdom impact
Hands – that can run a successful, sustainable, transformational business

Developer

B4T Developers are the essential link between Entrepreneurs and Investors. They research suitable kingdom businesses and work alongside the entrepreneur. Our Developers have the heart to serve God, using their skill and experience to serve in the heart of missions.

Investor

An increasing number of successful Christian business people want to use their money and business skills to make a lasting, significant impact. It is business partnerships created to benefit entrepreneurs, their workers and communities.

subject matter expert

Do you have extensive experience in your professional field? Ready to share your expertise with the entrepreneurs on the ground?

Business in the heart of missions

Meet the team

RAYMOND YAP

CO-FOUNDER 

Raymond has had 30 years of international business experience and was global CEO of a billion dollar multinational company before taking early retirement. He resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mike Lyth

CO-FOUNDER

Mike is based in the UK but was born and brought up in Africa for 20 years. He has a degree in Agriculture and a Masters in Rural Development. He spent 20 years in Asia leading pioneering OM teams and 20 years in Europe as Chief Operating Officer for OM International. He took over and is developing B4T at the request of OM International leadership.

Jakes Naude

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Jakes is based in South Africa where he oversees the day to day operations of B4T, as well as implementing the work of B4T in Africa. Prior to taking this role, Jakes ran a business in a South East Asian country as well as helping local entrepreneurs through the B4T developer role. Before joining B4T in 2008, Jakes was working as a futures commodity trader on the JSE.

JIMMY DOWSLEY

CORE TEAM MEMBER

Jimmy is based in Johannesburg in South Africa. He has spent 30 years in the mining business and had major responsibilities in international Mergers and Acquisitions as well as business development.

BRIAN SPARKS

CORE TEAM MEMBER

Brian lives in Switzerland and has over 30 years of experience in financial services and is a founding member of a Social Impact Investment association in Zurich.

ChuiEn YEOH

CORE TEAM MEMBER

A Malaysian CPA, Chui En trained with KPMG KL and worked in Oil & Gas industry as a tax professional for 25 years, 16 of which were on international assignments in Singapore, Dubai, Paris and Houston. He and his wife, Keh Ching who served on the MV Doulos 1979-1981, are resident in Kuala Lumpur.

Andrew Velez

CORE TEAM MEMBER 

Andrew Velez was born in Romania, his family immigrated to Australia when he was 4 years old. Andrew has owned and operated various businesses over the last 20 years.He currently operates three businesses in the construction and accommodation industry. He has been actively involved in missions overseas with his family. Andrew is married with two children. He is passionate about using business to alleviate poverty and see the gospel reach the least reached.

PETER OCHSE

CORE TEAM MEMBER

Based in Adelaide, Australia. Peter is a qualified marine engineer. He owns and has been involved in operations of various family businesses, including start-ups

  • ‘It has been my dream to help people in business. Being a B4T Developer is a great opportunity to pour out my heart to serve the people in business.’

    Developer

    Uganda
  • ‘I think the most important thing, if you can get businesses operating well, employing people, then those people can come out of poverty. Once they come out of poverty it makes a huge difference in their families and community.’

    John

    Investor
  • “B4T has helped us to ignite our businesses’ growth and now we will continue to expand into new markets.”

    Cape Game Hides

    Entrepreneur
  • “B4T has helped to do business in a professional way and opening our mind to do better and do more. B4T is the right thing at the right time in Nepal now.”

    Dipak

    Entrepreneur
  • “It resonated with me, the idea of work being mission. Work is where you can demonstrate the love of God and the principles of christianity daily.”

    Jimmy

    Investor

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