South Asian Chamber of Commerce




May 12, 2022, all professionals gathered at The Junior League for our popular Chai Exchange series. This quarter’s topic is “Living with inflation” where entrepreneurs learned the best practices to raising capital for your business from expert panelists.

Our Expert Panelists included: Jesse Thompson is a senior business economist at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Among many other topics, he studies issues surrounding area hydrocarbon industries, and is author of the monthly Energy Indicators, the Houston Economic Indicators, and contributes to the quarterly publication Southwest Economy.

Adil N. Mackwani, he has a passion for business and capital markets which led him to pursue an MBA in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Houston. Over the years, Adil has worked with business owners and and individuals to educate them on how to achieve financial freedom while growing their assets. As founder of M&A Wealth, he helps create more value opportunities for his clients, both businesses and individuals.

James D. Wrubel, his extensive banking and trade finance knowledge and experience gave him the tools to excel in International Business Development, Marketing, and Sales. Mr. Wrubel created an international network of contacts in the O&G and Water Treatment sectors, where he provides innovative and environmentally friendly technologies for on and offshore drilling and fracking performance optimization.