Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Global Trade Shield Sdn. Bhd. CEO Abdul Rahman Ghazali is a former Deputy Director General of Enforcement (Operations) for the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA). Following that, Abdul Rahman was the Director of Operations for the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM).

With a strong background in the Registry of Criminals Division (Police Headquarters, Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur) as an Inspector of Police, GTS’ CEO has had special training in Police Forensic Science from the National Police Agency (Tokyo, Japan) and has been on a special training and study tour with the Royal Hong Kong Police.

Abdul Rahman has under his belt many skills that were acquired having attended several major courses such as an Advance Investigation Course at the Trade Practice Commission (Canberra, Australia); Copyright Course at the Royal Hong Kong Customs Department (Hong Kong); Legal Metrology Course at the National Standards Commission (Sydney, Australia); Advance Prosecution Course at the Police College (Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor, Malaysia), to name a few. He has also participated in renowned seminars such as the WIPO Asia Sub-regional Seminar on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (Bangkok, Thailand) and WIPO Asian Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

Abdul Rahman has also been to the United States of America on an International Visitor Programme sponsored by the US State Department on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights by the US Customs, Police and the FBI in Washington, New York, Houston, Los Angeles and San Jose, California. In addition, he has participated in the Asia Pacific Legal Metrology Forum in Chinese Taipei, ROC. He was also involved with the Hong Kong Customs Department on the implementation and enforcement of the Hong Kong Prevention of Piracy Ordinance 1998 vis a vis the Malaysian Optical Discs Act 2000.

Abdul Rahman’s vast experience in criminal investigation and prosecution carries immense weight in seeing to varied needs of GTS’ clients.

Abdul Rahman has been awarded numerous titles and awards ever since his career began, such as the Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN) and Kastria Mangku Negara (KMN) by His Royal Highness (DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di Pertuan Agong) of Malaysia; as well as having twice received the Excellence Service Award by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Malaysia.


  1. 1984 : Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN) by the DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di Pertuan Agong
  2. 1996 & 1999 : Excellence Service Award by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Malaysia
  3. 1999 : Kastria Mangku Negara (KMN) by the DYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di Pertuan Agong

Co-Founder & Managing Director (MD)

Ray Patrick is the Managing Director of Global Trade Shield Sdn. Bhd. He started his career as a private investigator in 1999 with a renowned Malaysian private investigation agency and was discovered and recruited by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in 2001. He was brought in to join its regional anti-piracy team based in Malaysia.

From the outset, he was trained by former senior Hong Kong and British police officers in all aspects of intelligence gathering and undercover operations.

Initially, he was responsible for uncovering the manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit repertory in the country. He went on to later conduct cross-border investigations covering countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, China, Brunei and the Philippines. He is trained in the areas of informant handling, raid executions and undercover operations.

Ray has vast experiences in working with law enforcement agencies in the Asia-Pacific region. These experiences have enabled him to establish strong working relationships with the Malaysian Police, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) and other government enforcement agencies. Ray has undergone extensive training with the Customs, Royal Malaysian Police and MDTCA on anti- counterfeiting of a wide range of products. He has also given and continues to provide expert evidence representation in the courts of law.


Director of Operations & Intelligence Analysis

Azizi Ali is the Director of Operations and Intelligence Analysis of Global Trade Shield Sdn. Bhd. and is responsible for market research, intelligence analysis and criminal-raid actions. He was a former prosecutor and investigator with the enforcement department of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism (MDTCC). His 8 years of experience with MDTCC was build around the areas of copyright law, consumer law, counterfeiting and trade compliance.

Azizi is also well trained in product identification and has vast experience as an expert witness on behalf of clients. He also conducts mock trials and product identification training with the law enforcement agencies in Malaysia and Indonesia. He has received training in product knowledge and identification from industries such as pharmaceuticals, sporting, luxury fashion, automobile and electronics.

Azizi has built an extremely close working relationship with the MDTCC, Royal Malaysian Police, National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau and Royal Malaysian Customs with whom GTS regularly engages in joint and collaboration operations.

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