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Management Team and International Business Partners

Mr. Suniti Varma   ;   FOUNDER- PRESIDENT:    New Delhi  :   With Master's degree in English literature followed by Marketing Management, Suniti has an overall experience of over 35 years. Ranging from marketing to market research to corporate planning, his experience makes him an ideal choice for clients who need end-to-end joint venture handling. He provides consulting services to corporate houses in preparing business plans. He had a short stint with the multinational Saft Nife Batteries in Sweden. A specialist in Joint Ventures, he travels regularly to Europe, Scandinavia and North America ( USA & Canada ) to take part in business meetings, seminars and trade fairs. He is approached by many institutes for professional lecturing and had been retained by the prestigious Amity Business School, NOIDA http://www.amity.edu/ and other institutions ( including GNA Institute of Management & Technology, Punjab http://www.gnaedu.in/ and G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management, Greater NOIDA  http://www.glbitm.org/ ) as a visiting professor for Globalization and international joint venture courses. Invited to speak in the seminars organized by APCTT http://www.apctt.org/ of The United Nations in New Delhi; SIGEP International Trade Fair http://www.sigep.it/  in Rimini, Italy ( 1998); International Furniture trade fair in Milan, Italy sponsored by CSIL http://www.csilmilano.com/  (in  2000) and by Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi (Creating successful technoventures) in Sept. 2003.

CANADA  --- Mr. Sanjay Khatri , CEO–  KK Consulting ( Canada ), Inc., Brampton, ON  : Since November-2006 Sanjay is based in Toronto, Canada pursuing Indo-Canadian projects.  With engineering course in Tools & Die making from prestigious Indo-Danish Project from New Delhi, Sanjay is responsible for project appraisals, outsourcing of products and technical analysis, besides bringing into India hi-tech projects from EU, Asia Pacific and Scandinavia. Has over 9 years experience in international consulting, specializing in technical details connected with the joint venture that have Engineering or manufacturing content. Sanjay has travelled to EU, Scandinavia, UK, New Zealand, Singapore and Egypt for professional assignments. Constantly prepared to face daunting challenges and has ability to face these challenges. One of the Indian nominees in the year 2004 for the prestigious " Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award “ – which is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. ". www.ey.com/india . Was invited by The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade, http://www.italtrade.com/bharat/  also known as Italian Trade Commission (ICE) in November -2004 as special invitee of the Indian Business delegation to Italy. In 2005 he was also invited by the Egyptian government to visit Cairo Furniture Trade Fair to probe into business opportunities between Egyptian and Indian companies. Had a front page interview with Economic Times in Januray-2005.

Mr. H. C. Sharma, Corporate Legal Advisor:A Commerce Graduate from Delhi University and a law graduate ( LLB ), Mr. Sharma started legal consulting over 20 years ago. Practicing criminal & taxation cases. Specialization in taxation matters, filing company returns, finalizing balance sheets and every legal issue involved. Also advisor to overseas companies, including non-resident Indians ( NRI’s ), regarding property investments in India. Has traveled to Africa on professional assignments.

Mr. Shankar Rele, Senior Consultant:   A Chartered Accountant and an associate member of The Institute of Company Secretaries, Shankar is associated with us in an advisory capacity. As Director of Dash Management Services Pvt. Ltd.( incorporated in 1988), with experience in the fields of finance, banking, insurance , information technology, HRD, and Corporate advisory services, Shankar provides an array of services, which include arranging foreign currency loans, private placements, venture capital, institutional project funding, organising seminars / conferences / workshops etc. Shankar also provides consultancy in  ERP for various industries, CRM , logistics solution, Hospitality management, Multiplex theatre development, software development etc.

USA : New Horizon Consulting -- Mr. Scott Romeo, AZ http://www.newhorizonconsulting.net/  : Scott began his consulting career in the 80’s as an internal purchasing consultant with mining industry.   After completing his Masters degree in Organizational Management in 1995, Scott began consulting both local, nationally and internationally. Scott has presented at national and international conferences and has appeared throughout the media as a management expert, including on television, in professional journals, in newspapers, on the radio etc.  Scott has met and consulted with world leaders, sports figures, Fortune 500 co’s, government officials, etc. He was the 2001 president of the Institute of Management Consultants - Arizona Chapter. He is a member of the United Nations Association (the business council for the United Nations). He has taught over 50 courses at the university level, serving as an Associate Faculty Member at the University of Phoenix in its Global Business Management and MBA programs. Scott file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/think_media/Desktop/KK/   has completed many engagements such as, facilitating a strategic planning retreat for world technology leader Sumitomo, completing the largest migrant worker medical assessment in Maricopa County, AZ and developed and received registration for a $200 million IRS tax shelter. Frequently travels internationally for business. Scott is a member of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, Project Management Institute, Association of Contingency Planners, the World Affairs Council and the United Nations Association

USA : Building Humanity Foundation,  USA : Mr. Hovey M. Tyndall, CT : http://www.buildinghumanity.org/ : Hovey spent 27 years at GE -  General Electric Company where he was heavily involved with finance and strategic planning. During his tenure he helped write the GE Strategic Plan for Europe &  travelled to 70 countries. Has consulted with many multinational co’s including Honeywell, British Aerospace, Digital Equipment, etc. Hovey’s area of expertise : cash flow management, improving value addition, business parameters measurements, resource planning, int’l business and some other management-related issues.

GERMANY: Dr. Gunter Müller, founding partner of  i c p group (EEIG), http://www.icp-group.com/    Duesseldorf, Germany . Incorporated in 1983, i c p group is a leading international network of over 100 experts and  professionals assisting in mergers & acquisitions as well as disposals & divestments, all types of business co-operation and alliances, especially cross-border operations, including globalization, financing of expansion as well as assisting in the integration of acquired companies, assisting in increasing shareholder value, implementation of planned synergies, coaching of executives and restructuring of companies. Gunter studied Business Administration, Banking and is Doctor of Laws of Geneva University (Switzerland ).  He worked with some world renowned companies such as  Daimler-Chrysler - as Assistant to the Finance Director ; later in Bauknecht, the German subsidiary of Whirlpool etc. and as MD of i c p group EEIG, Meerbusch / Duesseldorf, Germany for Cross-border merger, acquisition and co-operation, pre- and after merger services; restructuring; process, profitability and value improvement of leading corporations, in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and USA.

ITALY : CSIL, Milano : Mr. Aurelio Volpe : http://www.csilmilano.com/ and http://www.worldappliances.com/  : Aurelio specialises in International Market Research and holds degrees in Economics (Palermo, 1978) and in Business Administration (Milan, 1980).Co-founder of CCIL in 1980 and since after a few years in the board of directors.  Today he is marketing director and responsible for opening of new markets and new business lines. During the last five years he has worked in Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, South Africa, Greece, United Kingdom,Thailand, Philippines, China, Singapore, Egypt,United States, Brazil Mexico and India. Mr Volpe is also a free-lance journalist, with cooperation with many trade magazines in Italy and abroad.  CSIL is an independent research and consulting company founded in Milan, Italy, in 1980 by Mr Aurelio Volpe and some partners (economists, market researchers, management consultants, journalists and experts in technology). CSIL specialises in marketing research and consulting in the following sectors: furniture, appliances, lighting fixtures.Today CSIL has around 15 senior partners and carries on around 100 research and consulting projects per year, in around 50 countries.

BULGARIA : Velgraf Ltd : Mr. Alexander G. Dimitrov – Director : With Masters degree in civil engineering and specialization: Hydraulic engineering, Dimitrov participated in the design works for: Water Power Station, Bulgaria – 375 MW; Bulgaria; Pumping Station for Maritza-Iztok 3 Power and Heating Plant; etc. As a Branch Office Director of Agrocomplect Co. he has been responsible for the implementation of some of the following projects abroad:  Libya: Design works for wadi Libda Dam; construction of Wadi Zarat Dam; supervision of Wadi Gan Dam; Construction of Irrigation Systems in several places; etc.; Construction of Dam and Hydroelectric Power Station; etc.. VELGRAF Ltd. was established in January 1999

AUSTRIA :Harald Schock, Vienna : He has been a Banker and Asset Manager for more than 20 years with the Vienna Stock Exchange and also has exposure in working with International Banks in USA, Europe, Switzerland and especially in Austria. He is an expert Finance Consultant. Presently asociated with FCN Real Estate AG, Switzerland and AGT-Austria. Studied in Vienna Business School and underwent Stock Broker education in Bank of Austria and Vienna Stock Exchange. Harald was in contact with all major banks all over the world.

BELGIUM : A&B Partners, www.a-bpartners.com Jean Blondeel, , Masters degree in Psychology followed  by Post Graduate in Applied Organisational Psychology  both from State University of Ghent – Belgium. Also completed professional education from Institute for Post-University Education, Antwerp (Marketing Diagnosis and Planning) (1988). Institute for Post-University Education, Antwerp (Financial Management and Accountancy. (1989).Nominated as official export consultant by the former Minister President for the Flemish part of Belgium, Mr. Van Den Brande. Awarded by the prestigious King Baudouin Foundation as one of the most promising young entrepreneurs (1989). , and one of the 10 outstanding young entrepreneurs in Belgium (1991). Benelux-agent for Crédit Lyonnais (Paris) in Mergers and Acquisitions and Investments (1999-2003). Founding partner of the Belgian Franchise Assocation (1999). Supervision of about 160 market research studies for mainly Belgian, French, Dutch , South-East Asian and African companies wanting to broaden their markets in Western and Eastern Europe . Author of the “4 dimensional critical determinant model of export marketing” : A model predicting and assessing chances on export markets for companies and entrepreneurs.

AUSTRIA : IWP Consulting - Ing. Wolfgang Pröglhöf : http://www.iwp-consulting.com/ : With education background such as College of Electrical Engineering, College of Economics and Business Administration, College of IT & Applied Mikroelectronic, Accountant-Certification and Consultant-Certification, Wolfgang heads IWP Consulting in Austria. His main fields being Strategic Business Management, Management Consulting, and Corporate Finance , one of the major specialization of IWP Consulting is Automobile & automotive components industry. Based in Gars am Kamp, Wolfgang has worked in the past in renowned companies like : DANUBIA Gesellschaft m.b.H. -- Accounting, EDP-Implementation of Capacity- and Production-Planning ( 2 years ), HÄUSERMANN Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co KG,-- Controlling, Production-Planning, Internal Sales Management ( 5 years ), MAGINDAG Steirische Magnesit-Industrie AG --- Head of Finance & Accounting, IT,Group-Controlling, Initial Group-Consolidation-Accounting (2 years) etc.

UK -- Strategic Allies Ltd. Herts, ; Mr. David G. Mooring, Director, http://www.strategicallies.co.uk/David graduated - BSc.(chemistry & engineering) from Birmingham University and then held various management roles in a major food Group and in 3 SMEs.  Co-founded a private partnership offering technology transfer services to private & corporate clients.  Ran a pan-European (EU Commission supported) technology transfer consultancy network for more than 10 years.  Joined forces with Pax technology Transfer Ltd. and later became MD until Utek Corporation acquired Pax. Continued as MD of Pax and a VP of Utek until starting Strategic Allies Ltd. in 2006 with John Allies. The experience of many years in consulting business has led to the building of a network of similar ‘facilitators’ around the world with whom it can share its client needs in the process of finding the right partners. 

 UK ---Strategic Allies Ltd. Herts, UK  ; Mr. John Allies , Director www.strategicallies.co.uk  John ( a BSc MBA CMIM, FIILP) is a director of Strategic Allies Ltd, (SAL), a technology scouting business which has been delivering strategic business opportunities to manufacturing companies for the last thirty years. SAL delivers business growth through innovation partnering which means searching confidentially and internationally, via a network of international associates, to identify and secure technologies, products and other strategic alliances that deliver business growth for its clients. He has extensive international experience of delivering business growth strategies through licensing and strategic alliances in various sectors including aerospace, communications, automotive, petrochemicals and construction. John is an honours graduate in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Sheffield University and has an M.B.A. from Warwick University, England.

FINLAND : Sidmark Consulting http://www.sidmarkconsulting.com/ Partnership is a friendly consulting company from Finland. All partners of the company have lived and worked in India  - not like highly paid expats, but like Indians among Indians working for and with Indian companies. Sidmark have been in the trenches doing business at the grass root level and have built strong networks among the movers and shakers of India and their network keeps expanding. Their mission is to share this experience and help other companies to avoid some of the potholes. Their name says that they are consultants, but in fact they think ourselves as trusted advisors or friends one can turn to when one need a helping hand in India.  2 Partners of the company are : Mr. Seppo Puusa (MSc Eng. Finland), 6-years experience working in India with Indians. Expert in technical sales and marketing, and gathering market intelligence. And Mr. Marko Taskila (BA (Hons) Business Administration, UK, MSc Econ., Finland), 4-years India experience. Worked in India most of these years. Expert in outsourcing and business opportunities.

GREECE : Stedima S.A. -- Mr. George Dakos : George holds a bachelor degree in Mathematics / Statistics from the University of Athens and MSc in Economics and Infrastructure Engineering from the University of Birmingham, business administration & organization behaviour from the University of Warwick Business School. From 1987 to 1992 George worked in London with some consulting firms. He is the President & Managing Director of STEDIMA S.A. His main areas of expertise lie chiefly in Organization Behavior, HR Executive Search and Selection, Project Management of multidisciplinary project teams and Economic Feasibility Studies. He has also acted in the capacity of consultant to bodies such as the European Commission, the UK Department of Transport, the St. Mary's Hospital Paddington Trustees Fund, Heathrow Airport, and in Greece the organization for the New Acropolis Museum, the Ministries of Economy and Industry, and private companies such as Bosch-Siemens, Pitsos( BSH Group), Chipita International, Toyota Hellas, Atlas Copco, ABB Hellas etc. Teaches Management practice at the University of Athens.

HUNGARY : DSS Group -- Mr. George Dudas : www.geocities.com/hungarianoffshore/1.html : DSS Group is a legal adviser / consulting firm specializing in advising foreign companies on the investment / market entry possibilities for the Hungarian / Central East European / EU market and also assisting co’s from Hungary and Central East Europe  to enter into the international markets and setting up international business structures for their clients. DSS Group offers varied services to their clients including advice on legal, customs, import licensing, patent requirements by local laws, locating proper local distributors, partners, joint venture partners, market research studies and product feasibility studies, arranging for the set up of a local representative office, local sister company etc., arranging for setting up of manufacturing plants / assembling plants locally. DSS Group is also Hungarian partner for Paritate Bank of Latvia.

NEW ZEALAND : Pacific Invest -- Mr. Edgar B. Smallwood : http://www.pacificinvest.co.nz/ : A Pharmacist / Economist by profession Edgar has had over 40 years experience as a successful businessman in such diverse fields as Retail and Wholesale Pharmaceuticals, Health Foods, Beauty Salons, Mobile Phones, Fitness Equipment. Served for 8 years as Chairman of Director’s of the UNICHEM Chemist Group in New Zealand. Edgar has particular emphasis on Business Start Ups, Business Development, Business and Financial Management, Property Investment and Immigration.

AUSTRALIA : Chemlink Pty Ltd. : http://www.chemlink.com.au/ : Ron (Remco) Van Santen : Ron is director and owner of Chemlink Pty Ltd and a principal of Chemlink Consultants. He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia (BSc, BEc, and MBA) and was Australia's Chairman of Industrial Chemistry Division of the RACI and a Fellow. In three decades his experience includes the Australian Chemical Industry Council and techno-economist with the Industries Assistance Commission during a major review of Australia's chemical industry. Some of his experience is reflected in being the opening speaker at a national Petrochemical and Plastic Industries Conference (Shanghai), keynote speaker at Expo 2000 in Melbourne and variously cited in national and international publications.  He has spoken at six international conferences on topics ranging from developments in the Australian chemical industry, to PVC, EDC and VCM, development in Asia and Australia. Speaker at many international chemicals conferences.