TEAM IBI

Group IBI is managed by a core team of experienced professionals who bring together a wealth of expertise from a cross-section of professional services industries, including management consulting, market research, trade and investment, M&A advisory and executive search services.

IBI’s Directors, Principal Consultants and Associates are spread across all key client service locations around the Asia Pacific region as well as the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Rishi Ramachandran

As founder and Managing Director of Group IBI, Rishi has overall responsibility for all key functions, including the three Group practices of Research, Asia Advisory and Corporate Training. Rishi divides his time between Seoul and Hong Kong and takes particular interest in heading up IBI’s recently launched Corporate Training practice.

Rishi has spent the last 20 years in the field of marketing analysis, business research and strategy consulting focused on international markets, particularly countries in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to setting up IBI in 2006, Rishi used to be a senior strategist and global account director with Samsung’s global brand management team at Cheil Communications, before which he was the head of the business consulting practice in Seoul at Synovate (now Ipsos).

Rishi spent the early part of his professional career in journalism doing corporate features and marketing analysis for leading business publications in India.

Apart from his new-found love for mentoring and leadership training, Rishi is passionate about travel and motorsports.

Namrata-Sundaresan

Namrata Sundaresan

Namrata is the Practice Head for IBI Connect and is based out of the Chennai in India. Namrata helped set up IBI India back in 2009 and has since worked with a number of international clients, particularly in the investment and trade promotion space as well as technology start-ups looking to expand internationally.

Prior to joining IBI, Namrata was co-founder and director of Zen Knowledge Services, a business research and knowledge process outsourcing firm based out of India before which she worked at Frost & Sullivan and Smart Analyst in their healthcare research practices. Namrata has a cumulative work experience of over 15 years in market entry advisory, FDI sourcing, strategy consulting & business research.

Namrata is passionate about entrepreneurship and mentors young entrepreneurs. She is also a travel enthusiast and self-confessed gourmet!

Roshan-Shankar

Roshan Shankar

Roshan is the Practice Head for IBI Research and is based out of Singapore. Roshan has over 14 years of strategy and marketing research experience in multiple industries and locations. Prior to joining IBI in 2014, Roshan worked with tech start-ups in Singapore, helping shape their marketing and funding strategies. Roshan was also a part of the regional strategy and M&A team of Prudential Corporation Asia, in Hong Kong, where he managed strategic planning for the insurance business and conducted periodic strategic business reviews.

Roshan was also with Prudential Plc in India, where he managed the market research teams for Asia and Prudential’s Group headquarters. Before his foray into insurance, Roshan worked in strategic marketing and market research roles at Nicholas Piramal Ltd. (now Abbott Healthcare), Eli Lilly and IMS Health India.

When not busy with IBI client engagements, Roshan can be found at his neighborhood gym trying to stay fit!

Michael Park

Michael Park

Michael serves as the Principal Consultant for IBI’s Atlanta office with coverage across North America. Michael has over 12 years of experience in the business research and consulting space, out of which the first four years were spent in Asia working for Synovate (now Ipsos) Business Consulting after which he moved back to the United States to pursue his graduate studies Columbia University.

After a brief foray into real estate consultancy, Michael returned to business consulting with IBI in 2011 and since then has focused on working with American firms interested in expanding into Asian markets and Korean firms expanding into the United States.

In addition to being an avid sports fan and a foodie, Michael enjoys travelling and tasting craft beers from different parts of the world!