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Business of consulting

  • Consultant: will borrow your watch to tell the time and walk away with the watch! uncharitable description?
  • Opportunity in sunny and rainy times: exploit latent opportunities, problem solving, avert an impending decline, uncover emerging threats and latent opportunities
  • Bring to surface latent opportunity through external and internal data analysis, bold interpretation to unlock hidden value
  • Results  in terms of tangible value unleashed;  strategic intervention leading to a positive domino effect
  • Client commitment to implement recommendations holistically determines impact, laws of integration and indivisibility come into play
  • Typical assignments: Diagnostic, strategy, impact evaluation, analysis and appraisal, organisation structuring, market research, business plans, process reengineering, performance evaluation & improvement, information systems,corporate and strategic planning, financial planning, investment feasibility and advisory services, bid evaluation and negotiations, socioeconomic surveys, other tailor made assistances
  • Clients could be
    • Government Departments
    • Regulatory / Infrastructure service agencies
    • International / bilateral funding agencies (DFI, IFI, MFA, BFA, IDAs,..)
    • NGOs
    • Industry associations
    • Overseas / domestic investors
  • Exciting profession: travel, exploring and experimenting, networking, learning, earning….

 

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Author: subbu

A management consultant and trainer with three decades plus experience in consulting, training and management education. Experience encompasses infrastructure, utility and energy sector, investment planning and feasibility, transformation, e-governance, strategic planning, assignments funded by the UN, World bank, EU, OECF, training assignments on reforms for government officers, business development, contract management and program management.

Led a two year post graduate infrastructure management (MBA) program for engineers.

A graduate electrical engineer and Fellow in Management from IIMB. Independently provides coaching / academic support to management students on projects, assignments, dissertations. He was honorary director for management studies and advisor to an educational group.