Global Business Inroads: A Boutique International Business, Technology & Project Management Consulting Firm

Global Business Inroads (GBI) is an International Business, Technology and Project Management consulting firm with specialization in Energy and Environment sector. GBI is working in International Strategy Development, and offering Market Research Services, Customer Project Identification, and Financing Assistance. GBI’s aim is to provide clients organizations with a unique one-stop integrated solution for developing markets and implementing projects. GBI is selected as an expert by Swissnex to support Swiss startups in India and is the India Representative of EU and US accelerators like EBN and USMAC.
Leena Pishe Thomas, Founder of Global Business Inroads started the company in 2009 with the mindset for rendering world class consultancy services and deploying technologies in markets. She completed her B.A. (Honors) from Delhi and followed that up with business management studies from ICFAI, Hyderabad. Leena is a certified Energy Manager from Atlanta, USA.
Leena has worked as Country Program Manager, India for Clinton Climate Initiative. Leena was appointed by the EU Commission to strategize EU clean technologies migration to Indian Market. She was selected for the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program as a leader in Clean Energy and Climate Change category.
GBI’s Services
GBI provides Technology Management and market entry services to international private and public sector organizations, which includes a whole gambit of services including Indian market validation, partner identification, country representation, business development, technology localization, piloting, local business model development, and technology commercialization.
GBI also contributes value added Internationalization Services including; Global Cultural Intelligence and Leadership training, Cross-border Business & Investment services, Market research and report services in Cleantech, Biotech and ICT sectors, India In-country Representation, US market entry services, and EU market entry services.
“Plan of Action”
Having worked in international business for 18 years (as of 2015), GBI team realizes that those international technologies need hand-holding mentorship in India and the know-how in connecting with the right opportunities. The team has designed a management process that deals with such problems upfront, hence focusing on a proactive strategy where Client’s risks are managed well.
Further, challenges that GBI manages are sustaining in-market visibility for the client, coaching and mentoring both sides, managing people with different cultural dimensions, expectations and advising on IP issues to make it a win-win proposition for both sides.
Success with Clients Aid
The most important contribution that GBI has made to its clients is the unique hands-on approach it has taken to address the width and depth of the technology management and market entry. GBI manages the risks and challenges upfront. Their business ethics and values focus on getting things done and their ability to engage stakeholders and convince them are some of the other key differentiators.
GBI’s team has unique skills that have been developed through in-house training and experience, unprecedented in terms of knowledge and capacity to deliver, which comprises of management and investment experts, engineers, and life-science specialists with global exposure.
Aim for the Upcoming Years
Tech Management and Commercialization; scale the number of technologies, deploys in India and assists the Indian tech sector in accessing US and EU markets.
Program Management and Ecosystem Development; GBI is bringing the right collaborations and international ecosystems to the market like, European Business & Innovation Network, Global Life science Cluster Development, and US Market Access Centre. GBI is planning to build a global “cluster of clusters” of biotech innovation centers around the world.
Cleantech Project Development and Management; GBI is planning to develop projects in solar, energy storage, smart microgrids that can significantly impact the power scenario and electricity management in India.

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