OUR TEAM

Sunil Shanker (Senior Partner and Chairman) has a vast experience across various industries in international business with over 9 years in Business Management and Business Development Consultancy. Sunil has been working as a business owner since 2002 and has also previously worked with the Portuguese Embassy “Aicep Portugal Global” for over 3 years and has a track record of assisting over 300 companies to access the GCC markets. Sunil also holds several awards and accolades for his work as a business consultant (including the Aicep President’s Appreciation). 

Mr. Sunil holds a Masters Degree in Information systems management from the University of Lincoln, UK and has a wide array of business expertise specializing in international trade.


Ashok Belani (Senior Partner and Managing Director)  has a wealth of experience across Middle East, Europe and Asian markets serving clients both from the public and private sector. Ashok has previously also worked with MNC’s like Glen Dimplex International as Regional Manager and also worked as a resident consultant with Enterprise Ireland for their offices based in UAE. 

Mr. Ashok hold a Masters in Business Administration degree specializing in Marketing and Finance from the University of Lincolns, UK. He has also in the past worked for banks like HSBC and has an expertise in the Construction, Luxury Retail, Oil and Gas and Healthcare Industries. He also represents Associated Marketing for the region (a company that recently won the best Irish Exporters Award for Service Industry). 


Shanker Assodaram(Member of the Advisory Board) has spent over 45 years in the UAE and ME markets as a business professional and currently Chairs 3 companies in the ME. Mr. Shanker has tremendous wealth trading experience across world markets and is a Senior Advisory Board Member to Arabian Business Consultants.

Zhen Yan Ying (Consultant, Member of the Advisory Board) is a trade professional with over 10 years of experience across South East Asian markets including China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Zhen has assisted several ME and International companies to successfully penetrate the Asian markets.

Teena Manik (Consultant, Advisor) has worked with many fashion houses across India and UAE and is well positioned to advise new entrants on the same. Teena is based in Dubai and is our specialist consultant for Fashion, Luxury and Retail segment.