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August - 2014 issue > 20 Most Promising Business Consultants  

In a wider business environment where change is the only permanent thing, businesses might encounter unforeseen, unknown and unique circumstances and challenges. While every business has people coming from broad range of skill sets and perhaps having some specialties, there is lot to consider in why you might need a consultant. According to Plunkett Research’s estimate, the global consulting industry revenues (including HR, IT, strategy, operations, management and business advisory services) will be about $431 billion in 2014. It’s evident from this estimate that more and more enterprises across the world are moving towards able consultants to deal with circumstances that need special attention, specific knowledge and experience.

IIn today’s rapidly evolving markets where new products keep coming every other moment and technology, customer preferences, policies, competition and many other factors keep changing, it is important for businesses to take each step meticulously. Business consulting helps an enterprise start, grow, diversify, manage change, build effective strategies, unify & smoothen processes and address other business needs. In growing competitive pressures, organizations in India and across the globe are looking for consultancies that can understand their specific needs without keeping preconceived notions about their business. Business consultants must understand that each business and each situation is unique and what may work for one business may not work for other.

Addressing the vital need for business entrepreneurs and leaders to find a perfect consulting service provider, siliconindia identifies “20 Most Promising Business Consultants”. A distinguished panel of the industry’s topmost CIOs, CEOs, VCs and industry experts including siliconindia’s editorial board scrutinized the list of Business consultancy providers in different business functions. The list intends to help you pick the right provider that suits your specific requirement and help your enterprise realize greater efficiency, faster time to market, decrease in operational cost, expansion in customer base and much more.

20 Most Promising Business Consultants

Company Founder Founded Description


ABC Consultants
Dr B P Agrawal , 
Founder Chairman
1969 A provider of recruitment services coupled with management consulting services to bring unique approach to recruitment for multinational and leading Indian businesses 


Active HR Consultant   
Bikash Sahay, Managing Director 2008 A provider of HR consultancy with a mission to serve the needs of corporate organizations and business houses by providing them competent and resourceful candidates available
Catallysts Constellations 
Prof. Rajanish Dass, President 2012 A provider of services catering to clients globally working as Knowledge Creators & Value Accelerators


Cholamandalam MS Risk Services
N. V. Subba Rao,
Chief Executive
1994 A provider of risk management services from the conceptual stage to the finishing stage to minimize accidental losses
Claritus Consulting  
Maneesh Batra, Founder & CEO 2008 A provider of offshore outsourcing services to partners, enterprises and startups aimed towards improving the business processes with the use of technology for their global clients
EXIM Consultants
R.R. Padmanabhan, Principal Consultant 1983 A provider of ubiquitous customs consultancy service that takes clients through the maze of customs procedures  till benefits realization
FOSTER Management Consultants
Vijay Karthik,
CEO & Director
2012 A provider of Management consulting, Branding & Brand management, Business management & Expansion, and Merger & Acquisition management Consulting
High Beam Global
Rajat Sahni,
2010 A provider of market research data collection services dedicated in conducting quality performance by matching the need with the correct solution

IKON Marketing Consultants
Azaz Motiwala, Founder & CMD 2001 A leading marketing consulting firm, help clients to solve their marketing problems and empowering their growth by providing various strategic marketing solutions
Incognito Worldwide 
Bruce T. Dugan, Founder  2013 A provider of end-to-end branding, technology and marketing services along with platform solutions to assist clients to achieve faster RoI
KN Management Consultants
Kuldeep Nagpal,
Managing Director
2003 A provider of end-to-end solution in crucial areas of management consulting who offer endless support by taking responsibility for future problems
KVP Business Solutions Bangalore
Ajay Prabhu, Founder & CEO 2008 A provider of management consulting with strong cloud technology practices. It offers consulting, process re-engineering and cloud technology services in the areas of sales and marketing consulting, business optimization and automation 
Market Insight Consultants
Sanjay Nagi, 
Managing Director
2002 A provider of market research and decision support to help clients take objective decisions based on high quality research across verticals 
Pcura Consulting       
Vivek Patkar, CEO
2011 A provider of IT Consulting, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Cost Optimization services using people, process and technology solutions to clients globally

Prashaste Group             Bangalore                                   prashaste.com

MVS Prasad, 
Founder & CEO
2010 A provider of 360° solutions through Consulting, Training & Technology to improve the processes, productivity and profitability of  Small and Medium enterprises in Auto, Healthcare, Education and retail
Riskpro Management Consulting 
Pune                             riskpro.co.in
Apurva Joshi, Director 2008 A provider of software products and certifications related to the forensic accounting and services under fraud investigation, due diligence and risk management

School of Business Wisdom                

Navi Mumbai

Jayant Hudar, Founder & CEO 2010 A provider of  business owners' and entrepreneurs' mentoring and coaching, online and offline business consulting services for SMBs
Solvix Focus India   
Lakshmi Cherukuru, Managing Director 2009 A provider of services such as executive search, recruitment, corporate training, HR outsourcing and campus recruitment along with travel services
Trump Trainers & Consultants 
S Nilakshi,         Founder & Managing Director
2001 A provider of  Executive Search, Project based mass placements, Executive Training and Development services

Yorke Communications Bangalore                         yorkecommunications.com

Peter Yorke,           Co-Founder & CEO

Matilda Yorke,     Chief Operating Officer &  Director

2008 A provider of customer facing and transformational IT solutions via customer specific Centres of Excellence that serves to enterprises in the travel across the globe that makes travel hassle free