Confluence Consultants

Connect, Collaborate and Cumulatively solve business problems

Confluence Consultants

Connect, Collaborate and Cumulatively solve business problems

Market Entry Feasibility
and Strategy

Operational Risk
Management

Specialist Risk Advisory
Support

Welcome to Confluence Consultants

We are a global community of experts and consultants

We are Confluencers – a group of people across geographies, seeking to pool their resources, expertise and networks to game the world and render it predictable and intelligible. Through our ‘Glocal’ – global, national and local lens, we enable companies, start-ups and investors to understand and manage risks related to geo-political uncertainties, policy and regulatory framework, market and consumer dynamics and local socio-cultural risks. Our TIMELY, ACTIONABLE and NON-CONFLICTED intelligence and analysis makes sure that you are not caught in a ‘VUCA’ situation.

Geographies of expertise - India - Middle East Corridor

Segments

We have undertaken projects across sectors relying on primary intelligence collection, 360 degree stakeholder management and field visits to understand segments, markets and geographies in depth.

Spotlight

AB Majlis podcast: Geopolitics will ‘hit you where it hurts

Our Partner Nicolas Michelon was invited to the Arabian Business Podcast ‘AB Majlis’ to talk about how geopolitics will continue to impact businesses in the region and globally. 

BRICS UAE, Saudi expansion marks biggest challenge to the US Dollar in the 21st century

Our Partner, Nicolas Michelon, was interviewed as a subject matter expert on geoeconomic implications of the expansion of BRICS on the de-dollarisation debate in the 21st century. 

Saudi Arabia joins BRICS+: What it means for the kingdom and beyond

Our Partner, Nicolas Michelon, was asked to comment on the impact of key GCC states UAE and KSA joining BRICS+ and what it means for the state of global power and economic dynamics. As an ally of the US, KSA has joined a group of states seeking to protect themselves from reliance on the US Dollar. 

Asharq News- US Government Shutdown

Our Researcher, Amandeep Kaur Ahuja, was invited to comment on Asharq News on the prospect of a US government shutdown and how the threat of government shutdowns has been increasing in recent years due to the extreme polarisation within Congress and the House of Representatives. 

Asharq News- Economic Coercion and Global Trade

Our Researcher Amandeep Ahuja was invited to comment on Asharq News on economic coercion as part of the global trade system and the realities of competing blocs in a multipolar world order. 

Our Founder – Shraddha Bhandari, was invited for a conversation with WION (World is One Network) to discuss PM Modi’s visit to the UAE – implications for energy, defence and food security and the larger geo-political dynamics.

Our Founder – Shraddha Bhandari, spoke to Asharq News on India’s economy, PM Modi’s visit to Egypt and the trends in the evolving India-Arab world relations. 

Our Partner – Nicholas Michelon was invited by the King’s College London- Economic Conflict and Competition Research Group to represent Ecole de Guerre Economique to discuss about the creation of an international consortium on the study of economic warfare.

Our Founder – Shraddha Bhandari, was invited for expert analysis by the Asharq News on the India-UAE deal for the use of local currencies in trade and harmonization of payment and digital platforms. The larger theme was the de-dollarization narrative.

Financial and political feasibility need to be intertwined

There is a paradigm shift in the business operating environment

Covid, Conflict and Climate Change are the new reality

Risks have become multi-dimensional: 3Cs – Covid, Conflict and Climate Change are the new reality

Financial feasibility has to take into account – the often overlooked political, regulatory, geo-political and local risks related to community, resources and environment

Traditional models of business assessment based on IRRs and NPVs are no longer adequate

A comprehensive new model is required that helps companies navigate the ‘politics of doing business’ through timely, actionable and non-conflicted intelligence and analysis

Our Practice Areas

Market strategy, operational management and specialist risk advisory

Market entry strategy
and feasibility

We are your initial ‘eyes and ears’ in the countries of interest – helping identify the best mode of market entry, legal, financial and operational models to be adopted, stakeholder analysis and risk mapping and mitigation.

Operational risk management

We help companies with large footprint – manufacturing plants, mining operations, large offices and complex supply chains- manage their location and ground level risks.

Specialist risk advisory support

We monitor and disseminate intelligence on geo-political weak signals, sector specific upheavals and vulnerability to economic manipulation to help you stay ahead of the changing global business landscape.

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Why Choose Us

Globally aware and locally involved team in multiple geographies

Integrated, Non conflicted and unbiased intelligence

Hands on team – comfortable in boardroom, doing field work or dealing
with numbers and technology

Effective stakeholder engagement and deep networks

Specialized advisory support to augment business decisions

Testimonials 

Our team members have been trusted advisors to corporate executives, start-up founders and research organizations

Publications

Our consulting and project execution is based on solid knowledge and research