Press Room

Avalon Consulting is regularly quoted in the media for our point of view on current economic and industry issues and trends.

JUN
29
2017


India's new GST to encounter challenges

Source - CNBC

In an interview with CNBC, Apex Avalon Consulting Chairman Girija Pande says that while the new GST will bring about vast benefits, operational challenges will require time to overcome.

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APR
10
2017
China set to be India’s fastest growing FDI partner, leaps from 35th to 17th spot in 5 years

Firstpost / IndiaSpend

Avalon Consulting CEO, Sridhar Venkiteswaran shares his views on Chinese investments in India.

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FEB
2
2017


Budget sent positive signals to investors

Source - Moneycontrol

Avalon’s Girija Pande shares his views on Union Budget 2017

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APR
25
2016


Ekta Kapoor ready to take on FY17 with Balaji 2.0

Source - Financial Express

Avalon finds mention for its work with Balaji Telefilms, helping them in next phase of growth, which included an OTT, SVOD platform, creating original and premium content.

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DEC
18
2015


The curious case of entrepreneur-angels

Source - Financial Chronicle

Santosh Sreedhar, Vice President Avalon Consulting, and Neeraj Gupta, co-founder & director, Excubator share their views on the evolving PE-VC landscape in India, and explain how the ‘entrepreneur-angel’ community in India is set to flourish in the coming years.

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MAR
18
2015


Healthcare misses big PE deals

Source - Financial Chronicle

Sridhar Vekiteswaran, Partner at Avalon Consulting comments on how the PE landscape in the Healthcare space in India has evolved since 2013, and what we can expect in the coming years with respect to exits and fresh rounds of funding.

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NOV
08
2014
The Global Impact Of Growing Commercial Ties Between China And India

Source - Forbes

India and China have historically shared civilizational links that can be re-created in the 21st century for mutual commercial benefits. If, today, Indian and Chinese companies can succeed in each other’s markets, they will gain an edge in emerging markets and become more competitive globally.

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OCT
07
2014
Beyond 100 Days Of PM Modi In India, Why Is He Good For Asia?

Source - Forbes

Girija Pande, Executive Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd. shares his views on how the Modi Tsunami has uprooted the established political parties, giving the new government full freedom to undertake drastic measures – or Reforms 2.0 as some call it, so that India can get back to the double digit GDP growth.

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SEP
22
2014

Trade Barriers hamper Sino-India ties

Source - ECNS, China

Girija Pande, Chairman Apex Avalon Consulting was featured on Chinese media recently highlighting how the Indian government has displayed a positive attitude but the policies still remain investor unfriendly.

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SEP
18
2014
Xi, Modi Want to Move Past Previous Issues

Source - Bloomberg

Girija Pande, Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting was featured on Bloomberg, wherein he shared his insights on how China and India will work together closely in the near future moving past the previous issues the two countries shared.

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JUL
16
2014

India-China ties set to grow further

Source - Business Standard

The book “The Silk Road Rediscovered” was launched in Delhi aptly with the announcement of the BRICS bank. The book predicts that the ties between India and China are expected to grow significantly in the future.

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JUN
13
2014
India Woos Investors with Promises to Transform Business Environment

Source - Voice of America

Girija Pande, Chairman Apex Avalon Consulting Pte Ltd. voices his opinion on “India Woos Investors with Promises to Transform Business Environment”. He emphasizes on how India really needs good execution skills, fast movement in the bureaucracy, and simplification of the rules to create a business friendly environment.

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MAY
16
2014
Implications of BJP’s victory in India’s General Elections on business scenario in India

Source - Channel News Asia

Avalon Consulting Chairman, Raj Nair shares his views on how the BJP’s victory in General Elections will impact the business scenario in India and what’s in store for the Indian economy going forward.

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FEB
11
2014
Avalon Consulting sets up Asia Pacific office in Singapore

Source - The Economic Times

Our Chairman Raj Nair talks about the opening of Avalon Consulting’s APAC office in Singapore

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SEP
04
2013
How to Build a Business – Four Tips from a Consulting Leader

Source - Vault

Learn about how Avalon Consulting is expanding its frontiers, as Girija Pande shares his thoughts on how to build a business in an interview with Vault.

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AUG
31
2012
The MobileStore Looks for Profit this Year

Source - Business Standard

Avalon Partner Naimish Dave gives his views on the subject.

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MAR
17
2012
Jack of All Trades

Source - Outlook Business

Avalon Consulting’s Naimish Dave gives his views on what ails India Inc.'s diversification forays

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JUN
02
2017


India PM Modi Looks to Bolster Russian Ties

Source - Bloomberg

Apex Avalon Consulting Chairman Girija Pande discusses India and Russia relations and talks about the Paris climate accord. He speaks on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.

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FEB
15
2017


H1-B visa policy will affect profitability

Source - CNBC

Girija Pande, executive chairman at Apex Avalon Consulting, says Indian IT companies will be affected by immigration policy changes in the U.S.

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JUN
25
2016

Chinese firm increasingly keen on setting up operations in India

Source - Business Standard

Sridhar Venkiteswaran, Member, CII core group on China, and Executive Director, Avalon Consulting recently spoke about India-China trade relations at a seminar organized by the CII.

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FEB
26
2016


Make in India - why it will succeed

Source - FII-News

Made in India to Make in India – why it will succeed, despite a noisy democracy – By Girija Pande, Chairman Apex Avalon Consulting, Singapore.

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MAY
28
2015
Prime Minister Modi's Striking China Visit: Will It Help His 'Make In India' Program?

Source - Forbes

Girija Pande, Executive Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd. shares his views on how politics divides these two great Asian nations and how they are united by commerce. The PM is keen to grow both trade and investment ties with China, which he sees as part of his “Act East” and “Make in India” policies. As a result of these initiatives, India could see increased Chinese investments into its manufacturing sector.

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NOV
21
2014

ACMA: Big business potential in China for Indian parts makers

Source - AUTOCAR Professional

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) has announced the findings of its study – ‘Export Opportunities for Made-in-India auto components for China’

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OCT
17
2014


Beyond the Horizon

Source - Asia Weekly

Girija Pande, Exec. Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd. reminisces his various stints in China and reiterates the fact that for both India and China to grow their economic pie, they need to complement each other, and if these two countries are closely aligned in trade, they can generate out-of-proportion returns for each other.

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SEP
28
2014

India PM brings "Modi Show" to New York

Source - CNBC

Girija Pande, Executive Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting shares his views on how Indian PM would effectively engage with US corporations for strategic ties around investments in defence cooperation, cyber security and India’s other pressing issues like terrorism.

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SEP
18
2014

Whither customer loyalty and loyalty programs

Source - Business World

Raj Nair, Chairman Avalon Consulting shares his views on how the customer loyalty programs need to change with the changing retail dynamics; as we are no more in the world where the asymmetry of information favored the seller. The digital customer is increasingly becoming aware of the product prices and offerings faster than the store sales persons themselves.

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AUG
26
2014
Building 100 Smart Cities In India, Can Singapore Seize This Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity?

Source - Forbes

Girija Pande, Executive Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting PTE Ltd. shares his insights on how Singapore can help India in building 100 smart cities in the country.

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JUL
14
2014
Chinese FDI into India could touch $30 billion by 2025

Source - Times of India

Girija Pande, Chairman- Apex Avalon Consulting PTE Ltd. has predicted the Chinese FDI in India to touch $30 Billion by 2025 as per his new book “The Silk Road Discovered”. The book also emphasises on the fact that India needs to set up export-oriented manufacturing and utilise the opportunity to work with the Chinese major manufacturers, taking over component, parts and semi-finished product making contracts.

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MAY
29
2014

Why Modi is good for Asia, Singapore

Source - The Business Times

Girija Pande, Chairman Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd. shares his views on how a pro-business Indian govt pushing for growth in trade and investment will have a ripple effect on the region's economy

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MAR
21
2014
Top India consultancy sets up Singapore joint venture

Source - The Business Times

Apex-Avalon eyes upper-mid tier firms needing advice. ONE of India's largest management consultancies, Avalon Consulting, has set up shop here.

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DEC
04
2013
Capturing Opportunities that China Presents

Source - The Mint

The Mint interviews Apex Avalon Consulting Pte. Ltd’s Chairman, Girija Pande on Asia's best kept secret: increasing commercial opportunities between India & China and the implications for Asia

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OCT
12
2012
Future of Supply Chain in India – Logistics Week Supply Chain 2.0 Summit

Source - LOG.India

Avalon Partner Jaldeep Sodhi was one of the panelists at the Logistics Week Supply Chain 2.0 summit and shares his views on the future of supply chain in India

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JUL
01
2012
Is there a need for SCM standards for transporting dry pharmaceutical products?

Source - Modern Pharma

Parag Risbud, VP at Avalon Consulting gives his views on the subject

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JAN
09
2011
E4Tech partners with the Avalon Group

International Energy Agency's IEA-RETD has selected E4tech to lead a key project on the major challenges in facilitating the large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies. For this project E4tech has partnered with the Avalon Group

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