A new strategic alliance has been created bringing together three international risk management and business development consultancies, with extended network of services. KCS Group Europe Limited (based in the UK), Tesco Consulting (based in Hungary) and Austrian-based, Karner Management Consulting will be joining forces under the KCS Group banner to offer their combined services to international groups in need of business development support, introductions, strategic intelligence and risk management services, both in new and existing markets around the world.
The principals are Stuart Poole-Robb, former chief executive of Merchant International Group and ex-British Special Forces, Brigadier General Gerald Karner, most recently Head of Strategic Analysis and Planning in the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Laszlo Pados, General Director of TESCO Consulting Ltd., formerly Senior Diplomat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of International Economic Relations.
Through the principals and a 50-strong team of consultants, as well as correspondents in almost every major capital across the globe, this alliance offers unrivalled experience of working within government and an impressive network of high-level public and private sector relationships across multiple jurisdictions.
Working from offices in the UK, Austria, Hungary, Brussels, Istanbul, Moscow, Washington, New Delhi, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Thailand, the alliance will bring its expertise and contacts to discretely advise Board Directors, CEO’s and Chairmen on sensitive matters involving businesses in Europe, the US, Russian Federation, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
The range of services offered by the alliance includes strategic security and consultancy, political and commercial risk analysis, corporate intelligence, market entry and new business development support. Particular emphasis will also be placed on high-level IT security consultancy through KCS Information Services, headed by Massimo Cotrozzi. This newly formed cutting edge business deploys unique IT technical skills to support clients when confronted with cyber threats/sensitive issues, and helps to assist those clients in dealing with those issues in the most effective and creative way.
Launching the newly formed alliance, Stuart Poole Robb said: ‘Bringing together the skills and resources of these powerful groups as one alliance in a network world offers a real alternative to the traditional market leaders in risk management, business development and financial and privatization advisory and investment services. We will be a major international force to reckon with successfully operating in almost every country through engagements from senior leaders across a range of blue-chip multi-national clients.
‘The pace of political, economic and social change in many countries where corporations do business is accelerating at a phenomenal rate. As a result it has never been more important for a business to understand in depth the challenges and opportunities that are arising in either a new or existing territory. Our alliance can help to provide that clarity and an unparalleled range of services that corporations and organisations need for successful performance.’