Singapore: Ideocean launched today as a management consulting and strategic advisory group focusing on the maritime, offshore, cruise, ports, logistics and marine infrastructure markets. Manish Singh, who leads the group’s business, was formerly part of the executive team at leading ship management and maritime services provider, V.Group. Singh is also a contributor to this site’s sister publication, SinoShip magazine and China is very much part of future business plans for the new company.
Outlining Ideocean’s business proposition at its launch, Singh commented that, “The considerable stresses on maritime asset owners, operators, financiers and the services sector are likely to prevail. Our clients are demanding advisory inputs to support them in their strategic reviews for sustaining and growing their business in this challenging market.”
Ideocean’s differentiation as a management consulting business comes from its industry specific focus and the level of hands-on experience of its global network of industry experts and partners. Ideocean is readily able to engage, as a consultant or a development partner, with businesses that are considering restructuring options, pursuing synergies from merger and acquisition opportunities, reconsidering their operating strategies, exploring new technologies and reviewing the need for retraining and development of their key personnel to cope with a fast changing operating environment. Advisory and venture development support are also being sought by investors or trade players seeking to long-term value investing in maritime and associated sectors.
In order to underpin its offerings, Ideocean is expanding its global network and pursuing acquisitions in the maritime and offshore research, technologies and education markets. Ideocean has officially launched its operations in the UK and Singapore and aims to position itself in further maritime markets, with launches scheduled for Dubai, India and China in the coming months. [31/08/12]