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Meet Kishore Rao

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

For over 25 years, Kishore Rao has been helping clients realize the potential of global emerging and frontier markets. Kishore helps governments devise and implement strategies to enhance competitiveness by building industry clusters; attract foreign investment; and build trade and transport infrastructure. In tandem, he works with US and global companies in manufacturing, real estate, BPO/IT-enabled services, agribusiness, energy and infrastructure, build business models and strategies to enter, locate facilities and expand in global emerging markets.

Kishore’s recent work has focused on facilitating innovative alliances between companies, donors, social entrepreneurs and governments for emerging market expansion. And he is well-known for his work in implementing large-scale, manufacturing, services, innovation and logistics hubs in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Kishore currently serves as the consulting leader of Deloitte’s Emerging Markets practice, which supports the economic development efforts of developing and transition countries and the business expansion efforts of global corporations. Over his career, Kishore has held leadership positions with leading consulting companies engaged in global expansion and has worked in over fifty countries in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, South Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Central Asia.

Kishore speaks and writes widely on emerging market business strategies; industrial and innovation cluster development approaches; and special economic zone development.

He holds a BA in Economics from Reed College and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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BRICs or beyond: Catch the next wave or tread water?
Several new emerging markets like Indonesia and Malaysia offer enticing alternatives to the more mature BRICs nations. How much pressure should U.S. multinationals feel about making preemptive moves in there?

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5 quick questions: What is BRIC deceleration?
September 11, 2013 |
In this article, Kishore Rao discusses the factors contributing to slowing growth rates in Brazil, Russia, India and China offers insight on the next collection of emerging markets, as well as the established economies picking up the pace.

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