The Team

Shraddha Bhandari

Co-founder and CEO

Shraddha, the Co-founder and the CEO of Intelligentsia Risk Advisors is an experienced hand in strategic consulting / intelligence, crisis management and risk analysis for business, corporate and international organizations. In her last corporate avatar, Shraddha was heading the Asia-Pacific Intelligence team for Barclays Bank PLC, analysing geopolitical/security and business risks for the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.  She graduated from the London School of Economics with distinction in Comparative Politics. She is a regular contributor to several international journals. Her passion includes political risk modeling and scenario gaming of the impact of key regional and global developments. She has experience of extensive fieldwork in several high-risk countries in Asia and the Middle East.

Bipasha Bhardwaj

Co-founder and COO

Bipasha, the co-founder and the COO of Intelligentsia Risk Advisors has more than a decade-plus experience of assisting clients in making informed business decisions by identifying the risks and opportunities to ensure business operability.  With a vast industry experience across all sectors in India and the subcontinent, Bipasha has consulted with her clients at various levels including business assurance, risk and strategy consulting, location and threat assessments and sectoral analyses. The focus on the various sectors in India and multiple other geographies and the ability to interweave the business risks with location/strategy/policy risks have enabled her to offer bespoke risk and strategy consulting services to Intelligentsia’s esteemed set of clients.

Salone Sehgal

Key Advisor

Salone has 14+ years of experience as an interactive media VC investor, game entrepreneur and ex M&A banker. She is currently a General Partner at Lumikai, India’s first Gaming and Interactive Media VC. Prior to Lumikai, she was a Principal at LVP, Europe’s pioneering seed stage games VC where she was involved with multiple companies in the gaming ecosystem across content, platform and technology bets. Salone was also Co-founder and CEO of TrulySocial, a venture backed gaming company for female audiences out of Europe and India. Earlier to that, she worked across global financial institutions as Vice- President, Global COO Office at Barclays Bank and M&A at Morgan Stanley, amassing $10B of M&A transaction experience. Salone has been recognised as Top 30 Women in Mobile, Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech, Iconic Women Leaders by WEF and Jury Member, Bafta Games in 2017. She has an MBA from IESE Business School, Spain.

Basant Raj Bhandari


Mr B.Raj Bhandari, is an international expert of over 67 years standing on WTO, Foreign trade and Management. Mr. Bhandari’s career spans top entities in the corporate sector, senior positions in the government of India and key international organizations. He has been an officer of the Industrial Management Pool (I.M.P) of India for 17 years and then moved to the State Trading Corporation, then the biggest trading outfit in India. In mid-career, he joined the International Trade Center UNCTAD/WTO office of the United Nations in Geneva and as its Principal Adviser undertook advisory, training and consultancy missions for another 17 years . Since 1994 on retirement from UN, he is working as Honorary Chief Consultant, of the Global Traders conference, NGO based in Geneva. Mr. Bhandari academic achievements includes triple First Class in M.Com, LLB and MBA. He attended first group at the Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad and followed by EDP at the Cornell University.