The Team

Shraddha Bhandari

External Risk Consultant

Shraddha, the Co-founder 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.


Maj Gen (Retd.) Sravan Marur

Senior Security Specialist and Advisor

Sravan Marur served in the Indian Army for 37 years and retired as a Major General. He is a university rank holder in Economics from Nizam College, Hyderabad. A specialist in strategic systems and studies, Sravan is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College (Wellington), Army War College (Mhow) and National Defence College (New Delhi). He holds M Phil degrees in Strategic and Management studies. He also has a diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from Delhi University. He attended the six month long Armed Forces Programme at IIM, Ahmedabad. Sravan has keen interest in the concept of Human Security and its implications in the evolving world order.


Shubhangi Mishra

Research Analyst

Shubhangi is a Research Analyst at Intelligentsia Risk Advisors. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History from University of Delhi and a master’s degree in International Relations from Queen Mary University of London. She is a keen researcher in the field of International Relations, and her key areas of interest are geopolitical developments in South Asia. Shubhangi has authored numerous articles for an online political platform covering topics ranging from India’s vaccine diplomacy to the politics of gun reform in the US. She has also volunteered for organisations concerning humanitarian aid, including the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. As a hobby, Shubhangi likes to find time for photography of everyday life.


Sreyashi Sinha

Executive Business Partner

Sreyashi comes with a rich background in the capacity of a patent paralegal in a leading law firm in India. In her previous stints, she has been instrumental in managing the administrative and operational requirements including client communications, client interfacing and marketing. She has an extensive experience in understanding of patent application filing and patent grant – her key specialisation areas include focused research skills, people management skills, and execution of administrative duties. She has graduated in Humanities with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Calcutta.

Raynold Lyngdoh

Risk Management Consultant

Raynold Lyngdoh is a reputed risk management professional with global expertise in travel/medical/security assistance services, cross-cultural engagements, crisis response, and risk management services. He is a skilled observer and analyst of fluid and complex situations, he is able to discern what is critical for stakeholders, and to make apt recommendations therein. Through diverse intercultural relationships and by taking an ‘Ethnorisk’ approach, he considers himself adept in creating preemptive crisis management solutions, which are relevant to the operating environment, profile, and ability of organizations to protect their people, assets, operations and reputation. 

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.


Nicolas Michelon

Strategic Advisor

Currently based in Paris, Nicolas is the Founder and CEO of Asia Intelligence Advisory, a strategic & business intelligence consulting firm. A 20-year veteran of Asia-Pacific business, finance & economics research, he has worked in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan as an economist (French Ministry of Finance, seconded to the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong), financial analyst (KPMG in Hong Kong), portfolio manager (Schroders in Singapore) and more recently as a strategic & business intelligence consultant. He is also the Founder and Editor of, an observatory of Asia-Pacific economic power, an Honorary Non-Resident Fellow, Global Economics at SAGE International (Australia), an Honorary Analyst at The Kootneeti (India), and a member of GIASP Intelligence & Strategy’s Training Department (Spain). Additionally, Nicolas is an Adjunct Professor of strategic & business intelligence, geopolitics and geoeconomics of the Indo-Pacific in several business schools and universities in France and Monaco.