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About Ian

A corporate reputation and public policy specialist, Ian has spent the last eighteen years living and working in global emerging markets, including Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and now Asia.

He began his career with PwC in the UK before moving to Central and Eastern Europe to join the management team of Mmd, then the leading global emerging market corporate affairs consultancy.  In 2009 he co-founded the Speyside Group with Mmd founder and Chairman Alistair McLeish, serving as Speyside CEO for the last decade. He has counselled many Fortune 500 companies on market entry and growth in emerging markets, as well as working with top-tier emerging market groups as they seek to build global reputation & relationships. 


BSc in Political Science and Government from the University of Plymouth

MA International Relations, Central European University, Budapest