About us

Global Business Inroads (GBI) is an international business, technology and innovation management consultancy, based in India, Europe, UK and USA that is specialized in technology access and deployment. GBI has expertise in technology transfer and project management with focus in technology, life sciences and ICT sectors. GBI has supported over 200 institutions, corporates, MNCs, SMEs and startups from around the world in various capacities - to internationalize in emerging markets by representing and managing their services and programs, developing ecosystems with both global and regional stakeholders including building local capacities, government liasoning and strategic financing & investment consulting.


To help facilitate innovation and technology access into and out of India, Global Business Inroads has developed online-offline strategy process and trademark tools, and research and program management capabilities, that can be leveraged by governments, private sectors companies, corporates, SMEs, start-ups, investors and financial institutions. We have expanded our services beyond India in to other markets like Sri Lanka and South East Asia.

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Team Profile

Leena Pishe Thomas


Leena has two decades of experience in the field of International Business, Technology and Project Management in the Climate Change Mitigation, Energy, Environment, Transport, Biotech and ICT sectors working with numerous leading US, European and Indian organizations. Leena established Global Business Inroads (GBI) in September 2009 to assist and serve Governments, NGOs, Financial Institutions, and Private Sector organizations with their technology, sustainable energy, environmental project development, market access and international business needs.

Shibu Thomas


Shibu Thomas leads Business Strategy, Finance and Investments at GBI. Shibu also manages the company operations, business development and commercialization for tech in the commercial and industrial sectors. Has extensive experience in identifying business opportunities, developing the same and raising funding. He has played a key role at planning and scaling the operations, coordinating finance, legal and business aspects. Shibu Thomas is a BA graduate in Industrial Relations from St Joseph's college of Arts and Science. Apart from being with GBI for the past 5 years, Shibu has been in the F&B business for the last 27 years.

Harsha Lingam

Chief operating officer (COO)

Over 10 years of experience working with international technology companies across the entire gamut of technology management. International work experience with good techno-financial analytical skills Dual Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA in Industrial Engineering followed by European Union Masters in Renewable Energy coordinated by the EUREC Agency- Brussels, Belgium. He has experience in liaising effectively with both the public and private sector in India to identify gaps and facilitated the scouting and identification of technology interventions.

Joshua Samuel

Technology Management Associate

Joshua has worked with many non- profit organizations and worked for a multinational firm in Abu Dhabi . Currently he is working in the electric mobility and market research platform. He had done his Bachelors in Engineering and currently pursuing his Masters in Social work

Hariharan B

Technology Management Associate

Hariharan pursued his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai.

Supritha Ammireddy

Innovation management associate

Supritha has an MBA from Symbiosis Institute Of International business, Pune in Energy & Environment. She support with the management of GBI's innovation projects.

Jubin Shah, PhD


He worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the BioMed X Innovation Center and carried out his PhD at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Jubin's experience also spans working in companies in India focused on Computational Systems Biology for a period of four years. He has served as the President of HISA (Heidelberg Indian Students Association) - 2015-16 and currently as the manager for the organization. Jubin has served on the elected committee of Doctoral Students Convention in Heidelberg University (2015-16) and represented officially as speaker of the International students working group. Jubin was the DAAD Young India Ambassador - 2017-2018. He also worked with the TedxUniHeidelberg team and arranged a Yoga workshop for the participants; He was involved in teaching school students concepts of science through visual art methods in Germany.

Christopher Godlove


Chris Godlove has worked on environment and climate issues for the past 20 years, covering a range of technical and policy areas including urban waste management, air quality, mobility, water supply, renewable energy, mobility, and clean-tech and climate innovation. He began his career with the development of technical capacity building activities focused on municipal water supply and solid waste management in Latin America, followed by the management of a multimillion-dollar technical initiative designed to reduce energy and water consumption of municipal water utilities in Asia, Latin American and Central Europe. At the Clinton Climate Initiative he advised megacities on waste and water resource issues, and at the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Climate Change Division, he managed methane mitigation activities, assisting cities to develop biogas resources from municipal solid waste and wastewater treatment.

Zehan Teoh


Zehan is our consultant engaging with GBI's the Southeast Asia stakeholders and clients, he is based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has 19 years of cross-sectoral/industry strategy and organizational design experience, worked on development related topics including supporting governments in developing comprehensive reforms and policies in the areas of high-tech industry development, innovation and technology value chain/ecosystem, private-public partnership engagements and center of governments delivery units. Have extensive experience designing and implementing nationwide economic reforms and setting up center of government delivery units in CIS, Africa and Asia regions, and passionate about economic growth and competitiveness at the LDCs through promoting enabling technologies, facilitating trade and investments.