Y.S Shashidhar

shashidhar.pngY.S Shashidhar
Managing Director MENA
Frost & Sullivan

Functional Expertise

Over 16 years of professional and managerial experience with execution experience of 150 plus consulting assignments. Particular expertise in

  • Mainly assisting family groups, medium & large corporates & investment houses across Middle East & North Africa.
  • Professional expertise to clients among other areas include: Feasibility Studies, Market Development & Expansion Plans, Workshop to Evaluate New Growth Opportunities, Business Plan Development, Partner Prospecting for technical Collaboration / JVs, Competitive Benchmarking, Strategy Building & Tactical Planning, Best Practice Research etc.

Industry Expertise

Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives

  • Metals (Ferrous & Non-Ferrous), Energy (Power Generation, T&D, Renewable Energy , Oil & Gas), Environment (Water / Wastewater, Waste Management, Air Pollution), General Engineering / Industrial, Process Control & Instrumentation Products, Aerospace & Defence Technologies

What I bring to the Team

  • Advisory Services Expertise to Top Management & Strategic Decision Making
  • Varied research and consulting experience across multiple industry segments
  • Good understanding of the dynamics in emerging regions like MENA, India etc
  • Ability to understand client requirements and deliver optimum solutions
  • Excellent Techno-commercial , Communication and Leadership skills

Career Highlights

  • Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan worked with India’s leading research agency AC Nielsen for around 8 years with the last designation as Research Director for their B2B Division.
  • Responsible for building & managing the Industrial Technology Practice of Frost & Sullivan – South Asia with the last designation being Vice President – Consulting.
  • Responsible for building & managing new practices / verticals viz Metals & Minerals, Infrastructure etc
  • Currently responsible for building and managing Frost & Sullivan’s operations in Middle East & North Africa


  • B.E (Electronics & Communication) from University of Mysore
  • MBA ( Marketing) from University of Poona