Ian Oliver has over fifteen years’ experience in international enterprise development, new market entry, international sales, and corporate responsibility programs on behalf of American businesses expanding or establishing investments in over two dozen countries with a specific focus on emerging markets.
As Regional Director – Africa, at ISI Consultants, Mr. Oliver works closely with clients to ensure that market entry and growth strategies are optimized. He travels regularly to target countries to identify and meet with potential partners and distributors, solicit support from local government representatives, and ensure client goals are being addressed.
Mr. Oliver believes strongly in aligning corporate responsibility with sales and marketing goals in emerging markets as part of a company’s overall business development strategy. He has an extensive background and network in international development initiatives. He has structured and led the growth of several large-scale and sustainable public-private-partnerships and corporate responsibility activities in emerging markets on behalf of U.S. government agencies including USAID, PEPFAR, CDC, and the Department of State, as well as large multinational companies and institutions with strategic investments in those markets.
Prior to joining the ISI team, Mr. Oliver held positions with several businesses and institutions where he led the growth of international portfolios through increased brand visibility, strategic planning and marketing, and new market project management and implementation. He maintains visibility and industry-specific networks in emerging markets in search of solutions and profitable relationships on behalf of clients from various industries in the public and private sectors.