Do I need an expat to run my India business?

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LI Ping HR Director / BHS Corrugated Machinery(Shanghai) Co.Ltd

Strong support in recruitment
M+V is very professional in India HR market. They were able to provide us with strong support in our recruitment. We are satisfied with their service.

Falk Tzchichholz Sales Manager Export / Kjellberg Vertrieb GmbH

Incubation solution
With the incubation solution from Maier + Vidorno , we successfully placed our products in the Indian market and established valuable product market presence, which we can now build on further with our subsidiary

Andreas Dauerbock Quality Assurance / Voestalpine Grobblech GmbH

BIS registration project
The BIS registration project went smooth and efficient. We are very satisfied with the way the documentation, communication and inspection on-site was handled from the Maier+ Vidorno Team. We are happy to recommend working with M+V in India – with the expert’s advice you will need.

Rajesh Nath Managing Director / VDMA India Services Pvt Ltd German Engineering Association

Competent Partner
India has great investment potential for foreign companies if you manage the highly complex business environment professionally. Our experience shows – Maier+Vidorno is a competent partner to efficiently set up and run business.

Bjoern Becker Export Sales / Jumo GmbH & Co KG

Market Presence and Profitability
The cooperation of JUMO and Maier+Vidorno is a success story in India since 2008. Our sales, market presence and profitability in India shows constant growth. M+V knows about the challenges foreign companies face while doing business in India – and provides hands-on solutions.

Rene Pluss CFO, Member of the Board / Regent Beleuchtungskorper AG

Business Diagnostic and Implement Improvement
Maier+Vidorno understands business challenges in the Indian business environment and provides solutions with the help of its experts. M+V has experience in running business diagnostics and implement improvement and expansion strategies in various industries in India.

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    Do I need expat expertise for India to run my business?

    There are very few situations where you would need expat expertise for India and an expat can do a better job of running your India business than an Indian. Indian education is highly competitive and graduates of that education system understand doing business in India better than almost any foreigner, plus while Indian salaries are increasing fast it is still cheaper to get a very highly qualified Indian to do any role than an expat. There are very few if any foreign sales people who can compete with an Indian Sales Manager in successfully selling to Indians and fewer still lawyers or accountants who have a better idea of how to handle Indian business processes.

    Expats in India may not be effective in the day to day routine and executions but when it comes to a CEO, GM or similar function, expats in India are well regarded and taken at par with well qualified (at Business School of India) Indian Business School graduates. Largely the presence of an expat reduces or minimizes conflict situations that may arise due to organisational politics if placed via a decision making position.

    Any expat you do employ needs to have very particular skills or the situation has to be very specific to consider that as an option. Some of these unusual scenarios where you might need expat expertise for India are when the foreigner has very special knowledge skills that need to be transferred into the organisation, when the foreign company is making a very heavy investment in India and needs to protect that investment and their intellectual property, where there is no one in the head office who is comfortable in English so they need someone on site who can act as a translator for them, or when there has been a major disruption in the Indian subsidiary’s business and it is important to get a corporate diagnostic check of the underlying problem by a complete outsider who will protect the mother company’s interests.

    M+V is a company focused entirely on protecting the interests of our clients’ foreign shareholders. As M+V deals with foreign clientele, we do have 5 expats in the Indian team – all of whom have lived in India for a number of years and who work hand in hand with the 150 employees of our Indian team to ensure the foreign shareholders’ perspective is never forgotten. Our foreign investment experts can help your company increase the operational efficiency of your India business as well as manage your entire operations & administration for you because we provide the bridge between ways of efficiently getting business done in India and protecting the interests of foreign shareholders.