London Research International Ltd (LRI) is a rapidly growing provider of international research, consulting and marketing services. Clients include major international companies, research institutions and government offices – LRI’s primary task is to work with clients on projects or businesses outside their own countries. Our staff have diverse expertise to meet clients’ needs. Our services feature:
- a one-stop service to cover the needs in all the phases of a project, from data collection and strategic planning to implementation and marketing
- a wealth of international expertise in Europe, North America, the Middle East, CIS and East Asia, with country and sector experts worldwide
- coverage of all the sectors of the economy – specialities include energy/environment, infrastructure development, IT and risk management
- value for money and high quality services at competitive prices.
We are a member of the British Expertise, formerly, the British Consultants and Construction Bureau. Being a major service supplier to Japanese companies, we hold membership in the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK.
The Senior Team Members
Teruhiko (Terry) Tsumura is principal founder and Managing Director of LRI. He has managed consulting projects primarily in the energy and infrastructure sectors in more than 50 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America. He spent 15 years as a senior manager and project economist for former Pacific Consultants International (PCI), then a leading international engineering consulting firm based in Tokyo, Japan. While working for PCI, he represented the Japanese government at international conferences sponsored by the World Bank, the OECD and other international organisations. Before joining PCI, he worked for the UN in New York. He has an extensive network of high-level business contacts in Japan and the UK, particularly in energy, infrastructure and engineering and management consultancy.
Susan Singleton, LRI’s legal adviser, is one of the UK’s leading IT lawyers and has practised commercial, competition and intellectual property law for over 15 years. She worked for leading London law firms, Nabarro Nathanson, Slaughter and May, and Bristows, before founding her own firm in 1994. Since then she has advised over 300 UK and overseas clients. Author of 20 legal books, she also has a regular slot on LBC radio and writes for a number of legal journals. She also edits the journals IT Law Today and Telecoms Law Today.
Terence A. Cooper is LRI’s senior adviser for projects involving chemical industries. He holds a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Oxford University and an MBA from Drexel University. He has worked in the fields of polymer chemistry, materials technology, and materials-related market development for 38 years. He spent 16 years as a research associate with the Elastomer Chemicals, Polymer Products and Finishes departments at DuPont and eight years as manager of adhesives and sealants R&D, New Polymers R&D and Worldwide Styrene Quality with ARCO Chemical. Present areas of major involvement include water-soluble, biodegradable and bio-based materials, polymer blends and compatibilisation, sustainable packaging, fuel cells, recycling technology, and polymeric light-scattering systems for advanced display screens.
Lyn Jackson is Director and Company Secretary and has a background in international relations and government policy. She worked for the UN in New York for 10 years and supervised elections for independence in Namibia. Following seven years in Japan at the UN University in Tokyo, she worked in Ukraine for the UNHCR. Before joining LRI, she was a founding director and company secretary for Tsumura & Associates, where she conducted research for Japanese research institutes. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with an MSc (Econ.) in international relations, and from Sophia University in Tokyo with a BA in international relations and comparative culture.
Shizuka Oshitani-Alcoe is Director of Research. She has worked on a number of research projects concerning the European energy market and environmental issues. She graduated from the University of Essex with a PhD in Government where she compared British and Japanese climate change policy. Before joining LRI, she worked for the United Nations Environmental Programme/Regional Office for Asia Pacific as an intern, and also lectured at the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies.
David Bennett is a senior adviser specialising in the pharmaceutical sector. With a background in sales and marketing, he has worked for or provided consultancy to a number of pharmaceutical companies, including Beecham Laboratories (now GSK), Pharmacia (now Pfizer), Shire and Bayer. He has managed a full range of commercialisation programmes in the UK and pan-EU, the US and Japan. He has expertise across a range of disease areas with a distinct heritage in the growing orphan/rare diseases sector. He has a highly developed network of specialist associates within the pharmaceutical sector.