CEO, Business Monitor International
Richard Londesborough is the co-founder and CEO of Business Monitor International Ltd, a fast-growing, independent, London-based information provider. BMI provides news analysis, data and forecasts on Country Risk (political, economic, financial risk) and Industry (20 industry sectors) across the globe, with the emphasis on emerging markets.
BMI has clients and subscribers drawn from multinational corporations, banks, academia and government in more than 140 countries (and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1997). Today, more than 400 of the Fortune Global 500 companies subscribe to BMI’s services (increasingly online).
In addition to London, BMI has set up sales teams in New York, Singapore and South Africa in the last two years. BMI won substantial private equity investment backing from Spectrum Equity Investors of Boston in 2009.
Prior to launching BMI, Richard worked as a newspaper foreign correspondent in both Mexico and Iran.