Agricultural advisory Eliasan Consulting opens for business

14 June 2018 2 min. read

A new consultancy offering advisory services in agriculture and international trade and development has launched in Seattle. Eliasan Consulting will have global reach and is the brainchild of founder and CEO Alyson Segawa, an expert in helping organizations navigate complex international networks.

Consulting services offered by Eliasan run the gamut from market development and research, to business matchmaking, government relations and strategic planning. The consulting firm aspires to help clients in the agricultural and food & beverage industries build new connections, develop new markets, and engage effectively with a myriad of global trade processes.

Founder Alyson Segawa has extensive industry experience. She spent more than six years at Bryant Christie’s Market Development practice, rising to the role of Manager and driving development efforts across Asia, Europe and Latin America. Consulting expertise includes budget planning, project management, and strategic communications.

Alyson Segawa - Founder of Eliasan Consulting

An industry leader in agribusiness consulting, Bryant Christie is headquartered in Sacramento and has an office in Seattle, where Segawa learned her trade. With an extremely complex value chain, the agribusiness industry is ripe for advisory and expertise, especially concerning supply chain operations, strategy and the evolution of digital technology, including blockchain.

Though a new player, Eliasan Consulting can count on a network of highly experienced professionals who can help US trade associations, non-profits, and companies boost exports and forge new partnerships with similar institutions across the globe. Segawa has deep experience managing projects in developing markets, and Eliasan already offers a business matchmaking service tailored specifically to India.

The firm also services international organizations in the international development sector. Segawa is confident that Eliasan's technical expertise and understanding of international market challenges can benefit international organizations seeking to create tangible results that create a positive, lasting global impact.

Eliasan enters a crowded field, but one rife with potential. Bain and FTI Consulting are among the larger names developing agribusiness expertise. The global agricultural industry is on the cusp of revolutionary change as new technologies, a rapidly rising population, climate change, and sustainability initiatives weave together to present clients with a web of challenging and changing problems.