Meet the Larive Team

Our team consists of seven professionals including six that each have more than 20 years of experience as consultants or as senior executives with Thai companies. Our team is experienced and expanding with younger talent to join us soon.

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Jim Fralick

Managing Partner

16 years in Thailand. 
Age 50.  American with permanent residency. 

For more than 20 years, Jim has been helping companies expand to new markets in Asia. His best experience has been with food / hospitality, energy and industrial companies.

He is a hands-on business developer with a passion for acquisitions, investments, strategic partnerships, licensing, franchising and other commercial arrangements that help companies grow their businesses.

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Business Development and M&A:

12 years as Vice President and Head of Investments, M&A and Business Development with Minor Food Group which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minor International.

M&A Advisory / Investment Banking:

4 years with Citigroup in Japan as a Vice President in Investment Banking.

Developer:

3 years as a developer / M&A specialist with Sithe Pacific Development. Sithe was one of Asia’s leading independent electric power producers in the late 1990’s.

Equity Research:

1 year with CLSA Securities in Thailand as a Senior Analyst covering listed energy companies on the Thai Stock Exchange.

Graduated from the University of Michigan (USA) with an MBA (in Business) and a MPP (in Public Policy)

 

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Haiko Emanuel

Co-Founder of Larive Internartional

30 years in Asia 
Age 59. Dutch and living in Thailand.

Haiko co-founded Larive International more than 30 years ago and he is currently a major shareholder. For more than 30 years, Haiko has been active in Asia overseen all of Larive’s regional operations. Since 2002 he is based in Thailand and before in Hong Kong.

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Haiko currently works from our offices in Bangkok.  As a result, he contributes to many of our Thailand focused market entry assignments. 

He is an emerging market entry expert with experience in almost every industry sector.  Haiko has a special focus on food having advised MNCs like Danone, Campina, Heinz, Campbell Soup, Dairy Farmers America, Nutreco, Strauss Elite, Unilever, Britvic, DSM, Zwanenberg and many more.

Business Development / M&A:  30+ years with Larive International as co-founder / co-managing partner. Larive has more than 20 employees in Holland along with hundreds of staff working from 30 offices across Europe, Africa and Asia.

 

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Rom Senakant

Consultant

Age 52. Thai. Working with Larive Thailand since 2010.

Prior to joining Larive, Rom worked for PTT for more than 20 years. He is a permanent advisor to the Energy Committee of the Thai parliament. Rom has extensive project management experience in the petrochemical industry as well as strong experience in the agro-food, automotive and heavy industries.

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Tepin Getuadisorn

Specialist in Market Research

Working directly or indirectly with Larive Thailand since 1990.

Age 62. Originally from Philippines, now a Thai citizen.

Tepin has nearly 30 years of experience in market research. She has managed or supervised more than 500 research assignments during her career and focused chiefly on qualitative B2B research and commercial due diligence.

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Experienced in all aspects of research and business analysis including market feasibility studies, market surveys, competitor analysis, and partner searches. Her experience extends across almost all industries.

Head of Market Research:

27 years including 12 with Larive Thailand and 15 with the Brooker Group.

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Maarten Kallenberg

Specialist in Consumer Research

Age 47. Dutch and living in Thailand for 10 years.

Maarten has more than 20 years of experience in consumer research. During this time, Maarten has worked with retail / consumer and FMCG companies on branding strategies based on research into consumer preferences and behavior.

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Maarten applies the latest scientific knowledge about consumer behaviour into his research design and analysis.

He specializes in innovative technologies that are changing the way consumer research is collected and delivered. Thanks to Maarten, our approach to consumer research is faster, more insightful and cheaper than the more traditional approaches.

Our consumer research activities are done in partnership with BeDigital which is Maarten’s own consumer research company.

Consumer Research: 17 years including 10 years in Bangkok with TNS and InsightAsia and 7 years in Amsterdam with GFK and Nielsen.

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Atchara Sriwilai

Research and Financial Analysis

Thai, 7 years with Larive Thailand

Atchara has a strong finance and research background. Since joining Larive Thailand, she has worked on numerous research projects, financial feasibility studies and due diligence efforts. She has a degree in accounting and business administration.

We know that success requires getting the best people to work together.

If we need someone with very specific skills and experience to support a particular project, we don’t hesitate to draw from our network of “on-call” advisors. We have an extensive list of industry specialists who work for us on a project basis.

Customer focused

Locally connected

Working in partnership

Results driven

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