Empowering Global Trade Connections

Since 2014, we have been a one-stop solution for foreign companies looking to enhance their growth through exports to India, sourcing raw materials from India, exploring contract manufacturing option in India. We are trusted by Indian companies for growing their exports, sourcing raw materials, access to technology, as well FDI.

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What we do

We Help Drive Your
Global Growth

To assist Trade & Investment Promotion Agencies, Economic Development Boards, and Special Economic Zones in promoting, attracting, and acquiring Foreign Direct Investment from India.

To assist Foreign companies to do business in India.

To assist Indian companies to expand globally.

To be the leading consulting firm facilitating seamless international business development and investment opportunities between India and the world.


Integrity, commitment, and excellence in every engagement.


About The Founder

Meet Mahesh Rathod

A corporate strategist and accomplished FDI specialist with over 15 years of rich experience in international business development.

Mahesh Rathod- Founder of Belocal Consulting

Mahesh Rathod

Founder - Belocal Consulting

I have 25+ years of career experience with the Diplomatic service and Corporates.  

I worked with Board of Investment – Mauritius (BOI) as their Investment Director for over 4 years managing the India office where I along with my team was responsible to attract, promote, and facilitate foreign direct investment from India into Mauritius across sectors i.e. ICT, BFSI, Pharma, Tourism, Manufacturing.

After spending 4 years at BOI-Mauritius, I moved on and joined Invest Australia, the Australian Federal Government agency responsible to attract foreign direct investment from across the world into Australia.   As Country Director for India, I was in-charge of promoting FDI from India into Australia across industry sectors.  I spent over 8 years with the Government before deciding to start my own consulting company ‘BeLocal’.

The first few projects that I was awarded in my consulting venture came from Oman (DUQM Free Port Zone) and Sharjah-UAE (Hamriyah Free Zone).  This was to assist the Free Zone to attract FDI from india across few selected industry sectors.  

An innovative and decisive business leader, I’m an ‘international problem solver’.  With an impressive track record of executing strategic objectives by leveraging international best practices and strong relationships. I have now turned to providing help and support to businesses that need it.

My key strength lies in his ability to identify opportunities, commercialize them and develop nurturing relations along the way.

Thanks to my strong background, I am an obvious choice when it comes to issues regarding international trade.  

Always professional with well thought out plans for moving businesses forward, I bring a variety of experience to my company, which means I can directly tailor my services to your business needs.

My strengths include transformational leadership and executive management, strategic commercial & geo-political relationship building, organisational governance, consultative marketing, market & project development (M&A), mining, energy, agribusiness, infrastructure, Renewable Energy, ICT, Automobile, commercial diplomacy, trade & investment development and advocacy in the international business environment.  Built a strong associate/ partner networks across Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Americas.  I have a vast knowledge and can apply that directly to your requirements.

I understand the complexities surrounding importing and exporting and aim to be your go-to company for expertise, support and guidance, able to provide direction and training while remaining approachable and personable.

Professional Journey

Highlights of a Distinguished Career

Past Affiliations

Current Positions

Our Clients

Foreign Clients

Our Clients

Indian Clients

Project Highlights

Showcasing Our Successes

Discover how Belocal Consulting has facilitated impactful foreign direct investments and international trade initiatives across various industry sectors.

India Representative - Port of Duqm, Oman Government

Objective: Promote foreign direct investment from India across select industry sectors.

India Representative - Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, Government of Sharjah

Objective: Promote foreign direct investment from India across select industry sectors.