London Research International is a rapidly growing provider of services to meet global research and consultancy needs by diverse clients at competitive prices. We current operate for the following business lines:
- Global Research (laws and regulations, technologies, markets and strategies)
- Global Marketing
Industrial Estate (mainly for petrochemical downstream convertors)
Technologies (including Green Tech Japan)
Energy (including REdatabase.com, our portal for renewable energy publications)
Carbon Management (including operation of a Japanese-version of Carbon Guerrillas system, a carbon accounting system)
Chemical Regulations (including Only Representative services for European REACH regulations)
PPP and Infrastructure
While we implement projects worldwide, we have a large client base in Japan, including such non-private sector clients as JICA London, JETRO London, Japan Electric Power Information Center, Infrastructure Development Institute of Japan. Through research and publication activities in energy and environment areas, we are known to many companies particularly in those areas in Europe. Our senior management team includes:
Michael Prior, LRI's senior energy adviser, is an energy and environmental economist with 30 years' experience with the World Bank, OECD, SIDA and IEA. He was director of the Stockholm Environmental Institute in York between 1991 and 1993, and director of the Energy Restructuring Group in Poland in 1996 and 1997. He has worked widely in the CIS and Bulgaria, Estonia, Romania and Slovenia . He has advised international corporations on fuel supply issues at strategic and operational levels and on business acquisition programmes. He is the author of a number of publications for professional organisations.
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 US representative and a 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.
Kazuko Masuda (Information Systems and Data Management Manager) is responsible for LRI's data management, information systems and documentation development relating to REACH. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Gakushuin University in Japan and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. She has worked as an information systems development engineer at the Bank of Japan and is the author of numerous published reports and articles for various policy centres and government departments. Prior to joining LRI, she was an information services lecturer at Otsuma Women's University and Tsurumi University.