Tony Michell Ph.D.
Managing Director
Korea Associates Business Consultancy

Korea Associates Business Consultancy

KABC Ltd was founded in 1989 with the merger of the private consulting activities of Tony Michell and the energy and know-how of a group of young Koreans, some of whom had worked with Tony at Tetra Pak Korea.

KABC Ltd defines itself as a business consultancy as opposed to a management consultancy or a market research company.

The essence of business consulting is that it produces action, and not just reports and provides affordable hand-holding and ongoing consulting long after the original report has been completed.

We also offer the potential to provide a one-stop service for newcomers and companies in transition or involved on either the buy or sell side of M&A. Almost every year we provide temporary management services or temporary teams to handle special or unusual circumstances.

KABC Ltd offers three types of basic service:

  1. Consulting services and market research for companies and organizations operating in Korea, analysing and proposing action to deal with the many difficulties which companies face during their operations in Korea, from market entry, including M&A to market exit.
  2. Information services include macro forecasting for Korea and microeconomic forecasting and market sizing of products markets, and the coordination of monthly seminars (the Korea Business Forum) workshops and conferences.
  3. Projects which require resources and know-how to develop services or assistance for specific projects including new developments, marketing to Korean organisations.

The company is a subsidiary of Euro-Asian Business Consultancy, a British consulting company that provides services to foreign companies across Asia, either through its own resources in Northeast Asia or in conjunction with its network of associates throughout Asia, including IMA Ltd. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, governments, not for profits and smaller specialist companies.

The organisation that anticipates change and is always ready  (something odd about the character which breaks up “organisation”)

We are always awake, quickly understands the value of information, and always thinks about and prepares strategies to respond to it.


KABC has extensive experience in strategic studies, change management, and mergers and acquisitions.

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We regard ourselves as masters of Korean statistics which comes from macroeconomic as well as microeconomic work.

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KABC provides information services to foreign companies operating in Korea and foreign governments in Korea.

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KABC provides regular events including KBF and adhoc events and briefings about Korea

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