The Hearth Advisors

An international team of experts with experience building and turning around businesses, specialising in strategy, business transformation, investments, education, healthcare and sustainable development.
Investor Insight and Transaction Advisory

Business Strategy

Hearth Advisors are diversified business strategy consultants with global experience of managing and advising leading organisations.
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Education and Skills

Hearth Education is an international team of outstanding experts providing innovative solutions to clients in education and skills.
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Transaction Advisory

Hearth Academy

The Hearth Academy offers education and academic products and services to students, teachers, parents, institutions and businesses.
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Market Entry

Hearth Foundation

The Hearth Foundation is our entity for charitable and pro-bono advisory work: more details coming soon.
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Who We Are

We turn our clients’ ambitions into reality, creating impact through delivery.

The Hearth Advisors is a leading consulting firm based between Europe and Asia, with offices in the UK, Ireland and India. We deeply understand national and international best practices and seek to make tangible impacts across our focus areas of international business strategy, market entry, business transformation, investments, education, healthcare and sustainable development.

From our origins as a consortium of reputed professionals with expertise and passion for building businesses, education and healthcare, the Hearth has grown into a flexible and broad consulting practice that delivers operational advice and innovative, research-led thinking. We have a unique network of senior advisors who allow the firm to work in diverse geographies and business segments, ensuring that our clients receive outstanding advice and recommendations.

Countries we've worked in
Projects delivered
Years of the Hearth

Highly Qualified Team

Shashank Vira

Managing Partner

Shashank is an educator, entrepreneur, and social infrastructure financier, with three decades of experience. He has been the CEO of international companies, led private equity investments and debt financing of education, worked on microfinance and development of local entrepreneurship, established nearly 50 high-quality schools worldwide, master- planned and overseen the development of townships and founded technology-in-education companies.

Zelmira Koch Polk

Zelmira Polk

Managing Partner

Zelmira is a business executive with extensive experience building and turning around businesses internationally. She has worked in finance, crisis communications and management consulting with a specialisation in the education and healthcare sectors. She is an IOD Chartered Director and serves on the board of directors of several leading international companies.

Why We Are Different



Our people (partners, senior advisors and consulting teams) have the depth of experience and the integrity of vision to deliver lasting value for our clients.


Domain Expertise

Our expertise comes from decades of operational and strategic work and is backed by deep research and experience.



Our focus is on making projects happen. We turn our clients’ ambitions into reality, creating impact through delivery.



Our quality of service, transparency, diversity and respect for project integrity/purpose has led to loyal clients and our good reputation.