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Shantalla Overview


Founded in 2010 in Toronto, Canada, Shantalla provides retainer-based advisory services and research  for clients in the public and private sectors globally. Our advisory services and research focuses primarily on 5 key areas:

  • Strategy and Policy
  • Supply Chain Integrity
  • Supply Chain Standards (GS1)
  • Product and Consumer Safety
  • Supply Chain Transparency & Consumer Trust

With key resources in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, our global trusted network allows us to rapidly expand our resources and expertise to help you solve specific challenges. To support your research needs, we subscribe to multiple sources of market intelligence, academic research, industry reports and professional articles and deliver up to date intelli-briefs.

Our Team

Our Team

John G. Keogh

Managing Principal

John is an innovative thinker with over 30 years of industry experience. He has lived and worked in Europe, North America and Asia and held executive roles such as Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Vice President of eBusiness/CIO, Managing Client Principal for Supply Chain, RFID and Manufacturing Solutions, Global Director Product & Consumer Safety at GS1 Global Office and Senior Vice President of Traceability and RFID at GS1 Canada. John’s clients range from industry executives to government officials, inter-governmental agencies, enforcement agencies, industry associations, solution and services provider CEO’s spread primarily across food, beverage, tobacco, consumer goods and services. He is a sought-after speaker, moderator/facilitator and expert advisor.

He holds a post-graduate Diploma in Management, an MBA in General Management and an MSc in Business and Management Research (with distinction). He holds certifications in quantitative and qualitative quality control, production and inventory management (APICS CPIM) and in the design and implementation of RFID. He is currently undertaking a research doctorate (DBA) in food chain transparency and consumer trust at Henley Business School, the University of Reading.

His main areas of expertise are:

  • Supply Chain Integrity
  • Supply Chain Traceability and Recall
  • Supply Chain Transparency and Consumer Trust
  • Blockchain and IoT use-cases
  • Anti-counterfeit and Brand Protection
  • Supply Chain Standards (GS1)

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Megan Keogh

Associate Researcher

Megan provides administration and research support to the team. A final year student at University of Toronto majoring in English and Literature, Megan has developed expertise in synthesizing complex business and academic literature and provides a vital role in researching and drafting Shantalla’s Intelli-briefs for our clients.

Stephane Torres

Associate Advisor

Stephane has over 25 years business experience and has operated extensively in the Asia Pacific & European markets, delivering successes in marketing, business development & market entry management. He has a passion for connecting people & matching business opportunities. A trained chemist, he has held several executive roles in sales & marketing across Asia Pacific and worked for multi-nationals & medium sized companies such as Elf Aquitaine, Atofina & Coates Inks. He has formed business alliances with corporations such as Pirelli Cables, George Fisher, Shell, BP Castrol, Exxon Mobil & Fuchs among others.

Stephane holds an MBA & a Masters in International Marketing, in addition to his two chemist degrees

Our Partners

Our Partners

Shantalla extends our expertise with talented companies around the globe who complement our portfolio and engage with us and our clients.

Our Approach

Our Approach

Shantalla provides strategic advisory and research capability for clients globally. Our retainer-based advisory provides clients with a minimum of 8 hours per month which can be spread across our resources and expertise. We augment our clients resources and knowledge and our SAFE framework helps clients achieve a blueprint for success more quicky:


Tackle your challenges with expert advisors and researchers who will assist in formulating and refining your strategic plans and policies.


Ensure alignment with key industry and public sector initiatives and trends to gain a competitive edge.


Access the innovative resources of a nimble team of our global experts and partners when and where you need them.


Gain peace of mind from our timely and effective advisory and research; delivering immediate and measureable results.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Transparent global value chains that inspire stakeholder trust and deliver safe products.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To unlock the potential of information exchange and transparency in global value chains to improve stakeholder trust