The four centres – the Asia-Pacific Advisory Centre; Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Cybersecurity; Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Analytics; and Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence for Manufacturing – will attempt to expand the reach of the firm while representing a commitment to the multi-million-dollar, multi-year investment in Singapore.
Jonathan Wright, partner and leader of the EY Asia Pacific advisory centre, stated that the new centres will provide a strategic and connected platform for clients to take advantage of skills spanning analytics and cyber security management.
“Our clients will benefit from the enormous advantage of being able to leverage the skills, knowledge and networks of EY across Asia Pacific and globally, as well as the specific market insights that are tailored to companies' needs in their local operations.”
Max Loh, EY Asean and Singapore managing partner, said: “Singapore is a strategic gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, underpinned by strong economic fundamentals, trade connectivity, pro-business values and a strategic transformation vision to be a value-creating economy."
He added: “Given that Singapore is a country where many business and trade activities intersect, it provides a choice environment for our centres to continually capitalise on and develop the right talent and innovative approaches, aligned with our client’s business interests.”
According to Asia Pacific advisory managing partner Paul Clark, the centres of excellence will allow clients to successfully navigate the rapid growth that technology has provided.
“We are continuing to expand our global footprint with centres that enable clients to work side by side with us, delivering new services and capabilities as we help them explore innovative ways of doing business in the disruptive digital age.”
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