30 October 2012

BCG Launches Center for Business Excellence in Singapore

- House BCG’s first Leadership and Talent Enablement Centre 

30 October 2012 - BCG announced the launch of its Centre for Business Excellence in Singapore. This is BCG’s first Centre for Business Excellence in the world. BCG’s Centre for Business will house a team of topic specialists across various industries (resources, transport and logistics, financial services and public sector) and business functions (such as corporate development, M&A and people & organisation). It also house BCG’s first Leadership and Talent Enablement Centre. 

The Knowledge Hub will house a team of topic specialists in industries (such as resources, transport and logistics, financial services and public sector) and business functions (such as corporate development, M&A, and people & organisation). Its repository of Asia-based knowledge will complement the work of the Centre’s Strategy Institute, which will conduct breakthrough research to support the further success of ambitious Asian organisations. 

The Centre for Business Excellence also includes BCG’s first Leadership and Talent Enablement Centre. BCG will help companies plan their leadership and talent pipeline and build leadership and talent capabilities. Mr Jeffrey Chua, BCG Partner and Managing Director in Singapore said, “We bring the same rigor to leadership and talent development as to strategic and financial planning. More importantly, we work with clients to institutionalise lasting capabilities for developing talent.” 

Commenting on the Centre’s location in Singapore, Mr Quek Swee Kuan, Assistant Managing Director of the Economic Development Board said, “We are proud that BCG has chosen to establish its first Centre for Business Excellence in Singapore. BCG’s commitment validates Singapore’s position as a though and practice leader for Asia’s management consulting sector. By centralising in Singapore, consulting firms like BCG can better serve their clients in Asia through leveraging Singapore’s strong talent pool, diverse ecosystem of think tanks and research institutes to develop new, pan-Asian consulting solutions.” 

“The choice of setting up the Centre in Singapore is a logical one,” said Mr Chua. “The country has a multi-talented workforce, sophisticated economy and infrastructure. It is also the 21st century business gateway to Asia and the rest of the high growth markets. Many international companies have established their headquarters here in recent years, underlining its position as a valuable base for business.” 

Source: Singapore EDB