Chief Global Network Officer
Being close to our clients wherever they need us is a top priority for us. As a global player, we believe in a global language, but with local dialects. While we make sure that we offer global best practices, we know that long-term relationships and trust are forged locally. We also encourage our people to work in different countries and collaborate in teams with people from different cultures in order to develop novel solutions for our clients by leveraging diversity. Whatever our clients need and wherever they need it, they will have full access to the resources of our firm, driven and powered by our One Firm agenda.
In 2016, we added three new offices to increase our global reach. We opened in Lisbon to support existing clients in Portugal and expand our offerings to all Portuguese-speaking countries. We opened in Prague to create a further nearshore hub for Europe as we had successfully done in Romania. And we opened in Singapore, since we see demand for our regulatory technology solutions, such as FiTAX or Abacus360, in the financial services industry there. In fact, our technology packages are a prime example of how we apply proven solutions to create rapid impact worldwide. While we are committed to customizing our approach with adaptive intelligence, there is always room for tested technological tools to accelerate our clients’ transformation processes.
Today, our global consultancy network spans 35 countries with more than 10,000 people. While we cover Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) ourselves, we partner with Grupo ASSA in Latin America, ABeam in Asia, and West Monroe Partners in the United States to provide high-quality coverage for G20 countries.
In 2017, we will streamline our operations outside EMEA and establish a structure that coordinates all global activities. This will facilitate easy access to the shared knowledge and experience of our entire network.