EY opens four new Centers of Excellence to help companies accelerate business performance and digital transformation

- Centers to offer business transformation strategy, cybersecurity, analytics and manufacturing capabilities across the Asia-Pacific region

- Singapore-based hub to contribute to industry capability development

Mar 15, 2016, 00:00 ET from EY

SINGAPORE, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EY has launched four new Centers of Excellence (CoE) to provide innovative services in digital business transformation strategy, cybersecurity, analytics and manufacturing to companies in the Asia-Pacific region.

The four Centers – the Asia-Pacific Advisory Center; Asia-Pacific Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity; Asia-Pacific Center of Excellence for Analytics; and Asia-Pacific Center of Excellence for Manufacturing – represent EY's commitment to a multimillion dollar, multiyear investment in Singapore. The Asia-Pacific Centers of Excellence will be connected with EY's global team of more than 43,000 client-serving Advisory professionals worldwide to deliver a seamless, global experience for clients. 

Max Loh, Asean and Singapore Managing Partner, EY, says:

"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. Given that Singapore is a country where many business and trade activities intersect, it provides a choice environment for our Centers to continually capitalize on and develop the right talent and innovative approaches, aligned with our client's business interests."

Kelvin Wong, Assistant Managing Director at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), says:

"With the continued growth of Asia and technological disruptions, Singapore is an ideal platform where key decision-makers based in Asia can seek sophisticated professional services and collaborate with partners who can help them chart their growth strategies and mitigate risks. We welcome the establishment of EY's Centers of Excellence in Advisory, Analytics, Cybersecurity and Manufacturing. These Centers will further consolidate Singapore's position as a hub of subject-matter focus and capabilities that can address the complex needs of business leaders in the region."

Paul Clark, Asia-Pacific Advisory Managing Partner, EY, says:

"We live in an age where digital is transforming everything we do. These Centers of Excellence are part of our commitment to support our clients worldwide as they strive to successfully navigate the digital landscape. We are continuing to expand our global footprint with Centers that enable clients to work side by side with us, and new services and capabilities as we help them explore innovative ways of doing business in the disruptive digital age."

Industry-leading experience and skills

EY professionals at the Centers have industry-leading experience and skills in the areas of analytics, cyber and information security and manufacturing excellence. They will deliver integrated capabilities and industry insights in supply chain strategy; procurement; operating models; risk and finance transformation; and people and organization change to help organizations across private and public sectors in the Asia-Pacific region to innovate and improve business performance in an increasingly complex and digital environment.

Jonathan Wright, Partner and Leader for the EY Asia-Pacific Advisory Center, says:

"The Asia-Pacific Advisory Center and other Centers of Excellence provide a strategic and connected platform to build the integrated approaches that clients are increasingly asking for. 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."

In addition to Wright, the Asia-Pacific Centers will be led by: Sunny Chu, EY's Asia-Pacific Analytics Leader (Analytics Center of Excellence); Paul O'Rourke, EY's Asia-Pacific Cybersecurity Leader (Cybersecurity Center of Excellence); and Tad Carmody, EY's Asia-Pacific Leader for Supply Chain Manufacturing and Productivity (Manufacturing Center of Excellence).

Aparna Sankaran

Barbara Burgess

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