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

Press release by EY Singapore

Press release by EY Singapore - Professional services organization EY today launched four Centers of Excellence to provide innovative services in digital business transformation strategy, cyber security, analytics and manufacturing to companies in the Asia-Pacific region. This was announced at the EY forum entitled "Mega trends for 2016 and beyond: analytics, cyber security and productivity," which was held at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore today.

The four centers - the Asia-Pacific Advisory Center; Asia-Pacific Center of Excellence for Analytics; Asia-Pacific Center of Excellence for Cyber Security; and Asia-Pacific Center of Excellence for Manufacturing - represent EY's commitment to a multi-million dollar, multi-year investment in Singapore.

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. The country provides a choice environment for our Centers to continually capitalize on and develop the right talent and innovative approaches, and this is also where we see the confluence and intersections of our client's business interests."

Kelvin Wong, assistant managing director at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), adds:

"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, Cyber Security and Manufacturing. These Centers will further consolidate Singapore's position as a hub of subject matter expertise 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 of 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 allow 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. It will serve both global and regional multinational companies with large and complex Asia-Pacific-wide transformation projects.

Jonathan Wright, Partner and Leader for the EY Asia-Pacific Advisory Center, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd. 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."

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.

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

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