Consulting and technology firm Cognizant has expanded its presence in Malaysia with the opening of a new delivery centre in Cyberjaya, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. The new centre will accommodate more than 100 professionals in a 10,000 square foot office.
Cognizant, a US headquartered provider of IT, consulting and business process outsourcing services (BPO) globally, started operations in Malaysia to support the company’s (international) clients. The local hub has grown strongly over the past years, and currently employs approximately 300 professionals, delivering a broad range of services from its global portfolio. The firm also runs an active campus recruitment programme in the country.
To meet growing demand for its offerings, particularly in the field of digital and BPO, the US giant has added a new delivery centre to its footprint. The entity will enable Cognizant’s global, regional and local clients to leverage the technical and business capabilities available in the region, while offering the company’s growing roster of customers in Asia the benefits from time zone advantages.
The centre was inaugurated yesterday by Dato' Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer, of national ICT agency Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). “We welcome Cognizant’s strategic expansion in Malaysia,” said Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of MDEC. “Cognizant’s expanded presence in Malaysia will not only create high-quality jobs and enhance the country’s human capital, but also help the business and technology services sector to increase its competitiveness that will define newer benchmarks based on the company’s vast global experience. We wish Cognizant much success ahead with this investment.”
Jayajyoti Sengupta, APAC Head at Cognizant, says that the firm’s expansion in Malaysia “underscores Cognizant’s confidence in the country’s talent pool.” He adds: “Our operations in Malaysia form an important part of our integrated global delivery capabilities. With the support of a great talent pool and business environment in Malaysia, we look forward to growing our operations here to deliver significant time-to-market, cost, and transformational value to clients through a broader array of digital, consulting and business process capabilities.”