Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services globally, hasÂ expanded its presence in Malaysia with the opening of a new delivery centre in Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur. The centre was inaugurated by Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
The new centre will enhance Cognizantâ€™s existing operations in Malaysia and accommodate more than 100 professionals. It will enable Cognizantâ€™s global, regional and local clients to leverage the technical and business capabilities available in the region, while delivering deep local insights and time zone advantages to the companyâ€™s growing roster of customers in Asia.
Cognizant started operations in Malaysia to support the companyâ€™s global and local clients and currently employs approximately 300 professionals, delivering a broad range of applications, IT infrastructure, consulting and business process services to clients across industry sectors. Cognizant is working closely with academia in Malaysia to develop talent across a full range of services, and has an active campus recruitment programme in the country.
â€œWe welcome Cognizantâ€™s strategic expansion in Malaysia,â€ said Datoâ€™ Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). â€œWe are impressed by the way Cognizant has grown in Malaysia and enriched the countryâ€™s IT credentials in the global marketplace. Cognizantâ€™s expanded presence in Malaysia will not only create high-quality jobs and enhance the countryâ€™s human capital, but also help the business and technology services sector to increase its competitiveness that will define newer benchmarks based on the companyâ€™s vast global experience. We wish Cognizant much success ahead with this investment and we look forward to the benefits of its industry-leading growth to the country.â€
â€œWe are pleased with our experience in Malaysia,â€ said Jayajyoti Sengupta, Vice President and APAC Head, Cognizant. â€œOur expansion in Malaysia underscores our confidence in the countryâ€™s talent pool and its ability to help our clients drive not just operational efficiencies, but also digital transformation for the needs of tomorrow. Our operations in Malaysia form an important part of our integrated global delivery capabilities and the new centre marks an important milestone in our mission to leverage the best talent globally. 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.â€