29 Jul 2016 04:17:40 PM

Frost & Sullivan set to expand headcount in Iskandar Malaysia

Global research leader Frost & Sullivan was first established in Kuala Lumpur in 2000 with a pioneer group of 10 employers. Today, the group specialises in growth consulting in the areas of technology, market, economic, business research and strategy. Their Kuala Lumpur office – the largest in South East Asia – currently has 120 dedicated consultants covering 9 major industries across 18 countries in Asia Pacific.
Focused in growing the research and knowledge-related industry, Frost & Sullivan together with MDEC and Iskandar Investment Berhad launched the Global Innovation Center (GIC) of Excellence in Iskandar Malaysia in 2012. The center – the third of its kind in the world – plays a crucial role in supporting the organisation’s operations and offices worldwide. 

In an interview with BFM, Rhenu Bhuller, Partner & Senior VP Healthcare who returned to Malaysia under the Returning Expert Programme (REP), shared that prospects for the industry are promising. In fact, the research leader aims to increase GIC’s headcount to 830 by 2020.
Being in an industry where we integrate the research that we do, best practices, competitive intelligence and corporate strategy, you really are in a position to provide insights to enable companies to grow within this changing economic environment.”
“What we want to do here in Malaysia is develop specialised skills within clients that will support Malaysia’s goal towards becoming a high value, high income nation,” she added.

“We’re looking for talents who have the basic skill sets of advanced language skills and research capabilities, as well as an ability to learn and adapt, to take on challenges and really see them through,” she shared.
Listen to the full podcast to find more on Rhenu Bhuller’s discussion on the growth and challenges in the knowledge industry.

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