Booz Allen Hamilton opens regional hub in Singapore

T.C. Seow

Booz Allen Hamilton today (4 February 2015) announced the opening of its office that will serve as a hub for the firm's operations in Southeast Asia. Headquartered in the U.S., Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management consulting, technology, and engineering services to the US government in defence, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations.

The Singapore launch follows the expansion late last year of the firm's Abu Dhabi hub office, from which it serves clients spanning North Africa, the Gulf Cooperation Council States, the Levant and Turkey.

Booz Allen finds it timely to expand operations in Singapore since the nation and across Southeast Asia shows keenness to improve productivity and overall quality of life via the use of innovative technologies.

"There's a tremendous impetus in Singapore, and across the region, to use data analytics to enhance overall efficiency, especially around transportation, energy, health care, and water and waste; reduce costs and resource consumption, and engage more effectively across the public and private sectors," said Senior Vice President Don Pressley, who oversees the Singapore office.

He added that Booz Allen would be playing a part in guiding government and corporate clients across all industry sectors to more effectively access and analyze data for strategic decision making.

Booz Allen's Singapore hub initially will be staffed by a small team, with a long term plan to staff up consistent with the firm's goal of achieving an employee mix that contains a majority of nationals of the country wherein the office is based, Booz Allen said. The firm currently employs more than 22,000 people worldwide.