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Cognizant expands Malaysian ops

Cognizant, a provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services globally, has expanded its presence in Malaysia with the opening of a new delivery centre in Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur.

The new centre will enhance Cognizant’s existing operations in Malaysia and accommodate more than 100 professionals. It will enable Cognizant’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 company’s growing roster of customers in Asia.

Cognizant started operations in Malaysia to support the company’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.

“We welcome Cognizant’s strategic expansion in Malaysia,” said Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, chief executive officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). “We are impressed by the way Cognizant has grown in Malaysia and enriched the country’s IT credentials in the global marketplace. 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.”

Jayajyoti Sengupta, vice president and APAC head, Cognizant said: “Our expansion in Malaysia underscores our confidence in the country’s talent pool and its ability to help our clients drive not just operational efficiencies, but also digital transformation for the needs of tomorrow.”

He added that operations in Malaysia form an important part of the company’s 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,” he added.

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