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Frost & Sullivan Opens Global Innovation Center of Excellence in Iskandar Malaysia

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Frost & Sullivan Opens Global Innovation Center of Excellence in Iskandar Malaysia PR Newswire JOHOR BHARU, Malaysia, Aug. 29, 2012 - Frost & Sullivan to create 830 global knowledge economy jobs by 2020 JOHOR BHARU, Malaysia, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan today opened its doors to their Global Innovation Center (GIC) of Excellence in Iskandar Malaysia. The project is the result of a strategic collaboration with the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) that was announced by the YAB Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak during the Iskandar Malaysia 5th Anniversary celebration late last year. Frost & Sullivan Global President & Managing Partner, Aroop Zutshi said "We are very pleased to be part of the developments in Iskandar Malaysia. Frost & Sullivan believes that the development of the GIC here will be a real game changer for the future of the company." Aroop continued, "Our goal is to create new knowledge-based activities and develop specialized skills that will support Malaysia's goal to be a high-value, high-income nation by 2020." Frost & Sullivan has always been at the forefront in driving growth for its clients, with a range of innovative products and services tailor-made to address clients' needs. Frost & Sullivan Malaysia currently has 120 employees in Kuala Lumpur and aims to add another 830 in Iskandar by 2020.
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Frost & Sullivan Opens Global Innovation Center of Excellence in Iskandar Malaysia
PR Newswire JOHOR BHARU, Malaysia, Aug. 29, 2012
- Frost & Sullivan to create 830 global knowledge economy jobs by 2020 JOHORBHARU,Malaysia,Aug. 29, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan today opened its doors to their Global Innovation Center (GIC) of Excellence in Iskandar Malaysia. The project is the result of a strategic collaboration with the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) that was announced by the YAB Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak during the Iskandar Malaysia 5th Anniversary celebration late last year. Frost & Sullivan Global President & Managing Partner, Aroop Zutshi said "We are very pleased to be part of the developments in Iskandar Malaysia. Frost & Sullivan believes that the development of the GIC here will be a real game changer for the future of the company." Aroop continued, "Our goal is to create new knowledge-based activities and develop specialized skills that will supportMalaysia's goal to be a high-value, high-income nation by 2020." Frost & Sullivan has always been at the forefront in driving growth for its clients, with a range of innovative products and services tailor-made to address clients' needs. Frost & Sullivan Malaysia currently has 120 employees inKuala Lumpur and aims to add another 830 in Iskandar by 2020. "The Global Innovation Center in Iskandar will serve Frost & Sullivan's global operations and offices, providing opportunities for local employees to work on global projects. We are committed and invested to effectively contribute and bring new competencies and skill sets into the country," said Manoj Menon, Partner & Asia Pacific Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan. Manoj added, "We are constantly on the lookout for local talents to join us and the opening of our GIC will allow us to cultivate these talents. With our presence in Iskandar, we will be able to support our clients down south better and we look forward to a more integral role with the country, government and industry." MDeC Chief Executive Officer Datuk Badlisham Ghazali noted that Frost & Sullivan has had more than 10 years of experience inMalaysiaand is a part of the MSC Malaysia initiative. "MSC Malaysia welcomes companies who continue to look atMalaysiafor future growth and bring new competencies and skill sets into the country. One example is the digital media COE which will see content being developed in new formats for different applications." IIB President/Chief Executive Officer Datuk Syed Mohamed said, "As a catalytic developer of Iskandar Malaysia, IIB, via our flagship project Medini Iskandar Malaysia, is committed in putting the crucial foundation in place in the quest to transform the corridor into one of the regions emerging economic powerhouse. We believe the Frost & Sullivan GIC project is a critical component that would further add value to Medini Iskandar Malaysia; a multi-billion dollar integrated urban development, envisioned to be the pulse of Iskandar Malaysia." Iskandar Reional Develoment AuthoritIRDA ChiefExecutive Datuk Ismail