From Myanmar in the North of ASEAN to Indonesia in the south, companies are evolving into dynamic corporate entities by embracing digitization and operational efficiencies.
Since its establishment in 1998, BayCurrent Consulting Inc. has supported Japanese and multinational companies by delivering comprehensive consulting services and is today the largest independent consulting firm in Japan.
“We are a full-service firm serving large companies across all industries,” says chief executive officer, Yoshiyuki Abe. “We focus on company-wide business strategy development, operational improvement and digital transformation.”
BayCurrent Consulting Inc. employs over 1,100 consultants and this month (April 2018), the firm will hire one hundred new consultants including recruitment from the ASEAN region which is still small.
“Given the maturity of the Japanese market, it is inevitable that we would develop our business in ASEAN,” explains Abe. “While Singapore is a new market for us, the city-states’ role as the gateway to ASEAN and its proximity to Japan are key factors as we follow developments there”.
Singapore’s dynamic talent-pool prompted the firm to establish good relationships with Asia’s leading Universities; National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). “Our relationship with Universities is focused on training and developing consultants for the future”, says Abe.
With an increasing amount of cross-border business taking place, BayCurrent Consulting Inc. is able to assist clients with complex operational processes. The firm provides clients with a competitive edge as they navigate through the uncertainty of changeable market conditions and the development of new technologies.
“We provide our clients with the latest emerging-technology trends to help them develop their business”, says Abe. “Last year we published our third book on digital transformation which has become a best-selling book in the business category. As a Japanese consulting firm, we deliver value through our focused methodology and we look forward to contributing towards a closer partnership between ASEAN and Japan”.