Accenture opens Management Consulting centre in Gurgaon

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New Delhi, Dec 5: Management consultancy firm Accenture today announced the opening of its Management Consulting Centre of Excellence in Gurgaon and plans to open similar centres in Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai by 2008-end to give its clients a full range of services across a broad spectrum of business functions.

Accenture's new centre will staff professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, including engineers, economists, analysts and statisticians as well as experts in areas such as banking, utilities and travel.

''We are very focused on innovative talents management and recruitment in India, and we are on track to meet our global goal of having as many as 2,000 consultants in our centres across India by the end of our fiscal year next August,'' said company Group Chief Executive (Management Consulting&Integrated Markets) Mark Foster.

Accenture currently has a headcount of 15,000 people across the globe involved in management consulting and the India plans are a significant part of its strategy to scale up its workforce in the space by 5,000 people in the next three years.

''India has a significant number of business school graduates and experienced professionals who can fill a major need for consultants with strong analytical, operational, industry and strategic skills,'' said Accenture Managing Director (Management Consulting India) Sanjay Jain.

The management consulting centre will be involved in verticals such as Customer Relationship management, Finance and Performance management, Supply chain management, Strategy and Human Performance.

The company, involved in the business of Consulting, Systems Integration (SI) and Outsourcing, earns 60 per cent of its revenue from consulting and 40 per cent from outsourcing.

With about 1,70,000 people in 48 countries (36,000 in India), the company generated net revenues of 19.7 billion dollars for the fiscal ended August 31 this year.

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