What is the history of Solidiance’s Singapore office?
In 2006, Solidiance office in Singapore started out in-sync with our China office. At the time, staff visiting the Singapore office used to find themselves sitting at our Innovation Corner, with a raised red-hot table that was more a bar table setting than a conventional work place. We kept that table and we do our internal meetings standing up to ensure no time is wasted... January 2012 saw us move to new premises 10 floors below in the same building, yet again with a million dollar view of the Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore CBD area. We now have a dozen staff working in Singapore and the office mostly serves Asean project needs.
How is Solidiance Singapore different than other consulting firms in Singapore?
At Solidiance, a key differentiator for our clients is the fact that we have local resources in the eight Asian locations Solidiance is present in. We gain leverage by investing in local human resources so that we can be more ‘grounded’ in terms of expertise. Many of our clients got their finger burned by working with consultants without any local presence. Our advantage is in the process-driven approach of our methods and a strong understanding of the Asia Pacific market, again in part thanks to our trained local human resources. Unlike other firms we do not outsource our work to freelancers and temp staff. This ensures better confidentiality, better timeframe, and better insights accuracy.
How can Solidiance Singapore help our business to grow in Singapore and Asean?
Solidiance Singapore helps multinational clients to fully comprehend and prioritize commercial opportunities across the Asian region. Singapore is often used as a testing-bed for many of our clients' corporate initiatives. As such, our office is able to identify specific market needs and growth segments in Asia Pacific to help Fortune 500 clients accelerate their growth. Our sound on-the-ground understanding of complex Asean markets and customers, uniquely positions us to properly advice clients on market entry, product portfolio, pricing issue, distribution channels and acquisition opportunities.
Who heads up the Solidiance office in Singapore?
Solidiance office in Singapore is headed by Omar Aziz who is an Associate Partner of Solidiance. He has over 10 years of business consulting experience in Asia Pacific and has been involved in several strategic and operational cases, primarily focusing on large-scale transformations of large companies. In his work with clients, Omar has helped develop growth strategies, performance improvement plans, global manufacturing and sourcing strategies, as well as market feasibility studies for M&A engagements. Omar frequently speaks at large forums regarding emerging Asian countries.