The consulting industry might be inherently global, but it was Bain & Company that broke ground in the Chinese market in 1993 by becoming the first global strategic consultancy to establish an office in Beijing. Today, the firm is a standard-bearer of the industry in the Asia-Pacific markets, with offices in more than a dozen countries in the region.
Operating in Asia-Pacific for more than half a century, McKinsey is a well-established and impactful player in some of the world’s largest economies. With thousands upon thousands of projects and successful client engagements in the regions—and counting—there’s no shortage of opportunities for advancement, excitement, and diverse experiences for jobseekers with a strong interest in Asian markets.
Roland Berger—the first European consultancy to expand internationally—entered the Asia-Pacific regions with the establishment of its Tokyo office in 1991. More than three decades later, the firm operates in Greater China, South Korea, India, and throughout Southeast Asia as a critical partner to some of the biggest players in these markets. Consider Roland Berger for a rare chance to join a well-established institution in one of the world’s fastest growing regions.
Simon-Kucher & Partners—a global leader in pricing, sales & marketing—expanded into the Asia-Pacific region in 2001 with the opening of its Tokyo office. Since then, its presence in the region has grown to include offices in half a dozen cities, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Sydney. Known for investing in its people’s growth, Simon-Kucher & Partners offers many opportunities for jobseekers with an interest in this region.
KPMG is a multinational professional services network and one of the Big Four accounting firms. Organized as a network of firms that each bring services to clients, KPMG spans strategy and operations, analytics, business integration, business intelligence, business process management, change management, growth enablement, integrated business planning, organizational design, outsourcing, shared services, talent management, technology enablement, and transformation. On the risk management side, they offer advisory services in financial risk management, forensic, internal audit, risk and compliance, and IT.
Alvarez & Marsal is growing in Asia, and while the firm’s presence outside of North America is still strongest in Europe, it’s establishing itself as an industry leader in the region. A firm known for international opportunities, its catchphrase “Cross border, no problem” seems to be directed at jobseekers as much as it is at clients. If your wanderlust is creeping into your job search, Alvarez & Marsal Asia is one to watch.
Oliver Wyman established its Asia-Pacific presence in 1995 and has become a valued partner to businesses in the region, with strategically located offices in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney, and others. While its footprint in this part of the world represents its smallest contingent of international offices, Oliver Wyman’s talent-first staffing model—where the best consultants are put on the job, regardless of where they’re located—suggests a wealth of opportunities for those interested in the region.
Kearney is a global management consulting firm that has long specialized in sourcing, procurement, and operations. The firm works with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as governmental and nonprofit organizations. Their services include analytics, digital transformation and innovation, new market growth, procurement, IT, and sustainability.
The oldest and longest operating consultancy in the world, Arthur D. Little, expanded into the Asia-Pacific markets more than 70 years ago when it began advising India’s first independent cabinet. The firm remains an influential and ever-expanding presence in the region to this day, where it now operates across more than 10 countries, including Japan, China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.
YCP Solidiance is an Asia-focused advisory firm whose expertise is concentrated on the automotive, automation, manufacturing, urbanization, transport, energy, heavy industries, technology and healthcare sectors. Their Asian market-entry and growth strategy services provide the required insights and the necessary roadmap to capture a profitable and sustainable market share in the region.