Accenture to open new BPO centre in Brasov, Romania

21 November 2017

Global consulting firm Accenture have continued their international campaign of growth with the launch of a new facility in Romania. The Business Process Outsourcing Centre in Brasov will open its doors over the next month.

Accenture have unveiled plans to employ some 100 people in Brasov, Romania, over the coming year. The news comes as the consulting firm prepares to open the doors of a new complex in the central Romanian city. The global management consulting and professional services company said it will open a new Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centrе in December.

Romania is according to an annual study by A.T. Kearney one of the globe's top 20 locations for business process outsouring, ahead of countries such as the US, Egypt and Costa Rica. The country serves primarily as a hub for European countries.

Accenture to open new BPO centre in Romania

Over the next six months, Accenture expect to employ as many as 100 people to man the facility. The new staff will provide customers with business process management services, the firm confirmed in a press release. Initially, recruitment efforts will focus on university graduates with German language skills in order to broaden the facility’s international approach.

The building in Brasov is located in Coresi Business Park. Accenture has been present in Romania since 2006, and currently operates with hubs in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Tirgu Mures and Timisoara. 

According to recent research from Statista, the entire Romanian consulting market is set to approach a size of $4.5 billion by 2020, according to the latest available data, and the firm will hope to be well placed to benefit from that forecast.

In the Eastern European nation, Accenture boasts over 2,700 employees, and delivers a wide range of services and solutions in areas such as consulting, digital, technology, operations and outsourcing. Most of its customers are based in Europe. At a global level, Accenture employs over 425,000 professionals across more than 120 countries.

Earlier this year, rival Deloitte also expanded its footprint in the country with the launch of a new service centre in Bucharest.


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BCG launches BrightHouse and Digital Ventures in France

15 April 2019

Global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has launched two of its subsidiaries in France.

Launched in 1973, BCG’s Paris office is with 400 consultants one of the firm’s largest in its footprint of 90+ offices globally. The hub, led by company veteran Guillaume Charlin, plays an instrumental role in developing BCG in Western Europe, francophone Northern Africa, and Israel and Lebanon, which have close economic ties with France.

Having focused mainly on strategy consulting services over the past decades, Boston Consulting Group’s French arm is branching out to other services areas. BCG Platinion – BCG’s IT solution wing – and BCG Gamma – BCG’s advanced analytics arm – have been active in Paris for a while, and now two of the firm’s other subsidiaries – BCG Digital Ventures and BrightHouse – have landed in the French capital city. 

BrightHouse is a creative consultancy that support clients with the development of purpose-driven branding strategies. The firm has helped companies like Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s, KPMG and American Express discover and articulate their purpose, and then helped them activate and embed their purposes within their organisations. BCG acquired BrightHouse in June 2015, and since then the consultancy has been operating as an independent business division of the US-consulting giant. BCG launches BrightHouse and Digital Ventures in FranceFollowing the opening of a new office in Berlin last year, Paris becomes the firm’s third hub internationally (the firm is headquartered in Atlanta) and second in Europe. BrightHouse France will be managed by Mathieu Menegaux, a senior partner who has been with the firm since 2001. The HEC graduate focuses mainly on clients in the energy & utilities and industrial goods sectors.

BCG Digital Ventures is BCG’s corporate investment and incubation firm. The division invents, builds, scales and invests in startups, often in collaboration with the world’s most influential companies. Founded in 2014, when a large team of digital experts transitioned from Booz & Company (now Strategy&) to Boston Consulting Group, BCG Digital Ventures currently has offices in the US, (Los Angeles, New York, Seattle), Europe (Berlin, London, Paris) and Asia (Sydney, Shanghai and Tokyo). Since inception, the unit has (co-)founded over 60 ventures.

Among the projects BCG Digital Ventures has delivered include the development of a new blockchain-powered platform for transparency in the food chain for fish (together with the WWF in Australia) and the launch of Hey.Car, a platform for the used car segment (together with German automotive giant Volkswagen).

In France, BCG Digital Ventures will be led by Caroline Vion, who joined BCG in 2014 as part of the founding team that joined from Booz & Company. Earlier in her career, she worked for companies in the media and luxury retail sectors. Vion has relocated from Los Angeles to head the new venture in France. 

Last year, BCG was named one of France’s top strategy consulting firms to work for.