Singapore consultants Consulus add Malaysia and Laos to ASEAN network

15 March 2018 3 min. read

Singapore-based multidisciplinary consulting outfit Consulus has continued its expansion in Southeast Asia with the addition of a Malaysian office. The move follows from the opening of a base in Laos last month, and adds to a local network of offices in Brunei, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Founded in Singapore in 2004, strategy consultancy Consulus offers various products with an integrated cross-disciplinary approach, such as with its business transformation programme combining strategy, human resources, public relations and design, or its package designed in conjunction with CPG Consultants to provide planning, architecture, branding strategies and organisational services for urban developments.

Consulus has steadily expanded from its Singaporean base since its inception, both regionally and globally, first with an office in Brunei in 2008 following an assignment for the Sultanate’s Civil Aviation Authority (having since consulted for Bank Islam and DST – Brunei’s largest bank and leading telecom), with Vietnam, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Italy, Thailand, Argentina, and Bangladesh coming soon after. India and Brazil were added last year.

The expansion push shows no sign of slowing up this year, with the addition of Lao and Malaysian offices in quick succession over just the past month. First up was Laos, to be based in Vientiane and headed by Country Director Sindavanh Manivong, a Master of Applied Finance graduate of the University of Newcastle in Australia with over ten years of experience in the banking and finance industry.

Timothy Hor and Sindavanh Manivong - Consulus

Recognised as a leading female entrepreneur in the country, Sindavanh Manivong said of the launch, “In this venture with Consulus, I hope to focus and help shape Lao companies and entrepreneurs to meet the challenge of Industry 4.0 and in particular to bring the global perspectives to gain competitive advantages and practical strategies.”

Hot on the heels of the Lao announcement, the consulting firm unveiled the opening of a further Southeast Asian location in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur – to be led by Country Director Timothy Hor, a former regional marketing manager for Capgemini Asia and a twenty-five year veteran in the internet and technology landscape of Asia.

Hor, who holds a Masters in Technical and Scientific Communications from Miami University, said of the move, “There are many good organisations in Malaysia but to ensure that Malaysia remains competitive regionally and globally, we need incorporate purpose as a strategy to enable companies which can innovate and deliver compelling value to its customers, employees, and stakeholders.”

Consulus co-founder and CEO, Lawrence Chong added; “Malaysia is one of the strongest and most vibrant economies in ASEAN. We have always operated in Malaysia; this step now takes our commitment to a higher level. I am excited that we are working with Timothy who is exceedingly talented and a purpose-driven leader. He is in the best position to work with Malaysian businesses and business leaders who are seeking innovative ways to lead and grow their organisations.”