Asia's top consulting firms for thought leadership

Thought leadership is an important part of any consulting firm’s client strategy, as creating insightful research helps firms and their consultants cement their reputation and legitimacy. Meet the consulting firms in Asia with the best thought leadership.

Every year, Asia based consulting firms create thought leadership of all types, ranging from in-depth research reports and white papers to methodologies, insights, blogs, videos, webinars and podcasts. The aim of thought leadership is to inform business leaders and stakeholders by delivering insights of value to them, in the process helping consulting firms with establishing themselves as an authority on a topic and with building a relationship with their readers.

Consultancies create thought leadership across all areas of expertise, including strategy, leadership, management, organisation, finance, digital, human capital and operations, and across all sectors, spanning automotive, aviation, construction, energy, financial services, government and the public sector, healthcare, professional services, retail, technology and telecom.

Consultancy.org assesses 500+ pieces of thought leadership produced by consulting firms globally per year, and our team in Asia follows the developments in the regional market. Based on our unique database, we present a list of the consulting firms that excel in thought leadership quality, impact, reach and volume.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

An overview of the top firms for thought leadership in Asia's consulting industry:

1.
McKinsey & Company
Southeast Asia is a global powerhouse. The ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have a combined GDP of $2.4 trillion and a population of more than 600 million. I...
2.
Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors i...
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PwC
PwC The company profile of PwC on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
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Bain & Company
We're a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 65 cities in 40 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to...
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EY
At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We...
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Deloitte
Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd – a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited comprising Deloitte practices operating in Brunei, Cambodia, Guam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, ...
7.
YCP Solidiance
YCP Solidiance is a corporate strategy consulting firm with a focus on Asia, "from Dubai to Shanghai". We advise CEOs on make-or-break deals, define new business models and accelerate Asia growth. Th...
8.
KPMG
KPMG International is a Swiss cooperative. It is the coordinating entity for the global network of independent KPMG firms. The network adopts a global approach to client needs that spans professional...
9.
Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenship...
10.
Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in over 70 cities across 30 countries, we combine deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, ri...
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Roland Berger
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, founded in 1967, is one of the world's leading strategy consultancies. With around 2,700 employees working in 51 offices in 36 countries worldwide, we have success...
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L.E.K. Consulting
We’re L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consultancy working with business leaders to seize competitive advantage and amplify growth. Our insights are catalysts that reshape the trajectory of our c...
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Accenture
Accenture is not a partner of Consultancy.asia and does not have an active company profile....
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AlixPartners
The company profile of AlixPartners on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
15.
Grant Thornton
Dynamic organisations know they need to apply both reason and instinct to decision making. At Grant Thornton UK LLP, this is how we advise our clients every day. We combine award-winning technical ex...
16.
Analysys Mason
Global leaders in TMT management consulting Analysys Mason is the world's leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT). We give clarity and confidence in answering o...
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Arthur D. Little
Arthur D. Little is not a partner of Consultancy.org and does not have a company profile....
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Avalon Consulting
Avalon Consulting is one of India’s leading consulting firms with 28 years of excellence in strategy and management Consulting. Avalon serves clients across India, the Middle East, China and South Ea...
19.
Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
20.
Kearney
Kearney is not a partner of Consultancy.asia....
21.
Mercer
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – thei...
22.
Synpulse
Synpulse has no active profile on Consultancy.asia....
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Cognizant
The company profile of Cognizant on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
24.
Frost & Sullivan
The company profile of Frost & Sullivan on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
25.
OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
26.
Sia Partners
The company profile of Sia Partners on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
27.
Simon-Kucher
Simon-Kucher is a global consultancy with more than 2,000 employees in 30 countries. Our sole focus is on unlocking better growth that drives measurable revenue and profit for our clients. We achieve...
28.
Strategy&
Practical strategists. Collaborative by nature. Sleeves rolled up. Committed to our clients’ success. Strategy& is a global team of practical strategists, committed to helping you seize essential adv...
29.
Wavestone
Wavestone is an international consultancy that provides connected thinking, insight and capability to industry leading organisations. We work collaboratively with our clients to plan strategic busine...
30.
Baker Tilly
Baker Tilly International is one of the world's leading networks of independently owned and managed accountancy and business advisory firms united by a commitment to provide exceptional client servic...
31.
Capgemini
The company profile of Capgemini on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
32.
EY-Parthenon
The company profile of EY-Parthenon on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
33.
FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulat...
34.
Genex Partners
Genex Partners is an independent consulting firm based in Japan and offices across the world to assist you with global and local support via the Cordence Worldwide network. Genex was founded in 2011 ...
35.
JLL
The company profile of JLL on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
36.
Korn Ferry
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37.
Marsh
The company profile of Marsh on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
38.
Oxford Economics
The company profile of Oxford Economics on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
39.
Porsche Consulting
Porsche Consulting Consultants from Porsche Consulting help both the parent company and external customers to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. This is achieved through superior operating per...
40.
RSM
The company profile of RSM on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
41.
Yonder Consulting
Yonder is a consultancy that helps clients to unlock opportunity and deliver business impact. Traditionally, this takes the experience of separate research, consulting and innovation businesses; but ...
42.
BDO
BDO is the world's 5th largest accountancy and business advisory firm providing services to businesses within India and worldwide....
43.
BearingPoint
BearingPoint consultants understand that the world of business changes constantly and that the resulting complexities demand intelligent and adaptive solutions. Our clients, whether in commercial or ...
44.
PA Consulting
PA Consulting An employee-owned firm of over 2,500 people, we work with business and governments worldwide through our offices in North America, Europe, the Nordics, the Gulf and Asia Pacific. We are...
45.
Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson has no active profile on Consultancy.asia...
46.
Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
47.
Knight Frank
The company profile of Knight Frank on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
48.
Protiviti
The company profile of Protiviti on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
49.
Capgemini Invent
The company profile of Capgemini Invent on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
50.
Ayming
The company profile of Ayming on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
51.
CIL Management Consultants
The company profile of CIL Management Consultants on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
52.
Horváth
The company profile of Horváth on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
53.
dss+
With over 900 professionals in 40 countries, we are a world-class operations management consulting firm with a purpose of saving lives and creating a sustainable future. From our solid legacy as DuPo...
54.
Capco
Capco is a global management consultancy with a focus in financial services including banking and payments, capital markets, and wealth and asset management....
55.
CBRE
The company profile of CBRE on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
56.
Infosys
The company profile of Infosys on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
57.
Efficio
The company profile of Efficio on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
58.
GEP
GEP® delivers transformative supply chain solutions that help global enterprises become more agile and resilient, operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitabi...
59.
Kroll
The company profile of Kroll on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
60.
Baringa
The company profile of Baringa on ConsultancyAsia is not active....
61.
Crowe
The company profile of Crowe on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
62.
Tata Consultancy Services
The company profile of Tata Consulting Service on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
63.
Elixirr
The UK’s Best New Consultancy Elixirr is a different type of consultancy – helping their clients change the game in their industries. Everyone’s talking about the future, a new digital world, but few...
64.
Gartner
The company profile of Gartner on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
65.
Inverto
The company profile of Inverto on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
66.
Mazars
Mazars The company profile of Mazars on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
67.
Synechron
Synechron is not a partner of Consultancy.asia and does not have an active company profile....
68.
Atos
The company profile of Atos on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
69.
Avanade
The company profile of Avanade on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
70.
IBM Consulting
The company profile of IBM Consulting on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
71.
Altman Solon
The company profile of Altman Solon on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
72.
CGI
At CGI, we're committed to helping all of our stakeholders succeed. Our 68,000 professionals in 40 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific provide end-to-end IT and business process se...
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Corporate Value Associates
The company profile of Corporate Value Associates on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
74.
Delta Capita
Delta Capita is an independent business and technology consultancy. Getting it done We’re achievers; Our partners and consultants are seasoned professionals who have worked at senior levels in comple...
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ERM
The company profile of ERM on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
76.
GE Healthcare Partners
The company profile of GE Healthcare Partners on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
77.
Heidrick & Struggles
The company profile of Heidrick & Struggles on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
78.
HKA
HKA helps clients manage risk, disputes and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. We are the leading global consultancy in risk mitigation and dispute resolution, using our multi...
79.
Isio
The company profile of Isio on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
80.
Maine Pointe
Maine Pointe is a global supply chain and operations consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. This is achiev...
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NERA Economic Consulting
The company profile of NERA Economic Consulting on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
82.
North Highland
North Highland The company profile of North Highland on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
83.
Oaklins
The company profile of Oaklins on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
84.
Publicis Sapient
The company profile of Publicis Sapient on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
85.
Q5
Q5 is a global award-winning management consulting firm that specialises in organisational health. At our heart, 'Q5ers' help business leaders develop organisational strategy then implement it throug...
86.
Sionic
In 2001 Sionic was purchased by the Davies Group. At the beginning of November 2023 Sionic rebranded as Davies....
87.
Sopra Steria
The company profile of Sopra Steria on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
88.
Accuracy
The company profile of Accuracy on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
89.
AFRY Management Consulting
Leading advisor for the transitions of the energy and bioindustry sectors. Providing solutions for generations to come. We at AFRY Management Consulting are committed to accelerating change towards a...
90.
Alpha
The company profile of Alpha on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
91.
Ankura
The company profile of Ankura on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
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Aon
The company profile of Aon on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
93.
Curzon & Company
Curzon & Company is a boutique Change Management Consultancy specialising in Business Transformation. We deliver fast, radical and sustained performance improvements, often where implementing change ...
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Dalberg
The company profile of Dalberg on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
95.
Economist Intelligence Unit
The company profile of Economist Intelligence Unit on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
96.
Ecorys
The company profile of Ecorys on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
97.
EFESO Management Consultants
EFESO Management Consultants is a global consulting group specialized in operations strategy and performance improvement. We work side-by-side with our clients to accelerate their transformation towa...
98.
Egon Zehnder
The company profile of Egon Zehnder on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
99.
Merkle
The company profile of Merkle on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
100.
NMS Consulting
NMS Consulting is a global management consulting firm providing strategic counsel to private and public organizations and the individuals who lead them. The combination of our diverse skills, global ...
101.
Oxera
Oxera The company profile of Oxera on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
102.
Proudfoot
The company profile of Proudfoot on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
103.
RGP
RGP helps companies solve a range of business problems, from the immediate - reducing cost and improving efficiency - to larger scale, enterprise-wide, transformational initiatives. We work across a ...
104.
Savills
The company profile of Savills on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
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Slalom
The company profile of Slalom on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
106.
South Pole
South Pole has been at the forefront of decarbonization since 2006, developing and implementing comprehensive strategies that turn climate action into long-term business opportunities for Fortune 500...
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The Hackett Group
The Hackett Group The company profile of The Hackett Group on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
108.
umlaut
umlaut is a global, full-service, cross-industry, end-to-end company that offers advisory and fulfillment services to clients all over the world. We utilise our interdisciplinary capabilities to add ...
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Visagio
The company profile of Visagio on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
110.
Wipro
Wipro The company profile of Wipro on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
111.
Wood Mackenzie
The company profile of Wood Mackenzie on Consultancy.asia is currently not activated....
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Zanders
We are an independent firm with a track record of innovation and success across the total spectrum of treasury, risk and finance. Our Business Values are the ingrained principles of the company and o...
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