SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, Philippines – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has opened its third delivery center in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. The Accenture Delivery Center in Ilocos, in addition to existing centers in Metro Manila and Cebu, signifies Accenture’s continued growth and success in the Philippines, as well as its steadfast commitment to help advance the country’s information technology and business process management industry (IT-BPM).
Ilocos Norte officials, led by Governor Imee Marcos and San Nicolas Mayor Melanie Grace Valdez were joined by Accenture Operations leadership headed by Global Delivery Lead and Senior Managing Director Manish Sharma, during theinaugural ceremonies to mark the formal opening of the company’s newest delivery center in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte.
“The Delivery Center in Ilocosstrengthens our leadership position in the global and local outsourcing industry,” Accenture’s Sharma said. “The Philippines, with its approximately 45,000 employees across the country, is strategic in our Accenture Global Delivery Network and a significant part of our overall growth agenda. With centers in Manila and Cebu, and now in Ilocos, Accenture further strengthens our ability to create a greater impact for our clients globally and in the region with a sharp focus on health administration and finance operations.”
Accenture Operations runs business processes and infrastructure services on behalf of its global clients. The current workforce of the Delivery Center in Ilocos will initially provide Finance and Accounting BPO and Health Administration BPO services for global clients across Europe and North America.
Accenture Operations Service Delivery Operations Lead Benedict Hernandez added that Accenture Operations is powered by the largest and most diversified group of business operations specialists in the world. “We are proud to say that the Filipino talent is at the forefront of Accenture Operations. We continue to be in awe of the skills, passion and determination of our employees, including the Ilocanos who are now part of the Accenture community,” he added.
Hernandez reiterated that the province’s abundant talent pool was one of the key reasons that led Accenture to open a delivery center in Ilocos Norte.
Governor Marcos thanked Accenture for choosing Ilocos Norte to locate its third delivery center. “As a leader in the IT-BPM industry, Accenture brings to our province many opportunities for growth, particularly quality jobs for Ilocanos, which is in line with our Task Force Trabaho campaign. We look forward to a long-term relationship with Accenture, as we intensify our efforts to promote Ilocos Norte as an investment hub and source of great talent for the IT-BPM industry,” she said.
Other local and national government officials who graced the inaugural event were San Nicolas Vice Mayor Alfredo Valdez, Jr., Information Communications Technology Office Deputy Executive Director Monchito Ibrahim and Department of Trade and Industry-Ilocos Norte Provincial Director Benjamin Garcia, Jr., Accenture Country Managing Director Lito Tayag and Operations Lead, Accenture Operations Delivery Centers in the Philippines Arundhati Chakraborty were also on hand for the milestone occasion.
On top of boosting employment in Ilocos, the company, through Accenture Corporate Citizenship, emphasized its commitment to the province’s environment and education sectors. Sharma and Hernandez led a tree planting ceremony near the Ilocos Delivery Center to symbolize the company’s pledge to preserve and protect the environment.
Meanwhile, in support of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative, Accenture employees conducted a computer skills training program among select grade school students of Pasion Barangay Elementary School of San Nicolas to further enhance their knowledge and skills in basic computer applications.