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2013-02-19 06:47:16 - Leading Dutch risk management, finance and governance consulting firm follows global clients to Asia

After nine years of successful growth in the Netherlands, CPI Governance (CPI), a consulting firm specialising in risk management, finance and governance, is pleased to announce its expansion into Asia with a new branch office in Singapore.

Asia’s fast-paced market growth, coupled with increased regulatory scrutiny, has resulted in increased demand for implementation of profound risk management, finance and governance processes. Organisations in Asia are seeking the same third-party assistance in these critical areas as their Western counterparts; however, expertise in the region remains insufficient. CPI, with its successful track record in Europe and extensive resources, is well equipped to assist corporations and financial institutions alike in Asia in fulfilling their needs for additional related capacity and knowledge transfer.
Founded

in 2004, CPI currently employs 11 partners, 50 professionals and 300 associates. The company has served, and continues to serve, a large number of blue-chip companies in the corporate and financial sectors – including KPN (the largest Dutch telecom company), Aegon (financial services), Fortune 500 companies such as Henry Schein (medical, dental and veterinary supplies distributor) and Hewitt Associates (HR consulting and BPO), as well as private-equity owned companies like Maxeda (retail).

“Our clients are very happy that we have followed them to Asia. They have not been able to find suitable alternatives to the global consulting firms and are in great need of experienced finance and risk professionals,” said Simone Heidema, Managing Partner, CPI Governance. “CPI Asia will provide them with hands-on, proficient professionals, quality counsel, for lower fees.”

Over the past nine years, CPI has become a trusted advisor and partner for its clients and has developed a thought-leadership position perceived to be a critical challenger to the larger service organisations – such as the Big Four.

“The focus of CPI is to offer clients only seasoned professionals with relevant track records. CPI consultants are carefully selected and highly qualified specialists with over 10-15 years’ relevant work experience in both consulting and line management. They all hold university degrees, with many also having pursued post-graduate education. Our top-notch expertise, combined with charge-out rates 30 per cent below the Big Four, makes CPI a very compelling partner,” said Inge van Zon, Managing Partner, CPI Asia.

“This is a strategic fit in Asia as our clients indicate that they find it relatively easy to attract talented graduates from university; however, they have difficulty in hiring and maintaining experienced staff,” continued van Zon. “CPI Asia assists its clients in solving their temporary shortage of finance and risk professionals, and works on projects and strategic assignments with them.”

About CPI Governance

Corporate, Public and Internal Governance (CPI Governance) supports management and their organisations in structuring and implementing good governance and risk management. CPI’s pragmatic approach, integrated vision and focus on embedding governance systems set it apart from the competition. CPI supports and advises organisations in risk management, finance and governance with its hands-on experienced people and cost efficiency – making CPI a critical challenger to the larger consulting firms.

Founded in 2004, CPI currently consists of 11 partners, 50 professionals and 300 associates. The company has served, and continues to serve, a large number of blue-chip companies in the corporate and financial sectors. Examples include KPN (the largest Dutch telecom company), Aegon (financial services), Fortune 500 companies such as Henry Schein (medical, dental and veterinary supplies distributor) and Hewitt Associates (HR consulting and BPO), as well as private-equity owned companies like Maxeda (retail).

For more information please contact:

CPI Asia, Inge van Zon, Managing Partner, ivanzon@cpiasia.com

Inge Van Zon is the Managing Partner of CPI Asia. She is a qualified actuary and has worked in both the consulting and investment-banking industries in Europe and Asia. After starting her career in the Netherlands, and spending four years in London, Inge moved to Asia in 2009 and has since worked on projects for Zurich Financial Services and ING Bank in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia. Inge is a teacher at the Dutch Actuarial Institute and over the past 12 years has been teaching several Permanent Education Programmes and in-company trainings. She is also responsible for developing the examination of the Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) qualification. Inge holds an executive masters’ degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, an MBA from Nyenrode Business School, and masters’ degrees in Actuarial Sciences and Financial Management from the University of Amsterdam.

CPI Governance, Simone Heidema, Managing Partner, sheidema@cpigovernance.nl

Simone Heidema is the founder and Managing Partner of CPI. She is a qualified auditor and has worked globally both as an advisor and in CFO positions. Simone chairs the Corporate Platform for Good Governance (CPG²) and is a guest lecturer in risk management at Amsterdam’s university VU. In addition, Simone is a regular guest speaker at seminars on governance and risk management and has published a variety of articles on this topic in Het Financieele Dagblad and Banking Review, amongst others. Simone received both her Dutch accountant's degree and her masters' degree in Business Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Media contact:

Citra Prasetyo
Asia-Pacific Connections for CPI Asia
citra@apconnections.com
+65 6334 9045


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