Cyient enters consultancy landscape with Cyient Consulting brand

07 December 2021 2 min. read
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Indian professional services firm Cyient has launched a management consulting practice, with the aim of complementing its engineering and technology services with organisational consulting expertise.

Founded in 1991, in India, Cyient has around 15,000 employees working from 20+ offices across four continents. The firm works with organisations on technology design and build, IT engineering, manufacturing, and digital transformation.

The foray into management consulting comes according to Krishna Bodanapu, Managing Director and CEO of Cyient, at a time of heightened demand for consultancy services. Facing major disruption in client expectations and their operations, as well as having to manage a rapid shift to digital ways of working, organisations of all sizes are turning to consultants to help them navigate the changing landscape.

Cyient enters consultancy landscape with Cyient Consulting brand

This is where Cyient Consulting comes in. “The Cyient Consulting practice will allow us to leverage our engineering domain expertise to solve business critical problems for our clients. I am confident that our consulting practice will add immense value to our offerings,” said Bodanapu.

Some of the propositions the division will offer include: organisation effectiveness, governance, performance improvement, asset optimisation and digital transformation.

Cyient Consulting will provide standalone services to its clients, and join existing Cyient engagements taking responsibility for the management consultancy side of work. For Cyient’s other arms, the new unit will deepen their offering, powering a more end-to-end service from strategy through to execution.

Leading the new unit is Nicola Kleynhans, who joined Cyient in October last year following the acquisition IG Partners, an Australian mining consultancy. Kleynhans co-founded the firm in 2013 together with Herman Kleynhans, and before that spent eighteen years at mining and natural resources giant BHP Billiton, latterly holding several senior leadership roles.

The 60-strong team of IG Partners will form the fundament of Cyient Consulting, with dozens of other professionals with a consulting profile internally crossing to the new division.

Commenting on the practice’s launch, Nicola Kleynhans said: “We are excited to help our customers create sustainable value for their stakeholders. We will leverage industry best practices and our proven methodology to deliver business transformation.”