• Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. office on Old Mahabalipuram Road.

Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. office on Old Mahabalipuram Road. (Photo : Getty Images)

Cognizant, a leading global provider of information technology, announced its expansion of operations in Hong Kong with the opening of a new office.

The expansion will enhance its existing operations in the Greater China region and enable its global, regional and local clients to leverage business and technical capabilities. It will do so while delivering time-zone advantages and deep local insights to its growing roster of customers in Asia Pacific.

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The company currently employs more than 300 professionals in Hong Kong to handle a broad range of services to more than 300 leading organization in various industry sectors. It will deliver digital business, operations, systems and technology services to sectors of financial services, retail, energy, consumer goods, utilities, insurance, travel and hospitality.

Arthur Wong, the Chief Information Officer at China Construction Bank Corporation Limited Asia, said: "We are pleased that Cognizant has established a new office in Hong Kong, underscoring its long-term commitment to the region."

CCB Asia has been using the high-quality financial services and technology expertise of Cognizant for years to operate and manage essential business processes more efficiently. This has resulted in a lower operating cost, enhanced risk management and a better business outcome.

"Technology is key to realizing our vision of innovative and smart banking in today's digital era," Wong added.

"In Cognizant, we have a partner who can help us unlock the full power of our technology environment and create competitive advantage through process and technology excellence."

Chief Information Officer at BOC International Holdings Gary Ma said: "We congratulate Cognizant on the inauguration of its new office in Hong Kong. Over the past few years, Cognizant has been providing us with a range of technology services. We look forward to a continuing and collaborative partnership."

Jayajyoti Sengupta, the Asia Pacific Head at Cognizant, said: "We continue to steadily grow our presence and investment in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's booming information and communication technology sector is among the world's most advanced."

In part of this expansion, Cognizant currently runs an active graduate recruitment program and soft-skills training to technical and management talent from premier institutions such as Hong Kong University, City University of Hong Kong and Chinese University.