One of the things that’s nice during the Christmas Season is the continuing initiative of Lito Tayag, Accenture Philippines, to keep in touch with its former Partners through the Annual Partners’ Get-Together. This year’s get-together was held on December 6, 2018 at the Accenture CVC at Uptown 2, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Every year, Lito Tayag give short updates on how Accenture Philippines has evolved and grown over the years. As of December 2018, Accenture Philippines has exceeded 50,000 employees deployed to eight clusters within and outside of Metro Manila.
Accenture Philippines was formerly SGV Consulting which spun off as Andersen Consulting Philippines in 1992 composed of the Manila Consulting Office and Manila Solutions Office. In 1992, some of the Consulting partners decided to stay with SGV&Co. while most joined the spin-off Andersen Consulting. I was one of those who joined the spin-off. Andersen Consulting later changed its name to Accenture in 01/01/2001. The name “Accenture” was the winning entry from a global contest to rename the company at that time. “Accenture” stands for “Accent on the Future.”
Way back in the 1980’s and 1990’s, SGV Consulting-Andersen Consulting was a pioneer in IT Outsourcing services for onshore clients. In 2002, as Accenture, it grew its services to include Voice and Non-Voice Business Process Outsourcing. Accenture Philippines has certainly come a long way from less than 300 people in the 1990’s to a 50,000-strong people organization in 2018.