President Benigno S. Aquino III exchanges pleasantries with Accenture chairman and chief executive officer Pierre Nanterme during a courtesy call at the Music Room, Malacañan Palace on Thursday (February 28). Accenture is a US$27.9 billion global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Also in photo is Accenture chief operating officer Jo Deblaereo and Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Feb 28 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed global outsourcing company officials who expressed confidence in the local market in Malacanang on Thursday.

Accenture Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pierre Nanterme paid a courtesy call on the Chief Executive at the Music Room of Malacanang Palace. He was accompanied by Chief Operating Officer Jo Deblaere and Country Managing Director Manolito Tayag.

Also in attendance was Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo.

Nanterme reinforced Accenture’s confidence in the the local market and the world-class capabilities of Accenture’ Philippine workforce who provide innovative information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions and services to top global clients.

Accenture Philippines is the country’s leading management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 16 facilities in its Manila and Cebu delivery centers.

The Accenture Philippines works with an international client base in Europe, Asia and North America. It plays a strategic role in Accenture’s ASEAN growth strategy.

The officials reaffirmed their commitment to partner with government in its advocacy to provide more jobs and spur economic growth through its commitment to invest in the Philippines. (MNS)