PricewaterhouseCoopers opens its first office in Sarawak

PwC executive chairman Dato Mohammad Faiz Azmi (left) presenting a token of appreciation to Abang Johari, as Sridharan looks on.

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By Emellia Tamoh Ngigang

KUCHING, June 24: Multinational accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has finally set foot in Sarawak.

PwC Malaysia managing partner Sridharan Nair said the opening of its new office at Wisma STA, here, was to expand the firm’s presence in East Malaysia.

“We believe the time is ripe for us to establish a physical presence in Sarawak, to support the state’s goals and to meet the demands of Sarawak’s corporate sector.

“PwC is not primarily an audit and tax firm, contrary to perception. We are a multi-disciplinary firm with services that address a broad spectrum of business needs,” he said during the office’s official opening this morning by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Abang Johari (centre) activating the launch gimmick as Sridharan (right) and PwC executive chairman Dato Mohammad Faiz Azmi look on.

According to Sridharan, besides providing audit and insurance-related services, PwC helps its clients to improve their corporate governance and business models, develop solutions to address clients’ tech issues, originate and execute deals as well as providing consulting services.

He added that PwC’s main purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems.

“Together with our working experience, we believe this will serve us well in delivering greater value to Sarawak and its people,” he said.

This is the seventh office PwC has opened in Malaysia. It is a network of firms in 158 countries, with 250,000 people who are committed to delivering quality assurance, advisory and tax services. — DayakDaily