GIA Asia Continues to be a Great Place to Work According to 2011 Vault Survey

Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA), has been recognized by Vault as one of the top Consulting Firms in the Asia Pacific region. GIA Asia was placed eleventh overall in the annual ranking, ahead of McKinsey, BCG, Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG and 14 other companies.

The strategic market intelligence and advisory group also retained a place in the top three in categories such as Diversity for women, Hours in the office, Interaction with clients, Relationship with supervisors, Work/Life Balance and Travel requirements.

Categories Rankings for GIA Asia
Travel requirements1st
Diversity for women 2nd
Hours in the office 3rd
Interaction with clients 3rd
Relationship with supervisors 3rd
Work/Life Balance 3rd

"2010 has been a tremendous year of growth for GIA. In spite of the added pressure that growth brings, our people in Asia have been able to contribute strongly to the success of our clients as well as GIA's global network. I am very proud of our Asia Pacific teams and have every confidence that they will continue to rise to new heights,” said Markko Vaarnas, Chief Executive Officer of GIA.

"This is the third consecutive year that we have been achieving top three placings in important areas such as client exposure, supervisors and work/life balance. In GIA’s Asia-Pacific offices, we motivate our people through trust, empower rather than coerce our employees, and respect everyone equally. Managers set the example and provide frameworks and guidance when needed, encouraging employees to take on as much responsibility as they can handle.” said Pete Read, Senior Vice President of GIA Asia Pacific.

Based on its surveys of Asia Pacific consulting firm employees, the Vault Guide to the Top 25 Consulting Firms: Asia Pacific Edition provides the inside scoop on leading global and regional firms, along with its exclusive prestige, quality of life and practice area rankings.

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About Global Intelligence Alliance

Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA) is a strategic market intelligence and advisory group. GIA was formed in 1995 when a team of market intelligence specialists, management consultants, industry analysts and technology experts came together to build a powerful suite of customized solutions ranging from outsourced market monitoring services and software, to strategic analysis and advisory.

Today, we are the preferred partner for organizations seeking to understand, compete and grow in international markets. Our industry expertise and coverage of over 100 countries enables our customers to make better informed decisions worldwide.


Vault ( is the Web’s most comprehensive resource for career management and job search information, including insider intelligence on salaries, hiring practices and company cultures. Vault features thousands of company and university profiles, information on hundreds of occupations and industries, expert articles on wide range of workplace issues as well as jobs-related video, blogs and research tools. Vault publishes more than 120 online and print books, from the best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms to the Vault Guide to Schmoozing. The company’s clients include Fortune 1000 advertisers and recruiters, the country’s top universities and graduate schools – and 8 million consumers worldwide. Maintaining offices in New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong. Vault was founded in 1996.