Quint Malaysia Undergoes Management Buyout

Jean Yong (left) and Michiel R. De Boer

Education Director of Quint Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Jean Yong (left in pic)), has successfully completed a management buyout of the local subsidiary of Quint Holding BV of the Netherlands.

Together with the company’s Director of Consultancy Asia, Michiel R. De Boer (right in pic), the duo now respectively holds equal stakes in the company which would be rebranded as MindMagine Asia Sdn Bhd within the next few weeks. ­

Quint is today an international consultancy, technology and training group with a global reputation of supporting organisations in designing and implementing digital transformation strategies.

The group’s key focus areas are Digital Strategy, Data Activation, Lean Agile Enterprise, Sourcing Advisory, IT Governance, Enterprise Cloud, Enterprise DevOps and Enterprise Automation. It has successfully accelerated strategic transformation exercises for customers throughout the world through its core belief of ‘connecting people, processes, technology and leadership to one another’.

In Malaysia, its local subsidiary is well known within industry that expands across Asia for focusing on the three pillars of Consulting (Strategy, Design and Implementation), Technology (Architecture, Implementation and Support) and Academy (Training and Coaching).

Its Malaysian ecosystem comprises diverse verticals such as telecommunication, aviation, finance, insurance, oil & gas, manufacturing, government, small medium companies spanning across Asia.

Jean explained that the new name, MindMagine, serves to represent the company’s cognitive (mind) capabilities and industry knowledge, combined with its professionals’ ability to empathise with customers’ problems (imagine) before supporting them with innovative solutions.

“As MindMagine, our passion is to provide value, with our drive and strength stemming from supporting and improving organisational and individual capabilities and growth,” said Jean who will be assuming the role of MindMagine’s Education Director.

“We are continuously adopting and developing advisory, coaching, and education solutions in modern and proven management principles and techniques. This also means there is an evolving need to adjust and develop our own business model and market approach.”

Meanwhile, Michiel, who would be assuming the role of Consulting Director, said that the company is aiming to ‘move to the next level’ in its efforts to optimise customers’ IT management capabilities and services.

“Our strong track record since 2001 is testament to our expertise here in Malaysia and throughout Asia,” said Michiel, who is married to a Malaysian and made Malaysia his home since 2004.

Both new owners have their respective strengths: Jean with business dealings together with go-to-market strategies for partners, and Michiel being regarded by industry as a ‘visionary’ strong in consulting and advanced technologies.

Quint Holding chief executive officer Maurice Boon congratulated Jean and Michiel for completing the management buyout which he described as a ‘win-win’ scenario for all parties involved.

“Having worked closely with both Jean and Michiel for more than two decades, I can attest to their strong leadership qualities and appreciate their intention of ‘leaving the Quint nest to find their own pastures,” said Maurice.

“On behalf of Quint, I would like to also express my heartfelt appreciation to both Jean and Michiel for all their previous contributions to our group and wish them all the very best in their journey,” he added.