Paul Tjia is managing director of GPI Consultancy, a Dutch consultancy firm in the field of offshore sourcing. He promotes offshoring of IT and BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) in The Netherlands and he assists clients in several areas (e.g. global sourcing strategy, feasibility study, country & partner selection, due diligence, offshore transition, offshore project management and cultural training). He also organizes IT-missions to various offshore destinations and is the co-author of the book Offshoring Information Technology - Sourcing and Outsourcing to a Global Workforce (Cambridge University Press).