Deloitte Global CEO discusses skills of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with Saudi university students
26 March, 2018 –Deloitte Middle East and Deloitte Saudi Arabia announced plans to support the development of a digitally skilled workforce in Kingdom. Through close collaboration with schools and universities in the Kingdom, Deloitte will provide work experience opportunities for students as well as train them for future careers. These goals will be further supported by the establishment of a Deloitte Digital Delivery Center in Riyadh in collaboration with MCIT, announced earlier this month, which will create hundreds of job opportunities for Saudi nationals.
These investments were announced during a visit by Deloitte Global CEO, Punit Renjen, to Saudi Arabia in March 2018, and are a testament to Deloitte’s commitment to the economic development of the country and education of young Saudi women and men for the careers of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The visit by the Deloitte Global CEO included a student event at the Alfaisal University in Riyadh, on March 5th. Accompanied by David Sproul, CEO, Deloitte UK and North West Europe, Omar Fahoum, CEO, Deloitte Middle East and Ehsan Makhdoum, Riyadh Managing Partner, the students and faculty had the chance to discuss with the Deloitte leaders many topics including the latest disruptive technologies worldwide, and global, regional and national trends. Deloitte Saudi Arabia’s employees participated in the event to engage with the students.
“The students at Alfaisal University are impressive, some of the brightest minds in the Kingdom. It is clear that they have the talent, capability and vision to lead the business community as the global economy transitions from the 3rd to the 4th Industrial Revolution. I am confident they will deliver the digital agenda in the Kingdom, in line with The National Transformation plan and Vision 2030,” said Renjen, CEO, Deloitte Global.
“Deloitte in the Middle East is committed to the long term economic success of the Kingdom through Saudi youth talent development and the firm’s nationalization programs. As part of the largest professional services network in the world, the initiatives and significant investments that Deloitte is putting in place are in line with the key elements needed to achieve Vision 2030,’ said Makhdoum, Riyadh Managing Partner.
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