London-based multinational professional services network Ernst & Young Global (EY) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter in Saudi Arabia to support the project management profession in the Kingdom.
According to the statement, the MoU with PMI-KSA is in line with EY’s expansion of their project management consulting services. It will allow improving project management competencies based on EY’s practical experience on the ground while capitalizing on the knowledge, standards, and methodologies of PMI.
EY will also be able to use the PMI’s extensive network to share its leading practices and solutions both locally and globally. Furthermore, the MoU will provide possibilities for Saudi nationals to become project management professionals, thereby supporting the country’s nationalization agenda.
“The MoU between PMI-KSA and EY will help grow not only the number of project management professionals in Saudi Arabia but deepen the skillset and proficiency of the talent that is currently working here. The PMI-KSA Chapter facilitates the training and development of project management strategies and techniques for project execution across all businesses and government sectors in Saudi Arabia. Today PMI-KSA is one of the largest project management institutions in the Middle East, and we will continue to expand our effort to educate professionals as part of the strategic objectives of Vision 2030.”
Mr. Tariq Abu Obaid, General Manager of EY’s Consulting Firm in KSA said, “This memorandum to train our project management consultants also reaffirms our commitment to contributing to the local business landscape. With Saudization reaching more than 60 percent in our KSA offices, we want to ensure that we are giving the decision-makers of tomorrow a well-rounded and hands-on experience so they can better serve our nation in the future.”
“EY is proud to work with PMI-KSA to train our employees and ensure they always have the latest procedures, tools, and technology to best serve the needs of our clients. At EY, we believe that to continue to build a better working world, we must empower our people with the right mindsets and capabilities to navigate what’s next and become the transformative leaders the world needs,” Mr. Obaid added.