American camera and social media company Snap has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar’s Government Communications Office (GCO) to open a new office in Doha, expanding its footprint in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
This move is part of Snap’s efforts to support and create opportunities for its highly engaged community in Qatar, as well as work closely with local partners and businesses, ultimately contributing to Qatar’s growing and vibrant digital landscape.
According to the statement, “Snap leadership in MENA will be overseeing the office management and is planning to hire a team to run the operations locally.”
Sheikh Jassim bin Mansour bin Jabor Al Thani, Director of the Government Communications Office, said that, “We are pleased to welcome Snap Inc to Qatar and look forward to seeing the Snap community grow. This new office and strategic partnership will help them reach one of the most vibrant and digitally enabled knowledge economies in the region and will allow our citizens to continue to engage with dynamic technology for creative and commercial uses.”
Mr. Hussein Freijeh, General Manager of Snap Inc. in the Middle East stated that, “Snapchat has a highly engaged community in Qatar and we are delighted to announce our expanding presence in MENA with the opening of a new office in Doha, which reflects our support to Qatar’s growing and vibrant digital landscape.”
“This will also allow us to better serve our local community of Snapchatters, creators, and businesses, and invest in developer partnerships to create even more opportunities for digital transformation in Qatar,” Mr. Freijeh added.