UL Solutions expands its Middle East presence with new Saudi office

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, has opened a new office in Riyadh in order to serve customers in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East.

The new office will help to deliver fire safety, security, and sustainability services for customers by providing access to proven science, testing, and critical data and software products.

Ms. Dareen Ayyad, country manager of UL Solutions in Saudi Arabia and lead in the Riyadh office, stated that, “Complementing our existing presence in Dammam, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, our new Riyadh office is our latest demonstration of UL Solutions’ commitment to serving in-region customers. and will help support the region’s major developments and projects, including those in industrial, infrastructure, information, and communications technology, energy, and sustainability sectors.”

“Expanding our Middle East footprint in Riyadh will enable key stakeholders in the Kingdom direct local access to UL Solutions’ world-class safety science expertise in support of efforts to transform the economy,” Ms. Ayyad added.

The UL Solutions office was established to support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 economic transformation plan and to meet the requirement for all foreign entities to have a local presence to do business with the Kingdom as part of the country’s efforts to establish Riyadh as a global business hub.

The company said that “the new facility will support the safe, sustainable, and secure commercialization of technologies to advance Saudi Arabia’s economic transformation initiatives and objectives.”

Mr. Hamid Syed, vice president and general manager of UL Solutions in the Middle East noted that, “With this transformation comes a significant need to address fire safety, cybersecurity, and sustainability. Building upon our existing footprint and previous work in the region, our new presence in Riyadh will allow us to continue to heighten our ability to be a trusted science-based safety, security, and sustainability partner and help enable the Kingdom’s economic evolution.”

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