EY signs MoU with PMI-KSA to support growth of Saudi Arabia's project management profession

Joint framework to facilitate Saudi nationalization efforts


Riyadh: EY has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to support the project management profession in KSA.

The MoU with PMI-KSA is in line with the growth of the project management consulting services offered by EY. It will allow for improving project management competencies based on EY’s practical experience on the ground while capitalizing on the knowledge, standards, and methodologies of PMI. Also, EY will be able to benefit from the PMI wide network to share its leading practices and solutions locally and internationally.

The collaboration is part of EY’s greater commitment to supporting clients through their transformation execution journey. Ensuring their employees are trained on the latest solutions and able to utilize leading practices adds a differentiating value for clients while also streamlining their processes to accommodate the rapidly changing business environment and technology landscape.

In addition, the memorandum will create further opportunities for Saudi nationals to become experts in the project management profession, supporting the nationalization agenda of the country.

Tariq Abu Obaid, General Manager of EY’s Consulting Firm in KSA, says:

“EY is proud to work with PMI-KSA in an effort 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 in order 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.”

“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% 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.”

Badr M. Burshaid, President of the Project Management Institute, Saudi Arabia Chapter, says:

“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. Currently we have over 1,800 members and have held nearly 40 webinars to support professionals. In addition, Saudi Arabia is ranked as the number #1 place where certificates in RMP, PfMP, SP, and PBA are obtained.

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.”


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