|17 November, 2019

H.E. Mothanna Gharaibeh inaugurates BIGO Technology's Amman office, opening doors to AI and more employment opportunities

Office inaugurated by H.E. Mothanna Gharaibeh, Minister for Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

H.E. Mothanna Gharaibeh inaugurates BIGO Technology's Amman office, opening doors to AI and more employment opportunities
  • Singaporean Internet company looks to drive Artificial Intelligence skills and adoption in Jordan
  • The company aims to hire 50 AI experts to be based in Jordan and serve the region

Amman-Jordan: BIGO Technology (BIGO), a Singapore-based Internet technology company powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), has opened a new office in Amman, Jordan. The office was inaugurated by His Excellency Mothanna Gharaibeh, Jordan’s Minister for Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship. BIGO executives in attendance included Mr. Mike Ong, Vice President for Government Relations, and Mr. Jackson Liu, General Manager of Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

BIGO’s first office in Jordan will serve as an additional regional hub to interact and engage with users and stakeholders, ensure a high-tech corporate presence in Jordan, and advance AI skills among Jordanian youth. It will improve products, and increase employment opportunities for technology professionals within the country.

His Excellency Mothanna Gharaibeh, said: “BIGO has made the first step in fulfilling their commitment to Jordan, and we look forward to their future investment in the upskilling and hiring of technology and AI professionals in Jordan. This investment aligns well with initiatives in Jordan such as the ‘One Million Jordanian Coders’ programme, which will bring Jordanians free three-month training sessions and online courses in coding and internationally-recognised certification. As Jordan advances towards our digital future, we are enthusiastic about the role that visionary technology companies such as BIGO will play.”

BIGO currently has over 69 technical patents and over 414 patents are under the process of application. As a fast-growing Singapore company, BIGO now has five R&D centres around the globe, and employs over 250 people in the MENA region alone. Worldwide, BIGO has more than 400 million monthly active users across its applications and services, a significant percentage of whom are in the MENA region.

The Jordanian government has been a keen supporter of BIGO for its plan and presence both in the Hashemite Kingdom and across the wider region. In fact, earlier this year BIGO hosted His Excellency Mothanna Gharaibeh at its headquarters in Singapore, where discussions centred around the expansion possibilities in Jordan, and upskilling of youth in preparation for the fourth digital revolution.

Mr. Mike Ong of BIGO said: “At BIGO, we strongly believe that it is our responsibility to invest in the future wherever we operate. Jordan is on a quest to become the digital hotspot in the region. Our expertise in AI will help support Jordan’s vision and assist in developing an environment that nurtures and enhances digital skills and capabilities to build a better future.”

For BIGO, the Middle East region is ripe with opportunity for the consumption and development of its applications. It will also assist in developing the skills and talent of Arab youths and empower them to conceptualize and build a more productive future.

Mr. Jackson Liu of BIGO said: “We believe that establishing the BIGO office in Jordan is a strategic move due to the diversity on offer, in relation to language skills, cultural similarities to that of the region and an IMF classification of ‘Highly Developed’. We are committed to investing and developing human capital, and we have developed a comprehensive recruitment plan. Our objective is to focus more on hiring technology professionals so we can contribute to the vision of Jordan.”

The office in Jordan is the second BIGO office in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region after Egypt. The company has earlier announced plans of hiring 50 AI experts to be based in Jordan and serve the region.

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About BIGO

BIGO is a fast-growing Singapore Internet company established in 2014. BIGO operates products and services in more than 150 countries in the world. BIGO’s products include imo (global video communication app), BIGO LIVE (global livestreaming platform), and Likee (global short video creation platform). BIGO’s headquarters and regional centers are focused on building Artificial Intelligence capabilities and enhancements specifically for localization and country specific requirements. At present, BIGO has 5 R&D centers, in China, India, Middle East, Singapore and the United States, and has over 20 offices around the world.

BIGO aims to provide its users with a world class experience through its cutting-edge technology. Building a global and inspiring social community based on video service. BIGO encourages people to share their creativity, passion and happiness in life and make the world a better place.

For further information, please contact:
Marie Miller
BIGO Technology
Singapore
mariewong@bigo.sg 

Joshua Mathias
GolinMENA
Dubai – UAE
jmathias@golin.ae
+971 4 332 3308

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