ESI opens regional office in Dubai to serve the Middle
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Tuesday, 24 April 2007
The new office is the first for ESI International in the Middle
East and North Africa region and will serve as the company's regional
Located in the business district of Bur Dubai, the set-up will
be able to offer a comprehensive range of ESI's services to clients
throughout the region, new and existing clients will benefit from
ESI's locally-based expertise with a sound knowledge of the local
business landscape. Through ESI's new Dubai location, the company
can better serve its clients throughout the Middle East & North
Africa (MENA) by offering a large range of learning programmes to
help them getting better results from their projects, contracts,
requirements and vendor relationships.
more than 15 years' experience in the Far East and Middle East markets,
ESI's lead Middle East Business Development Manager, Craig Jordan
(right), has worked with numerous major blue chip clients
across the region, providing a high level of solutions-based expertise
that ESI clients demand.
'The Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions in the world
at the moment and I'm excited about the opportunity this offers
ESI. During 2006 we secured significant new contracts in the telecommunications,
oil and gas, constructions, transportation and the financial sectors.
It is fantastic to see so many forward thinking organisation understanding
the value proposition ESI offers and the trust placed on us to help
them develop their project delivery capability. We are currently
working very closely with a number of key accounts helping them
to deliver project management development programmes specifically
tailored to meet the unique challenges faced in this region and
providing one of the keys to the major issue of staff recruitment
and retention experienced in all industries across the GCC'.
Alan Garvey, Managing Director of ESI, EMEA said: 'This is an important
milestone for ESI International and clear evidence of our commitment
to developing a higher profile in the Middle East and North Africa.
The region is an area of strategic focus and rapid growth for ESI.
The potential comes from the number of mega-projects being announced
almost on a weekly basis in the region and the rapid expansion across
all industry sectors. In the oil and gas sector the rise in oil
prices last year and the continued high global demand means there
is greater pressure than ever before to deliver upstream and downstream
products as efficiently as possible, this is managed through competent
In addition to this, the Project Management Institute in the region
has aggressive expansion plans over the next two years aiming to
more than double the number of PMI® members and the number of certified
Project Management Professionals in the region. Establishing this
office will enable us to broaden our footprint and enhance our reputation
build on our long track record by considerably enhancing services
we can offer clients in the area.'
ESI has been active in the Middle East region for several years,
providing project management training and consulting services to
a number of clients in the area, including Ericsson, Halcrow, Motorola,
HP, Saudi Aramco, Q-Tel.
Visit ESI Middle East at http://www.esi-intl.ae