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Indian IT Firm Wipro Hires Over 600 Saudi Professionals

Indian IT Firm Wipro Hires Over 600 Saudi Professionals

Tuesday, 31 May, 2022 - 08:30
Turki bin Nadir, Chief Executive Officer of Wipro Arabia Limited. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Indian IT firm Wipro Limited has hired over 600 Saudi professionals with ambitious plans to transform the technological landscape of the Kingdom within the framework of Saudi Vision 2030.

The move by Wipro, which operates as “Wipro Arabia Limited” in the Kingdom, is part of efforts to boost areas of technological investment, innovation, and development of young talents and competencies in Saudi Arabia.

Turki bin Nadir, Chief Executive Officer of Wipro Arabia Limited, said that the company employs more than 1,000 people from 20 different nationalities.

He noted that the percentage of Saudi employees is more than 50% of the total number of employees in Wipro’s three main offices in the Kingdom.

“Wipro’s strong commitment and alignment to Vision 2030 has been a key driver for its growth in the Kingdom. We leverage the power of technology with a passionate global talent base to help our customers, communities, and planet thrive in the digital world,” he said.

“Digital transformation, cloud, cybersecurity, data analytics, digital operations and platforms, IoT and artificial intelligence are our top strategic areas in Saudi Arabia,” he added.

The chief executive said Wipro, in partnership with Princess Nourah bint Abdul Rahman University, started the Women’s Business Park in 2016, which is one of the largest knowledge process outsourcing centers in the Middle East region.

“The Kingdom is one of the fastest growing markets for us in the Middle East and North Africa region both in terms of revenues and customers,” Nadir said.

“The company's strategic priorities are in line with emerging markets with a focus on mega projects, entities backed by the Public Investment Fund and government initiatives,” he explained.

He highlighted Wipro’s leading position in terms of social and corporate responsibilities. He said that the Wipro brand is an embodiment of customer-centric excellence, drive for sustainability and outstanding corporate citizenship.

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