Microsoft Jordan Moves into a New Office at the King Hussein Business Park
As part of its efforts to expand its presence in the Kingdom, Microsoft Jordan announced during the MENA ICT Forum held in Amman, Jordan that it will be relocating to a new office at the King Hussein Business Park (KHBP), a premiere office development located at the heart of the capital. Microsoft Jordan's close to 40 team members, who are expected to increase in the upcoming year, plan to relocate to their new and bigger office space by December 2010.
Widely considered one of the Region's foremost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Information and Communications Technology Enabled Services (ICTES) industry events, the 2010 Forum presents the ideal platform for such an announcement as it attracts some 500 key executives, government decision makers and the private sector from around the world and Region, and features over 65 distinguished speakers from leading private and public ICT and ICTES entities from around the globe, who will convene in Amman to deliberate the MENA Regions most current and pressing ICT and ICTES concerns.
His Excellency Marwan Juma, the Minister of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT), stated, "The prestigious King Hussein Business Park is attracting a lot of interest from a considerable number of leading local and international corporations due to the world class facilities that it offers for organizations involved in the fields of healthcare, ICT, media and education. Microsoft's decision to relocate to the business park further demonstrates that the KHBP is quickly establishing itself as the leading business development location in the Kingdom, serving Jordan and the region."
Sayed Hashish, Microsoft Regional General Manager, North Africa East Mediterranean & Pakistan (NEPA), stated, "Microsoft Jordan is an important asset and a hub of interest to Microsoft as it is developing into a strategic IT hub in the region in line with Jordan's vision to develop a viable IT sector. Microsoft was very keen to be one of the first multinational technology corporations to establish itself in the Kingdom, and its relocation to the King Hussein Business Park will play a vital role in enhancing Microsoft's impact in the Kingdom and the region as a whole."
Rula Ammuri, Microsoft Jordan Country Manager, stated, "Microsoft is expanding its presence in Jordan by moving to a new location and bigger offices at the King Hussein Business Park, which aims to increase our contribution to the development of the ICT sector in Jordan and the establishment of the Local Software Economy by supporting the Government of Jordan in realizing its objectives and enabling the various sectors and industries to improve their efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness to build a viable economy in Jordan."
She added, "Enhancing our presence in the Kingdom and increasing the size of the Microsoft Jordan team serves not only the Kingdom but also the North Africa, East Mediterranean and Pakistan (NEPA) Region, leveraging the local Jordanian talent to cater to the region as a whole."
The KHBP is located on King Abdallah II Street and includes thirty two buildings with multiple uses ranging from office buildings, cutting-edge communication networks, an auditorium, a sports complex, social and support areas and much more. The total built-up area of all buildings combined is 112,650 square meters with a total land area of 365,000 square meters. The site caters to developments in healthcare, ICT, media, education and security businesses.
The business park is situated in one of Amman's most enviable locations and in close proximity to a number of key landmarks and destinations including the King Hussein Medical City (Jordan's largest medical centre), King Hussein Mosque (Jordan's most outstanding architectural landmark), the King Hussein Park (Amman's newest and largest public park) and two of Amman's most popular museums.