Senior Advisor to PwC Hamed Kazim (left) and Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC's UK firm
PwC, the leading international professional services organisation, has relocated its Dubai staff to bigger, more spacious offices in Emaar Square, Downtown Dubai.
The customised space of over 50,000 square feet was chosen to accommodate PwC’s growing multinational staff in support of its ambitious growth plans, particularly on the UAE, to meet the needs of the market. PwC currently has nearly 600 people based in Dubai, representing 45 nationalities, plus almost 200 people based in Abu Dhabi and 15 in Sharjah.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Warwick Hunt, Middle East Managing Partner, PwC, said: “We have been growing our business steadily over the past few years across the region, supporting our strategy to become the number one professional services firm in all of our markets. Our focus is on building relationships with our clients by working closely alongside them to help create the value they are looking for. With our main Dubai office now strategically located in the downtown business district of new Dubai, with further staff located at the DIFC, we are now close to many of our clients, on hand to understand their needs, and deploy the right people with the required training and experience.
PwC operates as one network across the Middle East region and we have one of the largest, most diverse and experienced groups of professionals in the industry. We continue to develop our teams, focus on client relationships and maintain our reputation for being ahead of the curve within our industry.”
Commenting on PwC’s move, Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties, said: “The premier office space in Emaar Square, located centrally in Downtown Dubai, which is described as ‘The Centre of Now,’ is a preferred destination for global businesses to further expand their business outreach in the region. The advanced facilities, access to key financial and business nerve centres in the city and the varied lifestyle amenities make Emaar Square a perfect choice for global businesses, and we are honoured that PwC has chosen it as its corporate office.”
PwC’s global network of firms refreshed its brand late last year to reflect its focus on providing a more distinctive service to its clients, people and the community. The office move offers an ideal opportunity to show off the new PwC logo and visual identity.