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Maktoum bin Mohammed discusses with Accenture President and CEO the future of cooperation and opportunities to enhance it
H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, met today with Julie Sweet, President and Global CEO of Accenture, the world's largest professional and technical consulting and services company.
During the meeting, which took place at the Dubai International Financial Centre, they reviewed the company's plans and aspirations for the future of its business in the region, as well as the prospects for cooperation between the company, the UAE and Dubai, and opportunities to enhance it in light of the comprehensive development renaissance and huge quality projects, and the major economic goals it adopts for the next stage, and how to benefit from the opportunities of strong economic growth in the emirate and within various key sectors, which enhances its position as a major business center in the region.
His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed stressed Dubai's keenness to strengthen its partnerships with the global business community by continuously working to develop its growth-stimulating policies, globally competitive infrastructure and professional services that comply with the highest standards, to be the ideal partner for international companies seeking to access emerging markets and opportunities in the region.
The meeting discussed Dubai's great ambitions in the next phase, which are embodied in the objectives of its economic agenda (D33) for the next ten years, which focuses in an important part on strengthening cooperation with the private sector and the global investment community, which it sees as a strategic partner in its quest to be one of the three most important economic cities around the world, and a positive contributor to building a new global economic future, and the accompanying efforts aimed at creating more cooperation frameworks with international business institutions to activate the potential of I welcome co-growth and open new paths for investment and innovation.
For her part, Accenture President and CEO Julie Sweet expressed her pride in the ties of cooperation that have always united her in the UAE and Dubai, and expressed her appreciation for the great achievements witnessed by Dubai in various fields, and the comprehensive and ambitious vision behind these achievements, as well as her admiration for the advanced economic approach followed by Dubai and making it one of the most prominent development models in the world, stressing Accenture's keenness to discover new horizons for the expansion of the partnership between the two sides.
The meeting was attended by His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, His Excellency Malik Sultan Al Malik, Director General of the Dubai Development Authority and CEO of TECOM Group, His Excellency Arif Amiri, CEO of the DIFC Authority, and Jean-Marc Olignier, CEO of Accenture Europe.
Accenture is a leading global company specializing in business consulting, analytics and data, digital transformation, information technology, cybersecurity, software development, process optimization, technical innovation, and more. It has a huge team estimated at 738,9000 employees distributed around the world to serve more than 120,2022 customers in about 61 countries, and its revenues at the end of the fiscal year ending in August 6 reached $ <>.<> billion.
The collaboration between Dubai and Accenture dates back to 2001, the year the company opened its first office in Dubai. In 2017, in collaboration with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the FinTech Accelerator Programme was launched by FinTech Hive, and collaborations continued on several occasions, the most important of which was Expo 2020 Dubai, where Accenture was selected as the Official Digital Services and Systems Integration Partner for the event.