Atos opens new Global Delivery Center in Cairo
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Atos opens new Global Delivery Center in Cairo

Atos opens new Global Delivery Center in Cairo

The company signed an agreement with the Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency to expand operations in the country

Divsha Bhat

Atos has announced the opening of its new Global Delivery Center (GDC) in Cairo, Egypt.

The company signed an agreement with the Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) to expand operations in the country.

The new centre will boost its offshore delivery capability and enable it to explore business prospects from the wider region.

Egypt produces 100,000 IT graduates yearly, with a diverse, gender-balanced workforce. In addition, over 80 per cent of its young working population are fluent in languages such as Arabic, English, French and German.

Leveraging the country’s skilled workforce and support from the Ministry of Communications and IT, Atos aims to provide innovative digital services to its clients. It offers its clients a full range of services, including digital workplace, application development, automated testing, project management, analytics and database, mainframe, server and infrastructure support with competitive pricing.

Dr Amr Talaat, Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, endorsed the agreement inked with Atos, which comes amongst several agreements with 29 multinational companies, creating over 34000 jobs directed towards exports through 35 global delivery centres with export value worth $1bn annually. “These agreements reflect Egypt’s conducive business environment and multinationals’ confidence in our qualified local talent,” he commented.

Amr Mahfouz, CEO of ITIDA, said: “We’re thrilled to reach an agreement with Atos, helping ITIDA achieve its strategic goals of the ambitious Digital Egypt strategy for the offshoring industry (2022-2026), that aims at multiplying the exports revenues from the offshoring sector, while creating more domestic jobs for our skilled pool of talent.”

“ITIDA is working diligently to leverage the current geopolitical situation that led to major challenges across key delivery locations, while simultaneously monitoring the global shortage of talents. We invest heavily in building the digital and soft skills of our large talent pool, with a strategic focus on developing the country’s capabilities in the high-value services, including engineering, research and development, embedded software,and electronic design,” Mahfouz added.

Sven Hesterman, head of GDC at Atos, stated: “We are proud and excited to open a new Global Delivery Centre in Egypt, adding our network of award-winning centres around the world. The talented and diverse workforce in Egypt is an excellent addition to the thousands of dedicated colleagues we have in our centres around the world, serving our customers on a daily basis.”

Ahmad Elharany, general manager of Egypt at Atos added: “We aim to bring in a highly skilled workforce along with the right mix of onsite, onshore and offshore capabilities to meet our customers’ needs. We will continue to invest in recruiting and developing the right skill sets and enhancing our existing talent pool through continuous training and development programmes.”

Meanwhile, Atos in Egypt plans to hire 1,000 employees over the next 12 months, emphasising local talent.

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