Microsoft-Accenture JV Avanade launches presence in the UAE
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Microsoft-Accenture JV Avanade launches presence in the UAE

Microsoft-Accenture JV Avanade launches presence in the UAE

Adriano Neves to lead Avanade’s business in the region

Divsha Bhat

Avanade has announced the launch of its business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Adriano Neves, Avanade’s sales, industry, and client relationships lead in Brazil, has been appointed to lead the company’s newest entity and will relocate from São Paulo to Dubai.

Leveraging its global delivery network, technical depth and Microsoft-focused capabilities, Avanade will work with Accenture to jointly help clients in the UAE create and build operational resilience and reimagine new business models.

Adriano Neves said: “As organisations renew for the future, we want to make a positive impact in the region by helping our clients solve complex business problems that are unique to their industries and realise their business goals faster on the Microsoft platform.”

Nadya Abdulla Kamali, Accenture’s country managing director for the UAE, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Avanade to the United Arab Emirates. With our combined service capabilities, global scale and joint solution development on the Microsoft platform, we look forward to helping our clients drive an end-to-end digital transformation of their businesses.”

Sayed Hashish, general manager, Microsoft UAE, added: “Our partnership with Accenture through Avanade has grown tremendously, and the launch of Avanade in the United Arab Emirates marks another milestone for our successful collaboration.”

Established by Accenture and Microsoft in 2000, Avanade today has 49,000 professionals globally focused on the Microsoft ecosystem providing technology and consulting expertise to help clients from across industries, including financial services, oil and gas, and citizen services. Avanade’s presence in the United Arab Emirates represents the 26th country location in the company’s expanding global footprint.

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