Arlington, VA - April 24, 2007
Located in the business district of Bur Dubai, the set-up will be able to offer a comprehensive range of ESI's services to clients throughout the region, new and existing clients will benefit from ESI's locally-based expertise with a sound knowledge of the local business landscape. Through ESI's new Dubai location, the company can better serve its clients throughout the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) by offering a large range of learning programmes to help them getting better results from their projects, contracts, requirements and vendor relationships.
With more than 15 years' experience in the Far East and Middle East markets, ESI's lead Middle East Business Development Manager, Craig Jordan, has worked with numerous major blue chip clients across the region, providing a high level of solutions-based expertise that ESI clients demand.
'The Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions in the world at the moment and I'm excited about the opportunity this offers ESI. During 2006 we secured significant new contracts in the telecommunications, oil and gas, constructions, transportation and the financial sectors. It is fantastic to see so many forward thinking organisation understanding the value proposition ESI offers and the trust placed on us to help them develop their project delivery capability. We are currently working very closely with a number of key accounts helping them to deliver project management development programmes specifically tailored to meet the unique challenges faced in this region and providing one of the keys to the major issue of staff recruitment and retention experienced in all industries across the GCC.
Alan Garvey, Managing Director of ESI, EMEA said: 'This is an important milestone for ESI International and clear evidence of our commitment to developing a higher profile in the Middle East and North Africa. The region is an area of strategic focus and rapid growth for ESI. The potential comes from the number of mega-projects being announced almost on a weekly basis in the region and the rapid expansion across all industry sectors. In the oil and gas sector the rise in oil prices last year and the continued high global demand means there is greater pressure than ever before to deliver upstream and downstream products as efficiently as possible, this is managed through competent project management.
In addition to this, the Project Management Institute in the region has aggressive expansion plans over the next two years aiming to more than double the number of PMI members and the number of certified Project Management Professionals in the region. Establishing this office will enable us to broaden our footprint and enhance our reputation build on our long track record by considerably enhancing services we can offer clients in the area.
ESI has been active in the Middle East region for several years, providing project management training and consulting services to a number of clients in the area, including Ericsson, Halcrow, Motorola, HP, Saudi Aramco, Q-Tel.
About ESI International
ESI International , is a global project-focused training company, helping people around the world improve the way they manage projects, contracts, requirements and vendors through innovative training in project management , business analysis and contract management. In addition to ESI’s more than 100 courses delivered in more than a dozen languages at hundreds of locations worldwide, ESI offers several certificate programs through our educational partner, The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1981, ESI’s worldwide headquarters are in Arlington, Va., USA. To date, ESI’s programs have benefited more than 1.35 million professionals worldwide. For more information visit www.esi-intl.com.