Time: September 29, 2019
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Saudi Arabia welcomed 104 new graduates to its offices in the Kingdom. The new graduates are part of a larger pool of 322 new graduates who joined PwC across its 12 offices in the Middle East.
With the Kingdom ushering in a new era of change and a strong focus on nurturing and developing its local talent, this year’s PwC graduate intake, a record of 100 percent Saudi nationals, is a testament to the efforts already underway. PwC aims to play its part in bringing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to life and contribute to the local economy.
Riyadh Al-Najjar, PwC KSA country senior leader, said: “With the ever-changing trends shaping our region — from technological breakthroughs all the way through to demographic, socioeconomic shifts, resource scarcity among others — helping the communities in which we live and work to navigate these waves and help solve their most important problems has always been part of our DNA as a firm.
“We are also extremely proud of the fact that almost 35 percent of our new grads are women — our desire to help build the future female leaders of tomorrow continues to be a key priority for our firm.”
PwC Middle East People Partner Emma Campbell said: “At PwC, we are proud to provide the opportunity for graduates to be themselves, to work on their individual growth and to unlock their potential by offering them a fulfilling career and a rewarding professional journey within the firm. Technology, automation and artificial intelligence are disrupting how we work in this rapidly changing world; yet human intervention is always needed to help us achieve our purpose.
“We are committed to developing young talent and to pave the way for the leaders of tomorrow as part of our continued confidence to invest in the region.”
The graduates attended an induction session in Dubai, in which they interacted closely with the Middle East leadership team and received an overview of the firm and its strategy.