"We explored the many aspects of cooperation between the company and the UAE and Dubai, and ways to benefit from the economic growth opportunities," said Sheikh Maktoum. Image Credit: Twitter/@@MaktoumMohammed

Dubai: Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, and President of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), met with Julie Sweet, the Chair and CEO of Accenture, one of the world’s largest professional services firms.

The meeting held at DIFC discussed new avenues for Dubai and the UAE to partner with global professional services firms to advance the growth of the sector in the region. Sheikh Maktoum highlighted the opportunities emerging for the professional services sector from the ambitious projects, growth initiatives and innovation development programmes being launched in the country.

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He said that Dubai, with its pro-growth policies, world-leading infrastructure, and exceptional business-enabling services, offers an ideal platform for global firms to advance their reach, growth and innovation in the region. He further said that in line with the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, the emirate is keen to expand cooperation with global companies like Accenture not only to consolidate its status as one of the world’s top urban economies but also shape a new future for the region. Dubai has created distinctive models for public-private sector partnerships to create new growth possibilities and unlock fresh opportunities for investment and innovation, he added.

The CEO of Accenture said the company continues to be committed to growing its regional operations and partnering with Dubai and the UAE to generate solutions for solving the region’s most pressing problems.

With leading capabilities in strategy and consulting, technology and operations services, Accenture serves clients in more than 120 countries with a 738,000-strong workforce worldwide. The firm achieved global annual revenues of $61.6 billion for the fiscal year ending August 2022. The company opened an office in Dubai in 2001.