Consulting and tech firm Abacus to serve Iraq through strategic partnership

10 January 2020 2 min. read
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Consulting and technology firm Abacus Cambridge Partners has expanded its presence in Northern Iraq through a strategic partnership with local advisory Deep Engineering.

Established in 2017, UK-headquartered consulting, technology and outsourcing firm Abacus Cambridge Partners offers a range of services focused on digital transformation in areas such as ERP, AI & robotic process automation, CX, and data analytics & management – with the firm catering to among others clients in the energy & utilities, manufacturing, financial services, retail, telecom, and public sectors.

Since its founding, the firm has established a strong presence across the Middle East & North Africa, with additional offices established in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. That regional presence is now set to expand further following a strategic partnership agreement with Iraq-based advisory Deep Engineering, which provides services in business consultancy, technology solutions, and oil & gas

“I am pleased to announce that we have now entered into a strategic framework agreement with Deep Engineering,” said Abacus Cambridge Partners’ CEO Abbas Khan, a near 25-year consulting industry veteran. “Through this collaboration, we will be able to create massive opportunities for customers across the region. Our alliance with Deep Engineering is going to result in mutually beneficial outcomes.”

Consulting and tech firm Abacus to serve Iraq through strategic partnership

The partnership between Abacus Cambridge Partners and Deep Engineering (Deco, a subsidiary of Taiwanese multinational Joto Leading Group) will see the firms offer digital transformation solutions to private and public sector entities in Northern Iraq, bringing together “extensive skills in business and technology strategy, technology development and deployment, and organisational change management.”

In a press release, the collaborating firms noted that business leaders in the public and private sectors of Northern Iraq duly recognise the need to accelerate the development of digital solutions to ensure competitiveness “We think it’s a productive agreement as Iraq is now booming,” said Deep Engineering CEO Yu Huang Chan at the signing ceremony. “We are happy to have this partnership with Abacus.”

According to Abacus, the collaboration will also play a significant role in achieving Iraq’s vision 2030, which is driven by digital transformation. In addition to MENA, the firm – a member of Pakistan-based Abacus Consulting (of which Khan has served for the past 16-plus years, latterly as managing director) – also has a US presence, and altogether more than 3,000 employees working in 30-plus countries.