PwC’s consultants sign agreements with Saudi government authorities

14 February 2023 2 min. read

PwC’s digital consultants have bagged two public sector contracts in Saudi Arabia – taking the stage at the recently concluded mega tech fest LEAP to showcase their ‘wins’ to the world.

At LEAP 2023, the Big Four firm announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia’s Digital Government Authority, and a strategic agreement with the Institute of Public Administration. Terms of the agreements have not been disclosed.

Both mandates will see PwC’s management consultants and technologists help the government authorities drive their respective digital-geared ambitions, aligned to Saudi Arabia’s massive digital agenda under the Vision 2030 umbrella.

PwC’s consultants sign agreements with Saudi government authorities

Established in 2021, Saudi Arabia’s Digital Government Authority (DGA) is the central authority that helps federal and local government agencies with raising the quality and customer experience of their digital services. The authority also leads the Kingdom’s e-government policy and infrastructure.

As part of the agreement, PwC will help the Digital Government Authority with the adoption of emerging technologies in order to further advancing its smart government services. The consulting firm will also counsel the institution around digital-focused innovation, and support its GovJAM initiative – a hub for innovators across the Kingdom.

Commenting on the memorandum of understanding, Fadi Komati, Digital Consulting Partner at PwC, said: “We are delighted to partner with the Digital Government Authority to accelerate innovation and adoption of emerging technology in the public sector, reinforcing its commitment towards Vision 2030.”

Meanwhile, the agreement with the Institute of Public Administration aims at helping the non-profit institution with consulting, training, exchange of scientific and practical experiences, and joint research and studies, among others. Based out of Riyadh, the institute supports government and private entities with leadership development and upskilling.

According to 2022 analysis by ConsultancyME, PwC ranks as one of the leading government consulting firms in the Middle East.

On the two partnerships, Riyadh Al Najjar, Chairman of the Board and Saudi Arabia Country Leader, said: “The Kingdom is taking major steps in driving digital transformation initiatives across key sectors. In line with Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia is making groundbreaking advances in tech-adoption including big data, artificial intelligence and advanced mobile technology.”

“We’re proud of these partnerships, reinforcing our commitment to the Kingdom’s digital transformation agenda.”