PwC welcomes 480+ graduates to its Middle East ranks

11 September 2023 1 min. read
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PwC has over the past weeks welcomed over 480 graduates to its ranks in the Middle East.

The cohort of career starters have joined PwC across its main lines of business: Consulting, Deals, Tax, Audit and Technology, among others.

“We’re delighted to welcome our latest cohort of graduates across the Middle East region and in all our lines of service. Our newest colleagues bring energy, diverse perspectives and fresh insights to our business and will help us continue to build trust and help our clients solve their most complex problems,” said Hani Ashkar, Middle East leader at PwC.

PwC welcomes 480+ graduates to its Middle East ranks

Active in the Middle East for over four decades, PwC today has around 10,000 people operating from offices in 12 countries.

“Our dedication to nurturing our people and fostering diversity is deeply rooted in our firm’s DNA,” said PwC’s Chief People Officer for EMEA and the Middle East, Mona Abou Hana. “As we welcome them into our Middle East family, we are excited to witness the positive impact they will make in our organisation and beyond. They are our leaders of tomorrow.”

With over 85% of the newly onboarded graduates Arabic speakers and close to half of them being women, Abou Hana said that the latest crop further boosts the firm’s inclusivity and gender diversity mix within the organisation.

Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, where mandatory rules have been rolled out to ensure that a significant part of the consulting labour force consists of Saudi nationals (the target is currently set at 40%), PwC’s intake of around 140 Saudi nationals has seen the firm take a stride towards its nationalization ambition.

“We’re dedicated to developing local talent in Saudi and across its offices,” Abou Hana said.

In the coming months, a further number of graduate classes will join the Big Four accounting and consulting firm.