MEA Q1 2018

2 MEA MARKETS / Q1 2018 Editor’s Note , Welcome to the Q1 edition of MEA Markets Magazine, providing you with the latest news, deals and developments across the Middle East and Africa region. In recent news, on the 8th March, Hamad International Airport (HIA revealed a new art piece, SMALL LIE by American artist KAWS. The inauguration was attended by the artist, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, HIA Chief Operating Officer and Khalid Yousef Al Ibrahim, Qatar Museums (QM) Chief Strategic Planning Officer. It was delivered as part of Qatar Museums’ commitment to make art available to all beyond the confines of a gallery. SMALL LIE is the latest addition to the airport’s fine art collection – which currently has more than twenty permanent pieces created by local and international artists. In this month’s edition, we look at how cloudworks, an agile and innovative cloud consulting company working in the GCC region and a Salesforce Gold Partner, has recently surpassed expectations by achieving a remarkable revenue growth last year. They achieved a staggering 188% revenue growth last year, and are investing in enhancing their regional presence and gearing up to be the largest Salesforce Platinum Partner in 2018. Eurotech International, is a celebrated brand in MENA’s Corporate Training landscape and a multi award winning structure with a wide portfolio of renowned clients. Recently, we profiled the firm as we set out to discover more about how they grew to become so successful. Elsewhere in this issue, Property.CoZa is one of the fastest growing real estate companies in South Africa. Since its inception, the firm has rapidly expanded into a national network of 34 dedicated offices, employing more than 650 Property Professionals, full time management and administrative personnel, all of whom are supported by an experienced management team who are driven by a future-focused vision. Lastly, SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training, recently announced, ‘SANS Abu Dhabi 2018’ a series of training courses focused on helping regional cyber security professionals skill-up in digital forensics, intrusion detection, and the defence of Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Here at MEA Markets, we hope you enjoy reading this informative edition and look forward to hearing from you. Jessica Daykin, Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6842 Email: [email protected] Website: AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.