The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat and Governor of Alexandria Mohamed Elsherief opened, a new office of Vodafone Intelligent Solutions (VOIS), a subsidiary of Vodafone Group, in Alexandria. The new office provides 1,000 specialized job opportunities, enabling foreign markets and serving Vodafone’s overseas customers in the German and English languages.
The opening ceremony was attended by Group Director at VOIS Gary Adey, Head of VOIS Egypt Ramy Kato, the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Amr Mahfouz, President of Alexandria University Abdelaziz Konsowa, and officials from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). The opening of the new office proves that Egypt is an attractive investment destination for international companies such as Vodafone, which is keen to expand its business in delivering global services from EgyptVOIS new office uses modern operation and management systems, providing a comprehensive portfolio of services and the best work environment for Vodafone’s team in UK and Australia.
Egypt office serves 14 markets around the world. The company makes annual investments of 3 billion EGP in Egypt and exports services worth 145 million euros. In five years, VOIS aims to inject 18 billion EGP and bring the value of its business in Egypt to one billion euros. In addition, the company targets increasing the size of its team from 8,000 to 10,000+ employees.
In his remarks, the ICT Minister said that the opening of VOIS new office in Alexandria carries very positive messages; it proves that the Egyptian talent pool can compete effectively in the global ICT job market. The opening also reflects the successful implementation of Digital Egypt Strategy for Offshoring Industry, with some of the world’s biggest outsourcing companies eager to set up shop in Egypt.
Talaat added that ICT has been the fastest-growing state sector for four years in a row. The volume of digital exports in Egypt reached 4.9 billion USD over the past fiscal year, up from 3.2 billion USD, and the number of trainees increased by over 55-fold. The budget for technical training saw a 26-fold increase, rising from 4,000 trainees with a 50 million EGP budget, to 225,000 at 1.3 billion EGP in the current fiscal year.
For his part, ITIDA CEO said he was pleased with the opening of VOIS new office in Alexandria, a city that has many competitive advantages, potential and tech-competent and multilingual talents, becoming a destination for global tech companies. The opening, Mahfouz highlighted, adds to the journey of productive cooperation and constructive partnership between ITIDA and VOIS. The cooperation with VOIS is one of ITIDA remarkable milestones in attracting and fostering foreign investment in the Egyptian IT sector, and it is a proof of Egypt’s excellent track record in IT outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services.
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