Qatar: New entry to our Middle Eastern network
After months of preparation, Executive Relocations is proud to announce the opening of our new office in Qatar’s capital city of Doha, providing our international clients with enhanced destination and immigration services.
Alongside its neighbours in the Middle East, Qatar has welcomed expats of many different nationalities for several decades, but this demographic shift has accelerated a lot during the past 10 years.
Latest statistics from Qatar’s Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics show that expatriates form 88% of the total population of Qatar – comprised 25% of Indians, followed closely by Nepalese with 17% of the population. Qataris themselves are only 12% of the population (data from 2014)!
“The Middle East is a key strategic market for us, as our intent has always been to get closer to our clients and their offices in the MEA region. Doha was the next logical place to open,” says Olivier de Blois, General Manager of Executive Relocations’ African and Middle Eastern regions.
“It is indeed the second country in Middle East where Executive Relocations assists the most clients and customers, after the United Arab Emirates.”
The Middle-East region is one for the fastest growing market for Executive Relocations, as well as many multinational companies.
“In 2014 we saw an increase in clients’ requests of 100%, and the total confirmation of proposals rising by 50%,” reveals Olivier. “This was extremely rewarding proof that the effort we have invested into staffing, training and demonstrating our mobility expertise has yielded dividends.”
This positive trend appears set to continue in 2015. All Executive Relocations’ business indicators for the Middle East were green in Q1 and the beginning of Q2, with a satisfaction rate of 100% due to favourable customer experiences across the board.
Meanwhile, in Africa, Executive Relocations already covers 49 out of the 54 countries on the continent, and has a plan to have a full coverage of Africa by October 2016.
Executive Relocations’ development in the Middle East
Executive Relocations’ entry to the Middle East came in 2009, when a new office was opened in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) development in Dubai – since referred to as the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC). This was followed 18 months later by a second office in Abu Dhabi, enabling closer access to clients’ regional offices.
Executive Relocations now offers full coverage of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar through in-house consultants – solely dedicated to our clients – following our great service delivery model.
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