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Cairo, 14 December 2018

SQS, the leading quality specialist for digital business, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with ITIDA (Information Technology Industry Development Agency). This agreement will result in 150 graduates being offered permanent employment by SQS in Cairo over the next 3 years, to develop their IT, quality assurance and software testing skills.  

Egypt is a key offshore excellence centre for SQS that supports clients from around the world, enabling a global delivery model which offers both flexibility and operational efficiencies.  This partnership is part of an initiative by the ITIDA to train and upskill graduates to help grow the development of the Egyptian IT industry, by making Egypt one of the top global hubs for technology and business services. 

Ahmed Abdou, Managing Director of SQS Egypt says “Our Egypt operation continues to be an attractive proposition for our clients seeking scalability and flexibility to serve markets in Europe. This agreement highlights our commitment to invest in the highly educated, multilingual talent and digital-savvy  workforce in the region. We look forward to welcoming them to SQS.”

Maha Rashad, ITIDA’s acting CEO stated ,“As the Information and Communication Technologies sector is witnessing unprecedented growth rates, there is increased interest in companies looking to expand or establish global service delivery centres in the country. SQS is one of the leading examples that leverage Egypt for global operations and has faith in our competitive talent and value proposition at large. We enthusiastically continue to support tech investors to expand their footmark globally from Egypt.”  

About SQS Software Quality Systems

SQS is a global leader accelerating agility and performance through world class quality. This position stems from over 30 years of successful consultancy operations. Using global leading capabilities in Business Agility, Management Consulting and Continuous Quality, SQS ensures their clients’ pace of change becomes a competitive advantage. SQS consultants provide solutions that are driven by a standardised methodology, industrialised automation processes and deep domain knowledge.  In February 2018, SQS was acquired by Assystem Technologies, a world-class partner in engineering, quality and digital solutions. The combined organisation has 14,000 employees in more than 25 countries and achieved combined revenues of approximately €1 billion in 2017.

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