Artefact, a data and digital consulting company, has announced the full commissioning of its office in Beirut, its third location in the MENA region, where it also has operations in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). The Lebanon subsidiary will be a strategic talent hub that supports Artefact Group’s intensive expansion, both in MENA and other territories (Europe, USA, and Asia).
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The Lebanon office is a key milestone in Artefact’s ambition to become a global leader in data consulting services through rapid organic growth and an active M&A program, supported by the company’s two private equity investors, Ardian and Cathay Capital.
The new office is helmed by Artefact’s consulting partners, Christelle Salame and Oussama Ahmad.
Christelle Salame, partner at Artefact MENA, says: “Our office in Lebanon allows Artefact to leverage its large and expert talent pool. It also creates very attractive job opportunities for experienced professionals and new graduates, enabling them to increase their expertise in superior data domains, like data engineering, data science and analytics. The Beirut team is an extension of our United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia teams and will be vital to the rapid expansion of the company.”
Oussama Ahmad, partner at Artefact MENA, adds: “Artefact provides a great opportunity to Lebanese data scientists, data engineers, data analysts and digital marketers to join a fast-growing and global company that offers vast possibilities for career growth, exciting projects with reputable clients and a dynamic and young corporate culture. This is our way of emphasising that despite the current economic downturn in Lebanon, we still believe in this country and the outstanding capabilities of its people.”
Current and future hires will include data analysts, data scientists and data engineers, digital marketers and data consultants. They will collaborate with Artefact Group peers on data-driven missions to deliver business value for enterprises, from data strategy to the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) projects.
Rahul Arya, the managing partner of Artefact MENA, explains: “Artefact’s expansion in Lebanon is very important to sustain our global growth ambitions. Given its strategic location in relation to our key European and MENA markets from a time zone perspective, and the depth and diversity of talent pools available in Lebanon, the Artefact Lebanon office will be key to our development in the region and globally. We are committed to making significant investments in hiring, training and retaining the top talent in data consulting and AI in our Lebanon office.”
Artefact Lebanon is already being appointed to data acceleration programs for clients located in Europe and Dubai.