May 28, 2013

Elm Selects Accenture to Provide Management Consulting Services to New Learning,

Training & Development Unit in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; May 29, 2013 – Elm, a leading provider of secure e-business, information technology, project support and government outsourcing services in Saudi Arabia, has selected Accenture (NYSE:ACN) to provide management consulting services to Elm Learning, Training & Development Solutions (Elm LTDs), a newly established business unit. Elm LTDs will provide learning, training and development solutions to Elm clients and strategic partners.

Accenture will help define the operating model, governance structures and a partner-engagement framework for LTDs and identify and map all skills, training needs and capability requirements for the new organization. Accenture secured the contract after a competitive tendering process.

Speaking about the selection of Accenture, Dr. Nasser Al-Meshary, manager, Elm LTDs, said, “Having Accenture as our consulting partner means we have access to the skills, research and expertise necessary to support the development of Elm LTDs and serve our clients and partners. Accenture’s global industry experience, coupled with its strong consulting and learning capabilities, will enable us to create innovative learning and training programs that will both meet and anticipate client needs.”

“We are pleased to have been selected by Elm LTDs to help it deliver innovative training projects to its clients,” said Omar Boulos, managing director of Accenture in the Middle East. “We combine our industry-specific training approaches with technologies and processes that help organizations better share their knowledge and learning on a continual basis. Increasingly, we are bringing our international experience in these areas to clients in the region.”

“In support of Elm LTDs, Accenture will bring to bear proven methodologies and related training assets to assist the new learning organization deliver top training programs to its public safety industry clients,” said Ger Daly, who leads Accenture’s global Public Safety business.”

Learn more about Accenture’s global Defence & Public Safety Industry, Turning Insights into Outcomes, its global program Delivering Public Service for the Future and its Management Consulting services.

About ELM
Elm is a Saudi joint stock company fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), and is the leading company in providing secure e-business services and information technology and project support services and government project outsourcing in Saudi Arabia. Elm Learning, Training & Development Solutions (Elm LTDs) is a newly established business unit. More information can be found on Elm’s homepage at

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is

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