The company launched in KSA in 2020.
Amazon.sa has unveiled its new office in Riyadh that houses employees from various sectors of the company’s operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including e-commerce, smart devices, Amazon Payments Services, Amazon Internet Services, and Amazon Advertising.
“We are pleased to inaugurate our new office in the capital of the Kingdom, confirming our commitment to serving Amazon customers, vendor partners, and employees in the Kingdom, as well as supporting its social and economic growth in line with the Saudi Vision 2030,” said Ronaldo Mouchawar, Vice President of Amazon Middle East and North Africa (MENA), in a statement. “We will continue to develop our investments in the Kingdom across various sectors, including e-commerce, smart devices, and Amazon Payment Services, among others.”
Since the launch of Amazon.sa in 2020, the company has recruited more than 1,400 talents in its various sectors, and the new office aims to attract more local talent to join the company.
With the opening of the new office, Amazon is also working to launch an initiative to empower and train Saudi talent by meeting with employees working in various functions across the company. Details about the initiative will be announced later this year.
“At Amazon, we talk about hiring builders who will help us invent and innovate on behalf of our customers. This means investing in the right talent and people who are equipped to be customer-obsessed and to continuously improve the customer experience,” said Abdo Chlala, Director of GCC. “With our new office, we look forward to welcoming not only our existing builders but attracting and developing new talent through our upcoming talent program.”
Since its launch in Saudi Arabia in 2020, Amazon has boosted its investments across the Kingdom and expanded its activities in various business sectors, launching different local programs and products such as the first Alexa with an Arabic language option in Khaleeji (Gulf) dialect.
Last March, Amazon.sa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Investment (MISA) and the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monsha'at). The MoU will enhance Amazon's presence in the local market, enable small and medium enterprises to sell their products to customers across the Kingdom, and help entrepreneurs set up their logistics businesses.